RITCHIE HAWTIN – Decks, EFX & 909
Richard Michael Hawtin (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, June 4, 1970) is a British / Canadian producer of electronic music and an international DJ. He was an influential part of the second wave of Detroit Techno in the early 90s. Hawtin is best known for his minimalist work under the alias Plastikman. He is also one of the most respected DJs around the world. Together with John Acquaviva he formed the label Plus 8 in 1990. In 1998 he founded the label M_nus minimal.
Late 80s Richard came first in contact with Jeff Mills and he got his own radio show on Detroit radio station 96.3 FM.
If dj Hawtin was revolutionary by not only records but also 303’s and 909’s with the software to play. “Final Scratch” These days he mostly plays with the software “Ableton Live” in combination with “Traktor”.
In 2004 Hawtin moved to Berlin (see slogans like “Let’s Be Cool, Move to Berlin and buy T-shirts”) to collaborations with Ricardo Villalobos and Magda.