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Robert Hood - "Shadows" - (5:22) 128 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Xotunc" - (5:15) 135 BPM
   
James Ruskin - "There Was A Time" - (5:26) 134 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "The Three Swords" - (5:15) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The ePM agency, label and distributor celebrates 20 years with a series of split EPs focused on techno, electro and house. First up is the techno release, with ePM attracting a stellar line-up to contribute. Robert Hood drops the eerie "Shadows", where menacing organs and steely percussion come together for a mesmerising slice of minimal techno. Ben Sims conjures up dense, tribal drums, interspersed with haunting wind chimes on "Xotnuc", while James Ruskin delivers the tough, steely rhythm of "There Was A Time". Remaining at the tougher end of the spectrum, the always consistent Mark Broom brings this part of ePM's celebrations to a close with the cavernous, pounding groove of "The Three Swords".
EPM 90
28 May 21
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Black Man's Word - (6:07) 136 BPM
   
Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death - (5:04) 139 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hard To Kill - (6:37) 131 BPM
Review: Perhaps Robert Hood did indeed feel that his work was 'underestimated' when he released this record back in 1998, but this can hardly be the case anymore. The snaking, metallic rhythm and dramatic strings of "Black Man's World" still sound fresh, despite the passage of a quarter-century. Meanwhile, on "Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death", Hood showcases his ability to deliver deep, driving dance floor techno - the combination of pumping bass drum with dissected vocal sample here is particularly powerful. "Hard To Kill" is a darker affair, and its repetitive stabs combined with insistent rhythm shows that when it comes to tough but crafty techno, Hood has few peers.
MPM 36
12 Mar 21
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Through A Looking Glass Darkly - (3:35) 150 BPM
   
Nothing Stops Detroit - (6:33) 130 BPM
   
Fear Not - (6:19) 130 BPM
   
Black Mirror - (5:38) 54 BPM
   
Falling Apart - (5:59) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Run Bobby, Run - (5:38) 128 BPM
   
Freeze - (2:11) 123 BPM
   
A System Of Mirrors - (7:39) 130 BPM
   
Face In The Water - (5:42) 126 BPM
   
A Shattered Image - (0:56) 144 BPM
   
Ignite A War - (6:38) 131 BPM
   
Prism - (5:10) 126 BPM
   
7 Mile Dog - (4:41) 132 BPM
   
The Cure - (6:51) 133 BPM
Review: Robert Hood follows his recent Nothing Stops Detroit debut on Rekids with a full-length artist album. It shows that when it comes to delivering linear dance floor techno Hood has few peers. This talent is audible on lean tracks like "Fear Not" and the pounding kicks and soaring chords of "Falling Apart". But Mirror Man also shows that within an album format. Hood is not afraid to cast a wide creative gaze. "Through A Looking Glass Darkly' and "A Shattered Image" are chilling electronic soundtracks, while on "System of Mirrors", the Detroit veteran drops a hypnotic slice of techno that resounds to a throbbing bass and waves of frazzled percussion.
REKIDS 168
20 Nov 20
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Nothing Stops Detroit - (6:33) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
7 Mile Dog - (4:41) 132 BPM
   
Ignite A War - (6:38) 131 BPM
   
The Cure - (6:51) 133 BPM
Review: Ahead of a new album, which is due out at the end of 2020, Robert Hood delivers this blistering debut for Rekids. The title track revolves around a heavy, rolling bass and dubbed out drums, the perfect opening track for this dance floor EP. "7 Mile Dog" sees Hood up the pace and intensity levels, as a looped chord is fused with pounding kicks and a frazzled bass to create an intense peak-time track. "Ignite A War" resounds to a steely rhythm and a pulsating bass, with the veteran Detroit producer lacing the arrangement with insistent stabs for maximum impact, while on "The Cure", Hood drops a pile-driving track that centres on pounding kicks.
REKIDS 165
23 Oct 20
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Robert Hood - "The Struggle" - (7:16) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Floorplan - "Save The Children" - (5:35) 127 BPM
   
Floorplan - "Save The Children" (Detroit mix) - (6:21) 131 BPM
Review: Demonstrating again that techno is a deeply political art form, the latest release from Robert Hood was produced against the backdrop of recent events in the US. On "The Struggle", which Hood has put out under his own name, the Detroit artist fuses a searing acid backing track with a sample of a speech from activist Tamika Mallory about police brutality, which was given in the days following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Shifting to his Floorplan alias, Hood continues to focus on politics; sampling a speech by comedian and activist Dick Gregory, "Save The Children" is realised in its original format as a disco-charged stomper, while there is also a chord-heavy Detroit take included.
MPM 35
14 Aug 20
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K' Alexi Shelby & Tony Loveless - "State Of Emergency" - (8:39) 125 BPM
   
Eddie Fowlkes - "Pandemic One" - (5:49) 128 BPM
   
Jon Dixon - "Counterpoint" - (5:01) 122 BPM
   
4hero - "Universal Love (Dubstars)" - (4:49) 158 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Break It Down" - (5:27) 130 BPM
   
Developer - "Cultural Conditioning" - (5:47) 134 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "The Redeemer" - (6:23) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Planetary Assault Systems - "Huddler's Source Of Wonder" - (5:45) 131 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "Gunna" - (3:29) 130 BPM
   
Mark Flash - "Voice Of Detroit" - (6:32) 120 BPM
   
SRVD - "In The Dark" - (8:17) 128 BPM
   
Rebekah - "Stealing Fire" - (5:13) 142 BPM
   
Sinistarr X K-Dan - "Apollo" - (5:34) 87 BPM
   
Oliver Way & Dany Rodriguez - "First Act" - (6:36) 128 BPM
Review: The idea that music should stay away from politics is flawed, and Break The Silence is one of the most convincing counter-arguments against this notion. Featuring unreleased tracks donated by a stellar cast of underground electronic music artists, the compilation seeks to raise funds for Campaign Zero, an initiative that campaigns against police violence in the US. With artists like Rob Hood, 4 Hero and Luke Slater all contributing to Break The Silence, the listener really is spoilt for choice while also supporting a great cause. However, the standouts come from Eddie Fowlkes and Jon Dixon, who both drop superb jazz-influenced house tracks.
UWM 001
04 Jul 20
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Fabric 39 (Robert Hood continuous mix) - (1:09:29) 138 BPM
802560 007785
01 Apr 20
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Various/Ryan Elliott
   
King Cheetah - "Water Maze" - (3:28) 129 BPM
   
Borrowed Identity - "LFI" - (3:13) 129 BPM
   
Wincent Kunth - "Unknown Deep" - (3:48) 129 BPM
   
Black Boxx - "Black Boxx EP2 (B1)" - (1:59) 131 BPM
   
DJ Skull - "Revenge Of The Synth" - (3:32) 129 BPM
   
Phil Moffa - "Ignition" - (2:19) 129 BPM
   
Fiedel - "Back Door" (Tallmen 785 remix) - (4:13) 129 BPM
   
Lapien - "Searching" - (3:04) 129 BPM
   
Kid Sublime - "The Loop" - (2:28) 129 BPM
   
Tensal - "Achievement 3" - (2:24) 129 BPM
   
Bas Mooy - "Nearby Silent Horses" - (2:41) 129 BPM
   
3KZ - "Machine" - (3:13) 129 BPM
   
The Persuader - "Inre Stenen" - (3:49) 129 BPM
   
Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy - "Parola" - (1:00) 129 BPM
   
DVS1 - "Tracking" - (3:43) 129 BPM
   
James Ruskin - "The Outsider" - (1:59) 129 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Master Jack" - (3:28) 129 BPM
   
Mike Parker - "Luminescent Black" - (2:58) 129 BPM
   
Orion - "Patos" - (4:25) 129 BPM
   
Steve O'Sullivan & Ben Sims present High-Life - "Five Fingers In The West" (UK Gold remix) - (2:37) 129 BPM
   
Sub Space - "Eleven + Twelve" (Locked Grooves) - (1:29) 129 BPM
   
ZIPPO - "Shift" - (2:58) 129 BPM
   
Jack Murphy - "B1" - (3:44) 129 BPM
   
Anne-James Chaton - "Chapitre VIII/Nihon No Tabi" (feat Alva Noto & Andy Moor) - (1:43) 133 BPM
802560 017586
01 Apr 20
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Various/Ben Sims
   
