Robert Hood ‎– Hoodlum



Breaking The Chains
Public Enemy No. 1
Street Life
Rumors Of My Doom
Grace Under Fire
Grace Under Fire (Nightime Mix)
Underdog Overcome
The Aftermath

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DRA-003 Robert Hood Hoodlum(2x12") Drama DRA-003 US 1998 Sell This Version
DRA-003 Robert Hood Hoodlum(2x12", Promo, W/Lbl) Drama DRA-003 US 1998 Sell This Version


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February 20, 2017
edited 9 months ago
referencing Hoodlum, 2x12", DRA-003
In a discography as vast and stuffed with quality material, as Robert Hood's unquestionably is, you are bound to have a few records unjustly take the back seat. Out of the many, for a lack of a better term, "second tier" releases of his, Hoodlum is at the absolute top. Furthermore, it should be up there with the finest of them from his magnificent opus.

As said below, this double pack covers vast musical landscapes through nine carefully moulded tracks / interludes. You will find sharp precision minimal workouts ("Public Enemy No. 1" and "Underdog Overcome"), melody driven 313 techno ("Rumors Of My Doom"), late night jazzy jams heavy on the house tip ("Grace Under Fire" and "Grace Under Fire (Nightime Mix)"), and the interludes which contain brief voxless hip hop percussive excursions.

This is a hard one to match. Usually, you're either one or the other. You either bang it out for the club or shift focus to living room sessions. This release is equal parts minimal techno, equal parts moody house, equal parts instrumental hip-hop and equal parts jazzy Detroit techno with soothing melodic sweeps. As such, it makes the tracks highly usable for a variety of occasions, and also makes them suitable for sets all across the board.This double pack will come in handy for so many situations you'll have a time hard time realizing it's only two pieces of vinyl you hold.
Favorite tune is "Public Enemy No. 1", a minimal favorite, where chopped up vocal bits, nervous synth stabs prepare territory for a compelling melody two minutes deep. That point on, it's the goodness like only he knows how to do.
If you are a fan of his work, give it a try for something a little bit different, especially if you liked Motor: Nighttime World 3, which was drenched in melody and jazz. This is a serious, mature piece of work.


January 22, 2003
referencing Hoodlum, 2x12", DRA-003

This is one out of many faves from robert hood . This DoEp is very different from the rest of his output for two main reasons . musically it's in a far wider spread vain . you find jazz, techno and even hip-hop beats on this album . the second thing , that makes this outstanding is the fact that you can listen to all songs in 33 rpm as well as in 45 rpm , and get a completely different feel to the tracks.
Whenever you get a chance to listen to it , try .
Highly recommended.


October 3, 2002
referencing Hoodlum, 2x12", DRA-003

a double pack of sharp sohisticated techno tracks. the thumping bass on public enemy number one is solid. theres almost a house feel to this release, while staying within the realms of hoods signature sound. an excellent release.