Broadcast (I think) as part of BBC 2's "Rock Around The Clock" music marathon on Saturday September 20th 1986, this Housemartins documentary might be horrifically twee and horribly dated but it has one saving grace (two if you include "Think For A Minute"). At just over the 3 minute mark there is footage of an impossibly young Norman Cook trying to mash up The Clash and Run DMC on a primitive looking pair of turntables. For want of a better headline, I'm calling it Fatboy Slim's debut TV appearance - nearly 10 years before he was even a gleam in Norman's own eye.
Experiments in speed. Inspired by those great men of the salt flats, those men that in the 60s pushed the Land Speed Record from the 300s up towards the 600mph mark in jet-propelled cars built in their sheds. We decided to do what we do: build a bicycle, but this time, in the spirit of those pioneers of speed, build it to see how fast we could go…
Director | Greg Hackett
Editor | Tim Swaby
Production Company | Spindle Productions
Sound Recordist | Adam Williams
Camera Assistant | Greg Harris
Production Assistant | Dickon Ireland
Aerial Cameras | Ben Kenobe Ben Sturgess Chris Ridley
Photographer | Tristan Conor Holden
Composer | Daniel J. Harvey
The original plastik technocrat in New York at the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy.
Richie Hawtin has always pushed the envelope: he started Plus 8 Records with John Acquaviva at the turn of the ’90s, formed the M_nus empire, and helped develop Final Scratch. His works under the F.U.S.E. guise, the delicious desolation of Plastikman, countless remixes, and his groundbreaking works with the Concept series and the Decks, EFX & 909 compilation are all firmly planted in techno’s history. A fierce advocate of developing technology as long as it doesn’t detract from the physical experience of community, Richie Hawtin lives in the moment, on the cusp of the future.