Robert Hood is more than just a veteran of his craft, as a founding member of Detroit’s Underground Resistance, himself and others like Jeff Mills pioneered the early techno movement throughout the U.S. Several decades later, Hood joined forces with his daughter, Lyric, to launch their Floorplan project, which aims to deliver gospel-infused house and techno to the masses. With most of their releases coming via Hood’s own M-Plant label, including two long players in Paradise and Victorious,
the father-daughter duo finish the decade with a brand new album on Will Saul’s Aus Music. Since their launch in 2006, Aus Music has been one of the most consistent labels across British club music, delivering records from Midland, Bicep, George FitzGerald, Paul Woolford and Dusky. The new Floorplan album, Supernatural, is a ten-track bridge connecting the raw, unfiltered character of early club music to the neat, technologically aided accuracy of modern day. It doesn’t bring anything groundbreaking, but Hood’s experience gives a level of detail that most producers aren’t capable of pulling off convincingly.
Where to start:
‘Brothers + Sisters’ – Nostalgic house anthem with plenty of 90’s flavour
‘I Try’ – Drum fuelled weapon with screaming whistles and rolling snares
‘There Was A Time’ – Big kicks, big claps, big basslines
Previous from Floorplan:
Paradise LP (2013, M-Plant)
Victorious LP (2016, M-Plant)
If you like this then check out:
KiNK – Playground LP (2017, Running Back)
Octave One – Love By Machine (2016, 430West Records)
Floorplan’s Supernatural LP is out now on Aus Music.