|2.||"Machnine Works" (7:15)|
John Shima has been quietly plying his trade in techno soul since 2010, shoring up on labels such as Boe Recordings, Contrast-Wax and FireScope. Now he inaugurates Distant Worlds with another fine clutch of introspective beats delivered with a classic early 90s feel. It's hard to ignore the influence of B12 on "Renegade", while "Machine Works" takes on a moodier tone without losing that inherent warmth that makes his music such a pleasure to listen to. "Veloc" reaches for a heavy-lidded euphoria, and then "Troglodytic" makes for the consummate B2 track by heading out into ambient pastures, showing off Shima's synth skills in fine style.
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