This Bank Holiday Saturday we welcome a very special guest Adam Shelton whose passion and focus on quality underground house runs through the veins of his label ONE Records which is run alongside fellow rising star and production partner Subb-an (crosstown rebels).
Entering its second year, the label is a stronghold for emerging UK talent, having showcased the sounds of Seelie, Jordan Peak and Death on the Balcony alongside more established, but no less fresh, heads like Geddes, Burnski and Jozif. Additionally trans-Atlantic aficionados Shaun Reeves (visionquest) and Kris Wadsworth have recently contributed.
His own work with Subb-an brings a raw and retro-funk sound, which is clearly demonstrated on their joint EPs ‘It’s Time’ and ‘The Muzik’. Similarly, their edits under the S.A.S. moniker have increasingly found notoriety as the insider’s weapon of choice. ‘In The Candy Store’ has featured prominently on discerning dancefloors worldwide, spun by Seth Troxler, Craig Richards, Heidi, Lee Burridge and Lee Curtiss, amongst others. Meanwhile the early 90’s feel of ‘Give it to You’ perfectly demonstrates an insight into the US house-loving side of Adam’s taste.
His skills, versatility and range as a DJ have seen him guest at some of the world’s best clubbing spots including Panorama Bar, Cocoon, Glastonbury Festival, Space in Ibiza and most recently Harry Klein in Munich and London clubbing mecca Fabric – but as a producer there is much on offer.
One of the UK’s most diverse and talked about small venues, The Rainbow is fertile ground for Adam to experiment with a wide range of musical styles, not least at his own party Below, now in its sixth year. The coming year will see Adam release on labels 2020 Vision, Magicbag, Illusion and Smoke City, as well as a continued dedication to One Records. With this inexorable drive, it can truly be said that despite having already delivered a great deal, we have still only skimmed the surface of Adam’s talent.