The Berlin-based White Material man will make his debut on Canada's West Coast next month.
Richard makes up the Berlin arm of White Material, the NYC-based collective (also featuring Galcher Lustwerk, Young Male, Morgan Louis and others) who made quite a splash last year with their self-described "working man's techno." DJ Richard has been responsible for two of the label's five records so far, including its latest (you can stream clips here), as well as a remix on DFA and a collaboration with Dial's Carsten Jost.
His Vancouver debut will take place at Open Studios, with support coming from one of the city's most ubiquitous house and techno DJs, Max Ulis. Other locals Stepdaughter, Heartbeat(s) and 8prn under the Project Pablo alias are also on board to start off the night.
Open Studios will play host to two other shows in the lead-up: Nation boss Traxx will headline this Friday the 28th alongside Scott W, and then LiGHTA! Sound will hold one of its regular showcases with guest Danny Corn and residents Max Ulis, Michael Red, Self Evident and Yan Zombie.