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Monday at 9pm GMT on BBC Radio 1: The Story of Richie Hawtin, presented by Heidi

July 27 2012

Monday at 9pm GMT on BBC Radio 1: The Story of Richie Hawtin, presented by HeidiWall PhotosMonday at 9pm GMT on BBC Radio 1: The Story of Richie Hawtin

BBC Radio 1's Heidi looks at the career and influence of her long term friend, electronic musician and DJ Richie Hawtin.

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Heidi is ideally placed to tell the story of Richie as they both grew up in Windsor, Ontario across the river from the birthplace of techno, Detroit. Heidi catches up with Richie at his flat in Berlin to talk in detail about his life to date just before the start of a hectic Ibiza season.

Hear her discover more about his early success as Plastikman, his label Plus 8 and his legendary warehouse parties in Detroit. Richie also talks about his move first to New York and then on to Berlin, as well as the founding of M_nus - a record label and family of artists that went on to define the sound of minimal techno.

Aside from the music Rich and Heidi discuss his technical innovation and the live shows with M_nus and Plastikman that have helped define DJ culture itself.

Also featuring Seth Troxler and Ryan Crosson from Visionquest, Detroit legends Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Jeff Mills, Richie’s brother Matthew and Dad Mick, former M_nus members Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce and long term friends Josh Wink and Loco Dice.

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