Real Name:
Richard Michael Hawtin
Plastikman is Richie Hawtin's main recording identity. Since his debut as States of Mind and FUSE in 1990 to the launch of Plastikman in 1993, his sound has developed through early connotations of acidic techno and extreme levels of energy ('Spastik', 1993) to sonic experiments in futuristic-rhythms and off-world ambience ('Consumed' LP, 1998). More minimal approaches were evident through his year long 12-record project 'Concept 1' from 1996. His recording attention is matched head-on by his groundbreaking DJ performances, which incorporate turntables, effects processors and additional instruments (Roland's TR-909 drum machine and SH-101 synthesizer). His world-renown enhanced DJ set-up of the DE9 series has kept pushing the boundaries of what a DJ can do by increasing the potential of creativity through once again, technology.

At timewarp on March 27th, 2010 Hawtin launched the first in a series of hand-picked dates that form the first ever Plastikman Live world tour. His live electronic performance incorporates his state of the art visual architecture and interactive technology. The new show evolved from the previous Plastikman live performance at Canada’s Mutek festival in 2004, by continuing to explore the connection between visual, audio and interactivity, and once again partnering visual architects Derivative alongside visual designer Ali Demirel.

Plastikman Discography


NMCD 3015 Plastikman Sheet One (Album) NovaMute NMCD 3015 US 1993 Sell This Version
LNoMu37, nomu37, L NOMU 37, Lnomu37 Plastikman Musik (Album) NovaMute, NovaMute LNoMu37, nomu37, L NOMU 37, Lnomu37 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CD NoMu 30 Plastikman Recycled Plastik (MiniAlbum, Album) NovaMute CD NoMu 30 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MINUS 1 Plastikman Consumed (Album) NovaMute MINUS 1 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
minus 3 Plastikman Artifakts (BC) (Album) M_nus minus 3 USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
NoMu 100 LP, Minus 18 Plastikman Closer (Album) NovaMute, M_nus NoMu 100 LP, Minus 18 UK 2003 Sell This Version
ISTUMM370 Plastikman EX (Album) Mute, M_nus ISTUMM370 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12 NoMu 28 Plastikman Spastik (Single) NovaMute 12 NoMu 28 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CD NoMu 25 Plastikman Krakpot / Elektrostatik (Single) Plus 8 Records CD NoMu 25 UK 1993 Sell This Version
INT 826.645, CDNOMU 34, 7243 4 72301 2 7 Plastikman Plastique (EP) Plus 8 Records INT 826.645, CDNOMU 34, 7243 4 72301 2 7 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PLUS 8032 Plastikman Spaz(12", S/Sided, Ltd) Plus 8 Records PLUS 8032 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
L NoMu 37 Plastikman Kiropraktor / Oldskool(12", S/Sided) NovaMute L NoMu 37 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PPCD01 Plastikman Plastikprodukts Member CD.1996(CD, Mini, Club) Plastikprodukt, Plastikprodukts PPCD01 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
PLUS8032R Plastikman Recycled Plastik EP (EP) Plus 8 Records PLUS8032R Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12nomu36 Plastikman Sickness (Single) Plus 8 Records 12nomu36 UK 1997 Sell This Version
minus 3 Plastikman Hypokondriak / Afrika M_nus minus 3 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
MUSDJ34-0, pnomu61lp Plastikman Artifakts (BC) - Extrakts From The Forthcoming Album NovaMute MUSDJ34-0, pnomu61lp US 1998 Sell This Version
MINUS 2 Plastikman PK M_nus MINUS 2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS5CD FUSE* vs. Plastikman FUSE* vs. Plastikman - Epok CD(CD, Mini, Ltd) M_nus MINUS5CD Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS:K1 Plastikman Kontakt(CD, Mini, Ltd) M_nus MINUS:K1 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
12NOMU111 Plastikman Disconnect (Single) NovaMute, NovaMute 12NOMU111 UK 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS19 Plastikman I Don't Know M_nus MINUS19 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
minus - 1 Plastikman Nostalgik.1 M_nus minus - 1 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS -2 Plastikman Nostalgik.2 M_nus MINUS -2 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS -3 Plastikman Nostalgik.3 (Single) M_nus MINUS -3 Canada 2007 Sell This Version

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January 9, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Before the time that I listened to Plastikman I was only 16 years old, he was on a issuing sicialian premises, a radio that passed "strange" music so-called or to the vanguard.
Now I am 27 years old, I've achieved a bachelor in law and I haven't never ended to listen to that music they defined "strange".
I've caught up my deeper aspiration: Minimal Sound.
The deep noises, the rhythm noises.
At this point I have all of Plastikman, perhaps some unreleased rare will lack me or "goodness knows other".
I've passed many nights to listen to the "sonorous madnesses" of Richie and I'm much debtor to him if my neurons have begun to turn for the just back.
Sure many times, I became account, than it was not possible to feel it. Pain, the "dead women". At least that one of the spirit.
But other times, others many times, the sounds of him have been hypnotist, evasive, from the abyss of human nature.
I don't know how many people could appreciate this "disease" that I've towards its sounds, but it isn't important for me.
Once I read this: "Minimal is the Answer".
I think it's true.
It has been for me, I hope it'll be for you.
I wish someone will clone Richie Hawtin.



September 16, 2002
i always find it funny. kids really latched on to this whole thing. suddenly it wasnt really about the music and rich got a lot of flack for it. the scene was evolving. soon kids would flood the parties by the thousands. the scene flipped overnight. soon kids were selling their green day cds for plastikman paraphenalia. i wont comment on whether what was happening was good or bad. but it was undeniable. i will say this. detroits scene was changing. in due time, things got out of control. no longer was it a little secret. bigger parties were going to happen whether we liked it or not. it was just a matter of time. there was a new kid in town and his acid would change us forever.

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