Formed in 2004 by Friction & K-Tee (real names Ed Keeley & Keir Tyrer) and firmly established as one of the finest leading labels in both drum & bass and wider electronic music for years now, Shogun Audio are at the very pinnacle of club and festival-primed drum & bass. Alongside label affiliates Elevate Records and SGN:LTD, the critically acclaimed group of imprints have provided a platform for new and established artists alike, retaining an exceptional homegrown current roster that includes Pola & Bryson, Document One, GLXY, Monrroe, Koherent, Sustance and GEST (formerly Gerra & Stone). With one of the widest back catalogues and discographies in the business that includes full length projects, EP’s and singles from the likes of Break, Alix Perez, DJ Marky, Spectrasoul, Technimatic, Icicle, Joe Ford, Fourward, Ed:it, Ulterior Motive, My Nu Leng, Rockwell and many more, Shogun’s commitment to each and every strand of drum & bass magic they’ve released to the masses is unparalleled. With plenty on the horizon, countless live appearances and new, sought-after ventures like their exclusive, vinyl-only ‘Skuriken’ series, it looks like Shogun Audio are just getting started, with more to come on every level.
Review: Shogun's resident soul merchants are back with their first EP since 2018, a long period which reflects the time taken to produce their unbelievable debut album last year. The train is back in motion, however, and the Method EP is aligned with the diversity of sound and depth of soul they displayed on Research & Development. The title track is a darker touch, a rolling, moody tune that swells in the bassline and cuts through in the percussion, a track that's tailor made for the reopening of raves this summer. KSR gets involved on the effortlessly soulful 'Breathless', which ripples with summer funk in a dreamy, heady kind of way, and there's another superb garage outing on 'Stamina Creux'. A 140 EP from these guys would not go amiss, that's for sure. Superb EP.
Review: Shogun's resident masters of wispy, effervescent soul are back and it's with a two tracker, the A-side of which features Rhi on vocals. It's a crunchy, bouncy track that moves with a deliberate sense of funk but in a manner that floats and whispers, a synthetic smoother produced right in line with the high-quality music GLXY have been pushing for some time now. The flip is effortless soul music, a rolling embodiment of liquid drum & bass, with a smooth vocal hook, featherweight drums and a delicate yet punchy bassline. More superb work from the boys here.