Plastikman to receive career honour at AIM Independent Music Awards

Pioneering electronic dance star Plastikman is set to be feted with a top prize at Britain’s AIM Independent Music Awards. The Canadian musician, real name Richie Hawtin, will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at a ceremony in London on Tuesday (02Sep14) in recognition of his 25-year career, which has been “characterised by a restless urge to push electronic music forward”, according to organisers at the Association of Independent Music (AIM).
The news comes two months after Plastikman released EX, his first album in 11 years.
He follows in the footsteps of previous honourees Bjork, Scottish rocker Edwyn Collins and singer/songwriter Billy Bragg, who took home the accolade last year (13).
London Grammar and the Arctic Monkeys lead the list of nominees at the prizegiving, which celebrates the best of the independent music industry.