The name Richie Hawtin is at this point almost synonymous with minimal techno. His work, especially under the Plastikman and F.U.S.E. monikers, is almost singlehandedly responsible for the mainstream recognition of this stripped down form of dance music. From his early days as a teenage DJ in Detroit to his current prominence as one of the most popular techno artists and in-demand DJs in the world, Hawtin has maintained a desire to experiment with his chosen genre and the tools he uses to produce and perform. In the process he has created some of the most vital electronic music of the last two decades.