Alexander Robotnick Launches Year-Long Retrospective Series
- Words: Glenn Jackson
Perhaps best known for his 1983 hit, "Problèmes D'Amour", Alexander Robotnick should be a name familiar to anyone with a knowledge of dance music's early history or just a love for the disco-tinged electro of days gone by. As it turns out, the now-60-year-old producer recently labored over the archives of forgotten tapes, vinyls, and hard drives that had accumulated throughout his three-decade-spanning career, and has announced an elaborate plan to release the best of this material over the course of a year. Beginning with the release of Robotnick's Archives Vol.1 earlier in December, every following month for the next year will see the Italian production veteran releasing a new digital EP of unreleased material on his own Hot Elephant label. The artwork above and the streaming preview below of Robotnick's first volume in his retrospective journey should give you a good sense of what you'll be able to get into all year long—truly retro slices of electronic goodness from one of its early innovators.
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
- October 20: MUTEK.MX with Andy Stott, The Bug, Roman Flügel, Objekt, Laurel Halo, Oneohtrix Point Never, and More
- November 5: Club to Club with Caribou, SBTRKT, Recondite, Marcel Dettmann, Clark, Vessel, Luke Vibert, Jacques Greene, and More
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