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Richie Hawtin has made his mark on electronic music by being both inventive and innovative. With over twenty years of DJ experience, Hawtin has headlined some of the most prestigious festivals and events in club culture to date and continues to define rather than follow musical trends. Born in Britain but Canadian by adoption, Hawtin was at the epicentre of the new wave of Detroit producers and the rise of minimal techno in the early 90s where he was a central figure and trail blazer with his alias Plastikman.
Founder of labels Plus 8 and M_nus, Hawtin is one of the few producers distinguishable by a totally recognizable and unique sound. Hawtin the DJ is also a revolutionary; a pioneer in the use of the laptop, drum machines and rhythm and effect boxes in the booth. Cut to the present day and Hawtin continues to innovate, receiving wide-acclaim for 2014 Plastikman album EX, recorded live at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, his award-winning club concept ENTER. at Space Ibiza and foray into Japanese Sake production with his ENTER.Sake brand. His mathematical precision, vast knowledge of his musical environment, the overwhelming power of his pull and his continued popularity, establish him as one of the most important DJs in techno history.