Although a new name to Shogun Audio’s sister imprint SGN:LTD, San Francisco based liquid producer Submorphics is definitely no stranger to the d&b scene as a whole, a staple in our record bags who’s been moving night time parties and sun soaked bbqs alike and releasing on labels such as Spearhead, Good Looking, Hospital and Liquid V since his blissful liquid was first carved onto vinyl back in 2005. Joining the ever rapidly evolving SGN roster for his debut single on the label, Long Been Gone/Rosewood carries the classy hallmark of a long timer, his signature style of loose rolling drums never failing to disappoint as two pristine pieces of late of summer bliss take you through the daytime excess and the relaxed dusk unwind.
The records Pièce de résistance, A-Side Long Been Gone is a classic anthem where an energetic break meets airy synths and a repeating vocal sample, later joined by delightful strings for a euphoric piece of liquid that takes on a timeless style, well worn but still as loved as ever. However, it’s the B-Side that truly grabbed our attention, Christina Tamayo’s mesmerizing vocals joining delicately twinkling pianos and sprinkled atmospherics for a more relaxed approach. Warm bass rolls throughout as an impressive variety of samples, synths and instrumentation subtly weaves in and out of the mix for a stylish sound that’s comfortable wherever you put it. One of our go to names, Submorphics rarely dissapoints and here shows just why Shogun are adding themselves to a lengthy list of d&b’s top labels to snatch up his output. Dropping on 31st August, you can preorder a copy over on the Shogun Shop here.
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