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Having been greatly influenced and affected by Richie Hawtin and local hero Derek Plaslaiko, Eric “element.8” Cloutier has been following the many sounds of techno for the last eight years. In the fall of 1998, Eric decided it was time to take his passion for the music that moved him and spoke to him to the next level. Studying every DJ that came to town and watching his favorites, Derek Plaslaiko, Christian Bloch, and Daniel Bell, Eric quickly advanced and evolved in to a DJ with a recognizable style, and an incredible ear for music. It wasn’t long before Eric was playing random shows around the Detroit area, and within a few short years, he had already played at a side stage of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, been involved with the influential after-hours Mission : Detroit, and was winning DJ competitions at The Necto. Technical, fluid and precise – all ways to describe how Eric plays his sets, there is nary a crowd that is not moving when he is behind the decks. Since his start in 1998, the once unknown DJ “element.8” has now become a growing force to be reckoned with.