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Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL

Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL

Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo VillalobosCA/DE/CL

Richie Hawtin, raised in Windsor, Ontario, currently based in Berlin, has become a central figure in that city's techno culture, first came to fame in the early '90s for his work as Plastikman, which fused elements of acid with an emerging minimalist style which has continued to be his defining hallmark. His own Minus label have defined the possibilities for maximum expression through a modicum of means, utilitizing extreme reduction and repetition to explore a radical sense of psycho-acoustic space. As a performer, Hawtin has distinguished himself as a relentless technological innovator, fusing traditional turntable methods with digital DJ applications.

Berlin-based, Chilean-born producer, DJ and composer Ricardo Villalobos has been a techno and microhouse mainstay since the mid-90s, known for his epic, genre-spanning DJ sets (from jazz to Chilean pop), recording his own brand of sophisticated, high-fidelity minimal techno on German labels Playhouse, Perlon and his own Sei Es Druml. Villalobos has played at MUTEK several times since 2001, including sets at Piknic Electronik with Richie Hawtin and Zip, as well as MUTEK in Chile.