Art Basel Miami Beach

Richie Hawtin on New Album: "Deeper I Go Into Myself, the More Plastikman It Becomes"

Basel 2013 saw Miami flooded with out-of-town artists, critics, collectors, celebrities, and all manner of high-brow, well-to-doers looking for the best culturally themed parties around. Thankfully for minimal house fans, Richie Hawtin is a big art freak.

Hawtin, AKA Plastikman and the head of Minus Records, made sure to take some time out of his schedule to catch the great galleries and see the sights, but he also made sure to give back to fans. He performed at Story on Friday night, but only after giving his most dedicated fanbase a secret pop-up show in the Mana Wynwood parking lot.

It's a new thing that he's been up to with Red Bull, and we here at Crossfade caught up with him just after the two-hour performance to discuss art, educating the masses, and a new Plastikman album.

See also: DJ Sprinkles' Strategy: "Make It the Audience's Burden to Work It on the Dance Floor"

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.