slumber session: submerse

Enter this downtime blend of sounds from Tokyo based beatsmith, Submerse.

by i-D Staff
03 June 2015, 6:00pm

The downtime jam session this week comes from 23-year-old English beatmaker and producer Submerse aka Rob Orme whose skill set sees him navigate between hip hop, electronica instrumentals, footwork and beyond. With a multitude of musical influences, Submerse's music has shimmered with flecks of J-Pop, drum & bass, 90s slow jams, and sweet r&b, always containing a subtle referential tone towards his love of Japan. With his recent releases on Apollo and Project: Mooncircle, the Tokyo based beatsmith's beautiful blend of sounds has had us desperate to get him in as part of the Slumber Sessions family. Kick back, and drift off into the sounds of Submerse.

The party's still going strong, but you want to call it a night. What track do you pop on when everyone's still raving and it's time to go to sleep?
Shigeto, Miss U.

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
Usually my ocd kicks in so neatly pack everything away then slide outside for some fresh air.

After a hectic tour schedule, you finally get home, what track do you put on to kick back and relax?
The Internet, You Don't Even Know.

Do you ever fall asleep to music, and if so what do you play?
Yeah, usually video game soundtracks. Something from like Eternal Sonata, Persona 4 or Final Fantasy 6.

What's the best dream you've ever had?
My dreams aren't usually that good. Most of the time they are about jellyfish. I guess a good one was having spiderman like powers.

Who is the last person you kissed goodnight?
My girlfriend.

You've caught each other's eye across a crowded dancefloor. What do you play to ensure things move from the box to the bedroom?
Floetry, Say Yes. Or something with a sax solo.

Sleep is always the hardest to come by when you need it the most. What track is guaranteed to bring on the shut eye after a heavy weekend?
Helios, For Years and Years.

What track makes you want to cuddle up to the one you love?
Robert Glasper, Ah Yeah.

What song gets you out of bed in the morning?
Bobby Brown, On Our Own.

What is the most relaxing track/ mix/ playlist in your collection? And what do you like to do when listening to it?
Maybe the soundtrack to the movie 'her'. Usually listen to it while traveling so i guess just looking out the window.

Finish the sentence, the music sounds better with...
Stars, Dr. Pepper and trees.

Submerse's Stay Home LP is out now via Project: Mooncircle and Flau. Grab it here.