Joton - "GS 01" - (2:01) 128 BPM
   
Kryptic Minds & Paul Mac - "Icon" - (2:30) 128 BPM
   
Kirk Degiorgio - "Dread" - (0:30) 128 BPM
   
Alden Tyrell - "Wurk It" - (1:00) 128 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "The Little Jam" (edit) - (2:30) 128 BPM
   
Floorplan - "Higher" (Ben Sims remix) - (2:00) 128 BPM
   
Gingy & Bordello - "All Day" (Robert Hood remix) - (2:29) 129 BPM
   
Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search - "Monopole" - (1:30) 128 BPM
   
Tripeo - "Kienokki" (edit) - (1:52) 128 BPM
   
Benjamin Damage - "Recursion" - (0:45) 128 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Raise Your Hands" (Mr G remix) - (1:45) 128 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "133" - (1:30) 128 BPM
   
MDL vs JR - "Belmont" (edit) - (0:52) 128 BPM
   
Marcel Dettmann - "Corebox" (James Ruskin Blueprint mix) - (1:26) 128 BPM
   
Mark Ambrose - "Shooting Stars" (Fokus Group remix - edit) - (2:00) 128 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Moveable Parts/Untitled 1" (Mark Broom edit) - (1:29) 128 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Break Glass" (Sims remix - edit) - (0:52) 128 BPM
   
L-Vis 1990 - "SDS5000" - (2:06) 129 BPM
   
Sandrien - "I Left My Girlfriend In A Club" (edit) - (1:14) 129 BPM
   
J Tijn - "U U U" - (1:29) 129 BPM
   
Nphonix - "Tactix" - (1:36) 129 BPM
   
Mike Dehnert - "Eigenzeit" - (1:29) 129 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Break Glass" (L-Vis 1990 Dance System remix - edit) - (1:14) 129 BPM
   
L-Vis 1990 - "Wires" - (1:14) 129 BPM
   
Donnie Tempo - "Tazmanian Virus" - (1:28) 129 BPM
   
Chicago Skyway - "Fall Down" - (1:43) 86 BPM
   
Chicago Skyway - "Ride 3" - (2:13) 129 BPM
   
Truncate - "Room Mode" - (1:44) 129 BPM
   
Truncate - "Model 1" - (1:58) 129 BPM
   
Paul Mac - "Grind Returns" (Ritzi Lee remix) - (1:28) 129 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Samurai" (edit) - (1:28) 130 BPM
   
Julien H Mulder - "Symmetric Timeline" - (0:58) 131 BPM
   
Rod - "90's" (edit) - (0:58) 131 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Something" (Sims Beats mix - edit) - (2:27) 131 BPM
   
Terrence Dixon - "Minimalism A1" (Ben Klock remix) - (0:58) 131 BPM
   
? (Phase) - "Distracted" - (0:58) 131 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Dream State" (edit) - (2:26) 131 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Raw Hide" - (1:42) 131 BPM
   
Pfirter - "Ahora" - (1:49) 131 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Neurosis" (Surgeon remix - edit) - (1:20) 131 BPM
   
Clouds - "Chained To A Dead Camel" - (2:11) 131 BPM
   
Fokus Group - "Nut Nut" - (2:55) 132 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Joyrider" (Trevino remix - edit) - (1:56) 132 BPM
   
Special Request - "Broken Dreams" - (6:00) 144 BPM
802560 014585
01 Apr 20
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Various
   
Sunset Graves & Application & BLNDR & Lo Grounds - "So, Who's Gonna Watch You Die?/Front End (Remixed By Pye Corner Audio)/Isolate Frequencies 2/F" - (3:18) 100 BPM
   
Deft & Ambiq & Ambiq & Reggy Van Oers - "Blue Jasmine/Loka/Toxic Underground/Loctivity" - (2:43) 144 BPM
   
Plastikman & The Persuader & Van Bonn & Arnold Tempo & Donnacha Costello & Deepchord - "Consumed/Pinnharan/Abroad/Quarion Was Digging For Water/Grape A/DC14 (A1)" - (3:57) 125 BPM
   
Siopis & Joris Voorn & Lau Frank & Audio Werner & Jichael Mackson & Roland Klinkenberg - "Listen To The Whispers/Where Have You Gone? (Part 1)/7am (D" (feat Mr Brean - Jody Hannan remix) - (3:35) 125 BPM
   
Howling & Christian Fennesz & Julien Aubert & Martin Aquino & Christian Fennesz & John Tejada & Glac - "Signs (Matom Remix)/Kae/Feelmar (Gaspard De La Montagne Remix)/Red Pavement (Halo & Alex Fuent" - (4:36) 125 BPM
   
Joris Voorn & Giash - "Fall (Nobody Home Dream Interpretation Mix) / Space Odyssey" - (4:55) 125 BPM
   
Cobblestone Jazz - "Drawn From The Side Of Crime" - (2:45) 125 BPM
   
Sounds Like Us & Donnacha Costello & Sagat & Roland Klinkenberg - "Little Helper 163-4/Backache/Body/Departures" - (3:50) 125 BPM
   
Monobox & Tadeo & Robert Hood & Reggy Van Oers - "Realm/Deep Space/AM Track/Mavie" - (5:53) 125 BPM
   
Joris Voorn - "Looks Fake Obviously" - (4:36) 125 BPM
   
Nasty Habits & Anton Pieete & Tom Day & Monsoonsiren & Tom Day & Monsoonsiren & Joris Voorn - "Shadow Boxing/Next Year (Mosca's Skaep Niwt Version)/Love Is Rare/Dreams/Left (Roland Klinke" - (2:48) 125 BPM
   
Wolfgang Voigt & Rekord 61 - "Empathie/Sverh" (Radio Slave FYM remix 2) - (3:58) 125 BPM
   
Joran Van Pol & Speedy J - "Exist/Fill 17" - (4:05) 125 BPM
   
Truncate & Robert Hood - "Concentrate (Truncate Rework)/Shaker" - (4:26) 126 BPM
   
Cobblestone Jazz & Dani Labb & Timothy Blake - "Northern Lights/Asha/Squiggles (The Mole Remix)" - (3:08) 126 BPM
   
Sebastian Mullaert & Swann Decamme & Art Of Tones & Awanto 3 & Joris Voorn - "Direct Experience (remake)/Go Away (Dan Bexley & Chad Bostock Remix)/Unstopped (The Revenge Remi" - (6:51) 126 BPM
   
Joseph S Joyce & Nobody Home - "Vedanta (Sebastian Mullaert Remix)/Entheogen" - (2:01) 126 BPM
   
Tozzy & Mike Parker & Max Loderbauer - "Anoat/ Forward (The 5am Mix)/Slowrag" - (5:15) 127 BPM
   
Application & Jake Chudnow & Stefan Vincent - "Front End (Remixed By Pye Corner Audio)/Prelude To Shona/The Void She Left" - (1:55) 128 BPM
   
TCF - "D7 08 2A 8D 2A 37 FA FE 17 0E 62 39 06 81 C8 A1 49 30 6F ED 56 AD 5E 04" - (1:24) 121 BPM
802560 016589
01 Apr 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Master Builder - (3:36) 138 BPM
   
Master Builder (Sandman Option) - (4:02) 138 BPM
   
Quartz - (6:35) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
TRESOR 32
17 May 19
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Reflector - (6:19) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rotate - (6:26) 125 BPM
Review: 2019 is proving to be a very creative time for Robert Hood. Already this year, the seminal producer has put out a split EP with Mark Broom and now follows it with this solo two-tracker. "Reflector" is a dark, chord-heavy affair that builds and drops tantalisingly, with an undercurrent of menace as it progresses. Although it's a big-room track, it brings with it a subtlety that most such material in that category lacks. On the flip side, "Rotate" is a very different proposition. Deeper and slower, it sees the Detroit artist show a far more reflective and atmospheric side to his style.
MPM 31
22 Mar 19
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Intro - (1:28) 122 BPM
   
Master Builder - (3:31) 138 BPM
   
Parade - (5:06) 144 BPM
   
Within - (3:09) 144 BPM
   
Minus - (5:22) 139 BPM
   
Internal Empire - (3:22) 145 BPM
   
Home - (7:31) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Multiple Silence - (4:35) 143 BPM
   
