Taking ‘new year, new me’ quite literally, long-standing Birmingham figure Adam Shelton kicked off the year by announcing his new label and moniker – EON Records and A-Future. Using this new project to explore the darker, warped electro sounds, A-Future is another step cementing Adam’s highly regarded status in the UK scene. As well as running One Records, the new alias showcases a more leftfield side to his mixes and productions.
For the debut release on EON Records, San Francisco producer Sepehr takes the helm for a four-track EP titled ‘Cybernetic’ – an outstanding first impression to the next chapter of Adam’s career. With the release out earlier this month, Adam will be celebrating the launch of EON this weekend at Pickle Factory for a weighty electro showdown where he will be performing as A-Future alongside a secret special guest, Kirsti, Reedale Rise and Alex Jann – the latter two both performing live.
Getting us riled up and ready to go for the party this weekend, A-Future shares 10 killer records that influenced the launch of EON Records.
Anthony Rother – Compression
One of my most played records for sure. From the huge catalogue of Rother sounds this always stood out to me as his seminal track, Pure power from that kick drum, you just can’t mess with that.
Soul Oddity – Party People
Sounds from the future! Forward thinking as always from Soul Oddity, their programming is another level.
Bass Junkie – Who is it? What is it?
Massive respect for bass junkie, such an original sound, pure party. This one kicks it, especially once that acid line drops.
Stojche – Radical Measure
This track did something really special to me, it gave me a vision to play sets based around this sound, the deeper side of electro. I see this as a modern electro masterpiece, Stojche really nailed this one.
Underground resistance – The Final Frontier
If ever there was a track name that suited the music it would be this, it totally takes you to that place, pure as it gets from the masters UR.
Reedale Rise – Telemetry
My favourite Reedale Rise track, fond memories of playing this in 2017 at Houghton festival where I did my first full electro set.
Claro Intelecto – Tone
The other side to peace of mind which I guess can be overlooked with such a masterpiece on the flip but this is just raw, killer drums and a totally different track from the deeper sounds that I know Claro Intelecto for.
Hashim – Al Naafiysh
Original and best, dropping nasty baselines before that was even a thing, an all-time favourite and seminal electro record from Hashim.
Dj Overdose – It’s Dj Overdose
A Pure party track on one of my top electro labels monotone.
Dynamix II – Give the Dj a break
One of my main influences for breaks, electro and bass music, Miami’s finest. This record really schooled me and was my first introduction to broken sounds.
‘Cybernetic’ by Sepehr is out now on EON Records – buy here.
For tickets to EON Records launch party at Pickle Factory this Friday – click here.