Catch an Hour-Long Richie Hawtin Documentary
- Words: Ken Taylor
Back around 2006, T-Mobile Germany made this rather comprehensive film on techno giant Richie Hawtin for its Electronic Beats marketing series. Thankfully, the doc is pretty bereft of cell-phone branding junk, and focuses solely on the DJ/producer's rise to fame, from his humble, Canada-by-way-of-Britain beginnings to his current status as the toast of Berlin's techno scene. This is the first time that the documentary has been viewable online, so enjoy the 70-odd minutes of classic Detroit footage and interviews with the likes of Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Mute label head Daniel Miller, DJ Magda, Hawtin's ever-involved parents, and, of course, Hawtin himself.
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