Plastikman

Real Name:
Richard Michael Hawtin
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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.
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Plastikman - Sheet One album art Plastikman Sheet One (Album) Plus 8 Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Musik album art Plastikman Musik (Album) Plus 8 Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Recycled Plastik album art Plastikman Recycled Plastik (Album) NovaMute UK 1994 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Consumed album art Plastikman Consumed (Album) NovaMute Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Artifakts (BC) album art Plastikman Artifakts (BC) (Album) NovaMute USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Closer album art Plastikman Closer (Album) NovaMute, M_nus UK 2003 Sell This Version
Plastikman - EX album art Plastikman EX (Album) Mute, M_nus UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Plastikman - Spastik album art Plastikman Spastik (Single) NovaMute UK 1993 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Krakpot / Elektrostatik album art Plastikman Krakpot / Elektrostatik (Single) Plus 8 Records Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Plastique album art Plastikman Plastique (Single, EP) Plus 8 Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
PLUS 8032 Plastikman - Spaz album art Plastikman Spaz(12", S/Sided, Ltd) Plus 8 Records PLUS 8032 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
PPCD01 Plastikman - Plastikprodukts Member CD.1996 album art Plastikman Plastikprodukts Member CD.1996(CD, Mini, Club) Plastikprodukt, Plastikprodukts PPCD01 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Recycled Plastik EP album art Plastikman Recycled Plastik EP (EP) Plus 8 Records Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Sickness album art Plastikman Sickness (Single) Plus 8 Records Spain 1997 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Hypokondriak / Afrika album art Plastikman Hypokondriak / Afrika M_nus Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Artifakts (BC) - Extrakts From The Forthcoming Album album art Plastikman Artifakts (BC) - Extrakts From The Forthcoming Album NovaMute US 1998 Sell This Version
Plastikman - PK album art Plastikman PK M_nus Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS5CD Plastikman - Epok CD album art FUSE* vs. Plastikman FUSE* vs. Plastikman - Epok CD(CD, Mini, Ltd) M_nus MINUS5CD Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MINUS:K1 Plastikman - Kontakt album art Plastikman Kontakt(CD, Mini, Ltd) M_nus MINUS:K1 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Disconnect album art Plastikman Disconnect (Single) NovaMute, NovaMute UK 2003 Sell This Version
Plastikman - I Don't Know album art Plastikman I Don't Know M_nus Canada 2004 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Nostalgik.1 album art Plastikman Nostalgik.1 M_nus Canada 2004 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Nostalgik.2 album art Plastikman Nostalgik.2 M_nus Canada 2005 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Nostalgik.3 album art Plastikman Nostalgik.3 (Single) M_nus Canada 2007 Sell This Version
Plastikman - Slinky album art Plastikman Slinky M_nus Canada 2010 Sell This Version

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elisirr

January 9, 2005
edited over 15 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.

-Vittorio-

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