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Richie Hawtin

Fri, 11/26/2010 - 9:00pm to Sat, 11/27/2010 - 12:00am
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Richie Hawtin is a 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 abstract, minimal works under the alias Plastikman, a pseudonym he still uses today.Hawtin is known for DJing minimal 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.[1] In 1998, Hawtin launched Minus records, a label he uses primarily as a launch pad for his own projects.


Richie Hawtin