Richie Hawtin to Receive Outstanding Contribution to Music Award

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin, a pioneer of Detroit techno and purveyor of Plastikman, has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award by the UK’s Association of Independent Music.

AIM will bestow the award on Monday during its Independent Music Awards.

“The Outstanding Contribution to Music award celebrates one of the independent sector’s finest artists; someone with an incredible body of work who continues to shape their genre and be a source of inspiration to new artists,” the organization’s website states. “Richie Hawtin’s 25-year career has been characterized by a restless urge to push electronic music forward. The mogul behind acclaimed techno imprints Plus 8 and Minus, Richie Hawtin will forever be associated with placing the Detroit techno scene firmly on the global map.”

In addition to his labels, he also runs his successful ENTER events nights in Ibiza and presents a visual masterpiece during his Plastikman shows, all of which make him extremely busy, but also very worthy of this prestigious honor. A congrats to Richie Hawtin!