Detroit techno pioneer Robert Hood is next to take the reins of the DJ-Kicks mix series.




I’m excited to share some good news to our techno community, the thing is to announce today that Detroit techno pioneer Robert Hood is next to take the reins of the DJ-Kicks mix series. His timeless 22 track offering includes four of his own new exclusives, and will come on CD as well as with a 2x12” vinyl sampler on November 16th.

Known as founding member of Underground Resistance, Robert Hood has established his minimalistic and hypnotic techno approach with releases on legendary labels as Tresor, Peacefrog, and his own M-Plant as well as his more recent album on Dekmantel.

His DJ-Kicks showcases this sound including exclusive edits by himself like ‘Machineform’ or 'Bond Solid' and tracks by techno heavyweights as Matrixxman, Truncate, Slam and Clouds. 





Overview: Detroit’s pioneering techno giant Robert Hood is next to take the reins of the DJKicks mix series. His timeless 22 track offering includes four of his own new exclusives, and will come on CD as well as with a 2 x 12” vinyl sampler in winter 2018.
It’s hard to talk about techno without Robert Hood. The Motor City mainstay was a founding member of the pivotal Underground Resistance with Mad Mike Banks and Jeff Mills, and then went on to lay down a blueprint for minimal techno which continues to make an impact to this day. As Floorplan, of course, he veers into more funky and melodic house and techno, often with a gospel overtone that lead to rapturous receptions on dance floors around the world.
But the techno he makes as Robert Hood is what he is best known for. It has come on his own M Plant label, as well as vital outlets like Tresor, Peacefrog and Dekmantel, where 2017’s Paradygm Shift album proved that, 25 years after first starting out, he is still a force unto himself. The record was a return to the roots of his definitive Minimal Nation LP in 1994, and was filled with the sort of expert melodic loops, scintillating drums and hypnotic sense of repetition that only a few can master: making such simple yet effective music is a skill that Hood has made all his own.
His DJ-Kicks mix proves that once more: it is a techno mix, pure and simple. It exudes the trademark machine warmth and muscular sense of groove that makes Hood’s style so infectious. Most tracks are from the last few years and come from a range of mainly European producers, but the result is pure Robert Hood.
The perennial futurist wastes no time in getting down to business: after a brief buzzing synth line sounds like a spacecraft warming up for take off, the rubbery, relentless drums arrive and remain rooted to the floor for seventy minutes. Despite his famously linear approach, the tension between tracks, suspenseful breakdowns and sci-fi sense of melody throughout keeps you engaged: there is just enough light in the dark, sufficient colour between the shadows and constant sense of pressure to keep you utterly engaged from start to finish.
Robert Hood is synonymous with techno, and his entry into the DJ-Kicks series shows exactly why. 


Artist. VA
Title. Robert Hood Dj-Kicks
Release date. November 16th, 2018.
Label. !K7 
Photo credit: Rik Moran

Tracklist.

CD TRACKLIST.



01. Connected (Intro) 
02. Robert Hood - Focus (DJ-Kicks) 
03. Truncate - Terminal 5 
04. Slam - Remain 
05. Robert Hood - Clocks 
06. Marcel Fengler – Thwack 
07. Mark Broom - King (Gary Beck Remix) 
08. Robert Hood - Greytype I 
09. Robert Hood - Mirror Man 
10. Stare5 - We Will Not 
11. Gary Beck - Video Siren 
12. Mark Reeve - Dice 
13. Robert Hood - Bond Solid Robert Hood – Solid Thought Robert Hood – The Bond We Formed
14. Landside - Signs of Change (Robert Hood Remix) 
15. Adrian Hour - Make You Feel Good 
16. Ben Long & Tom Hades - The Knight Rider 
17. Clouds - Chained to A Dead Camel 
18. Hans Bouffmyere & Kyle Geiger - Inwards 
19. Robert Hood - Machineform Robert Hood – Red Machine Robert Hood - Form 
20. Robert Hood - Hall of Mirrors 
21. Oliver Deutschmann - Confuzed 
22. Matrixxman - Protocol

LP TRACKLIST. (Vinyl)


A1. Robert Hood - Focus (DJ-Kicks) 
A2. Truncate - Terminal 5 
B1. Slam - Remain 
B2. Stare5 - We Will Not 
C1. Gary Beck - Video Siren 
C2. Mark Reeve - Dice 
D1. Landside - Signs of Change (Robert Hood Remix)
D2. Ben Long - The Knight Rider.

(Previews soon.)







(P) & © 2018 K7 Music GmbH

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