Leonidas & Hobbes, "Mo' Machines" EP (HM004)

by Leonidas & Hobbes

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Working together on-and-off at their respective bases in London and Edinburgh, Leonidas & Hobbes have honed a mutual love of soul, acid, house, techno, psychedelic and dub sounds for Mo’ Machines.  Their collaborative debut EP, ‘Machines, Tapes & Electronic Setups’ (HM002), won fans across the board last year.  

Leonidas has had two collaborative releases out previously through Kay Suzuki’s Round In Motion label (Tokyo/London) and a solo track released as part of the Rhythm Kings Volume 1 compilation via DJ Ionik’s Traveller Records label (Finland), all of which have equally found fans and acclaim internationally.

Selected DJ/Critical Feedback:
'I have those last 12s you sent. Really dug them' (Erol Alkan)
'Leonidas & Hobbes make the best acid funk-inspired house music you'll have heard all week, guaranteed' (i-D Magazine)
'Thanks for the presents! I always appreciate good music on vinyl!' (KiNK, BUL/Worldwide)
'Three uber groovy cuts from the nu class of club cadets…’ (Mark Barton/Losing Today)
‘Really nice EP, that’s funky! I love the Mo' Moody track, really great, I'll play it for sure!’ (Fabrice Lig, Planet E/R&S/Playhouse - Beligum/Worldwide)
‘Great release! Mo’Moody is my jam!’ (Moullinex, Lisbon/Portugal/Europe)
‘Wicked release, Turn U Round so good’ (Tiago, Lisbon/Portugal/Europe)
‘I like Sputnik a lot!!!’ (Gunrose, Lisbon/Portugal)
‘I love the release! Thanks for more great stuff’ (Kosmos, Nitsa/Nasty/Boombox/Tracy Recordings - Barcelona/Spain)
‘Another great EP from the dynamic duo... all the grit and dirt one could ask for.. Mo Moody is my fave - thanks for sending!!’ (Thomas Pudell, Black Alley - Berlin)
‘Very eclectic electronic music, deep and funky with smatterings of ol’ skool happenings, there are even some Lil’ Louis moments. Sputnik is one of my favourite things on the label’ (Yogi Haughton, Scottish Soulful Weekender)
‘Turn U Round is my shit!!!!’ (Kay Suzuki, LDN/Tokyo - Round in Motion)
‘Great sounding productions all the way once again. Turn U Round is one track I could see someone like Theo P drop at Plastic People - that kinda vibe. The trippy and haunting Sputnik could cause some mayhem on the floor in the later hours’ (Cedric Woo - Beauty & The Beat, UK/Japan)
‘Deeply into Sputnik. Great EP guys!’ (Dimitri Veimar, Germany)
‘Thank you boys. Sputnik is the one for me!’ (David Varchola, Embryo/We Are Unity, Slovakia/Europe)
‘New EP sounding ace!’ (Debukas - 20:20 Vision, Scotland/Europe)
‘Sputnik is a standout for me, love the 303 bassline. Really big stuff! Love the look of the record as well. All round winner’ (iO Sounds, LDN/Europe)
‘Great - all strong but particularly love the lead track. Top work!’ (Bobby Cleaver - Numbers, Glasgow)
‘SPUTNIK - DOPE!!! All three trax are great... *)’ (Murf, Mongtrax - LDN/Worldwide)
‘Yeah, it’s good. Will try to play it’ (Larry Tee, NYC/LDN)
‘Sputnik is alright, thx.’ (Dmitry Malyshev / NEO Violence, Prague)
‘I liked it. Mo’ Moody is the one for me’ (Ben Martin, High Sheen/Elastic Artists, Glasgow/LDN)
‘Yes really feeling Turn U Around on this release..very funky and acidic and will be featuring on the show next week for sure. Music is getting better and better from these two..a fruitful partnership!’ (Alex Pewin - Voices, LDN)
Mo' Moody - love that synth line and those deep stabs are cracking. Wicked groove. Love the retro vibe on Sputnik, great acid line, can imagine it'll do a nice job in the very early hours :-)’ (Geoff Ticehurst - Leeds Uni/The Plug, Sheffield)
‘Sweet! That Sputnik track is killer… The break in the middle is very John Barry. Makes me think of Moonraker’ (Teamy - South Palace Hotel, London // Wrong Island, Glasgow)
‘Really good stuff here!!’ (Jacksonville - 20/20 Vision, Scotland)
‘Nice!’ (Astroboy - Kelburn Garden Party, Scotland)

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released April 18, 2014

P & C 2014 HOBBES MUSIC
All rights reserved.
Logo & Design: jpmjustice.com
Mastering: Keith Tenniswood at Curved, London 2014
Distribution: Rubadub
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