Ahead of the release of his latest EP on Visionquest, Ashique Subban digs deep in the crates to reveal some of his secret dancefloor weapons.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
The first actual 12″ I ever bought was Chocolate Puma – ‘I Wanna Be You’. Not exactly the best record in the world but I was very young, had no idea what music was around and had never been record shopping. On top of that I only had enough money to buy something from the sale section.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
On the radio, Pete Tong’s Essential Selections every week. It was a great way to listen to electronic music. When I was 12 I couldn’t get into clubs so there wasn’t really any other way.
Your favourite ever record?
You know there’s no answer to this question. It’s an impossible one to answer. I can’t just pick one, so here’s a few records that I really love:
Sha-Lor – ‘I’m In Love’
Ricardo Villalobos – ‘808 The Bass Queen’
Maurice Fulton remix of Alice Smith’s ‘Love Endeavour’
Eddy Grant – ‘Time Warp’
Joyce Sims – ‘Come Into My Life’
Aleem – ‘Release Yourself’