‘Submission’ is Stephen Lopkin’s only EP of 2019, but it’s a release that transcends years and dates. Issued on the mighty Seventh Sign label, it draws on classic house and techno, with a flawless delivery. ‘Approval In Principle’ is an understated Detroit groove, punctuated by epic strings and sweet synth melodies. The title track comes in two versions, but on both the original and dub take, Lopkin’s celebratory keys and tight drums recall the very best of Guidance/Prescription, while ‘Hanky Lady’ closes out the release with Motor City strings. If you’re looking for electronic music with a true sense of soul, then look no further.