The Canadian artist will debut the show at both weekends of COACHELLA on the Mojave stage to commence the first engagement of CLOSE's worldwide tour.Other festivals and venues that will present the show include: The Sydney Opera House for the highly-regarded Vivid LIVE cultural festival where HAWTIN will perform CLOSE on the serene Northern Broadwalk, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background and surrounded by 270-degree water views; a headlining slot at America's leading underground festival MOVEMENT in Detroit - the city where HAWTIN began his career as a curious and fanatical young DJ from across the border in Windsor, Canada; the Pitchfork Stage at PRIMAVERA SOUND in Portugal; MELT in Berlin for the event's 20th Anniversary; HAWTIN's debut at WE LOVE GREEN in Paris, and a long-awaited return to CREAMFIELDS in the U. to headline the award-winning Steelyard structure which will be HAWTIN's only British festival date in 2017. HAWTIN's career has continually evolved and innovated over the last 25 years through his own music as Plastikman, his co-creation of Final Scratch which led the huge shift of DJing to digital, a co-founder of the Beatport retail platform and more recently the analogue MODEL 1 mixer he designed for his own PLAYdifferently technology company.He was an influential part of Detroit techno's second wave of artists in the early 1990s and has been a leading exponent of minimal techno since the mid-1990s.He is best known for his work under the alias Plastikman and for his ENTER. Hawtin is known for DJing techno sets making use of laptop computers and digital mixing equipment.As a recording artist, producer, remixer, live performer and DJ, his productions are recorded in Windsor and released on his now legendary Plus 8 & Minus record labels.
In recent times as a performer, HAWTIN took Plastikman to the Guggenheim in New York, performed at the Grand Palais in Paris in response to work by sculptor Anish Kapoor and recently worked on two sound installations with famed German artist / photographer Andreas Gursky.
Using intimately placed cameras this man-machine relationship unfolds onscreen in real-time bringing the audience closer than before to Hawtin’s intuitive gestures.
RICHIE HAWTIN challenges the distinction between DJing and live performance with a new 75-minute audio-visual show which takes you closer to his unique way of performing.
Canada's RICHIE HAWTIN has made his mark on electronic music by being both inventive and innovative.
His career takes him all over the world with tour dates in over 25 nations on average each year.However, it's plaudits from other areas that showcase the breadth of Hawtin's appeal.