Boomkat Product Review:
Dutch label 4 Lux presents a collection of songs from artists like Olivierdaysoul, Josip, Syrafin and The Astronotes, who contribute some four tracks to the release, all delving into a digital hip hop stutter derived from the genetic blueprint set out by Prefuse73, Dabrye and the like. That account goes someway toward describing the agenda of much of the production work here, which whether augmented by vocals or purely instrumental is likely to appeal to the ears of the current school of hip hop production spearheaded by Flying Lotus and the like. Representing a turn towards slightly more traditional collage-based hip hop, Machine Shop offers up the aptly named 'Libraries', which seem to rifle through a goody bag of old samples and cinematic string sections. Cracking stuff.