In 2001 – before Robert Hood‘s daughter, Lyric, officially joined his Floorplan project – the Detroit techno figurehead delivered On The Case / The Deal via M-Plant imprint Duet. The two-track EP is now slated for a June 25th rerelease on the parent label in digital and vinyl format.
Both songs on the record reflect Floorplan’s time-tested style, with simple yet dissonant lead synths repeating over minimal grooves. The Thomas P. Heckmann-remastered versions make for valuable weapons in a DJ’s arsenal, injecting the intelligent grit of Detroit techno into a DJ set.
Robert Hood made a name for himself as a member of second-wave Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance alongside Jeff Mills and “Mad” Mike Banks. After helping define the minimal sound with the 1994 album Minimal Nation, he inaugurated his Floorplan project with the single “Funky Souls” in 1996.
Lyric Hood joined Floorplan in 2014 at the age of 16 – first as a DJ, and then as a collaborator on recorded works. Most recently, the father-daughter duo delivered Right There / Holy Ghost via Classic Music Company.
A Robert Hood single titled “Shadows” will also appear on the first installment of EPM Music‘s EPM20 series at the end of May.