Subb-an – Rain


PURCHASE: 12″ / Digital


The mighty Visionquest get set to release the highly anticipated ‘Rain’ from young shining star Subb-an. A monster of a release, the A-side features the haunting vocals of Visionquest favourites Footprintz, while the B-side welcomes a collaboration with Holland’s Tom Trago featuring label co-founder and No.1 Seth Troxler on vocals. Released as a digital only, Subban’s partner in crime Adam Shelton steps in for remix duty and rounds of what is undoubtedly set to be a special release for all involved.

Having spent the last few years paving out his distinctive driving style with huge releases on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Culprit, Spectral Sound and his own One Records, it may come as a surprise that for the A-side of the release Subb-an steps into new territory to deliver a truly mesmerising slice of modern electronica on a closer tip to his recent remixes of Lana Del Ray and Jamie Woon. Written over a year ago and feeling that ‘Rain’ was a really special track, there was much deliberation over finding the perfect vocalist. With previous smash hit releases on the label and a debut album on the way, the idea of Footprintz materialised and everything simply fell into place. Captivating synths glide across a bed of dreamy deep chords and subtle percussive passages, while the signature sound of the haunting Footprintz vocals swirl through the deeper vortex. Keeping things tight within the family, label partner and best friend Adam Shelton delivers a stunning remix of ‘Rain’ to be released as a digital only.

On the flip the talented producer teams up with Rush Hour favourite Tom Trago to unleash the powerful ‘Time’. The track was born through a bond that formed when Trago was asked to remix one of Subb-an’s first big releases, ‘What I Do’ on Culprit LA. Becoming friends the pair soon found their way into the studio to master up a dance floor weapon that is highly sophisticated and intricate in production, building with tension and suspense as hypnotic waves are thrown into the equation. The thought provoking vocals spoken by Seth Troxler send the track into new dimension and with these three heavy weights involved; it’s set to be a big one.

The past few years have seen a rapid rise to fame for the Birmingham bred Subb-an and with this monumental release and huge plans in place for the coming year including the 10 Years Of Crosstown World Tour and a debut artist album, there’s no hiding the fact that Subb-an’s stardom will continue to soar.