the genre tag that's tailed him for much of his career, RICHIE HAWTIN
rarely takes a minimalist approach to anything he does. The Berlin-based
producer has a penchant for the grand-in-scale approach, especially
when it comes to touring. In recent years past, there was the 2008
Contakt tour, in which Hawtin and his then label contemporaries centered an entire multi-continent tour around a glowing, interactive cube
-- both extremely ambitious and intricate in scope. He then followed that
with the 2010 return of Plastikman, his long retired alias under which
he released some of the most influential techno of all-time. An enveloping A/V experience, that tour was met with near-universal acclaim and carried on for the better part of two years.