Birmingham has always stood apart.
Close enough to the capital to enjoy London’s cultural blend, the Midlands city is far enough away to escape London’s gravitational pull.
Developing its own culture, it could well be time for rising stars such as Tom Shorterz to gain wider appreciation.
Now signed to urban powerhouse Rinse, the producer has shared decks with the likes of Oneman, SBTRKT, Toddla T and more. Developing his own style, Tom Shorterz plunders the rulebook of Detroit techno while adding an aggy, UK-centric edge.
New cut ‘Mainline’ has glistening, Cybotron style synth lines while the beat itself nods towards the current deep house boom. Birmingham re-imagined as a shattered metropolis in the year 3000, it’s a sci-fi odyssey with more than a hint of glamour.
Check it out now.