• Richie Hawtin confirms new Plastikman album
• The xx announce NYC residency
• Salva Readies North American Tour with RL Grime
Richie Hawtin confirms new Plastikman album
Richie Hawtin has confirmed that a new Plastikman album is on the way.
It’ll be the first time Hawtin has released material via his famed alias in a while. Speaking to Société Perrier during Miami Art Week, he told of how a recent performance at the Guggenheimin New York inspired him to finish a Plastikman LP.
“It put me back in the studio and inspired me enough to work on new material, and in five days I created a new album,” he said.
The video interview, which you can watch below, shows Hawtin explaining how he thinks that art is synonymous with music and how he finds inspiration in spaces such as the Guggenheim and his brother’s studio, as well as in the work of Anish Kapoor.
Apparently the Guggenheim set sparked a fresh wave of creativity for the techno titan.
“Music came out of me because of the opportunity to play in this beautiful architectural place that is actually renowned for art, not music. And now there’s a new Plastikman album,” he also said.
Looks like 2014 will be a busy one for Hawtin, who will take the Plastikman show to Sonar in the summer, alongside a performance under his own name.
The xx announce NYC residency
UK outfit The XX have announced an imminent series of dates at New York’s Park Avenue Armory.
Commencing on March 19 next year, the trio will play 25 profoundly intimate shows. Performing to audiences strictly limited to forty persons, the band seeks to reinterpret and challenge “the relationship between artist, audience, and environment”, according to a press release.
Tickets can be purchased through the venue’s website.
Salva Readies North American Tour with RL Grime
Early next year, trap-obsessed, party-starting DJ/producers Salva (pictured above) and RL Grime will embark on a joint tour of North America. The string of performances is set to kick off in LA on January 23, and will jump around the continent sporadically until February 15, hitting American cities such as Denver, Philadelphia, Tallahassee, Chicago, Bloomington, and Miami, as well as parts of Canada. The full list of Salva’s and RL Grime’s tour dates can be found on the flier above, and tickets for each show can be purchased here.