A stalwart of the Techno scene and pioneer of the Minimal genre, Richie Hawtin has been pushing the envelope of electronic sounds for well over 20 years now. In a career littered with highlights, in 2010 this pioneering DJ and Producer holds a special place in the hearts and lives of old-skool ravers and new-school clubbers the world over. As a seminal player in the early Detroit Techno wave, his revered Plastikman moniker took abstract sounds to new heights and broke new ground with tunes like “Krakpot”, Plastique”, “Musik” and “Sickness”, while his Plus 8 label (founded in 1990) quickly rose to become one of Techno’s premier imprints. In recent times, Hawtin’s M-Nus label has picked up where Plus 8 left off, while his DJing career has reached spectacular new heights – he’s one of the most sought after acts in the world, his Cocoon residency alongside Sven Vath at Ibiza is the planet’s hottest ticket, and his M-Nus nights which use cutting-edge technology to link the crowd via a glowing ‘cube’ are often sold-out within minutes of being announced. As Plastikman, however, Hawtin arguably does what he does best - play 100% live – and having recently relaunched the iconic pseudonym for another trip around the globe for the first time since 2004, it’s time for an all new generation of club kids to witness its technological genius and mind-blowing wizardry.