At first a thrilling, sumptuous feast for the ears, the minimal era soon found itself entangled in certain sonic tropes, in certain lumbering ideas.
By 2007, the movement had largely run aground. Too much space, opined clubbers, and not enough actual grooves. 'Plastik' though, was a stone cold groove.
Released on Playhouse back in 2007, Simon Baker's track ruled the summer like few other tracks, applying some buoyant energy to the minimal template.
Swiftly remixed, 'Plastik' has remained a perennial favourite ever since, finding a place in sets from DJs who wouldn't normally veer anywhere close to the minimal scene.
Clearly deciding that the time was right to bring the track in from the cold, German powerhouse Kompakt has arranged a new re-issue featuring some unreleased remixes.
One of Todd Terje's signal re-works, the Norwegian producer's take on 'Plastik' is a gentle, teasing, propulsive gem with some of his trademark neo-disco glee.
Out on September 8th, you can pre-order it HERE or tune in below.