Richie Hawtin’s alias Plastikman releases his three original soundtracks for Prada’s online runway shows, which are available for pre-order now.
Plastikman X Prada Spring/Summer 2021 Womenswear Show
Created over the past six months, all three soundtracks will see their debut release with additional versions and an Ambient Version of the highly-regarded first soundtrack, “Sin Thetik.” Working closely with co-creative directors Miuccia Prada & Raf Simons, Richie Hawtin’s soundtracks excite the senses and evokes movement with ambient techno appeal. Each soundtrack is a sonic exploration of what is seen in each collection.
“For the Prada & Plastikman collaboration, the musical direction was inspired by Miuccia’s & Raf’s concept for each collection. Although each collection had its own specific theme, I felt confident that the visual language of Prada and the sonic aesthetic of Plastikman would find a beautiful and symbiotic relationship.
For the Spring / Summer 2021 Womenswear collection, Prada explores thoughts on how technology influences intimacy and sensuality, inspiring my use of AI algorithms to create synthetic voices to inhabit the show’s sonic landscape. The Fall / Winter 2021 Menswear collection resonated with the world’s current situation and how fashion (and music) help us deal with it and let us express ourselves. Combining two works into one, reflected this metamorphosis with echoes of club beats and synth melodies that appear like a ghost from the past, hopefully waiting for their return. The third release and soundtrack composed for the Fall / Winter2021 Womenswear collection evolve through two distinct stages. Syncopated hypnotic beats welcome you first into an ambiance of intimacy and sensuality, which then develops in the second half into a more playful and sexually charged rhythm of driving percussion.”Richie Hawtin, Plastikman
- Sin Thetik (Prada SS21 Womenswear Version)
- Sin Thetik (Ambient Version)
- Narkosis / Spektre (Prada FW21 Menswear Version)
- Narkosis (Full Version)
- Spektre (Full Version)
- Inxtro (Prada FW21 Womenswear Version)