Spirit Levels - (5:04) 148 BPM
   
The Core - (3:54) 148 BPM
   
Chase - (5:56) 144 BPM
Review: It's hard to believe that Internal Empire is a quarter of a century old. To mark this anniversary - and presumably to bring it to a new generation - Tresor has decided to re-release it. Combining an ability to distill electronic music down to its barest, most hypnotic form, Hood delivers wiry, receptive grooves like "Master Builder" and "Parade", the latter sounding similar to being trapped inside an assembly plant as the machines career out of control. Despite this mechanical precision, Internal Empire is also a masterclass in electronic funk. The glassy percussive bursts on "Within" and the layer-upon-layer tones of "Minus" show that when it comes to futuristic techno few works, past or present, can match it.
TRESOR 27
15 Feb 19
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Ben Nevile - "Petid" - (4:26) 127 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Realm" - (10:11) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
TEL 044
15 Feb 19
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Various
   
Peaking Lights - "Blind Corner" - (6:40) 118 BPM
   
Bruxas - "Hermes" - (5:29) 50 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Working Machines" - (6:01) 123 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Renaat Egypte" - (5:24) 117 BPM
   
Lena Willikens - "Neue Obakel" - (6:26) 126 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Desert Planet" - (6:29) 120 BPM
   
Peaking Lights - "I Can Read Your Mind" - (6:23) 109 BPM
   
Palmbomen II - "Theme" (Drum version) - (6:19) 118 BPM
   
Bruxas - "Maria's Holiday" - (6:20) 116 BPM
   
Randomer - "Van Pelt" - (4:53) 130 BPM
   
Rimer London - "Do Easy" - (5:37) 120 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Always Be With You" - (6:29) 121 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Asiko" (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix - In A Silent mix) - (7:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Parrish Smith - "Sex, Suicide & Speed Metal" - (5:24) 132 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Red Machine" - (5:36) 129 BPM
   
Bufiman - "Hymn To The Moonface" (Break mix) - (9:21) 108 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "24x33" - (5:28) 98 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Asiko" (Ricardo Villalobos remix - In A Silent mix) - (29:07) 120 BPM
   
Space Dimension Controller - "Everything Is Better Now" - (13:38) 54 BPM
   
Betonkust & Palmbomen II - "Leo/ Mirjam" (Legowelt remix) - (7:00) 143 BPM
Review: Dekmantel rounds off a hugely successful year with a compilation that reflects the organisation's multi-faceted approach. At one end of the spectrum there's the dubbed out groove and spacey vocals of Peaking Light's "Blind Corner" and tropical act Bruxas' left of centre beats, while at the other end Robert Hood delivers the blistering techno of "Red Machine". In between these extremes, there are Dekmantel-supported artists such as Betonkust & Palmbomen II - impressing here with the Legowelt-esque "Renaat Egypte" - and zeitgeist-defining names like Lena Willikens and Matrixxman. Add in some Dutch scene veterans such as Tom Trago, on fine form with the epic but understated "Working Machines", and it's not hard to see why 2018 was a great year for the Dutch collective.
DKMNTL 2018
17 Dec 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Various/Ben Sims
   
Various - "Ben Sims Presents: Tribology" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:30:00) 133 BPM
   
Vril - "Magnetar" - (6:40) 127 BPM
   
Function - "Introversion" (feat Stefanie Parnow) - (4:45) 127 BPM
   
DJ Deep - "The Machine" (feat Kerri Chandler) - (5:46) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Museum - "Mango" - (5:18) 133 BPM
   
Tadeo - "Releasing Focus" - (6:02) 129 BPM
   
Albert Chiovenda - "Prototype 454" (Ben Sims JFF edit) - (6:09) 136 BPM
   
Ben Gibson - "Mutability" - (5:54) 130 BPM
   
A (Phase) - "Distorted Logic" - (5:13) 138 BPM
   
ZIPPO - "Covenant" - (5:48) 134 BPM
   
Oscar Mulero - "The Calling" - (5:33) 127 BPM
   
Biemsix - "Gestio 2" - (5:41) 133 BPM
   
Jeroen Search - "Vector Sum" - (5:46) 132 BPM
   
Insolate - "Strike" - (5:55) 135 BPM
   
Stef Mendesidis - "Sairex" - (5:35) 140 BPM
   
Cadans - "Bite" - (5:59) 129 BPM
   
Charles Green - "Musikbox" - (5:33) 131 BPM
   
Avision - "Rebel" - (6:40) 130 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "Outside" - (4:13) 129 BPM
   
Mike Gervais - "Slink" - (6:11) 133 BPM
   
Jeroen Search - "Ostinato Pattern" - (4:54) 132 BPM
   
VIL - "Field" - (5:22) 134 BPM
   
Assailants aka Ben Sims & Truncate - "Effort 7" (Demo mix) - (4:56) 131 BPM
   
SP-X - "Concrete Faces" - (5:52) 134 BPM
   
Marco Bruno - "Any Given Sunday" - (6:00) 132 BPM
   
Tripeo - "Sequoia" - (6:38) 128 BPM
   
Planetary Assault Systems - "The Grinder" - (7:13) 128 BPM
   
George Tounisidis - "Pithoprakta" - (4:03) 126 BPM
   
ROD - "Embase" - (5:26) 130 BPM
   
Damon Wild - "Status" - (5:20) 130 BPM
   
Tasha - "In The Zone" - (5:00) 130 BPM
   
Blasha & Allatt - "Broughton 93" - (6:00) 134 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "Peak" - (4:33) 133 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "Loop It" - (5:16) 128 BPM
   
Mike Storm - "Subsequent Actions" - (6:44) 131 BPM
   
Mike Gervais - "Solo" - (5:31) 134 BPM
   
Biemsix - "The Payback" - (5:53) 134 BPM
   
Psyk - "Voyager" - (6:16) 130 BPM
   
James Ruskin - "TZR" - (5:05) 132 BPM
   
Truncate - "Rings" - (5:23) 135 BPM
   
Ritzi Lee - "Sketch Take 7" - (5:37) 130 BPM
   
Shinedoe - "Road 777" (Ben Sims Unreleased remix) - (6:13) 127 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Hiding The Horizon" - (4:54) 132 BPM
   
Julien H Mulder - "The Depths" - (7:29) 127 BPM
   
Steffi - "Gentle Uplift" - (6:16) 134 BPM
   
Alienata - "The 8th Passenger" - (5:56) 87 BPM
   
Museum - "Viola Hold" - (6:13) 135 BPM
   
Marcel Fengler - "Cortex" - (5:27) 130 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Drop Out" - (5:05) 132 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Gun Talk" (Ben Sims JFF edit) - (5:30) 128 BPM
   
Kirk Degiorgio - "The Interest" - (6:37) 131 BPM
Played by: Honey Soundsystem
MACHINELP 001
07 Dec 18
Techno
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Various/Robert Hood
K7
   
Various/Robert Hood - "Focus" (DJ-Kicks) - (7:25) 128 BPM
   
Truncate - "Terminal 5" - (6:16) 128 BPM
   
Slam - "Remain" - (7:23) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Various/Robert Hood - "Clocks" - (6:15) 127 BPM
   
Marcel Fengler - "Thwack" - (6:17) 85 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "King" (Gary Beck remix) - (5:30) 128 BPM
   
Various/Robert Hood - "Greytype I" - (6:19) 126 BPM
   
Various/Robert Hood - "Mirror Man" - (5:57) 129 BPM
   
Stare5 - "We Will Not" - (5:56) 131 BPM
   
Gary Beck - "Video Siren" - (6:23) 126 BPM
   
Mark Reeve - "Dice" - (7:45) 126 BPM
   
Various/Robert Hood - "Bond Solid" - (7:05) 128 BPM
   
Landside - "Signs Of Change" (Robert Hood remix) - (7:22) 126 BPM
   
Adrian Hour - "Make You Feel Good" - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
Ben Long & Tom Hades - "The Knight Rider" - (6:37) 128 BPM
   
Clouds - "Chained To A Dead Camel" - (5:25) 130 BPM
   
Hans Bouffmyhre & Kyle Geiger - "Inwards" - (6:23) 126 BPM
   
Various/Robert Hood - "Machine Form" - (8:05) 129 BPM
   
Various/Robert Hood - "Hall Of Mirrors" - (5:50) 128 BPM
   
Oliver Deutschmann - "Confuzed" - (6:12) 128 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Protocol" (Saturation edit) - (6:05) 127 BPM
   
