- The collaboration with Endel follows the company's AI Lullaby collaboration with Grimes.
Plastikman, AKA Richie Hawtin, is the latest artist to team up with the AI-enhanced app company Endel.
While Grimes focused on sleep for the AI Lullaby soundscape, released last fall, Hawtin worked with the company to reframe the trademark techno sound of his Plastikman project as a focus aid with a soundscape called Deeper Focus. To do so, he worked closely with Endel to create original sounds that fit within the Plastikman vision as well as Endel's requirements. The stems were then processed by Endel AI to create a soundscape that reacts to the user's location, weather and natural light exposure, with beats synced to the user's heart rate.
A study currently under review by The Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America ranked Endel's focus soundscapes as more effective than similarly-aimed playlists currently on the market. You can check out the Endel x Plastikman Deeper Focus soundscape here.
Watch a video featuring Richie Hawtin discussing his collaboration with Endel.
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