2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Richie Hawtin’s debut artist album, Dimension Intrusion. The 1993 release was recorded under his long since shelved F.U.S.E. pseudonym. To commemorate the landmark, the technophile has launched the Dimensions collection on his legendary imprint PLUS8. The package includes remastered and previously lost material. Perhaps most excitingly of all to thoroughbred Richie Hawtin fans, the collection will include a plethora of experimental tracks that haven’t previously seen the light of day, the unreleased Computer Space album and will be accompanied by original artwork and cover-letter from his brother, Matthew.
The period covered was certainly a formative one for a 22-year old Richie. At the time, PLUS8 was in its infancy, and Hawtin and his business partner John Acquaviva would spend their spare time in a bunker “under the kitchen” of his parent’s home, making music and experimenting with different sounds. These early recordings would lay the foundations for the Plastikman project. Inspired by the futurism of Detroit techno, European synth pop and sci-fi scores, you can still hear those telltale traits - the foundations on what would later become Hawtin’s signature take on techno. A reductionist, rolling and hypnotising variation of the Detroit sound he fell in the love with as a border-hopping teen, sitting somewhere between the electronic narrative of Motor City and the mutation of the form across the Atlantic in Berlin.
In a statement posted across his social channels, the British-born Canadian entrepreneur says of the release:
“25 years later, I’m very proud to release this collection.”
The M-NUS boss will be making several giant appearances in the UK this summer. First, Scottish fans can catch him headlining the massive Terminal V festival in Edinburgh on Easter weekend. Meanwhile, fans south of the border will be treated to his long-awaited debut at Junction 2 on Saturday 8th June, where he lines-up alongside Adam Beyer and Joseph Capriati under the iconic Bridge stage.
The last remaining tickets for both shows are on sale now.
Dimension collection is available to order in physical and digital formats now.