Floorplan aka Robert Hood – Paradise [MPM16LP]

Paradise sees minimal Detroit techno icon Robert Hood exploring the Floorplan concept in more expansive style. The Floorplan project was founded in the mid 90s, as Hood looked to merge his minimalist approach with elements of house, disco, funk and gospel. Explored intermittently over a six year period, Hood put it to one side and it was a reissue of the Floorplan debut by Rush Hour that inspired him to revisit the project in 2011, scoring a bonafide gem in “We Magnify His Name”. Explored in album format here, Paradise is a mixture of all new material and tracks culled from these recent M Plant 12″ releases, lending the album a sense of continuity. It’s all the more impressive when you consider the fact Hood’s been releasing one highly conceptual album a year since 2009.

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Floorplan aka Robert Hood – Paradise [MPM16LP]

Eduardo De La Calle – Mystic EP [BAD002]

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Mystic Ep is made by one of the most confidential producers in Spain. His rarity and his value are like a noble metal : Eduardo De La Calle sounds are warm, elegant and meticulously cuted. Eduardo De La Calle comes with 3 tracks that oscillate between deep and dubtechno in his typical style.

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Eduardo De La Calle – Mystic EP [BAD002]

Eduardo De La Calle – Precursors EP [CADENZA087]

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Eduardo De La Calle’s Cadenza debut is a terrific example of the forward thinking, musical vision of the label. Having released a steady stream of vinyl 12”s on his Analog Solutions label, the Spanish DJ and producer flexes his other-worldy electronics on Luciano’s ten year old imprint. .Pink Water’ takes a minimal groove and splashes analog drops over a searing synth background, its melancholic melodies snaking in and around the joyous spring reverb FX of the machines, creating a very unique and commanding track. On the B side, .Madhusudhana’ is built upon a feint jazz funk loop, with shuffling hats and breathy atmospherics working off the heavy oscillations, coming over like a long lost Planet E release. Third track, .The Sneak’, continues the .Precursors’ theme of .machine music’, a rubbery beat welcomes in the trippy and psychedelic synth work, a delicate melody plays behind a heavy, groaning wave, pinging against the reverberating hits, providing another memorable and abstract track.

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Eduardo De La Calle – Precursors EP [CADENZA087]

R-Zone – R-Zone 03 [RZONE003]

R-Zone is a new label launched by Global Darkness. Who is involved isn’t exactly a secret, those who feel so inclined can piece the information together quite easily. It is however irrelevant to the concept of R-Zone, which would like to shift the focus away from namedropping and perception based on hype around individual artists and bring it back where it belongs; in the lap of the music.

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R-Zone – R-Zone 03 [RZONE003]