Subb-an is currently leading the pack of young wolves in UK house music, building a searing live set and etching a score of compelling productions that belie his 23 years. Crosstown Rebels have snapped up his latest EP ‘Misleading’ a double hitter that proves Subb-an’s got fire in his belly and is heading for the big time.
Showcasing the young producer’s authentic live sound, both tracks on the EP beg to be played loud and large for maximum effect. With A-Side ‘Misleading’, Subb-an brings a touch of European electro darkness with driving rhythms and rumbling bass heavy textures. It’s an epic trip, crossing soaring synths with shooting meteors.
‘Positive Expression’ is driven by the galloping percs hypnotically rolling underneath a wash of warm pads that rise and collide with the intricate drum patterns and brooding bass.
A notorious grafter and studio obsessive, Ashique Subhan aka Subb-an has certainly got his eye on the prize and the talent to see him to the top. At only 23 years old, he’s achieved more in his career than some artists ten years his senior with choice output labels including Leftroom, Culprit, Spectral Sound and more forthcoming material from S.A.S, his moniker with Adam Shelton. From his early days as a resident and co-promoter at the infamous Below parties in Birmingham to running the One Records label with long time collaborator Shelton, Subb-an’s fast rise to prominence is all down to a relentless passion for house music and drive to make people dance.
Published: 14th June 2011