11. Richie Hawtin
Based In: Berlin
Whether DJ'ing impeccably alien, minimal techno under his own name or melting faces with his extremely psychedelic Plastikman live show, Hawtin – whose roots go back to throwing famously unhinged raves in techno's birthplace of Detroit – has become an ambassador of underground sounds for fans of the poppier side of EDM. "I don't believe electronic music is for everybody, especially what I do," he says, "but I definitely feel a greater number of people in the population should hear and have a chance to identify with it."