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Hawtin to release new 'Plastikman' record
Richie Hawtin's alter ego has come out to play.
Back in November 2013, Hawtin performed as Plastikman at the famed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He said that performance inspired him to finish a new Plastikman LP.
"It put me back in the studio and inspired me enough to work on new material, and in five days I created a new album," he said. That project will be the first Hawtin has released as his famed alias since 2011's "Plastikman: Arkives."
As if fans didn't have reason enough to be excited for Hawtin's new album, they are also getting the chance to see him on stage. He performed twice at Barcelona's Sonar Festival – once as Plastikman (during the day) and under his own name for Sonar by Night.
Hawtin's performance at Sonar entranced the fans thanks to his "Objeckt" performance concept, which sees him locked in a struggle with a massive looming obelisk whose lights and patterns serve as a visual canvas of shorts to the techno soundtrack. He described it to Billboard as "a bit of David vs. Goliath," and seems energized by his ever-evolving live shows.
Though no release date has been announced for Hawtin's new album, he told Billboard he "had to revisit what Plastikman was to try and go figure out what Plastikman should be." Undoubtedly fans will be interested to hear the musical journey the new project takes them on, as much as Hawtin is excited to explore the uncharted places the new music has led him.
About Richie Hawtin (Created May 15, 2013)
Who is Richie Hawtin? How about the guy joining the tidal wave of electronic musicians making names for themselves across the pond and in the states? Though this English-Canadian talent was –oddly enough – responsible for putting Detroit on the dance music map.
What is it about Detroit that's so special to Hawtin? Even though he was born in Banbury, England and later moved to LaSalle, Ontario, he was just across the river from The Motor City. And when he began to DJ in clubs at 17, his mix of house music and techno was enough to rattle the underground scene in a way no one else had.
Known for his use of the Roland TB-303 bass machine, Hawtin also worked around the TR-909 drum machine. It's what got him his first record deal in 1993, and elevated him to star status in Europe. By May of 2000 he was also attracting upwards of 200,000 people at outdoor venues in the United States, playing the first Detroit Electronic Festival with a number of other techno masterminds.
Hawtin eventually spent a few years living and working in New York City, but later moved to Berlin, Germany. His hope was to experience the club scene, get his hands on some development software. By 2006, he was collaborating on a composition for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and continued in his endeavors to entertain huge crowds around the world. That latest push including an Electronic Dance Music tour of North American universities in 2012 entitled "CNTRL: Beyond EDM." With 20+ albums and DJ mix compilations to his credit, not to mention more than a dozen aliases, Hawtin remains hot the scene and leaving fans wondering what he'll do next.
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date city state venue 12/30/2014 Amsterdam Gashouder 12/04/2014 Miami Beach FL LIV Nightclub 11/28/2014 Toronto ON Maison Mercer 11/22/2014 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 11/03/2014 Panama City FL Level Club 10/31/2014 San Bernardino CA Nos Events Center 10/25/2014 Mannheim BW Timewarp 09/26/2014 Palmetto GA Chattahoochee Hills 09/26/2014 Palmetto GA Chattahoochee Hills 09/25/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 09/24/2014 Seattle WA Broadway Performance Hall 09/20/2014 Montpellier ?? Zenith Montepellier 09/19/2014 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 09/18/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 09/06/2014 Riccione RN Cocorico 08/29/2014 Greifensee Zurich OpenAir 08/28/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 08/18/2014 Ibiza 07 Amnesia 08/14/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 08/10/2014 Lecce Guendalina Club 08/02/2014 London London Fabric 07/31/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 07/27/2014 Mykonos 82 paradise club 07/24/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 07/20/2014 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/18/2014 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/17/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 07/12/2014 Zamardi Szabadstrand 07/11/2014 Paris Parc Floral de Paris 07/10/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 07/05/2014 Amsterdam North Holland Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek 07/05/2014 Torino Parco Dora 07/03/2014 Ibiza 07 Space Ibiza 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/20/2014 Basel BS Nordstern 06/12/2014 Barcelona Sonar 06/12/2014 Barcelona Fira de Barcelona 05/31/2014 Buenos Aires Centro Costa Salguero 05/30/2014 Lima Explanada Monumental 05/29/2014 Montreal QC Metropolis 05/25/2014 Detroit MI Hart Plaza 05/24/2014 Detroit MI Hart Plaza 05/24/2014 Upminster Damyns Hall Aerodrome 05/10/2014 Tokyo 13 Studio Coast 05/08/2014 Taipei -Chuang Li -(ATT Show Box) 05/07/2014 Shanghai New M2 03/28/2014 Miami FL Ice Palace West (Formerly Karu&Y)
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date city state venue 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub 10/25/2013 Los Angeles CA Exchange LA 10/18/2013 Amsterdam Gashouder 09/26/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 09/19/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 09/12/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 09/05/2013 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 09/05/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 08/29/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 08/22/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 08/18/2013 Berlin Kraftwerk Rummelsburg Open Air 08/15/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 08/12/2013 Washington DC Ibiza 08/11/2013 Mykonos 82 paradise club 08/09/2013 Viana do Castelo Neopop Festival 08/08/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 08/07/2013 Ibiza 07 DC10 08/04/2013 Jesolo Arenile Zona Faro 08/01/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 07/28/2013 Moscow Gibsy Bar 07/28/2013 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/26/2013 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 07/25/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 07/18/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 07/12/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/11/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 07/04/2013 Montreux Vaud Auditorium Stravinski 07/04/2013 San Jose Space Ibiza 06/30/2013 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06/22/2013 Mexico City Dif Foro Reforma 06/21/2013 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 06/21/2013 Mexico City Dif Foro Reforma 05/25/2013 Detroit MI Hart Plaza 05/17/2013 Flushing NY Citi Field 05/05/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/22/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/22/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/22/2013 Miami Beach FL Mansion 03/15/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/15/2013 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 03/13/2013 Austin TX Bungalow 03/10/2013 Melbourne Vic Flemington Racecourse 03/01/2013 Sydney Nsw The Hi-Fi Sydney 02/23/2013 New Delhi DL Blue Frog
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date city state venue 11/15/2012 Dayton OH Masque 11/14/2012 Ann Arbor MI Necto 11/13/2012 Urbana IL Canopy Club 11/12/2012 Detroit MI TV Bar 11/09/2012 Orlando FL Tinker Field 11/08/2012 Toronto ON The Hoxton 11/03/2012 New York NY Webster Hall 11/02/2012 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 10/30/2012 Syracuse NY The Westcott Theater 10/27/2012 San Bernardino CA Nos Events Center 10/20/2012 Zurich ZH Cityfox 10/19/2012 Amsterdam Gashouder 10/05/2012 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 09/29/2012 Milan MI Time Warp 09/28/2012 Offenbach HE Robert Johnson 09/21/2012 Tourcoing La Tossee - A L'union 07/27/2012 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre