“Electronic Beats Slices”, the video magazine by Electronic Beats, made a 70minutes special about Richie Hawtin who is also know as Plastikman a few years ago.
Richie Hawtin is today—superstar DJ, mastermind of the Minus label, entrepreneur, technological innovator and techno pioneer. So the feature is called “Electronic Pioneer”.
Slices – Pioneers of Electronic Music Vol. 1: Richie Hawtin
Slices – Pioneers of Electronic Music portrays the life and work of prominent artists or ‘pioneers’ within the global electronic music scene. The first edition is a documentary film based on electronic producer, performer and industry icon, Richie Hawtin. The film draws from the important stages and events in Richie Hawtin’s personal and artistic life, revealing the journey of an introverted and transplanted computerminded teen that develops by way of Detroit’s radio and records fueled by pure driven passion into a successful techno-entrepreneur and global DJ entertainer. Assembling an extensive archive of both new and unreleased photos, video and exclusive interviews, the film provides an extraordinary insight into the life and career of Richie Hawtin.
Slices Special DVD about Richie Hawtin ist still available on DVD http://www.sensemusic.info/shop/
All week, FACT’s US team (Chris Kelly, John Twells, and Bryan McKay) is in Montreal for the festivities, interviewing some of the most talented artists in the experimental electronic music world.
Next up: we sat down with Swedish glitch pioneer Andreas Tilliander (aka Mokira and TM404) to talk about the inception of the TM404 project, Richie Hawtin and his plans for the future.
Interviews by John Twells & Chris Kelly
Filmed by Bryan McKay
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Mute announce the release of Plastikman’s new album, “EX”, his first album release since 2003’s “Closer”. Plastikman, aka Richie Hawtin recorded EX at the Guggenheim, New York’s art museum. This performance was at the invitation of the Belgiumfashion designer and artistic director at Dior, Raf Simons, for the Guggenheim’s annual fundraiser, performed around a specially constructed LED obelisk.
“EX” will be released on 10 June.
EX (Live at the Guggenheim NYC) by Plastikman
Download available June 10th; Vinyl, CD, and a limited edition SubPac bundle on July 14th (11th DE, 15th USA).
Plastikman, aka Richie Hawtin, recorded EX at the Guggenheim, New York’s iconic art museum. This very special performance was at the invitation of influential Belgium fashion designer and artistic director at Dior, Raf Simons, for the Guggenheim’s annual fundraiser, performed around a specially constructed LED obelisk.
Richie Hawtin explains, “I knew that Raf was a long time Plastikman fan so by accepting his offer to perform at the Dior event at the Guggenheim I knew I’d set myself up to a huge challenge. Although Raf was happy to have the already complete Plastikman Live 1.5 show, I locked myself away in a series of intense studio sessions and quickly recorded enough new material for the performance and realized I might also have enough for a complete new album. The music came out of me effortlessly as I was very inspired by the opportunity to play in this beautiful architectural space renowned more for art than music. The location also allowed me to step far away from the dancefloor, giving me a huge amount of freedom to EXplore any sonic ideas that I had. Art, music, architecture, painting, sculpture — these mediums are supposed to live together.”
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Dubspot teamed up with Richie Hawtin and Sennheiser to present CNTRL: Beyond EDM – a series of seminars at colleges across North America addressing the current state of technology, production, performance, and creativity in electronic music. In this video, Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice along with Carl Craig and DJ Sneak discuss the tour and the meaning behind it.