Thursday, March 28, 2013

Robert Hood at Slam Radio - 026




Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex as well as the Austrian Cheap label, the French label Logistic and Jeff Mills' Axis label, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he's released the bulk of his solo material. Hood was a founding member, along with Jeff Mills and Mike Banks, of the Underground Resistance label, whose influential releases throughout the early and mid '90s helped change the face of modern Detroit techno and sparked a creative renaissance. Infusing elements of acid and industrial into a potent blend of Chicago house and Detroit techno, UR's aesthetic project and militant business philosophy were (and remain) singular commitments in underground techno. Hood left Detroit (and UR) with Jeff Mills in 1992, setting up shop in New York and recording a series of 12-inch EPs . Through the mid '90s, Hood has focused on his solo work, setting up M-Plant in 1994 and releasing singles such as "Internal Empire," "Music Data," and "Moveable Parts." Although his desire to remain underground has been replaced by an urge to reach a wider audience, Hood remains fiercely critical of artistic and economic movements destructive to inner-city communities and has combined his musical enterprises with outreach and social activist ends. His debut album “Wire to Wire“ took Hood's hypnotic minimalism to entirely new depths and territories, whilst his latest album 'Molecule' under the nickname “Monobox“ released on Logistic takes his productions onto new levels of musicality and sophistication within the world of electronic music.







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Contakt "Tesssera 04 (Robert Hood remix)" (Icee Hot)
Floorplan "Let's Ride" - unreleased / Forthcoming on debut Floorplan "Paradise" album out in June Mark Broom - untitled
Lee J Malcolm "Oh Yeah (Ben Sims remix)" (EPM Music)
Robert Hood "Eleven" - unreleased (Oliver - as far as I know, never heard of that one)
Trolley Route "Neutron" (Chaval Records)
Floorplan "Change" - unreleased / Forthcoming on debut Floorplan "Paradise" album out in June
Ben Sims "Love n Hurt (Gary Beck remix)" (Theory)
Mark Broom - untitled
Robert Hood "Full Armour (Ready For War)" - unreleased (Oliver - as far as I know, never heard of that one)
Ben Sims "New Blood (Robert Hood remix)" (Theory)
Robert Hood "Drive (Phase deep mix)" (Music Man)
Floorplan "Eclipse" - unreleased / Forthcoming on debut Floorplan "Paradise"
Robert Hood "The Family" (M-Plant)
Steve Rachmad "Tir Na Nog" (Rotation)
Robert Hood "Hologram 4" - unreleased
Tim Wolff "Backstage Fridge" (Dynamic Reflection)
James Ruskin "Work (Steve Rachmad remix)" (Blueprint)
Robert Hood "Alarm" - unreleased (Oliver - as far as I know, never heard of that one)
O/V/R "Post Traumatic Son (DVS1 Pessimist mix)" (Blueprint)
Lee J Malcolm "One Star Applicant (James Ruskin Rework)" (EPM Music)
Steve Silk Hurley "Jack Your Body (Hardfloor remix)" (Hardfloor The Label)
Robert Hood "Eleven" - unreleased (Oliver - as far as I know, never heard of that one)
Ritzi Lee "Backdraft" (Theory)
Floorplan "Confess" (M-Plant)
Floorplan "Higher (Ben Sims remix)" (M-Plant) - unreleased / forthcoming on M-Plant in 2013
Clone - white label
Robert Hood "Hate Transmissions" (Music Man) 
 
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