Richie Hawtin Takes it Back to the ’90s With the “Acid King” EP
Richie Hawtin Takes it Back to the ’90s With the “Acid King” EPAugust 6, 2021
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.