Pohoda 2020 will also feature legendary DJ, technology innovator, and world-renowned techno producer RICHIE HAWTIN!
The New York Times called him an intellectual driving force of electronic dance music. His music was part of the exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, at the Grand Palais and Center Pompidou in Paris, as well as at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin. He is a co-founder of Beatport, Plus 8 label, and was also involved in the development of major electronic instruments such as Ableton Live, Traktor Scratch, Lemur Controller, and MODEL 1 mix. The three-time winner of the Best Techno DJ award will make the Trenčín airport dance in half a year.
Great technical background and love for electronic music was instilled in Hawtin by his father (General Motors technician). Richie started with music at a very young age, and in addition to producing, he also programmed and constructed the devices he played on. At seventeen, he played as a DJ in Detroit clubs. In 1989, he and John Acquaviv founded the Plus 8 label, and they also co-founded Beatport (2004) together. At the turn of the decade, he performed as F.U.S.E. and also released his first EP Approach and Identify 12 under this name. It’s referred to as one of the essential recordings behind the emergence of IDM.
RICHIE HAWTIN has performed under a huge number of pseudonyms and has worked with artists such as Sven Väth, Daniel Bell, John Acquaviva, Ricardo Villalobos, Robert Henke, his brother, visual artist Matthew Hawtin, and many others.