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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NMCD 3015 Plastikman - Sheet One album art Plastikman Sheet One (Album) NovaMute, NovaMute NMCD 3015 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
CD NoMu 30 Plastikman - Recycled Plastik album art Plastikman Recycled Plastik (Album) NovaMute CD NoMu 30 UK 1994 Sell This Version
LNoMu37, nomu37, L NOMU 37, Lnomu37 Plastikman - Musik album art Plastikman Musik (Album) NovaMute, NovaMute LNoMu37, nomu37, L NOMU 37, Lnomu37 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MMLCD020, MML CD020, MMLCD 20 Plastikman - Mixmag Live! - Volume 20 album art Richie Hawtin, Plastikman Richie Hawtin, Plastikman - Mixmag Live! - Volume 20(CD, Mixed, RM) DMC Publishing Ltd., DMC Publishing Ltd., DMC Publishing Ltd. MMLCD020, MML CD020, MMLCD 20 UK 1996 Sell This Version
minus 3 Plastikman - Artifakts (BC) album art Plastikman Artifakts (BC) (Album) NovaMute minus 3 USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
nomu65cd, 392.0065.20 Plastikman - Consumed album art Plastikman Consumed (Album) NovaMute nomu65cd, 392.0065.20 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MINUS18CD Plastikman - Closer album art Plastikman Closer (Album) NovaMute, M_nus MINUS18CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
ISTUMM370 Plastikman - EX album art Plastikman EX (Album) Mute, M_nus ISTUMM370 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12 NoMu 28 Plastikman - Spastik album art Plastikman Spastik (Single) NovaMute 12 NoMu 28 UK 1993 Sell This Version
P 12 NOMU 25 A/B Plastikman - Krakpot / Elektrostatik album art Plastikman Krakpot / Elektrostatik (Single) Plus 8 Records P 12 NOMU 25 A/B UK 1993 Sell This Version
NOMU34 Plastikman - Plastique album art Plastikman Plastique (Single, EP) Plus 8 Records NOMU34 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
PLUS8032R Plastikman - Recycled Plastik EP album art Plastikman Recycled Plastik EP (EP) Plus 8 Records PLUS8032R Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8058 Plastikman - Sickness album art Plastikman Sickness (Single) Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
MUSDJ34-0, pnomu61lp Plastikman - Artifakts (BC) - Extrakts From The Forthcoming Album album art Plastikman Artifakts (BC) - Extrakts From The Forthcoming Album NovaMute MUSDJ34-0, pnomu61lp US 1998 Sell This Version
minus 3 Plastikman - Hypokondriak / Afrika album art Plastikman Hypokondriak / Afrika M_nus minus 3 Canada 1998 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 02 Plastikman - PK album art Plastikman PK M_nus MINUS 02 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
12NOMU111, 0724355291967 Plastikman - Disconnect album art Plastikman Disconnect (Single) NovaMute, NovaMute 12NOMU111, 0724355291967 UK 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS19 Plastikman - I Don't Know album art Plastikman I Don't Know M_nus MINUS19 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
minus - 1 Plastikman - Nostalgik.1 album art Plastikman Nostalgik.1 M_nus minus - 1 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
MINUS -2 Plastikman - Nostalgik.2 album art Plastikman Nostalgik.2 M_nus MINUS -2 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MINUS -3 Plastikman - Nostalgik.3 album art Plastikman Nostalgik.3 (Single) M_nus MINUS -3 Canada 2007 Sell This Version

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Flev7

Flev7

March 2, 2021
I thought i was a Big fan, but i must say that Plastikmans Music is boring, and Inlove the genre.
cutjules

cutjules

January 29, 2021
edited 4 months ago
I never succeeded to appreciate any Plastikman stuff, it's often boring, surely repetitive, sometimes really painful and close to nothing; But it's the concept/recipe behind "minimal techno" (at least the "minimal" term is appropriate), like this part of contemporary art consisting in showing monochrome, single line or single stain... Where's the art when it's almost completely up to the spectator to justify artist's act ? When the spectator must work even more than the artist himself ? I hate to feel being in such situation but after all, there's probably nothing to intellectualize here. At max, it's basic material for mixing. FUSE project is far more interesting to me.
elisirr

elisirr

January 9, 2005
edited over 16 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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