Various/Robert Hood - "DJ-Kicks" (Continous mix) - (1:12:54) 131 BPM
Review: The last commercial mix that Robert Hood did back in 2008 for Fabric re-ignited his career. Appearing at the tail end of minimalism, its hard-edged sounds provided a welcome relief to the prevailing sound. A decade on, the 66th DJ Kicks finds the Detroit artist once again in firing form. "Focus" signals his intent with its massive siren riff and pounding drums, while "Clocks", which builds and builds to electronic bee swarms, shows that he has lost none of his minimal techno firepower. Sure, there are other fine contributions, like Truncate's sheet metal banger "Terminal 5" and the shadowy riffs of Marcel Fengler's "Thwack" - itself a paean to Dr Motte's "Der Klang Der Familie" - but like the Fabric selection, this instalment of DJ Kicks is all about Robert Hood.
K7376 DTM
16 Nov 18
Techno
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Clocks - (6:15) 127 BPM
   
Low Life - (5:34) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Go - (5:05) 127 BPM
Review: The Motor City's godfather of minimal techno returns, doing what he does best on his revered M-Plant imprint, following up a tremendous LP as Floorplan and the well received Paradygm Shift series on Dekmantel. This furious three tracker features "Clocks", a mental and hypnotic onslaught featuring whirry synth textures with steely, hissy percussion throughout. It is undoubtedly the EP's most dynamic cut, but "Low Life" is classic Hood all the way with its repeating bell melody and good ol' claps on the kick showcasing his timeless cyclical style. Finally the moody "Go" is perfect to take listeners into the late night, with its near tribal rhythm and tunnelling/strobe-lit vibe that's absolutely geared for some 'heads-down' moments on the dancefloor.
MPM 30
04 May 18
Techno
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Red Machine - (5:36) 129 BPM
   
Transform - (5:24) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The third and final series in Rob Hood's Paradygm Shift series for Dekmantel sees the Detroit producer in uncompromising form. "Red Machine" is a relentless peak-time number that resounds to frazzled, droning riffs, dramatic filters and tough tribal drums. Its approach is the opposite to Hood?s seminal minimal releases - the arrangement is "maximal" in the way that its spectrum seems densely populated - but there is no doubting its efficacy. On "Transform", Hood takes down the intensity levels a few notches, and lays down a rolling house groove, but its drums are tough-edged and the looped chords lend it a menace that is alien to his Floorplan releases.
DKMNTL 055
09 Feb 18
Techno
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Various
   
Palms Trax - "Honey Lemongina" - (4:45) 125 BPM
   
Tom Trago - "Digital Love" - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Central - "Pillow Peace" - (6:55) 120 BPM
   
Bufiman - "Peace Moves" - (6:33) 111 BPM
   
Esa Featuring Narch Beats & Pendo Zawose - "Blast" - (5:04) 108 BPM
   
Bruxas - "MAss Profundo" - (6:12) 110 BPM
   
Fatima Yamaha - "Araya" - (5:58) 126 BPM
   
Shanti Celeste - "Hinoki" - (7:08) 134 BPM
   
Young Marco - "Palace Green Beans" - (8:01) 124 BPM
   
Awanto 3 - "Azrael" (feat Darling) - (7:03) 116 BPM
   
Voiski - "Time As A River" - (5:48) 122 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Idea" - (6:28) 130 BPM
   
Randomer - "Foghorn" - (5:52) 125 BPM
   
Juju & Jordash - "Rah-Rah" - (5:54) 125 BPM
   
Wolf Moller - "Pfad Des Windes" - (6:07) 95 BPM
   
Cabaret Voltaire - "Low Cool" (Marcel Dettmann edit) - (4:40) 126 BPM
   
Ge-ology - "Re-Fingered With Love" - (8:56) 122 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Arrival" - (7:45) 130 BPM
   
Beatrice Dillon - "Curl" - (4:55) 110 BPM
   
Fatima Yamaha - "Piayes Beach Bar And Grill" - (4:48) 122 BPM
Played by: Spektral
DKMNTL 2017
22 Dec 17
Deep House
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Robert Hood - "The Bond We Formed" (Slam remix) - (7:13) 127 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "The Bond We Formed" (Slamas S25 Retro Fit remix) - (7:14) 127 BPM
   
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - "Relevee" (Carl Craig remix - Slam rework) - (7:55) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It's hard to believe that Soma has reached its 500th release. Slam started the label to provide a platform for the earliest house and techno strains coming from Glasgow during the early 90s. In the intervening years it has helped launch a number of careers - including a French duo called Daft Punk - and has become one of the great and most consistent underground labels. So what does its 500th release sound like? Unsurprisingly, it is still guided by the same principles that inspired the label's foundation. Slam take on Rob Hood's "The Bond We Formed" and deliver two versions. The former is a killer big room workout, while the "S25 Retro Fit" rework is reminiscent of the pair's earlier work, a jacking rhythm propelling a dark, filtered organ riff into oblivion. There is also a Slam rework of Carl Craig's classic remix of Gavin Russom and Delia Gonzalez' "Relevee", with the Soma bosses adding some steely drum muscle to the original interpretation. Here's to 500 more releases.
SOMA 500D
01 Sep 17
Techno
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Various
   
Robert Hood - "The Bond We Formed" - (6:34) 128 BPM
   
Jeff Mills - "A Tale From The Parallel Universe" - (4:48) 123 BPM
   
Daft Punk & Slam - "Drive" (Slam Modular Interpretation) - (7:04) 129 BPM
   
Adam Beyer - "Just Things" - (6:06) 126 BPM
   
Blawan - "Clipper" - (6:02) 133 BPM
   
Woodleigh Research Facility - "SOMA 25" - (5:50) 125 BPM
   
Josh Wink - "Synodic Period" - (10:51) 125 BPM
   
Slam - "Stepback" (Jonas Kopp remix) - (6:42) 131 BPM
   
Slam - "Visions" (Kobosil remix) - (5:40) 133 BPM
   
Percy X - "X-Track" (Vril remix 2) - (8:30) 136 BPM
   
Slam - "Tempest" - (6:07) 128 BPM
   
Steve Bicknell - "Mind Cycles" - (5:12) 127 BPM
   
Funk D'Void - "808 Planet" - (7:54) 123 BPM
   
Joe Stwarz - "Cry" (Deepchord remix) - (8:57) 122 BPM
   
Joe Stwarz - "Beebear" (Deepchord remix) - (9:25) 120 BPM
   
Slam - "Positive Education" (Cleric remix) - (6:11) 131 BPM
   
Slam - "Positive Education" (Shlomo remix) - (5:56) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Slam - "Stepback" (Gemini Voice Archive remix) - (7:08) 127 BPM
   
Percy X - "Maintain" (Mark Henning's 90s mix) - (5:37) 130 BPM
   
Funk D'Void - "Magnolia" (Architectural Barcelona version) - (2:53) 123 BPM
Played by: S-File
SOMADA 999
21 Aug 17
Techno
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DJ Tennis/Various
K7
   
K Leimer - "Acquiescene" - (5:06) 159 BPM
   
Bochum Welt - "La Nuit" - (4:52) 124 BPM
   
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - "Aurora" - (8:51) 120 BPM
   
Jon Hopkins - "Vessel" - (4:41) 132 BPM
   
Adam Johnson - "Anex" - (5:43) 98 BPM
   
Pole - "Raum 2" (DJ Tennis Technoid version) - (7:10) 120 BPM
   
Monolake - "Pio" - (6:07) 133 BPM
   
Byetone - "Neuschnee" - (7:06) 112 BPM
   
Mouse On Mars & Atom TM - "Key My Brain" - (3:43) 120 BPM
   
Bauri - "Twinkle Stars" - (8:25) 126 BPM
   
Rival Consoles - "Recovery" - (4:48) 155 BPM
   
Oval - "Textuell" - (7:23) 71 BPM
   
IsolA©e - "Allowance" - (6:47) 120 BPM
   
Caribou - "Melody Day" (feat Luke Lalonde, Adem & One Little Plane - Four Tet remix) - (4:47) 139 BPM
   
D'Arcangelo - "N-Tower" - (4:43) 105 BPM
   
DJ Tennis - "DJ-Kicks" (continuous DJ mix Part 1) - (1:15:21) 121 BPM
   
Basic Channel - "Q Loop" - (13:54) 123 BPM
   
Frank Bretschneider - "Go! Said The Bird" (Tennis version) - (8:33) 122 BPM
   
Red Axes - "Paratrooper" - (6:07) 120 BPM
   
Traumprinz - "I Love Ya" - (7:55) 122 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Escapes" - (6:47) 124 BPM
   
Kenny Dixon Jr - "Soul Sounds" - (5:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rhythm & Sound - "Mango Drive" - (8:40) 126 BPM
   
