23:00 – CLOSE
Shelter presents: One Connection
About the artists
Birmingham born and bred artist Ashique Subhan aka Subb-an has had an enduring presence on the UK underground scene since the mid-2000s, when he found himself at the epicentre of a new dawn for Birmingham clubbing. The now legendary Below Sunday raves on the original Rainbow Courtyard had just taken off and sound design student Subb-an had caught the attention of Rainbow founder, Adam Shelton. Subsequently booked for a live show at Below, Subb-an soon became a resident and there learned his craft as a resident DJ, which led to the creation of the long-running One Records with Shelton in 2009. Specialising in high energy, intricate, groove driven house, the label has signed releases from distinguished artists such as Cab Drivers, The Mole and iO (Mulen), as well as helped to break newer talent like John Dimas and Yamen & EDA.
Informed by house and techno of decades past, both in American and European traditions Huerta’s productions demonstrate a quality of timelessness and maturity that is not easily achieved in the noisy world of music today. Manifested by gritty textures, emotive atmospheres, and a keen sense of groove, his tracks use their sonic artifacts to tell a story — one that is equally comprehensible on the dance floor as it as at home. Specializing in sultry deep house in his earlier years, Huerta has built a tidy discography over the last decade. Recently he’s revamped his sounds to better fit into the long-form parties of his adopted home of Berlin. His last years have seen him release records on trusted channels like Slow Life, Oscillat Music, Voyage & Small Hours. In 2020 he launched his own label, Leizure, pushing forward a sound that is all his own, receiving high acclaim from DJs and dancers far and wide.