Richie Hawtin Takes it Back to the '90s With the "Acid King" EP

The five-track EP is out today via From Our Minds.

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Aug 6, 2021
Chandler Shortlidge

Working under his own name and under monikers like Plastikman, Richie Hawtin has left an indelible mark on techno over the past 30 years, releasing a plethora of game-changing minimal, dub, ambient and more in that time.

But Hawtin’s early years also saw him releasing acid stompers like “Confusion” as F.U.S.E. and “Overkill” as Circuit Breaker on Plus 8 Records, the label he founded with fellow Canadian producer and label owner, John Acquaviva.

It was with this in mind that Hawtin approached his new EP, Acid Kings, saying: “What started out as a studio experiment searching for the soft, warm distortions that were inherent in all my early 1990s F.U.S.E. and Circuit Breaker ACID tracks, morphed into something else.”

“Acid Kings” is a hypnotic, thundering acid cut. The EP leads with a Full Tilt version, and features four alternate versions, including a F.U.S.E. Bass Dub, as well as a Bonus Beats mix and a Vox mix, allowing for creative on-the-fly mixing and remixing in true Hawtin style.

Check out the full EP below.

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