Richie Hawtin CA

M√ČTROPOLIS 1: ENTER.MUTEK // ENTER.MIND
May 29, 2014, 22:00 - 03:00
ENTER. - Artist: 00:30 - 03:00
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A one-man music mogul who’s always challenged himself and peers to “do more than just dance music,” Richie Hawtin is Canada’s preeminent electronic music ambassador and a key proponent – alongside Carl Craig – in the second wave of Detroit techno. As a kid growing up in Windsor, Ontario (just across the river from the "D"), Hawtin’s fascination with technology and its limitless potential was already evident in the makeshift synthesizers he’d invent with his father, also an electronic music aficionado. The minimal techno guru, best known by his Plastikman alias and its revamped, Motor City brand of abstract techno/minimal acid, has spent more than two decades ahead of trends and (technological) tools. He was deeply involved in the development of the Final Scratch software that revolutionized digital turntable manipulation, and still enlists every new prototype and advancement as it arises. As an internationally acclaimed producer, DJ and label head (Plus 8 and Minus), he’s raised the stakes on what stadium techno performances could aspire to, chiefly through his state-of-the-art, experiential A/V shows under the Plastikman banner. Some ten years after his first live MUTEK debut, Hawtin returns to the festival with ENTER., an elaborate multisensory, multi-room extravaganza first launched in 2012 as an Ibiza residency. With a handpicked lineup, and a futuristic mise en scène exploring a convergence of sounds, sights and tastes, it’s safe to say Hawtin isn't done broadening electronic horizons just yet.