We know Richie Hawtin as a DJ who isn’t afraid to embrace new technologies. He definitely uses the latest technologies in order to make his performances as unforgettable as any other you probably will see or have seen. Richie Hawtin’s triumphant return to the stage as Plastikman in 2010 proved that his best-known alias is as innovative and as relevant as ever. Hawtin has taken Plastikman’s most classic material, originally released between 1993 and 2003, and reworked it for a truly live performance accompanied by mind-bending, synchronized visuals—a sound and light show like no other, one that collapses the distance between present-day festivals and the uncompromisingly underground warehouse parties of the mid ’90s.
For long-time devotees and new fans alike, Hawtin now presents Plastikman’s Arkives, a comprehensive box set that pulls together all 17 years of the Plastikman story so far, including remastered versions of all six previously released Plastikman albums and a trove of rarities, unreleased sessions and new material.
Arkives, which is a strictly limited, made-to-order edition—only as many copies will be manufactured as have been pre-ordered—will be released in four different formats:
Reference (11-disc CD/DVD/book edition)
Analog (6 records on 180-gram vinyl in a deluxe box, with poster), Digital (digital download version)
Komplete (including all CDs, vinyl, book, DVD, and bonus digital downloads)