This time around Warren abandons the usual formula of starting with ambient grooves in favour of keeping it dance floor-centric from the off. In this respect Lima flows like one long set. The first disc quickly sets the deeply progressive tone with "Seduction" and "An Why E," both from young producer Nils Nurnberg. It soon becomes clear that the usual spaced out melodies are present, but there's a new emphasis on subtlety and percussion. Quality tracks such as "Cassini" by Glide and "Kurs Zjazdowy" by Petersky provide the warmth that Warren fans are familiar with as well as bringing a slight tech influence to the proceedings.
The first disc is an enjoyable standalone mix, and a definite leap forward from Paris, but the second starts well only to disappointingly slip into a more predictable sound. Tracks such as "I Am Trying" by Nicolo Vivarelli and "Siberian Transit" by Martin Brodin make you feel like you could be listening to any one of Warren's last four GU mixes. There's still enough quality here to make it a decent listen, though—of note are the trippy chimes of "Revelation" by Etiket and Robert Babicz's remix of "Spaceman" by Way Out West.
Warren could be accused of not delving into more contemporary styles like his peers John Digweed and Danny Howells. But with every DJ and their dog turning to minimal and tech-house, it's reassuring to see a stalwart still seeking the best progressive records around—all tracks on the album are exclusive—rather than jumping on the bandwagon. While we may never see another mix like Reykjavik, progressive is far from dead. Lima is proof.