Richard "Richie" Hawtin (born June 4, 1970) is an English/Canadian electronic musician and DJ and three times DJ Awards winner. He was an influential part of Detroit techno's second wave of artists in the early 1990s and has been a leading exponent of minimal techno since the mid-1990s. He is best known for his work under the alias Plastikman and for his ENTER. events in Ibiza and around the world.
Hawtin is known for DJing techno sets making use of laptop computers and digital mixing equipment. In May 1990 Hawtin and fellow second-waver John Acquaviva founded the Plus 8 record label, which they named after their turntable's pitch adjust function. In 1998, Hawtin launched M_nus Records. In summer 2012 Hawtin first presented ENTER., his experimental event at Space in Ibiza.
BadBadNotGood (stylized as BADBADNOTGOOD, abbreviated as BBNG) are a Canadian music group from Toronto, Ontario. The group includes Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Leland Whitty on saxophone, and Alexander Sowinski on drums. They are known for their interpretations of hip hop tracks and their collaborations with Tyler, The Creator; Earl Sweatshirt; Danny Brown; Frank Ocean; and Ghostface Killah.