AIAIAI and Richie Hawtin have teamed up on a new pair of studio headphones called the TMA-2 Studio Wireless+. The new headphones aim to solve the problem of sound quality and latency issues when using older bluetooth headphones in the studio by creating a new protocol that provides lossless sound and near latency-free response.
Richie Hawtin has teamed up with soundscape app Endel, under his Plastikman alias, to create a new AI-driven audio experience to help listeners focus. Endel is designed to promote deeper focus, better sleep, meditation and relaxation, and has previously teamed up with Grimes on ‘AI Lullaby’ for assisted relaxation for adults and children. Hawtin’s collab is called ‘Deeper Focus’ and is “a personalised, real-time adaptive soundscape that is infused with his trademark production, resulting in a spacious, stripped-back soundscape that improves users' focus and productivity.”
PLAYdifferently has announced a four-channel version of their popular analogue DJ mixer MODEL 1. The new four-channel version – MODEL 1.4, which costs £1,999 – features all the same components of the original, with the same analogue overdrive per channel, parametric EQ rather than three-band, analogue filter per channel, dual cue system, three-band master EQ, D-Sub connection round back for analogue connection to soundcards, two phono preamps, two-band booth EQ and master high and low-pass filters.
Richie Hawtin debuted new Plastikman music at a recent Prada fashion show.
Hawtin, who first joined forces with Prada at Milan Fashion Week in September last year, has teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a second time, soundtracking Prada's fall/winter menswear presentation with two new tracks: 'Narcosis' and 'Spektre'.
Richie Hawtin has released his first "dancefloor focused” EP in over two decades. You can listen to it below.
British-Canadian DJ and producer Richie Hawtin, who debuted new Plastikman material at Milan Fashion Week earlier this year, has released a new EP titled 'Time Warps'.
Serving as the artist's first dancefloor focused EP since ‘Minus Orange’ in 1999, the release of the EP also marks a new arm of Hawtin’s iconic Plus 8 label, From Our Minds.
Richie Hawtin has shared new Plastikman material at Milan Fashion Week.
Hawtin, who delivered a stunning A/V concept at the end of 2019, returned to his Plastikman alias to soundtrack Italian fashion house Prada Women's Spring/Summer 2021 collection on the catwalk.
The new track, titled 'Sin Thetik', is 12 minutes long, and was also shared alongside a 20 minute ambient version.
You can check out the new music from Plastikman below.
Florence's Decibel Open Air has announced its first wave of acts for its 2020 edition.
Terminal V has locked Charlotte de Witte, Richie Hawtin and Green Velvet for its Easter 2020 event.
The mammoth session will again be held at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, with the date set for Saturday 11th April.
Bonobo, Nina Kraviz, Eats Everything, I Hate Models, Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Honey Dijon, Avalon Emerson, Moxie, Shanti Celeste and Lena Willikens are among the other names confirmed for DJ sets so far.
Spain's 20-hour desert rave, Monegros Desert Festival, has announced its first names ahead of the event's return after a five year hiatus. Richie Hawtin, whose A/V album 'Close Combined' dropped in September, Paul Kalkbrenner and Amelie Lens lead the charge.
Hip hop act Natos & Woar have also been confirmed, with the final line-up set to see more than 50 artists joining for the 45,000 capacity, 20-hour gathering, which will run 12 stages from 1st - 2nd August 2020.