Richie Hawtin teams up with Prada under Plastikman pseudonym
Richie Hawtin returns to his Plastikman moniker for a collaboration with Prada, composing the runway soundtrack for the brand’s new Spring/Summer 2021 Womenswear show. The track, titled “Sin Thetik,” was written in coordination with Prada’s new co-creative director and fashion visionary, Raf Simons, and further shows Hawtin’s astounding versatility as a techno producer. Speaking about the new project, Hawtin said,
“Plastikman ‘Sin Thetik’ was created over an intense few weeks and was inspired by my conversations with Raf along with directions for Miuccia. The process was new to me, however I always felt the respect and openness from Raf and Miuccia to allow me to explore where the sound of Plastikman would fit in this new context. This is just the first piece of music today, expect more very soon…”
Layered with a thick but futuristic haze, “Sin Thetik” takes inspiration from the hypnotic realm of dub techno, devising a vast and probing electronic soundscape for listeners to lose themselves in. The single clocks in at a hearty 12 minutes, but is set to be accompanied by an expanded 20-minute ambient version upon release.
Listen to “Sin Thetik” as part of Prada’s SS21 runway show below.
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