Considered the originator of minimal techno, Robert Hood is also regarded as one of the style's most influential producers and is a highly accomplished album artist. As an early member of the staunchly anti-mainstream Underground Resistance musicians' collective and record label (founded by Jeff Mills and Mad Mike Banks in the late-1980s), Hood helped reshape the sound of Detroit techno during its mid-1990s renaissance. Since 1994, he has released ten full-length records, including the soulful classic Nighttime World, Vol. 1, one of the finest electronic-music albums ever to come out of Detroit. Hood's latest full-length, Motor: Nighttime World, Vol. 3, surfaced last month to strong reviews.