Marcello Giordani - "PerchA© Non Vuoi Ballare" - (4:46) 114 BPM
   
The Other People Place - "Let Me Be Me" - (7:46) 131 BPM
   
Biosphere - "Ikata-1" - (5:04) 120 BPM
   
Roby J - "Crossed Movements" (LOM extended version) - (6:20) 117 BPM
   
MBG - "Jumping Trip" - (6:55) 125 BPM
   
Loscil - "Sickbay" - (6:13) 122 BPM
   
Maribou State - "The Clown" (feat Pedestrian - Axel Boman remix) - (6:05) 116 BPM
   
DJ Tennis - "Certain Angles" (feat Fink) - (6:13) 117 BPM
   
Kona Triangle - "Astorias Ascent" - (1:26) 133 BPM
   
DJ Tennis - "DJ-Kicks" (continuous DJ mix Part 2) - (1:15:42) 121 BPM
Played by: Tomasz Guiddo
K 7338DTM
14 Jul 17
Deep House
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Preface - (2:17) 162 BPM
   
Idea - (6:28) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Am - (5:54) 127 BPM
   
Solid Thought - (6:03) 129 BPM
   
Nephesh - (5:52) 130 BPM
   
Pneuma - (6:42) 126 BPM
   
Pattern 8 - (5:55) 126 BPM
   
Thought Process - (5:37) 126 BPM
   
Lockers (extended album mix) - (6:34) 128 BPM
Review: Detroit innovator Rob Hood is the latest name to release on Dekmantel. The Dutch label and party organisers have put out work by an impressive array of artists, but persuading the Minimal Nation author is a true masterstroke. Shift, which arrives in time for the festival season, starts with the eerie "Preface" before Hood launches into the abrasive, metallic rhythm of "Idea" and "I Am", a clap-heavy groove whose central riff just keeps on building and building. There are echoes of Hood's minimal past on the loopy "Solid Thought" and the wiry funk of "Nephesh", but Shift captures Hood in big room mode and is the spiritual heir to the locked-on, peak time techno of the Detroit producer's Omega long player.
DKMNTL 050
26 May 17
Techno
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Various
   
Palms Trax - "High Point On Low Ground" - (5:29) 124 BPM
   
Young Marco - "The Best I Could Do" - (9:27) 125 BPM
   
Awanto 3 - "Pregnant" - (12:43) 114 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Lockers" - (5:06) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tom Trago - "Brutal Romance" (TT's Love Fix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
   
Call Super - "Nervous Sex Traffic" - (9:02) 121 BPM
   
Voiski - "Happy Piece For Happy People Piece" - (6:27) 125 BPM
   
Peter Van Hoesen - "Quadra" - (6:48) 128 BPM
   
Randomer - "Running Dry" - (5:32) 130 BPM
   
Makam - "Riding High" - (5:14) 127 BPM
   
Matrixxman - "Process" - (6:11) 131 BPM
   
Vakula - "Acteon" - (4:12) 160 BPM
   
Central - "Keep Love On Me" - (6:18) 122 BPM
   
Occult Orientated Crime - "Just A Clown On Crack" - (5:54) 90 BPM
   
Raphael Green - "Don't Mess With The Devil" - (4:13) 105 BPM
   
Graze - "Shadow Play" - (3:44) 120 BPM
   
Palms Trax - "Paws" - (5:03) 124 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Master Jack" - (6:11) 130 BPM
DKMNTL 2016
23 Dec 16
Techno
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Derrick Carter - "Where U At" (mix Originale) - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Precious - "It's Gonna Be My Way" (Spen & Karizma Deepah dub) - (5:53) 128 BPM
   
Moritz Piske - "Dirt Cabana" (original mix) - (7:32) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gabry Fasano & Riccardo Ferri - "Snare City" (original mix) - (7:27) 127 BPM
   
Carlo Lio & Nathan Barato - "Feeding The Rhythm" (original mix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Ian Pooley - "Higgledy Piggledy" (original mix) - (6:08) 129 BPM
   
Makam - "Loleatta" (original mix) - (6:02) 131 BPM
   
Brand New Heavies - "Shelter" (original mix) - (6:50) 125 BPM
   
Hardrive 2000 - "Never Forget When You Touch Me" (Bonus Beats) - (9:59) 127 BPM
   
Nathan Barato - "A Little Love" (original mix) - (5:48) 127 BPM
   
Vibe Killers - "Get Up!" (original mix) - (7:22) 126 BPM
   
Nathan Barato - "Love Came Around" (original mix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
   
Green Velvet - "UFOs" (original mix) - (3:13) 130 BPM
   
ItaloJohnson - "08 A" (original mix) - (6:38) 126 BPM
   
Jovonn - "Jump Off" (original mix) - (5:57) 124 BPM
   
Thomas Schumacher - "Hush" (Catz An Dogz 2013 remix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
   
Jared Wilson - "Girl, I'm Waiting" (original mix) - (5:26) 130 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Dancer" (original mix) - (7:02) 122 BPM
   
Wendy Gondeln - "Fracking-Eins" (Magazine remix) - (7:37) 120 BPM
   
Redshape - "Dog Day" (original mix) - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Tronco Trax - "Walk 4 Me" (original Mix/Milk Bar mix) - (4:55) 124 BPM
   
Sex Sells - "Ain't No Wifey" (original mix) - (5:46) 122 BPM
   
Jack N Jerk - "Acid Gaddafi" (original mix) - (5:47) 122 BPM
   
Patrick Topping - "Tease Magnet" (original mix) - (5:50) 126 BPM
   
Elliot Adamson - "Pleased To Meet You" (original mix) - (6:42) 124 BPM
   
Metaboman - "Next Please" (original mix) - (4:41) 116 BPM
   
The Boss - "Congo" (original Mix/Ministry Anthem) - (6:38) 122 BPM
   
DJ Freddy - "Emergency Delivery" (feat La Chose - original mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM
   
Gene Hunt - "Dr Roland" (original mix) - (6:52) 121 BPM
   
Butch - "Disco Shhhh" (original mix) - (6:08) 128 BPM
   
Itchy + Scratchy - "Disco Girlfriend" (original Mix/Spot On mix) - (5:18) 124 BPM
   
Sean Miller - "Control Your Body" (original mix) - (8:25) 123 BPM
   
Patrick Topping - "Metro" (original mix) - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
Oli Furness - "Binary Code" (original mix) - (5:01) 125 BPM
   
Jack Prongo - "Movin' Thru Your System" (Dave Clark remix) - (5:23) 70 BPM
   
Amentia - "Serpent" (original mix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
   
Michael Mayer - "Mental Caddy" (original mix) - (7:20) 125 BPM
   
Patrick Topping - "Wouldn't Dare" (original mix) - (5:27) 125 BPM
   
Paradise On Earth 01 Mexico (continuous mix By Nathan Barato) - (1:11:48) 124 BPM
   
Paradise On Earth 01 Mexico (continuous mix By Patrick Topping) - (1:18:07) 126 BPM
Review: Two heroes of the new breed kick off a new mix series for Jamie Jones' esteemed Hot Creations imprint. Jones began Paradise at DC10 (Ibiza) five years ago and it's gone on to be a huge success, inviting the biggest names in the business to come play alongside his crew of residents. The first mix is courtesy of Toronto's Nathan Barato, a frequent collaborator with local heroes such as Carlo Lio and The Junkies and whose career has been on the rise with releases on Cajual, Saved, Circus and Defected. Highlights include the Derrick Carter classic "Where Ya At?" (Mix Originale), Makam's brooding "Loleatta" and Jared Wilson's rusty acid odyssey "Girl, I'm Waitin". UK talent Patrick Topping this year completed his third summer as resident at DC10 in Ibiza for Paradise. Here Topping showcases the sound and style of his sets with high energy from the word go. His mix features several of his own productions guaranteed for maximum dancefloor impact, as well as Metaboman's lo-slung and exotic "Next Please" through to Dave Clarke's massive remix of Jark Prongo's "Movin Thru Your System".
HOTCCD 008
02 Dec 16
Funky/Club House
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Jackmaster/Various
K7
   
Lnrdcroy - "Freedom For Antboy II" - (6:58) 148 BPM
   
Denis Sulta - "MSNJ" - (8:00) 127 BPM
   
Phil Moffa - "Center Of The World" - (6:41) 123 BPM
   
X_1 - "Happy Hippie Hifi" - (5:34) 125 BPM
   
Eliphino - "Isabella Road" - (6:24) 123 BPM
   
Massimiliano Pagliara - "I Am Running All My Drum Machines At Once & Dancing" - (5:11) 119 BPM
   
