Plastikman was Richard Michael Hawtin’s main recording identity during the 90s and most famous moniker.
Since his debut as States of Mind and FUSE in 1990 to the launch of Plastikman in 1993, Richie’s sound has developed through early connotations of acidic techno and extreme levels of energy such as in ‘Spastik’ to sonic experiments in futuristic-rhythms and off-world ambience as LP ‘Consumed’ best shows.
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.
As we consider Plastikman one of strongest forces of 90s techno, minimal and experimental, we decided to gather his best tracks and albums. Play them loud – Friday is Plastikman Day.
Plastikman – Consumed LP
Plastikman – EX LP
Plastikman – Musik LP
Plastikman – Artifakts LP
Bonus track below. Find complete Plastikman discography here.