Richie Hawtin

Born 4 June 1970.


Richard "Richie" Hawtin (born June 4, 1970) is an English-born Canadian electronic musician and DJ who was an influential part of Detroit techno's second wave of artists in the early 1990s and a leading exponent of minimal techno since the mid-1990s. He is best known for his work under the alias Plastikman and for his ENTER. events in Ibiza and around the world.

Hawtin is known for DJing techno sets making use of laptop computers and digital mixing equipment. In May 1990 Hawtin and fellow second-waver John Acquaviva founded the Plus 8 record label, which they named after their turntable's pitch adjust function. In 1998, Hawtin launched M_nus Records. In summer 2012 Hawtin first presented ENTER., his experimential event at Space in Ibiza.

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  • Founded Definitive Recordings, M_nus and Plus 8 Records Ltd.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of DE9 | Transitions

    DE9 | Transitions 2005

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    DE9 | Transitions is the third and possibly final part in Richie Hawtin's fabled Decks...
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