Monday, 25 August 2014

Track Of The Day: Headman/Robi Insinna feat Emperor Machine - 'Der'

I for one may be completely new to his music, but artist, producer and DJ Robi Insinna (aka Headman) has released four full length albums since his first, 'It Rough' in 2001. He has also remixed the likes of Roxy Music, Gossip, Franz Ferdinand, Richard Fearless, Nitzer Ebb, and The Units, amongst many others. His new album '6' is released on September 15, and according to the press release "feels like the conclusion of the music he has been putting out over the years. There are many collaborations on the album, with friends and artists he has worked with over the years. Featuring on the album are Brassica, The Emperor Machine, Red Axes, David Shaw, Sam from Gramme, Rosie from hot new Berlin Act Ballet School, Brassica, Bozzwell and Tara from It Rough fame... Some tracks can sound more like post punk ESG influenced, some more like pre-detroit machine funk, and some of the vocal tracks have a more pop sensibility...

The album was produced with loads of analog equipment which gives that organic feel, but Robi always stresses that he does not want to be just retro, but take the best from the past and use it together with the technologies from now to create something modern. From it, the addictive Kraut disco funk stomp 'Der' is a major highlight that lays acidy grooves over spacey analogue synths, like early Daft Punk with a more Teutonic outlook. Keep an eye out for the album when it's released...




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