The Top 3 Acts You Must See At Pitch Music 2020


Richie Hawtin is a genuine original. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. He is the business mind behind Plus8 and MINUS Records, nurturing a plethora of talent from Speedy J in the early 90s to Gaiser in the 2010s. And, of course, he is Plastikman, perhaps that most of all, electronic musician par excellence, maintaining an underground agenda of avant-garde electronica over six albums (and two compilations).

There aren’t many artists who have done more than Richie Hawtin to move the electronic music scene forward. His most recent project, CLOSE, is an audiovisual DJ release showcasing the performer on stage deconstructing tracks and combining it into new unique versions. With his DJ set coming to the main stage of Pitch Music & Arts, you can rest assured that you are in the highly capable hands of a true techno pioneer. 


Robert Hood needs little introduction. Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a ‘Minister Of Information’ with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill’s Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno’s path throughout the late Nineties.

Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex, Jeff Mills’ Axis label, as well as Patrick Pulsingers ‘Cheap’ label, Peacefrog, and more recently Music Man, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he’s released the bulk of his solo material. 


As a DJ and producer Telephones has gained a solid reputation for his free-spirited curveball-style, mixing anything from rough Chicago tracks, Balearic tutti-frutti and proto-house to Italo, cosmic techno workouts. A firm believer in quality over quantity, Telephones has released a sparse, but highly sought after discography on acclaimed underground labels like Running Back, Sex Tags UFO, Acido, Love On The Rocks and Full Pupp.

Last year also saw the birth of his new label, European Carryall, an imprint which so far has released three highly-sought original productions for Telephones.

Pitch Music & Arts 2020

Friday 6th March – Monday 10th March

Moyston, Victoria

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