Plastician is set to release a 20+ track album of old material from his days producing as Plasticman (not to be confused with Plastikman, the Richie Hawtin alias that forced Plastician to change his name).
Speaking to FACT, the grime and dubstep original says that the album is all new masters of material dating back to the early ’00s.
“I re-opened the original .flp Fruityloops files in the same versions of the software they were built in at the time and bounced them as wavs completely flat”, he explains. “I’ve not added any new effects or eq to any of them. They all contain exactly the same sounds and mix settings as they did in the early ’00s, even as basic as they are I felt it would be wrong to change anything.”
The album will likely be 21 tracks, and mostly features music previously only available on vinyl. There will be no vinyl pressing, as Plastician “likes the idea of the original records holding their individual values and identities”, but there will be a series of remixes from “friends and artists I enjoy”, one of which will be released on a limited 12″ – the first that Plastician’s Terrorhythm label has released since Om Unit’s debut EP.
Plastician has been playing a Zomby remix of his classic ‘Cha’ on radio, which we’ve embedded below, as well as a Wen remix that has been doing the rounds. Both, it’s safe to guess, are in the running for the project.