423 // Alexander Robotnick – Babel

Maestro Alexander Robotnick is back on Hot Elephant Music with another true showcase of his endless ingeniousness. Bravo!

The legendary Alexander Robotnick (a nickname Maurizio Dami assumed in the 80s) is a towering name in Florentine music and someone who very much defined the early disco scene thanks to a superb run of enduring club cuts, not least his seminal “Problèmes D’amour”. Although he is now in his 70s, Maurizio is still kicking out essential jams. His music features plenty of the arpeggios that have always given his sonority its character, coming out on labels like Permanent Vacation, Clone, Bordello A Parigi, and Bosconi Records. Few artists understand analogue machines and dance floor mechanics like this man, as he proves once more with “Simple Music”, his eighth studio album, coming soon on Hot Elephant Music.

“Riffs and grooves are not endless, and when you are my age, you may have heard them already. I am having more and more trouble finding interesting tracks for myself, so I felt the need to produce “simple” music that generates genuine feelings in a scene that can be averse to risk”, says Alexander.

Premiered here, the seductive Disco-House opener “Babel” is about the difficulties people in general have to understand one another, even when they speak the same language and share the same culture. In its composition, the vocoder vocals take centre stage next to lush chords and a true synth extravaganza.

Simple Music is another masterclass by the studio wizard that is Alexander Robotnick.

You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Juno Download page of the label.

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