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The Five Most Unbelievable Places Richie Hawtin Has Ever Played

Tonight he will drop hypnotic techno bleeps from atop the Guggenheim Museum's majestic rotunda.
December 28, 2013, 12:28am

Richie Hawtin doesn't have to dream about DJing from a ferris wheel because he's the motherfuckin' Plastikman and he does whatever he wants. And tonight he will drop hypnotic techno bleeps from atop the Guggenheim Museum's majestic rotunda, one of New York City's most iconic pieces of architecture. The minimal techno demi-God—occasionally known by his alter ego Plastikman—has had the chance to hypnotize crowds at some of the most insane locations across the globe; a testament to the fact that nightclubs and festival stages aren't the only place where the magic can happen. Richie has proven that if you give him a crowd and a controller or two you can pretty much place him anywhere in the world and he will shut shit down. Lets take a look at some of the more interesting places where this has happened (or will happen very soon).

Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Spain 
Leaveit to the foward-thinkers at Sonar to throw one of their legendary off-Sonar events in the beautiful palm-tree laden oasis that is the Parc de la Ciutadella in one of the worldwide meccas of dance music, Barcelona. Who better then to play a one-of-kind techno set to thousands of Spanish revelers than Richie himself? I can't imagine a better view from the DJ booth.

Guggenheim Musuem, NY, NY
Tonight, November 6, Richie Hawtin will become the first DJ to perform live in New York's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum, overlooking the East Side of Central Park. Yes, we're serious. Richie is such a boss that he was hand-picked to be the so-called "musical director" of the annual fundraising event The Guggenheim International Gala. Aren't you totally jealous that Manhattan's art world socialities will get the exclusive chance to shuffle along with the Plastikman himself at this city landmark? I am.

The London Eye, London, UK
The folks at Red Bull Music Academy are no stranger to throwing parties in strange locations. This year for the second time running they will be bringing their Revolutions in Sound series to a moving capsule on the London Eye. Yes, they will be throwing a dance party in a tricked-out section of an enormous f-ing ferris wheel. Richie Hawtin, in addition to Skream, Ben UFO and more, will be bringing their beats to the UK eye in the sky. It really doesn't get any cooler than this.

David thinks that Richie should play a Plastikman set on his fire escape. -@DLGarber