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First Listen: Robert Hood – ‘Eleven’/’Alarm (M-Plant)

Preview the forthcoming Robert Hood 12″ ahead of its December 7 release.

Detroit luminary, though Alabama-residing, Robert Hood shelves his Floorplan alias for his next release on his own M-Plant, returning to the straighter techno of his birth name. Both projects have enjoyed a sterling 2013: two singles from the 2012 Hood album, ‘Drive’ and ‘Black Technician’ arrived early in the year, before he unleashed the debut long-player of his Floorplan alias to widespread acclaim. A follow-up Floorplan EP then dropped in November, equipped with a Ben Sims remix. He has remixed the likes of Benjamin Damage and Ø(Phase) himself, all whilst touring the world as one of the most in-demand DJs in House and Techno.

‘Eleven’ and ‘Alarm’ are both typically minimal. The former stretches few, basic elements through subtle progression for seven minutes of hypnotic and funk-laden machine music. ‘Alarm’ is cleaner and more ominous. It’s deep kicks cut through a delayed siren and sci-fi bleeps, tailormade for holding the tension on the dancefloor.