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Saturday June 4th, 2022 with Heavy Ben
Electronic Sounds From Canada Part 9 - Richie Hawtin (Plastikman)

Happy 52nd birthday to Richie Hawtin, electronic music producer and DJ. Born in England in 1970, Hawtin's family moved to Windsor, ON, in the late 1970s. Drawing inspiration from nearby Detroit, Hawtin is a pioneer of minimal techno and IDM over a 30+ year career. Plastikman is Richie Hawtin's most well known moniker, and 1998's "Consumed" still strikes me as one of the most immersive recordings I have ever heard. He recorded three albums with Pete Namoook as "From Within" in a kosmische / ambient style, and released techno / acid / electronica recordings as Concept 1, Cybersonik, States Of Mind, Hardtrax, F.U.S.E., Circuit Breaker... Alongside John Acquaviva, Richie Hawtin founded independent record label Plus 8, and later M_nus. In the 1990s they ran a remarkable DIY shop: self-produced music, album cover art work, their own record pressing plant in Canada, a subscription service to sell vinyl, and distribution to record stores. Kids these days don't know how easy they have it! Best Techno DJ of the year 3x, and none of these tracks have been played on CKCU before. So I know you will find something new to discover from the remarkable catalogue of Richie Hawtin. I find this music to be as engaging as ever. Experience it in a big room with big speakers... or on headphones.
Hour one
96​:​01 02​:​00
Concept 1 - 12" - Concept 1 - 1996 Canadian
Altair IV.1
Cybersonik / States Of Mind - Technarchy - Plus 8 - 1990 Canadian
Plastikman - Sheet One - Plus 8 - 1993 Canadian
Hardtrax - 12" - Probe - 1994 Canadian
Silent Intelligence Part V, Part VI
From Within - From Within 3 - Fax +49-69/450464, M_nus - 1997 Canadian
Plastikman - Artifakts (BC) - M_nus, NovaMute - 1998 Canadian
Plastikman - Closer - M_nus, NovaMute - 2003 Canadian
Future Surfacing (What Lies Ahead)
From Within - From Within 2 - Fax +49-69/450464, M_nus - 1995 Canadian
Hour two
A New Day
F.U.S.E. (FUSE) - Dimension Intrusion - Plus 8 - 1993 Canadian
Plastikman - EX - M_nus, Mute - 2014 Canadian
Plastikman - Recycled Plastik - NovaMute - 1994 Canadian
Circuit Breaker - The End (1991-1996) - Probe - 1996 Canadian
Elements of Tone (J's a Mix)
States Of Mind - Elements Of Tone - Plus 8 - 1990 Canadian
F.U.S.E. (FUSE) - Computer Space - Plus 8 - 1994 Canadian
Cor Ten
Plastikman - Consumed - M_nus, NovaMute - 1998 Canadian
Locomotion (In Key)
Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales with Tiga - Consumed In Key - Turbo - 2022 Canadian New
Richie Hawtin / R.H.X. - From My Mind To Yours - Plus 8 - 2015 Canadian
Sad Alliance
From Within - From Within - Fax +49-69/450464, M_nus - 1994 Canadian
Plastikman - Musik - NovaMute - 1994 Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Elorious Cain
Incredible show Ben!

2:36 AM, June 3rd, 2022
Testing 1,2,3 ….thanks for the RH library Ben, some Kraftwerk influence !

8:35 PM, June 4th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Elorious, thanks for checking out the show in advance!

8:39 PM, June 4th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Hi Eddy, certainly inspired by Kraftwerk. Appreciate your ears...

8:42 PM, June 4th, 2022
Mike P
bennotto, thanks, loving this heavy!

8:47 PM, June 4th, 2022
robert p in gatineau
Thanks ! Fun sonic adventure !

8:50 PM, June 4th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Mike P, right on thanks for commenting

9:11 PM, June 4th, 2022
Heavy Ben
Indeed Robert. Glad we've got some ears on these electronic sounds

9:12 PM, June 4th, 2022
Great accompaniment to our running dishwasher.

9:42 PM, June 4th, 2022
Chris I.
Deep sounds. Thanks Ben.

9:43 PM, June 4th, 2022
I’ll be listening to Nailbiter after this !

9:50 PM, June 4th, 2022
Jas Nasty (host)
Hey Ben, just catching the end but look forward to listening back on the archive!

9:58 PM, June 4th, 2022
Ben Armstrong (host)
Henbee, I can imagine the soothing drone of the dishwasher supporting the minimal beats...

10:35 PM, June 4th, 2022
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hey Chris, Jas - see you soon. Thanks all for tuning in to Heavy Friends this week!

10:35 PM, June 4th, 2022
Tuning in a day late but digging the beats! Was a good soundtrack to an afternoon painting another room at the new place.

4:03 PM, June 5th, 2022
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hey Dandy, yes this music is suitable for all sorts of repetitive tasks. Congrats on the new house and stay hydrated!

8:52 PM, June 5th, 2022