JMJ And Richie* ‎– Trouble In China / Subroutine

Moving Shadow ‎– SHADOW 53
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


This Side
X Trouble In China 7:40
Other Side
Y Subroutine 8:35



Mastered at The Exchange.

Track X samples:
Vocal from Funky Green Dogs From Outer Space - Reach For Me

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHADOW 53 JMJ And Richie* Trouble In China / Subroutine(12", TP, W/Lbl) Moving Shadow SHADOW 53 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SHADOW53 JMJ & Richie Trouble In China / Subroutine(2xFile, WAV) Moving Shadow SHADOW53 UK Unknown
SHADOW 53 JMJ & Richie Trouble In China / Subroutine(12", Promo) Moving Shadow SHADOW 53 UK 1994 Sell This Version


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August 4, 2014
I bought a couple of full release copies of this which had a manufacturing fault. There was a jump/ stuck groove in the last part of 'Sub Routine'. Worth checking your copy beforehand if you are looking to sell it or if you are buying a copy. I have had quite a few Shadow releases over the years with various defects (warping on their 10''s was the most common).


June 26, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Definitely one of the overlooked shadow EPs (as evidenced by the rating and price of copies being sold on here).

"Trouble in China" has a simple but effective melody, combined with SERIOUSLY chopped/layered beats that give modern "drumfunk" more than a run for its money. The melody might have a bit of 94/95 quasi-jazz vibe which I think turns off some fans of early stuff, but the vocal line ("why don't you reach for me... why don't you reach for my soul") is golden.