Ode to the Mixtape v.8
Richie Hawtin AKA Plastikman
DJ Richie Hawtin
Electronic Music on the Radio!? Yeah back in the early days of House and Techno, dance music was freely played on the radio during mix shows such as The Hot Mix 5 out of Chicago. I have a few mixes from the late 80’s of their shows as well, but up first: Mister Hawtin!
If you are involved with the electronic music scene and don't know DJ Richie Hawtin is you are straight up wrong! Born in England and growing up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, across the river from Detroit, he was perfectly placed in the late 1980’s to help the North America Rave movement come into being. DJ Richie Hawtin has created some of my favorite tracks such as “Packard” and “Birth” and is great to see live, which I have done many times at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF), now called Movement. This month’s Ode is a live radio mix recorded onto tape from Power 96 in Detroit way back in 1989.
Yeah 1989..... either that makes you feel like a complete newb, or quite old!