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Top 5 Richie Hawtin Moments

Minimal techno artist Richie Hawtin has been nurturing the genre since it first emerged in the early 1990s. Even after becoming commercially successful, Hawtin still continued to push himself out of his comfort zone, looking for new grounds for experimentation and innovation.

Richie Hawting is playing at the respected among underground techno fans, Portuguese Neopop festival, which will take place between the 7th and 10th of August. Others included in the line up are:

Jeff Mills / John Digweed / Julianna / KiNK (live) / Lewis Fautzi / Maceo Plex / Magazino / Mashkov / NA O MI / Nastia b2b Daria Kolosova / Nicolas Lutz / NONOTAK presents SHIRO / Nuno Carneiro / Ø [Phase] b2b Matrixxman / Paco Osuna / Plaid & Felix’s Machines / Rebekah (live) / Richie Hawtin  / Rødhåd / RoundHouse Kick (live) / Rui / Vargas / Rui Trintaeum / Ruuar / Sensible Soccers / Serginho b2b Ze Salvador / Solar b2b Lokier / Surgeon (live) / SURTO / Switchdance / Tiago Fragateiro / Tale Of Us / TERZI b2b / TIAGO / The Advent (live) / VIL (PT) / Wata Igarashi (live) / Yassine

Tickets: https://madeofyoutickets.com/
Website: https://neopopfestival.com/ 
Event: https://www.facebook.com/neopopfestival

 

Now check out the five most remarkable contributions and achievements of techno legend Richie Hawtin!


Motor City Parties

 

Early in his career, Hawtin would travel often travel to Detroit. His big influences were Juan Atkins and Derrick May and the place to see them play were the Motor City

Parties.

Plus 8 Records

In 1990, the two Canadians, Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva started Plus 8 Records. The label was truly underground and crucial to Detroit’s electronic music scene. Many have released on the imprint, including Electric Deluxe (Jochem Paap), FUSE, Taksi, False, Dreamlife, Adam Beyer, Alex Under, Alexi Delano & Xpansul, Baby Ford & Eon, Link, Lemon8, Paco Osuna.

M_NUS 

 In 1998, Hawtin founded his other label Minus. The Canadian legend said in ‘Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk’ that: “You learn better who you are, what you are, and how to better present that and present it creatively. With Minus, we wanted to slow it down and try new things…”

Remiix Minus

 In 2011, Hawtin’s technology company Liine released Remiix Minus – an application for iOS which allows users to recreate their own personalised remixes by using loops and samples from tracks released on Minus.


Model 1

In 2016, Richie and engineer Angy-Rigby, launched the innovative MODEL 1 mixer. The mixer is co-designed by Hawtin himself, and is a purely analogue revolutionary mixer.

Mixer can be found at: https://playdifferently.org/model-1/

Neopop Festival

The 14th edition of the underground festival will take place this summer across four days, beginning on the 7th of August. Others, apart from Jeff Mills, included in the line up are:

Jeff Mills / John Digweed / Julianna / KiNK (live) / Lewis Fautzi / Maceo Plex / Magazino / Mashkov / NA O MI / Nastia b2b Daria Kolosova / Nicolas Lutz / NONOTAK presents SHIRO / Nuno Carneiro / Ø [Phase] b2b Matrixxman / Paco Osuna / Plaid & Felix’s Machines / Rebekah (live) / Richie Hawtin  / Rødhåd / RoundHouse Kick (live) / Rui / Vargas / Rui Trintaeum / Ruuar / Sensible Soccers / Serginho b2b Ze Salvador / Solar b2b Lokier / Surgeon (live) / SURTO / Switchdance / Tiago Fragateiro / Tale Of Us / TERZI b2b / TIAGO / The Advent (live) / VIL (PT) / Wata Igarashi (live) / Yassine

Tickets: https://madeofyoutickets.com/

Event: https://www.facebook.com/neopopfestival/

Website: https://neopopfestival.com/home/home

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