Wally Lopez ‘Sphera’ EP Out Now On Selador

wally lopez-4-INVWally Lopez is nothing short of electronic music royalty. With a career spanning over 20 years, the Spaniard commands legendary status, especially in his native Spain thanks largely to his ever popular long running nightly national radio show, Insomnia. A dance music institution if ever there was one.

Here he returns to Selador with a wonderfully effervescent infectious monster entitled ‘Sphera’. Remix duties are expertly handled by Selador head honcho Steve Parry alongside Irish born, Berlin based producer Neil Flynn. Plus, there’s even room for us to squeeze in a special Lonya remix of Wally’s previous outing for Selador, the evergreen ’Focused’.

Selador Recordings – Making life a little sweeter, one tune at a time.

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – October 2017

Listen again to Dave’s latest Radio Therapy Broadcast which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month and then syndicates to over 80 stations worldwide. This month featuring the likes of Stephan Bodzin, Gorge, Marc Romboy, Tale Of Us, Andhim & H.O.S.H. Turn it up!

Tracklist as follows…

1. Trikk ‘Mandole’ [Innervisions]

2. Andhim ‘Huso’ [Superfriends]

3. Reeveeze ‘On & On’ [Something Different Again]

4. Tapesh & Mr J ‘Camino’ [Mobilee]

5. CJ Jeff ‘Paper Cut’ [8 Bit]

6. Metrika ’Si Te Vas’ (Zombies In Miami) [Platino]

7. Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘Oblivion’ [(H.O.S.H) Bedrock]

8. Gorge ‘Ajala’ [Knee Deep In Sound]

9. Dave Seaman ‘Control Freak’ [Selador]

10. Gabriel Moraes ‘Ankora’ (Art In Motion) [Plano B]

11. Giorgia Angiulli ‘Around Your Space’ (Marc Romboy) [Systematic]

12. Tale Of Us & Vaal ‘Monument’ (Stephan Bodzin) [Afterlife]

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Lonya ‘The World That Disappears’ Out Now On Selador

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A weapon of choice for Selador head honchos Dave Seaman & Steve Parry for several months now, the time has finally come for Lonya’s return to the label with the massive ‘The World That Disappears’.

The Israeli producer drops flanked by remixes from Norway’s finest, Finnebassen, plus our favourite Frenchman, Acumen and long time friend of the label, Han Haak who all prove themselves up to the task. Three sterling reworks that inspire and excite in equal measures, all destined to light up your dance floors over the coming weeks.

Yet another blinding package. It’s what we do.

Team Selador – Tune pushers.

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It was 30 years ago today!

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                       Photo: Me with legendary journalist James Hamilton, circa 1987

I have to confess, it was a bit of a shock when I realised it’s exactly 30 years ago today that I started my career in the music industry. I had abandoned a promising career in advertising to take up the position of head tea boy at DMC (Disco Mix Club) in the ‘big smoke’ of London and have never really looked back since. In-at-the-deep-end was exactly where I wanted to be. Within 6 months I found myself in the Editor’s seat at DMC’s then fledgling, subscription-only DJ publication, Mixmag and the rest as they say, is history.

Of course, things were very different back then but I couldn’t have timed it any better. 1987 was the year that DJs suddenly became seen in a very different light as technology opened up boundless new opportunities and the likes of M/A/R/R/S, S.Express, Coldcut and Bomb The Bass gatecrashed the pop charts on a insurgent scale. Change was in the air but little did we know the extent of it.

I think like most UK Youth Culture moments before it (Mods & Rockers, Punk, Northern Soul, New Romanticism, etc) we all saw Acid House as a scene that had a shelf life of a few years but here we all are, 30 years later, with the Electronic Music Scene arguably healthier than it’s ever been. It’s now a multi-million pound global industry supporting all manner of ancillary services with many, many more DJs, artists, labels and outlets than ever before. Of course, that overwhelming level of choice brings it’s own downsides but I think there’s sometimes a tendency to look back at those early days through rose tinted spectacles. People easily forget what it was like to have such limited access to the music. Outside of London, I was restricted to a couple of hours per week of dance music on the radio and a single column of information courtesy of James Hamilton’s weekly round-up in Record Mirror Magazine. So be thankful for what you’ve got and careful what you wish for. As the saying goes, people that say things are not as good as they used to be are generally not as good as they used to be.

