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Inside Richie Hawtin's raucous techno rave at the Tate Modern

The night saw performances from Overmono, HAAi, OK Williams and Richie himself

  • Words: Becky Buckle | Photos: James D Kelly
  • 6 December 2021

On November 25, Richie Hawtin, performed live at Prada Extends in The Tanks at the Tate Modern.

Along with Richie, the night saw performances from HAAi, OK Williams and Overmono.

The Prada collaborator headlined the invite-only live music project which fell under the design labels concept "Sound of Prada" which will continue into 2022.

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Prada Extends focuses its mission on local artists consisting of four DJs and four visual artists to create physical intersections in which people, ideas, and aesthetics connect. The project aims to unite “a diverse selection of emerging talent, celebrating the creative cultures of the selected city.”

Richie himself proposed the name "Extend" as he said: “I like the name EXTEND. Prada extending outwards, connecting to people and being a catalyst to bring communities and creatives together, interconnecting the like-minded. I can imagine that each event focuses in on a local scene, the details within it, and pushes it outwards further than originally imagined.”

Recently, Richie also creatively led the soundtracks for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2021 Womenswear and the Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear presentations combined with the release of tracks, 'Narcosis' and 'Spektre'.

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The event saw guests from a mixture of the music and fashion including, AJ Tracey, Romeo Beckham, Foundation FM, CKTRL, Connie Constance and plenty more.

To capture the event through the eyes of Richie, Prada have released a docu-film of the event which you can view here.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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