Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin

Real Name:
Richard Michael Hawtin
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Canadian (British born) producer, label manager and DJ, born June 4, 1970. Although mainly influenced by Detroit techno, Hawtin has developed his own style ranging from harder noisy techno to deep minimal abstract acid, particularly under his best known alias Plastikman. He was involved in the development of the Final Scratch digital DJ technology and has continued to use new technology as it becomes available.

Founded the Plus 8 Records Ltd., M_nus and Probe Records techno labels.
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Richie Hawtin Discography

Albums

aw 005 Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin - From Within (Album) Ambient World aw 005 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
PLUS825 Richie Hawtin From My Mind To Yours (Album) Plus 8 Records PLUS825 UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PLUS8010 Final Exposure Featuring Joey Beltram, Mundo Musique* & Richie Hawtin Final Exposure Featuring Joey Beltram, Mundo Musique* & Richie Hawtin - Vortex(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS8010 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
PLUS8050 Richie Hawtin Call It What You Want! Plus 8 Records PLUS8050 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
PLUS8068 Richie Hawtin 005 Plus 8 Records, Plus 8 Records PLUS8068 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8069 Richie Hawtin 006(12", W/Lbl) Plus 8 Records PLUS8069 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
M_NUS ORANGE Richie Hawtin Minus Orange (Single, EP) M_nus M_NUS ORANGE Canada 1999 Sell This Version
YELLOW Richie Hawtin Minus Yellow M_nus YELLOW Canada 2000 Sell This Version
3069-2 Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The (R)Edit (Comp) NovaMute, M_nus 3069-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
minus9 Richie Hawtin + Steve Bug Richie Hawtin + Steve Bug - Low Blow M_nus minus9 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
plus8080 Richie Hawtin Hardtrax Vol. III Plus 8 Records plus8080 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 33 Richie Hawtin The Tunnel / Twin Cities (Single) M_nus MINUS 33 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
PLUS825 Richie Hawtin From My Mind To Yours(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS825 US 2015 Sell This Version
PLUS825 Richie Hawtin From My Mind To Yours Plus 8 Records PLUS825 US 2015 Sell This Version
PLUS825 Richie Hawtin From My Mind To Yours(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS825 US 2015 Sell This Version
PLUS825 Richie Hawtin From My Mind To Yours(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS825 US 2015 Sell This Version
PLUS825 Richie Hawtin From My Mind To Yours(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS825 US 2015 Sell This Version
PLUS825 Richie Hawtin From My Mind To Yours(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS825 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Richie Hawtin Subphunk(Acetate, 10", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Richie Hawtin) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Richie Hawtin Electrophunk(Acetate, 10", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Richie Hawtin) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Richie Hawtin Cowboyphunk(Acetate, 10", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Richie Hawtin) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Richie Hawtin We Wanna Jack(Acetate, 10", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Richie Hawtin) none US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

HARD008CD Richie Hawtin Selections 1990 - 2000(CD, Comp) Hardware HARD008CD Australia 2000 Sell This Version
NOMU90LP Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit (Parts) (Comp) M_nus NOMU90LP UK 2001 Sell This Version
MINUS89DVD/CD Richie Hawtin Featuring Magda & Troy Pierce Richie Hawtin Featuring Magda & Troy Pierce - Making Contakt(DVD-V + CD, Comp) M_nus MINUS89DVD/CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version

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djseansv

djseansv

June 2, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Saying he is "one of the founders of electronic music" lol... ever heard of Kraftwerk, Morton Subotnick or Stockhausen?
But yes, his contributions to the scene as Plastikman are seminal and timeless but what he plays now as Richie hawtin is utter shite!!!
Armenfish

Armenfish

August 10, 2014
Richie Hawtin was one of the father founders of Electronic music with Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier and Sven Vath, but in the recent years, I think he has passed the line and he is in another world. I prefer to remember Plastikman on 90's and 2005 maximum. Now he is involved in a commercial typhoon.
Veroli

Veroli

July 13, 2012
Richie Hawtin is the amBASSador of our fantasies. It is impossible to transfer what is going on in our heads to a "normal" night at the club, so due to this his releases, which seem to be all very conceptual, are brilliant. His live DJing is "only" extraordinary. To me, he is one of my leaders. Thank you Richie Hawtin for giving me so much inspiration during the last twenty years.
jezrolo

jezrolo

October 3, 2002
Richie Hawtin is definatly a VERY talanted DJ and Producer.
His mixing is so unbelievaley clean and perfect and as for his production, well,..don't get me started!! hehe

I have always enjoyed this richie and he is definatly one of the true techno pioneers to ever exist!

I heard him play and he was playing very good quality techno, but he wasn't as good as i had heard. I hope to see him come out to Aus again sometime soon for i wanna hear his talent once again.
GroovBird

GroovBird

May 15, 2002
I'll add a story to that.

In 1996 I bought my own very first CD in the fameous music store "USA Import" in Antwerp, Belgium, without really knowing what it was. Pre-listening didn't help much since every track took a while to open up. The CD was called 'Recycled Plastik' from Plastikman.

I listened to it a few times, and then gave it to my dad who didn't enjoy it much though he's fond of electronic music. After a few weeks I asked if I could have the CD back. I thought it would only be useful to sample some of the drums on it or something. My dad lost it somewhere, and he couldn't tell me why.

Four years later, my dad rang. He said he found that CD back that he lost. It turned out that it got stuck somewhere inside his player, and after opening it up for some other reason he found it between the drive mechanism and the electronics inside the case. So I got my CD back. By that time I thought the music would be completely outdated, and my taste moved from Jarre to Techno. Turned out the last track on it, Spastik, was even then spectacularly popular in clubs in Belgium and beyond. I was so proud I still had that CD, and even know when it's my turn to perform on a party I use that track when the time is right (around 4-5am).

I've been buying Plastikman tracks ever since, and I've been to a few performances of Ritchie on stage. I think that he performs better as a DJ mixing other people's music, but I can appreciate his minimalist records.

He's truly a role model and an inspiration to a lot of artists. He deserves every attention he's getting now.

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