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Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler Debate Over LA Club's Laptop Ban

Richie Hawtin performs at Hollywood Palladium
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Richie Hawtin performs at Hollywood Palladium on April 25, 2015 in Los Angeles.

The battle between dance music's old and new school continues after Cure And The Cause, a Los Angeles nightclub, banned laptops from their DJ booth. The Glendale based club feels technological advancements are detracting from the art of DJing.

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“Learn the tools of the trade already," club owner Kenny Summit wrote in a Facebook post. "Pioneer isn't going anywhere any time soon, they are the industry standard…Keep your controller in your crib, don’t come to work with training wheels.”

In response to the ban, dance artists Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler weighed in with their opinions, kindling a Twitter debate.

Hawtin feels the ban is harmful, creating roadblocks in the artist’s ability to creatively approach Djing. In response, Troxler took twitter to shed light on the ban and feels that it will force the new era of DJs to learn the traditional way and preserve dance music's historical roots.

 


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