Thought I would mention that I just caught his show at Sonar in Barcelona on 18th of June. This also tails in with RayV's post back in March
regarding the iPhone app. I was skeptical about his visuals after seeing a less then exciting performance in London at Field Day 2008
Well 2 years later and as Plastikman he has really raised the bar. I went with my friend who demanded we go. This was my friends second, he caught Plastikman LIVE in Detroit at DEMF
a few weeks ago. He mentioned the iPhone app SYNK
but I didn't pay much attention to it. It wasnt until the show started that I truely understood what was going on. We were camped right up front and had a great view of the curved LED screen that surrounded Mr. Hawtin which occasionaly highlighted him and projected his shadow on the LED screen. To me it looked like he was a mad scientist in his lab busily working away with thunderous bass and electrical strobe storms going on all around.
I was a little upset that I didn't bring my proper Canon camera. All the videos and photos were shot with my Sony Ericson c905 mobile phone. I must admit the images and videos are not all that bad.
Richie starts his show with a nice intro that builds into well produced audio visual experience all the way to the very end and just when you think it's over he comes out with a hammering encore that leaves you wanting more. During his show iPhone users who have the application SYNK
installed can interact via Wi-FI with his performance by monitoring track information, bpm, effects and elements. But what I found cool was when Plastikman allowed users to trigger wordsamples in realtime. FTW, that's pretty badass in my opinion. For more info visit http://www.plastikman.com/