Shifting Forward is a stripped down driving slice of Detroit Techno representative of the Classic Metroplex sound. Johnson's release is in step with the label's understanding that the Metroplex sound has become a global phenomenon, inspiring artists from every corner of the globe, but true to its Detroit roots.
Solid Grooves mastermind from the UK, Aubrey provides the Shifting Forward remix with a dancelfloor friendly romp sure to make you move. M042 Shows that in the Label's 30th year of existence, Juan Atkins still has his eye on music that sounds like the future. James Johnson (AKA Plural, Divine) is an electronic music producer, composer and DJ hailing from Columbus, Oh. His calm demeanor belies the massive amounts of energy he creates in his highly technical DJ sets, and the ethereal beauty of his live performances. A product of the Midwest underground music scene, Plural has been raised on the sounds of Chicago and Detroit that are audible in his previous releases and also on his Metroplex debut, Shifting Forward.