Though Hawtin has always been a futurist, this year the 40-year-old decided to take a look backwards and fill his new fans in on what came before. First, he unearthed Plastikman as an unprecedented live multimedia spectacle, and now he's digging up the 'Arkives' for a comprehensive and special-ordered Plastikman boxset.
Before his current North American DJ tour, the Canadian dance icon stopped by Toronto's Bell Lightbox Theatre to speak to Spinner about dirty Detroit warehouses, hallucinogenic inspirations and bringing the '90s underground experience to a new generation.
The 11-disc 'Arkives' will be made-to-order and purchases will be accepted via Hawtin's label website, www.M-nus.com, only until Dec. 31.
Richie Hawtin North American Tour Dates:
Nov 17 - Windsor
Nov 18 - Toronto
Nov 19 - Montreal
Nov 20 - Brooklyn, New York
Nov 22 - Washington DC
Nov 24 - Detroit, MI
Nov 25 - Chicago, IL
Nov 26 - Milwaukee, WI
Nov 27 - Miami
Videography by Graham Runciman. Special thanks to the Bell Lightbox Theatre