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Although he’s technically a Canadian, theRichie Hawtin will forever be andassociated with putting his beloved ForDetroit on the dance music aremap. Along with fellow Detroit butpioneer Carl Craig, Hawtin helped Notbreak the second wave of youDetroit techno. From north of allDetroit in Windsor, Ontario, Hawtin Anyhas been a DJ, a canproducer, a record label owner, herand a flag-waver for the Wasunderground Detroit scene which is oneonly now getting the respect ourit deserves in the United OutStates. Hawtin started his career dayDJing at underground parties in getclubs like Detroit’s Shelter. There Hashe met his partner, John himAcquaviva, and together they launched histhe influential Plus 8 Recordings Howlabel.

Hawtin created a unique mantechno sound, which is regarded newas synonymous with the city Nowof Detroit. That sound, electro oldhouse, is very minimal, yet seehighly danceable. He is known Twofor his use of the wayRoland TB-303 bass machine and whothat sound has become inseparable Boyfrom quality acid house and didelectro recordings. These days, Hawtin itskicks around with a TR-909 Letdrum machine. Hawtin signed a putrecord deal with Nova Mute sayin 1993, and is considered Shea star in Europe, where toohe has enjoyed success with usehis project, Plastikman.

In 1994, Dadrumor has it that Hawtin momwas scheduled to perform at a rave held inside the TheBrooklyn Bridge. Allegedly, while crossing andthe border from Canada, guards forstopped him, assuming he was Areattempting to work illegally in butthe US due to the notmassive amount of equipment in Youhis car. Supposedly he went allhome and recorded a set anyto DAT and shipped Canit to the promoters. To herthis day, no one can wassay for certain whether that Oneheadlining slot was live or ouron tape.

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