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Robert Hood - Internal Empire
Robert Hood
Internal Empire
2LP | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Tresor)
29,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Originally released in 1994, ‘Internal Empire’ marks a point of transition for Robert Hood moving on from his previous collaborations within Underground Resistance. Robert Hood advanced uncovering the power of true minimalism. Deep soul through a simplicity that showed how much could be done with so little. The devastating rhythms of this album forge the unmatched spirit of this sound, influencing generations to come.
Robert Hood - Clocks / Low Life / Go
Robert Hood
Clocks / Low Life / Go
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (M-Plant)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Returning victorious to M-Plant after the Floorplan album and EP takeover, Robert Hood, whose work under his own name has continued to garner equal support with the 'Paradygm Shift' series for Dekmantel, brings the heat with this triple-tracker.
Robert Hood - Master Builder
Robert Hood
Master Builder
12" | 1995 | EU | Reissue (Tresor)
9,99 €*
Release:1995 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Twenty five years after its initial release, and accompanying the re-release of ’Internal Empire’ Tresor Records is proud to present a new cut and pressing (180gm) of Robert Hood’s essential “Master Builder”.
Robert Hood - DJ Kicks
Robert Hood
DJ Kicks
CD | 2018 | EU | Original (!K7)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Detroit’s pioneering techno giant 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 2 x 12” vinyl sampler.
Robert Hood - Paradygm Shift Volume 3
Robert Hood
Paradygm Shift Volume 3
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dekmantel)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following on from the 2017 LP Paradygm Shift by Robert Hood released on Dekmantel Records, the Detroit legend returns to the imprint to deliver the final installment in a trilogy of EP releases that initially began back in February 2016. Now based in Alabama, the Detroit-techno producer is returning to his roots. Embracing the trademark, minimal, funk techno sounds that defined his earlier career, Paradygm Shift Vol. 3 is classic Hood, operating in new, and uncharted ways.
The EP is an extension on the concept as outlayed by Hood during the project’s conceptual stage: ‘‘The idea behind Paradygm Shift is similar to a shift in our focus. We can become so complacent; we are so comfortable with our surroundings, I think this is the time for electronic music to find a new mindset.’’ Kicking off off with ‘Red Machine’, where again parallels can be drawn between the days of Minimal Nation, and Internal Empire – the sound is sparse and brutalistic, representing a challenged future. A progressive melody syncopates along the tracks percussive, backbone, arching its way into the track’s eventual demise. On the B-side, ‘Transform’ provides a composition of stripped, down electro, while taking in the 606 style, and adding additional, textural depth. It’s a track full of subtle melody, and high-ranging claps, that make ‘Transform’ the perfect transitional tool, and standalone floor-filler at the same time.
‘Red Machine’ and ‘Transform’ reflect Hood’s modern take on challenging techno. Meditative in their sequenced repetition, the tracks draw you in with their audacious, and memorizing sequences. It’s contemporary techno, albeit techno that reflects Hood’s style and nature. Pulsating, electrifying, with dark undertones, and very much of that Detroit flavour.
Robert Hood - Paradygm Shift
Robert Hood
Paradygm Shift
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Dekmantel)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Paradygm Shift, the first Robert Hood album to be released since 2012. A staggering record of techno dynamite sees the Detroit legend excelling at what he does best. The record serves as a milestone for the Dutch label Dekmantel, celebrating its tenth anniversary, with the label’s 50th release.
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Paradygm Shift is return to the distinguished style that defined Robert Hood’s music in the early 90s. It is the older, and more mature brother to Hood’s classic Minimal Nation, highlighting his more evolved, technical craftsmanship, It is an album of crisp, smooth and delicately orchestrated techno that is quintessentially minimal in focus, and grandiose in sound, juxtaposed with electronic funk, wrapped up in blisteringly urgent, and honest, pulsating techno.

The LP is the culmination of a three EP series released on Dekmantel. “The idea behind it is just a shift in our focus. We can become so complacent; we are so comfortable with our surroundings. I think this is the time for electronic music to find a new mindset." Robert says about the record’s concept. "I felt it necessary to reiterate Robert Hood as an electronic music artist who is bringing minimalism back in the forefront, and not to get lost in the melody. I want to get back to the simple repetitive programming that I'm known for, and to me it was returning to that, and shifting the listeners' focus.”

Like his DJ sets, Paradygm Shift gradually warms up into a rolling hypnotic, succession of pious rhythms that make up ‘Idea’. The orthodox template never brakes, but evolves as the album proceeds. It is beholden of a man born of playful discipline. ‘Solid Thought’ points to a heightened sense of purity, ‘Magnet’ is unabashed and unflinching in its ruthlessness, while ‘Pneuma’ is the record’s only soulful link to Hood’s recent Floorplan past. As the record draws to a close, penultimate track ‘Pattern 8’ plays out as a beautifully synthesized, hymn that points towards to an earlier period of machine-driven, soul music.

Paradygm Shift is the perfect marriage, cementing the Detroit-Dutch relationship further. Although this will be Robert Hood’s first LP release with Dekmantel, the marraige between the two stretches back over seven years. Since DJing at Paradiso for the Dekmantel crew back in 2010, Robert Hood has been a regular fixture for the clubnights and festivals ever since, while also contributing remixes to Juju & Jordash’s Deep Blue Meanies EP. “I could tell these guys were hungry for electronic music. Dekmantel is about making things happen, and so like minds think alike,” Hood says about their history,

Speaking about the record project and signing, the team behind Dekmantel stated: "Just like a lot of Robert Hood fans, we’re most enthusiastic about his older, minimal material. After all, it’s what made him famous in the first place and was an important ingredient in the early Dekmantel days. His Paradygm Shift music appeals to this period but has a modern feel too it, which makes it very exciting.”
Robert Hood - Apartment Zero
Robert Hood
Apartment Zero
12" | 2000 | EU | Reissue (Logistic)
9,99 €*
Release:2000 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash an d 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.
Today logistic decides to repress the “Apartment Zero ep” as it’s one of the best of Robert Hood’s typical unique techno style full of jazz and soul flavour
Robert Hood - The Pace
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