Artist: Robert Hood & Floorplan
Title: The Struggle / Save The Children
Cat. #: M.PM035
Format: Digital Download / Streaming
Release Date: 14 August 2020
1. Robert Hood – The Struggle
2. Floorplan – Save The Children
3. Floorplan – Save The Children (Detroit Mix)
Following on from Lyric Hood’s solo release, ‘Everything / Social Distance’ in July, M-Plant takes us into August with the first new release this year from Robert Hood and Floorplan.
Opening the proceedings is a solo mission from Robert Hood. ‘The Struggle’ opens with acidic-funk that’s highlighted by Tamika Mallory’s stirring speech following the murder of George Floyd, before launching into powerful stripped-back Techno. This is protest music, Hood-style.
The rest of the EP is devoted to Robert and Lyric Hood’s collaborative Floorplan project. The original version of ‘Save The Children’ brings tough House with blazing horns and vocal refrains to continue the themes of social change. While the Detroit Mix goes deep and bassy, overlaid with poignant vocal samples including the words of Dick Gregory.