Robert Hood Biographie

Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and
experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex,
as well as the Austrian Cheap label and Jeff Mills' Axis label, Hood also
owns and operates the M-Plant imprint (including the two sublabels Drama
and Duet) through which he has released the bulk of his solo material. Hood
was a founding member, along with Jeff Mills and Mike Banks, of the
Underground Resistance label, whose influential releases throughout the
early and mid '90s helped change the face of modern Detroit techno and
sparked a creative renaissance. Infusing elements of acid and industrial
into a potent blend of Chicago house and Detroit techno, UR's aesthetic
project and militant business philosophy were (and remain) singular
commitments in underground techno. Hood left Detroit (and UR) with Jeff
Mills in 1992, setting up shop in New York and recording a series of 12"
EPs. Through the mid '90s, Hood has focused on his solo work, setting up M-
Plant in 1994 and releasing singles such as "Internal Empire", "Music Data"
and "Moveable Parts". Although his desire to remain underground has been
replaced by an urge to reach a wider audience, Hood remains fiercely
critical of artistic and economic movements destructive to inner-city
communities and has combined his musical enterprises with outreach and
social activist ends. His debut Peacefrog album "Point Blank" took Hood's
hypnotic minimalism to entirely new depths and territories, whilst his
latest album "Wire To Wire" takes his productions onto new levels of
musicality and sophistication within the world of electronic music.