Continuing over the last twelve months to champion music that is true to itself, Adam Shelton has an unshakeable focus on quality underground house. His debut EP ‘Air Trax’, due in February 2011 on air london, is part of a relentless effort to sketch out his own definition of authenticity. From sultry and atmospheric sounds to the acid-drenched and techy, the EP embodies the energy of his current musical course.
Nourishing a vinyl addiction for just over 18 years, Birmingham bred Adam Shelton is widely known on the underground scene as a DJ whose dedicated passion, technique and track selection are truly authentic.
Thriving on raw, quality house music, the energy and vibe of Adam’s DJ style is influenced by his love for early US and Acid house and inspired by trips to electronic meccas such Robert Johnson and Body & Soul. His talents have seen him grace the decks at some of the most influential clubs and parties around the world including Panorama Bar, fabric, Exit Festival, Glastonbury, Space and DC10 in Ibiza, D-Edge, Cocoon and of course, his own truly legendary Below parties, founded in 2005.
Not only a master behind the decks, the past two years have seen Adam capture his production style, influenced by legends such as Derrick Carter, Larry Heard, Mood II Swing, Masters At Work, Francois K and Daft Punk. His remix of one of the biggest tracks of 2013, Ben Pearce’s ‘What I Might Do,’ was released on the huge MTA Records with smashing results. Adopting a raw and retro-funk sound, Adam also produces under his S.A.S moniker alongside partner in crime Subb-an, S.A.S focus on producing monumental re-works of classics the stand out tracks to date from the guys have been 'In The Candy Store’, 'Straight of the bone' and ‘House Nation’, there’s no doubt this is a project that will continue to bubble under the surface for all those in the know.
With releases already appearing on highly respected labels like Visionquest, Illusion Recordings, Time Has Changed, 2020 Vision and of course his own One Records imprint, and with further EP’s due on in Haus Wax, Siesta and Surface Records, it’s safe to say Adam’s career will continue to soar in 2014.
During it’s relatively short life span, One Records – founded in 2009 alongside fellow Below resident Subb-an - has become one of the most exciting underground house labels of recent times. As well as signing music from artists including Kris Wadsworth, Dan Ghenacia, Burnski, Alex Arnout, DJ W!ld, Shaun Reeves, The Martinez Brothers, Matthew Styles, jef k, Jordan Peak and H Foundation, the label acts as a breeding ground for numerous up and coming producers such as Samu.l, John Dimas, Jack Wickham and Yamen and EDA.
One Records label parties can be seen regularly at a growing number of top clubs including Watergate, fabric, Rex Club, Bob Beaman, Back to Basics and Hideout Festival; with such bourgeoning young talent it’s evident that the best times are yet to come for this crew.
Already an artist with such strong definitions of personal style, recognition for Adam continues to climb, ensuring that recognition on a worldwide level is truly imminent.