At the dawn of techno, he was one of the first DJs outside of Detroit to adopt the sound long before it became popular. He works under many studio names, runs many pivotal labels and has created several multi-dimensional event series. But perhaps most fundamentally, he has remained at the forefront of the technological horizon with his unflagging entrepreneurial mentality, always willing to embrace the next big thing. There are fewer luminaries as all-encompassing as Richie Hawtin. He might just be the significant act we’ve booked to date.