Leonidas & Hobbes

Machines, Tapes & Electronic Set Ups

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This second Hobbes Music release is an introduction to the productions of label­owner Hobbes and studio partner Leonidas. It sees the pair harness a love of classic disco, techno, electro, acid, house and UK bass/dub, to create an EP with one foot in the past, one foot in the future and both eyes aimed squarely at the dance floor. A1) Driftin’ employs a vintage gospel sample and a bank of equally vintage synths (ARP Odyssey, Roland Juno 106, Roland SH­101, Sequential Circuits Pro­One) for a very contemporary, hybrid mix of UK bass and house. This track has already had airplay from Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1), proved popular on Soundcloud and has been dropping extremely well when played out, so we think you’ll agree it’s rather special! A2) Penthouse Dub is a more spacious composition. Classic disco congas and a delay­soaked guitar line recall the Balearic style of Norwegian modern disco don Todd Terje, then the vintage (Sequential Circuits Prophet T8) synth lines drop... The title is a nod to Heaven 17’s classic album, Penthouse & Pavement ­ a key reference point during this track’s production. B1) Jackin’ Pschidt treads a more European path, referencing Belgium’s late Eighties Nu Beat scene via its drum programming and acid line, with a heavily arpeggiated synth for its euphoric main riff and classic Nineties techno claps driving the beat home. A vocal refrain, compelling you to ‘break it down: get into the groove’, is as simple a call to action as any you’ll find in dance music. But, again, it’s the track’s bassline which will really get people moving their bodies: no fuss, few effects, just simple dancefloor dynamics. This mix has also proved popular on Soundcloud and been dropping well when played out. The title is a nod to a certain Chicago legend... B2) Referencing after­hours parties in dingey warehouse spaces, Pavement K flips the script completely, slowing things down and spacing them out ­ all heavy reverb, plodding kicks and atmospheric toms that ring out like some tribal gong in an old Kurosawa film. The bass stabs are as fierce as anything DMZ have put their name to, while the acid line and skittering hats are closer to early Plastikman. The brief vocal snatches are hardly any less abstract, before more waves of bass wash moodily over you and that familiar voice returns to let you know about ‘a lot of machines, tapes and electronic setups....’ Watch yer bass bins!

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Genre

House

Release Date

26.06.2013

Cat No

HM002

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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House
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House
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Techno
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House
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Various
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Mo’ Machines (RSD 2014) Hobbes Music
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