Subb-an’s Acid Mondays Remix is More Than a Little Mysterious
The dynamic producer is handles remix duties for a new Acid Mondays release on Circus Recordings.
Formed somewhere in the "5th dimension," Acid Mondays is the cosmic coalition of fellow psychonauts Negghead and Lex Wolf. Brought together by their love for fat beats, interstellar travel, and cups of tea, the duo is on an adventure through inner and outer space.
Returning to their home label Circus Recordings with EP2, Acid Mondays is in the spotlight once again with a fresh release ready to move the dancefloor.
Handling remix duties on the album, alongside Richy Ahmed, is Subb-an, an artist that has regularly performed behind the decks at prime clubs and festivals all over the world.
His productions are deep, raw, and soul-heavy. Although always achingly relevant, they glance backwards through a long lineage of house masters—Craig Richards, Ricardo Villalobos, Ryan Elliot, Zip, Professor Inc., and Delano Smith. A dynamic producer with a firm understanding of what it takes to move the crowd, Subb-an's music has more than a little mystery about it.
THUMP: This will be your first release on Yousef's Circus Recordings, how did you get involved in the Circus brand?
Subb-an: I've played for Yousef at Circus a few times now. I love the party and the crew, so I guess it was a natural progression when Yousef asked me to do a remix for the label. We've also had Acid Mondays previously release on One Records, so there's a good connection with those guys too.
What kind of approach did you take on this remix? Is the outcome as you planned?
Yeah, I didn't really have something set in mind for this; I had to play around with it. I wanted to aim it at the dance floor... but that's the usual when I'm in the studio. I really liked the vocal samples, very trippy. I wanted to make the most out of them.
Where did the summer season take you? What were some of your more memorable moments?
Summer was very busy this year. Ibiza season was great. I played for Circoloco again, it's always good to play for the Circo crew. I also hit ENTER. and El Row at Space, and Cocoon at Amnesia. All great parties in different ways. What really stood out for me this year was Gottwood festival in North Wales—"magic in the woods" probably summarizes it pretty well.
What's on your agenda for the remainder of the year and early 2016?
I've been deep in the studio tying up a few projects. I'm hitting South America again at the end of the month. Adam Shelton has a new festival in Brazil called Foundation Rio, so I will be playing with him and Tristan da Cunha, then hitting Argentina. I will also be playing a few more ENTER. shows at ADE and LA for Halloween, which I'm pretty hyped about. I'm also playing with Seth Troxler in San Francisco for Halloween.
How do you handle running your own One Records with a busy tour schedule?
Well, Adam and I have a good relationship with the delegated parts of the label. If I'm a bit too busy touring, Adam will take control and vice versa. After all, we're quite an unpretentious label and we only work with good friends, so it's not too hard to manage.