Any fan of techno should know the name Robert Hood. He was a founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a 'Minister Of Information' with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill's Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno's path throughout the late Nineties.
Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex, Jeff Mills' Axis label, as well as Patrick Pulsingers 'Cheap' label, Peacefrog, and more recently Music Man, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he's released the bulk of his solo material.
Here is a recently recorded promo mix from Robert Hood released by Fabric that was to promote his recent event at Fabric - free to stream and download.
Here is the tracklisting for the mix:
Floorplan "Chord Principle" (M-Plant)
Benjamin Damage "Delerium Tremens (Robert Hood remix)" (50 Weapons)
Robert Hood "Eleven" (M-Plant)
Leandro Gamez "De los Santos" (Speaker Attack)
Floorplan "Confess" (M-Plant)
Ben Sims "Raise Your Hands" (Hardgroove)
Gingy & Bordello "All Day (Robert Hood remix)" (Turbo Rec)
Floorplan "Hold Back" (M-Plant)
Floorplan "Never Grow Old" (M-Plant)
Floorplan "We Magnify His Name" (M-Plant)
Ann Nesby "Love Is What We Need" (Peppermint Jam)
Ben Sims "Dollar Bill Y'all" (Hardgroove)
Ben Sims "New Blood (Robert Hood remix)" (Theory)
Here is another recent mix from Robert, this one featuring past, present and future releases on his own M-Plant label.