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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The 'hood, 21 Mar 2008
This review is from: Fabric 39 (Audio CD)
Admittedly I'd never heard of Robert Hood until this months Fabric CD arrived but I read his bio online and discovered he is largely credited with being amongst the first minimal techno producers in the early 1990's. Hood's style, however, is nothing like the European minimal techno sound that has had a stranglehold on the dance music scene for the last few years, it's a lot more high energy. Where todays modern minimal techno tends to be between 120 and 128bpm, Hood's tunes are all 130bpm+. Fabric 39 is a high tempo journey through stark industrial Detroit techno, taking in warmer cuts that would sound at home in a Carl Cox or Renato Cohen set and the occasional techno reworking of an of old disco record.

When the first track by Monobox began I thought the mix was gonna start off on an ambient note but then the tune just fades out and is replaced by a high tempo 4/4 beat which sets the tone for the whole mix. The mixing is fast and frantic with 32 tracks packed into an hour. For the most part the mixing is superb with just one or two records ending a little abruptly. Hood works the EQ's and filters to create big bass drops and energy builds. He is obviously a great DJ but I think the mix is definitely more suitable for the club. If I heard this in a club I can imagine leaving exhilarated and smiling but I think the pace is a little too relentless for most on CD.

Like this? Try: Pure Intec: Carl Cox
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