Esteemed electronic music producer and performer RICHIE HAWTIN will be making special homecoming performances in Windsor, ONT on Wednesday, November 17 at Revival Social Lounge and Detroit, MI Wednesday, November 24 at Elysium Lounge.
Also known for his darker alter-ego PLASTIKMAN, HAWTIN is releasing ARKIVES, a full retrospective of PLASTIKMAN media from 1993 through 2010 with a November DJ tour set to take RICHIE across North America.
ARKIVES will be the largest release Minus, HAWTIN’s label, has done to date, featuring 12 discs and a 64-page book in special slip case packaging. The ARKIVES package will make an incredible gift for any techno music enthusiast and will be available exclusively by pre-order October 10 - December 31 to be shipped February 28 via www.M-Nus.com . With the pre-order, purchasers will also receive a bonus CD, a Christmas card from Rich (just perfect for the holidays) and their name printed inside the book.
Over the past 20 years, Richie Hawtin has been one of the electronic music community's most active participants as a DJ, a label owner, a producer, a performer, and an avid contributor to the development of music and performance technology. His accomplishments range from having been named the 'World's Best DJ' in the most credible electronic music polls; to being invited to compose music for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics; and to exhibiting a sound installation for the French Ministry of Culture's Millennium Exhibition in Avignon, France. He has also invested in, endorsed, and help develop some of the most forward-thinking products in the electronic music space including Native Instrument’s pioneering Traktor Scratch software, number one dance music digital retailer Beatport.com, the Tonium Pacemaker portable DJ system, and Allen & Heath's limited edition custom CTRL:92 DJ mixers—the first ever to be fully Midi-enabled, which both he and his father helped to conceptualize and design. This year he revived his incredible Plastikman show in unique festival settings in conjunction with his custom SYNK iPhone application at Sonar, Coachella and Movement Electronic Festival in Detroit in the U.S. just to name a few.