Mike Dunn - "A Groove" - (4:42) 82 BPM
   
Playground Productionz - "Orgy" (XXX) - (6:59) 130 BPM
   
Eli Escobar - "Tension" (Vinyl mix) - (5:26) 124 BPM
   
Alcatraz Harry - "Ode To Frankfurt" - (8:26) 123 BPM
   
Lory D - "Deep Acoustic" - (7:53) 128 BPM
   
Tomahawk - "Forever Free" - (3:47) 124 BPM
   
Anno Stamm - "A Night Out With Therese" - (4:52) 128 BPM
   
Denis Sulta - "Dubelle Oh XX" (JVIP) - (6:00) 132 BPM
   
Konakov - "Clonki Part II" - (5:03) 122 BPM
   
Mr G - "Transient" - (9:07) 126 BPM
   
Basic Channel - "Q1.1/l" - (7:53) 126 BPM
   
Fango - "Vena Cava" - (7:44) 124 BPM
   
Tessela - "Up" - (6:50) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ricardo Villalobos - "Logohitz" - (7:49) 136 BPM
   
Dean & Deluca - "A2." - (6:37) 133 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "The Pace" - (9:07) 128 BPM
   
Overmow - "Convulsions" - (4:38) 129 BPM
   
POM POM - "POM POM 18 B2" - (2:44) 125 BPM
   
DJ Kicks (continuous DJ mix) - (1:19:54) 127 BPM
K 7335DTM
08 Jul 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Master Jack - (6:11) 130 BPM
   
Magnet - (6:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Hot on the heels of Detroit legend Robert Hood's first EP for Dekmantel, Paradygm Shift, comes this second volume of typically forthright techno cuts. Opener "Master Jack" is hypnotic and heavy, with spacey synth loops and starburst electronics riding a thumping bassline and relentless rhythm track (think fizzing cymbals, snappy drum machine handclaps, colossal kick drums etc). "Magnet" is altogether deeper affair, but no less devastating. Hood is a master at wringing maximum dancefloor effectiveness out of the least number of intertwined elements, and here works wonders with little more than stomping drums, metallic electronics, and some well-placed special effects.
DKMNTL 038
10 Jun 16
Techno
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Various
   
Ben Long - "Toltec" - (7:57) 126 BPM
   
D-Knox - "Out There" - (5:45) 125 BPM
   
Francesco Terranova - "Magnetica" - (7:07) 128 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Shaker" - (6:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Esteban Adame - "Out To Get It" - (4:52) 127 BPM
   
Greg Gow/Gareth Whitehead - "Circuit Breaker" - (7:08) 125 BPM
   
Carl Taylor - "Violet" - (4:39) 125 BPM
   
Paul Mac - "Go Back To Go Forward" - (6:27) 123 BPM
   
Dan Curtin - "To Modify" - (6:13) 130 BPM
   
Lee J Malcolm - "Trashcan Riotface Queen" - (4:13) 120 BPM
   
Kristian Heikkila - "01" - (8:33) 130 BPM
EPM 45
15 Apr 16
Techno
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Form - (7:20) 126 BPM
   
Lockers - (5:06) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The recruitment of Robert Hood is a sign of Dekmantel's growing stature as a label. The Detroit legend has agreed to release a trio of EPs and an album under the Paradigm Shift banner, a project title designed to reflect the producer's desire to see great change within dance music. This first EP is classic Hood, with A-side "Form" - all effects-laden drums, looped-up textures, hissing cymbals and cacophonous kick-drums - sounding like no-one else. Flipside "Lockers" follows a similar script, though there's a little more house-influenced funk to the relentless beats, while Hood's use of starburst riffs and classic Motor City electronics adds a sense of far-sighted adventure..
DKMNTL 031
04 Mar 16
Techno
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Prins Thomas/Various
   
Paradise Goulash (continuous mix 1) - (1:17:24) 100 BPM
   
Paradise Goulash (continuous mix 2) - (1:16:54) 119 BPM
   
Paradise Goulash (continuous mix 3) - (1:16:55) 123 BPM
   
Turns - "Forever More Pt III" - (5:34) 79 BPM
   
Gabor Szabo - "Galatea's Guitar" - (5:38) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brian Bennett Band - "Drum Odyssey" - (5:34) 98 BPM
   
Aqua Bassino - "Ibiza" - (11:19) 106 BPM
   
Claude Speeed - "VIN" - (1:30) 79 BPM
   
Sun Araw a - "Ma Holo" - (8:47) 70 BPM
   
Richard Schneider Jr - "Samba Trip" - (5:50) 105 BPM
   
Mistral - "Starship 109" - (3:01) 105 BPM
   
The Durian Brothers - "Weggeputscht" - (7:12) 90 BPM
   
Zazou Bikaye And CY1 - "Lamuka" - (5:20) 86 BPM
   
Berliner Ring - "El Amarna" - (8:06) 100 BPM
   
C Cat Trance - "Dalbouka" - (4:09) 97 BPM
   
A Split Second - "Scandinavian Bellydance" - (6:14) 100 BPM
   
TM404 - "303/303/303/303/606" - (6:54) 129 BPM
   
RVDS - "Nerds" - (7:09) 110 BPM
   
Len Leise - "Dance Of The Ghosts" - (5:11) 109 BPM
   
NSI - "Nikita" - (6:17) 100 BPM
   
Wally Badarou - "Voices" - (3:17) 71 BPM
   
Jan Akkerman - "Tranquilizer" - (4:14) 117 BPM
   
Bjarrn Torske - "Nestor" - (8:12) 103 BPM
   
Actress - "Xoul Particles" - (7:26) 110 BPM
   
Son sine - "Upekah" - (8:57) 120 BPM
   
Hakimonu - "Cadence 1/Native A" - (8:04) 115 BPM
   
Donato Dozzy And Tin Man - "Test 7" - (8:10) 118 BPM
   
I Cube - "Falling" - (6:17) 112 BPM
   
Hieroglyphic Being - "Imaginary Soundscapes 9" - (12:24) 127 BPM
   
Forever Sound - "Glowworm" - (9:12) 120 BPM
   
Odd Numbers - "Riviera" - (7:24) 120 BPM
   
Dreamatic - "I Can Feel It" (Enzo Elia GFR edit) - (4:24) 83 BPM
   
SW - "Untitled" - (7:42) 133 BPM
   
Pev And Kowton - "Low Strobe" - (6:25) 81 BPM
   
Joachim Holm And Alejandro Mosso - "Tre Melodi" - (12:07) 81 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Drive (The Age Of Automation)" - (5:54) 128 BPM
   
Abdulla Rashim - "Moral Blinds" - (7:06) 125 BPM
   
Dirty Jesus - "Don't Fuck With My Shit" (RV Cock's Black Cock mix) - (8:50) 119 BPM
   
Marcos Cabral - "Sweet & Sour" - (5:25) 120 BPM
   
Box Saga - "Zen And The Art Of Deadlines" - (7:47) 118 BPM
   
BjArrn Torske - "Nitten Nitti" - (5:00) 120 BPM
   
Les Big Byrd - "Roundhouse Blues" - (7:43) 137 BPM
   
A - "The Subdubba Beat" (Stockholmia Glue mix) - (19:43) 118 BPM
   
Petar Dundov - "Sailing Off The Grid" - (13:20) 117 BPM
   
Louis Haiman - "Ghosts Of Gratiot" - (6:26) 125 BPM
   
Evigt Marker - "Hagre" - (8:26) 125 BPM
   
Morphosis - "Silent Screamer" - (7:08) 123 BPM
   
Sebbo - "Watamu Beach" (Moritz Von Oswald Rework) - (10:28) 126 BPM
   
Young Marco - "Biology Theme" - (6:04) 123 BPM
   
Luke Abbott a - "Modern Driveway" - (5:33) 128 BPM
   
Zadig - "Quiet Orbit Around Gladia" - (10:22) 120 BPM
   
Marcellus Pittman - "The Mad Underdog" - (8:48) 122 BPM
   
Stefan Vincent - "Fool Me Again" - (5:43) 130 BPM
   
Blacknecks - "Don't Dream It Be It" - (5:02) 123 BPM
   
Siriusmo - "Liu" - (5:20) 110 BPM
   
Il Guardiano Del Faro - "Ma Ci Pensi Io E Te" - (3:38) 77 BPM
   
Johanna Billing - "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" - (5:16) 83 BPM
   
