Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, announced the next stop of his From Our Minds concept at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York, on October 21. The standalone NYC gig is a flagship moment for Hawtin’s live experience, highlighting the next generation of Techno talent, in one of America’s nightlife capitals, with an independent venue, promoter, and group of performers who are committed to honoring the legacy of Techno while moving the genre forward.
From Our Minds is the next evolutionary step in Richie Hawtin’s lifelong commitment to support the development of the electronic music scene. Earlier this year, the tour made its North American debut in the birthplace of Techno, Detroit, and made its way to a series of sold-out crowds in warehouses in Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more across eight dates. Locations were sent out the same day of each gig, with a strict no photo/video policy, with each event providing a one-of-a-kind experience for those in attendance.
The tour showcased talent Hawtin had discovered, and represented the next wave of artists from Canada to Detroit, to New York and across the South West, representing scenes beyond the traditional major cities. Label owners, visual artists, producers and DJs, are all artists that Richie believes are helping push the Techno scene and sound forward in innovative new ways.
Obviously, Knockdown Center will see this dynamic group come together for the first time on the East Coast, which includes the likes of Barbosa, Declan James, Decoder, Henry Brooks, Huey Mnemonic, Jay York, Lindsay Herbert, Michelle Sparks, with the addition of two new faces, machìna & Tylr.
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