Krater - "Labyrint" - (4:56) 80 BPM
   
Kurt Vile - "Baby's Arms" - (3:58) 110 BPM
Review: This triple-album collection is something of a treat for Prins Thomas fans. Released as an accompaniment to his epic, three-disc Paradise Goulash mix, it's entirely made up of previously unreleased re-edits from the Norwegian maestro. Musically, it's as cosmic and varied as you'd expect, variously touching on ambient (Claude Speed), Balearic jazz (Gabor Szabo), Middle Eastern oddness (Cat Trance), synth-samba (Richard Schneider Jnr), modern classical (a Johanna Billings cover of Arthur Russell's "This Is How We Walk On The Moon"), and all manner of hazy, sun-kissed grooves. There's little slamming dancefloor fare, but plenty of unique versions of overlooked, little known or forgotten musical gems. For that alone, it should be an essential purchase.
541416 507275
16 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Robert Hood - "Shaker" - (6:35) 128 BPM
   
Floorplan - "Ritual" - (7:42) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: British techno veterans Jonas Stone and Oliver Way have pulled off something of a coup here, not only by persuading Robert Hood to appear on their EPM Music imprint, but also by including a track from the Detroit legend's Floorplan alias (amazingly, Hood has previously kept the two projects entirely separate). Naturally, both tracks hit home hard. "Shaker" is prime Hood - an intoxicating, no-holds-barred techno looper built around a killer groove, foreboding chords and occasional vocal samples. On the Floorplan side, Hood reaches for the gospel organs, filtering and looping them up over a thunderous kick drum and typically relentless ride cymbals. As usual with Hood Floorplan material, there's enough soul in the machines to impress even the pickiest techno buyer.
EPM 38
20 Apr 15
Techno
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The Grey Area - (11:01) 134 BPM
   
Untitled 1 - (7:30) 135 BPM
   
The Rhythm Of Vision - (5:08) 135 BPM
   
Protein Valve 1 - (3:22) 141 BPM
   
Stereotype - (6:26) 129 BPM
   
Realm - (8:21) 133 BPM
   
The Pace - (9:42) 127 BPM
   
Untitled Sketch - (8:32) 144 BPM
   
Unix - (3:17) 134 BPM
   
Minus - (5:11) 139 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Greatest Dancer - (4:43) 136 BPM
   
Dancer (remix) - (8:26) 122 BPM
   
Power To Prophet - (7:50) 131 BPM
   
We Magnify His Name - (9:15) 126 BPM
   
Superman - (7:24) 139 BPM
   
Alpha - (8:42) 127 BPM
   
Eleven - (6:58) 85 BPM
   
Baby, Baby - (6:33) 135 BPM
   
The Family - (7:30) 129 BPM
   
Range - (6:48) 141 BPM
   
Never Grow Old - (7:17) 132 BPM
   
Exturnus Oblique (Re-Plant) - (6:02) 128 BPM
   
A.M. Track - (5:30) 138 BPM
   
Arrows (edit) - (4:47) 131 BPM
   
Untitled 4 - (4:49) 135 BPM
   
Monkey - (5:21) 128 BPM
   
The Family (Re-Plant) - (5:55) 130 BPM
   
Minus (edit) - (7:04) 129 BPM
   
Analog Track (Ghost) - (6:14) 133 BPM
   
Who Taught You Math (Alt. mix) - (7:14) 133 BPM
   
Protein Valve 1 (Re-Plant) - (5:51) 131 BPM
   
Full Armor - (6:36) 131 BPM
   
Minimal Minded - (7:47) 129 BPM
Review: Thirty three seminal Robert Hood productions all in the one download: The M-Plant Mother lode has landed. Even if you're well up to date on the Detroit legend's storied career there's no stopping the joy at what material has been included here - including - the best minimal techno production of all time: Monobox's "Realm". For something funkier there's the "The Pace", "The Greatest Dancer", the all praising "We Magnify His Name" and "Monkey". But wait: there's more! "Alpha" and "The Family" from his Omega Man LP makes the cut as do the epic James Brown and Aretha Franklin samples from newer school Floorplan material "Baby Baby" and "Never Grow Old". There's also the legendary stuff like "Who Taught You Math" and "Minus" to "Protein Valve" and much, much more. Dig in.
M PM 25
08 Dec 14
Techno
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Untitled 1 - (7:30) 135 BPM
   
Untitled 4 - (4:49) 135 BPM
   
Untitled Sketch - (8:32) 144 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Maelstrom
Review: If one variation of confused blips and synth gurgles underpinned by a rock-solid 909 beat by Robert Hood isn't enough than indulge yourself in two. For this first chapter of the Moveable Parts EP series, Hood's work here will please those after some more Monobox action as both "Untitled 1" and "Untitled 4" are discombobulated versions of each other. If you're after a mutant version of the latter for the packed dancefloor however, Hood's got you covered with "Untitled Sketch". Does Hood ever disappoint? Never!
M.PM 24
03 Nov 14
Techno
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Protein Valve 1 - (3:22) 141 BPM
   
Analog Track (Ghost) - (6:14) 133 BPM
   
Protein Valve 2 - (4:19) 141 BPM
   
AM Track - (5:30) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: M Plant's 20 Year anniversary celebrations are set to end on a high with a triple CD compilation featuring a wealth of new, remastered and unreleased material alongside some classics from the Robert Hood canon. Before then, the latest in an ongoing series of celebratory 12" releases sees Hood look to the classic Protein Valve, which was the first 12" issued on M Plant back in 1994. The title track has already been subject to some edits as part of this M Plant 20 series, but it's nice to see three tracks from that original 12" reissued here as a reminder how Hood's pioneering minimal approach first took shape. Look out for new Hood production "Analog Track (Ghost)" wedged in amongst the protein too!
M.PM 23
13 Oct 14
Techno
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Various
   
Various Artists - "I Love Techno 2014" (Brodinski continuous DJ mix) - (1:18:25) 125 BPM
   
Joe - "Slope" - (5:41) 124 BPM
   
Randomer - "Bring" - (4:54) 125 BPM
   
Appleblim & Peverelist - "Over Here" (Brendon Moeller remix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
   
Acid Arab - "Sidi Gouja" - (6:33) 118 BPM
   
Jimmy Edgar - "Frequency" - (7:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Marcelus - "24/7" - (5:34) 127 BPM
   
Jon Convex - "Feel Nothing" - (7:36) 122 BPM
   
Planetary Assault Systems - "No Exit" - (6:44) 128 BPM
   
Marquis Hawkes - "Outta This Hood" - (6:17) 123 BPM
   
Woo York - "I Am Against" - (6:32) 130 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Protein Valve" (edit 1) - (5:13) 131 BPM
   
Claro Intelecto - "Tone" - (4:48) 130 BPM
   
Alden Tyrell - "Wurk It" - (6:22) 131 BPM
   
J Tijn - "Floorward" - (5:40) 84 BPM
   
Bobmo - "It Is Happening Again" - (5:10) 119 BPM
   
Djedjotronic - "Signal" - (4:32) 124 BPM
   
MXM - "Nirvana" - (5:11) 124 BPM
   
Tinfoil - "Foil 1" - (5:06) 130 BPM
   
JoeFarr - "The Projectionist" - (5:37) 127 BPM
   
Ateph Elidja - "Vision" - (4:10) 125 BPM
   
J Tijn - "Kanon" - (4:16) 129 BPM
   
Maelstrom - "Adversarial Design" - (5:35) 133 BPM
   
Adam Beyer - "Crispy Bits A2" - (4:38) 142 BPM
   
Zadig - "Panic" - (8:36) 140 BPM
   
Speedy J & George Issakidis - "Sculpture" - (7:24) 110 BPM
Review: One of Europe's biggest electronic music parties sets out an impressive taster for this year's event. Mixed by French DJ/producer Brodinski, it moves from the deranged, siren-led "Slope" by Joe, through the swinging techno of Randomer's "Bring" and the chord-heavy groove of Brendon Moeller's take on Appleblim & Peverelist's "Over Here" before moving into more raw forms. This is articulated by the rough analogue jack of Marquis Hawkes' "Outta This Hood" and the firing, lean techno of Robert Hood's "Protein Valve (Edit 1). Brodinski also deserves kudos for dropping the grainy, surging bass and crisp drums of Claro Intelecto's rumbling electro killer, "Tone"
MMCD 041D
06 Oct 14
Techno
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Protein Valve (Re-plant) - (5:51) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Protein Valve (edit 1) - (5:13) 131 BPM
   
Protein Valve (edit 2) - (6:07) 132 BPM
Review: The Floorplan project show-cased Robert Hood's love of gospel-tinged house, but as this, his latest release demonstrates, he remains a techno artist through and through. The Protein Valve record originally appeared on M Plant 20 years ago and like Hood's Internal Empire and Minimal Nation releases, became a blueprint for minimal techno. On the "Re-Plant" and "Edit 1" versions, nagging, insistent percussion and an eerie organ sound create a sense of drama. However, the old approach proves to be the most effective and the second edit remains closer to the original sound, with jittery hats, unsettling organ riffs and the wind whooshing past in the background.
M.PM 21
07 Jul 14
Techno
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Untitled 1 (taken from moveable parts chapter 1) - (6:05) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
One Touch (taken from minimal nation) - (5:32) 128 BPM
Review: Some things never go out of fashion and this is especially true of Robert Hood's '90s minimalism. For those who didn't buy the releases first time round, these edits by Mark Broom provide the perfect opportunity to play catch up. The edit of "Untitled 1" from 1995's Moveable Parts Chapter 1 is the more abrasive track, its warped, jarring rhythm moving up and down the intensity scale with all the precision of a military drone. The UK producer's take on "One Touch", from the harder to track down Minimal Nation - the vinyl release sells for over €30 on Discogs - is less visceral but its repetitive filtering and sleek rhythm make it a must for any self-respecting techno DJ.
MPM 19
31 Mar 14
Techno
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Eleven - (6:58)
   
Alarm - (8:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The last time Robert Hood referenced the number 11 was the beatless track "The Age Of Eleven", appearing towards the end of his Wire To Wire album released ten years ago on the all encompassing Peacefrog Records. That, however, is where the similarities to this EP, Eleven, on Hood's own M-Plant, end. The chimes of "Alarm" sound similar to Luke Slater's "Bell Blocker", and a lot of what else can be heard that legendary album The Messenger. But again it's the title track that provides another production where the city of Detroit literally resonates within the music, painting visual imagery of factories and assembly lines done in a way that instantly make you think: Robert Hood.
M.PM 18
09 Dec 13
Techno
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Black Technician - (10:56) 130 BPM
   
Black Technician (UR Mad Mike remix) - (7:02) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Black Technician (DirtTech UR remix) - (3:05) 147 BPM
Review: Hood has been focusing his efforts of late on the Floorplan project, but on Technician, he provides listeners with a glimpse of his techno past. A stripped back, streamlined rhythm is at the heart of the title track. Augmented by squelchy acid lines, breathy synths and the jazzy flourishes of Nighttime World, it is one of the best recent examples of Hood's ability to balance dance floor functionality with atmospheric musicality. The remix by Mad Mike sees another Detroit icon enjoying a return to form. Dramatic strings and a pitched down vocal provide the intro, while a niggly acid line recalls the heights of UR's Final Frontier.
MM 167D
24 Jun 13
Techno
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Drive (The Age Of Automation) - (5:54) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Drive (The Age Of Automation) (@ [Phase] Nocturnal mix) - (6:03) 128 BPM
   
Drive (The Age Of Automation) (@ [Phase] C box mix) - (5:48) 128 BPM
Review: One of the more driving cuts from Robert Hood's epic Motor: Nighttime World 3 from last year, "Drive (The Age Of Automation)" finds itself getting a welcome single release. The original is about as Detroit as you can get, where a moody motorik bassline gives way to suitably sci-fi synths, combining a musical take on Detroit's automotive history with a Blade Runner aesthetic. Token artist Phase obviously revels in the opportunity to provide two brilliant reworks of the track; the "Nocturnal Mix", which isolates the original's bass stabs and incorporates them into a rolling juggernaut rhythm tailor made for the warehouse, while the "C-Box Mix" opts to keep the melodic elements but pare them back with the producer's trademark sharpness.
MM 165D
01 Apr 13
Techno
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The Exodos - (5:54) 118 BPM
   
Motor City - (7:05) 118 BPM
   
Better Life - (7:16) 159 BPM
   
The Wheel - (5:04)
   
Black Technician - (10:56) 130 BPM
   
Learning - (4:09) 150 BPM
   
Drive (The Age Of Automation) - (5:54) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Torque One - (6:17) 119 BPM
   
Hate Transmissions - (10:16) 122 BPM
   
Slow Motion Katrina - (6:03) 150 BPM
   
Assembly - (4:14)
   
A Time To Rebuild - (5:59) 129 BPM
Review: Robert Hood is techno's undisputed minimal master, but previous instalments of Nighttime World - especially the jazz-fuelled inaugural release in 1995 on Cheap - have afforded him the opportunity to go off script and indulge his conceptual whims. Will he do the same again on Motor? The answer is a resounding yes. Inspired by Julien Temple's 2010 documentary Requiem For Detroit?, which charts the fall and decline of America's former car manufacturing hub, the album is full of references to the effects of man's interaction with technology. If Kraftwerk's shimmering Man Machine was a testament to the benefits of humans harnessing technology, then Motor is the gloomy riposte, emerging from the rubble of a shattered metropolis to tell this sad but compelling tale and crucially, to offer some hope for the future.
MMCD 038D
17 Sep 12
Techno
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Various/Mike Huckaby
   
Bam Bam - "Where's Your Child" (DJ Rush remix) - (7:24) 140 BPM
   
Surgeon - "Remnants Of What Once Was" - (9:51) 134 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Master Builder" - (3:31) 138 BPM
   
Mike Huckaby - "The Tresor Track" - (6:24) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cisco Ferreira - "Womans Scent" (Hertz mix) - (6:02) 138 BPM
   
Cristian Vogel - "Absolute Time" - (7:06) 141 BPM
   
Joey Beltram - "Ball Park" - (4:17) 134 BPM
   
Joey Beltram - "Game Form" (Mike Dearborn remix) - (4:16) 133 BPM
   
Joey Beltram - "Game Form" (original mix) - (5:10) 134 BPM
   
Joey Beltram - "Instant" (original mix) - (5:05) 134 BPM
   
Bam Bam - "Give It To Me" - (5:21) 128 BPM
   
Bam Bam - "Where Is Your Child" (original mix) - (5:08) 133 BPM
   
Surgeon - "Returning To The Purity Of Current" - (8:22) 134 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Minus" - (3:12) 136 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "The Core" - (3:54) 148 BPM
   
Joey Beltram - "Instant" (Paul Johnson remix) - (5:25) 134 BPM
   
Drexciya - "Devil Ray Cove" - (2:50) 134 BPM
   
Drexciya - "Under Sea Disturbances" - (8:07) 138 BPM
   
Drexciya - "Digital Tsunami" - (6:22) 148 BPM
   
Robert Hood - "Chase" - (5:56) 144 BPM
   
Surgeon - "Black Jackal Throwbacks" - (11:45) 134 BPM
   
Various - "Tresor Records 20th Anniversary" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:00:00) 134 BPM
TRESOR 245DTM
28 Nov 11
Techno
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The Greatest Dancer - (4:43) 136 BPM
   
Dancer - (7:02) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: On the evidence of his latest releases, it feels like Robert Hood is going through a reinvention process. The recent Floorplan gave vent to his gospel influences and now "The Greatest Dancer", under his own name provides an insight into Hood's love of disco. There's not much to the title track, yet this simplicity and clarity of sound is the same aesthetic that drove the original productions that it is indebted to. Over a rolling, housey groove, Hood adds in some sexy funk guitar, sprinkles it with sensuous strings and puts all of the ingredients into a filtered blender. On "Dancer", the approach is even more minimal and straightforward as a walking funk bass guitar is married to a series of claps. This combination runs the risk of sounding like a DFA release, but Hood isn't finished. He adds sassy brass samples and a sexy female vocal, resulting in an arrangement that offers all of the sensuality of disco and the unflinching precision of his minimal techno productions. Call it a reinvention, but it also offers the best of both worlds.
MPM 14
26 Sep 11
Techno
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K7
   
Sun Ra - "Door To The Cosmos" - (8:59) 116 BPM
   
Electric Wire Hustle - "Again" (Scratch 22 remix) - (2:14) 107 BPM
   
Rhythm & Sound - "Mango Drive" - (7:12) 126 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Ariya" - (8:43) 120 BPM
   
Peven Everett - "Stuck" - (8:43) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release