I feel blessed to have lived through the end-of-analogue/birth-of-digital era and am never more excited than by the hear-and-now and what the future holds. Upwards on onwards. The adventure continues..

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EdOne ‘Balsam/Caramel’ EP out now on Selador

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It’s time to unveil Selador’s latest signing as Spanish producer EdOne joins the cause following a string of releases on such high profile imprints as Suara, Stil Vor Talent & Mood. An acquisition whose cultured artistry will slot straight in to the way we play.

His two original productions lead the line here with ‘Balsam’ taking centre stage. A wonderfully engaging slice of modernistic dance floor electronica. Upfront, lean & mean.

Its partner in crime meanwhile, the compelling ‘Caramel’ follows, bristling with restless energy and brooding, subtle intricacies. More restrained maybe but no less effective. Strength in depth.

And our now customary brace of remixes come courtesy of two long time friends of the label whose credentials speak for themselves. Step forward, Greek kingpin Stelios Vassiloudis and our man down under, Australia’s finest, Jamie Stevens. Two heroes who have never taken their eye off the ball and are still top of their game.

Four wins out of four then. Tekkers!

Team Selador

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – September 2017

Listen again to Dave’s legendary Radio Therapy Broadcast this month featuring the likes of Four Tet, Dense & Pika, Victor Ruiz, Guy Gerber & Nic Fanciulli. Hashtag the good stuff! 😉

1. Four Tet ‘Planet’ [Text]

2. Toto Chiavetta ’Survival’ [Innervisions]

3. German Brigante ‘Modulations’ [Get Physical]

4. Nic Fanciulli & Guy Gerber ‘The Perfect Crime’ [Saved]

5. Toto Chiavetta ‘Analogue Suite’  [Innervisions]

6. Hyenah feat. B’utiza ‘Usuthu’ (Drums dub) [Freerange]

7. Patrice Baumel ’Sorcery’ [Kompakt]

8. Dense & Pika ’Suki’ [Drumcode]

9. Acumen ‘Grand Ma’ [Einmusika]

10. Loco & Jam & Frankyeffe ’Splitting Minds’ [Yoshi Toshi]

11. Der Dritte Raum ‘Polarised Echo’ [Harthouse]

12. Victor Ruiz ‘Dying Of The Light’ [Suara]

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‘Voodoo Disarray’ EP out now on Selador

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Originally premiered on our Showcase 5 compilation earlier this year, Dave Seaman’s ‘Voodoo Disarray’ returns to the spotlight thanks to a heavyweight collection of remixes from some of our favourite cutting edge producers.

Out of Germany, the Diynamic dynamo Johannes Brecht brings his warped vision to the party. A juxtaposition of his classically trained skills at one end of the spectrum and the distortion turned up to eleven at the other. A work of art.

Next, Berlin based Greek Producer, And.Id weighs in with a stylish piano and percussion driven workout. Dripping in that effortless Berlin-esque chic, they don’t come much cooler.

And finally, 2017 techno breakthrough duo Drunken Kong turn up the heat and shift up the gears, staying faithful to the original while adding their own brand of Asian Techno toughness. On point.

Whichever way you slice it, there’s more on offer here than you can shake your Techno stick at. All manner of variations on the Selador boss’s majestic original.

Whatever your brand of voodoo, we’ve got you covered.

Team Selador x

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – August 2017

Listen again to the 7th anniversary edition of Radio Therapy Broadcasting this month with a special birthday show. Episode 85 no less! We like to think we’re getting the hang of it now and hope this show is testament to that. Wall to wall good stuff, top to bottom. Enjoy :-)

Tracklist as follows..

1. Dave Seaman ‘Voodoo Disarray’ (Johannes Brecht) [Selador]

2. Wally Lopez ‘Sphera’ [Selador]

3. Jonathan Kaspar ‘Khaya’ [Objectivity]

4. Florian Kruse feat. Lazarusman ‘Proof Of Life’ (Paul Ursin) [Selador]

5. Affkt ‘Cliff’ (Martinet) [Selador]

6. Mongo ‘Otherside’ [High Tide]

7. Sasha ‘Trigonometry’ (La Fleur) [Watergate]

8. Fur Coat ‘Pulse Width’ [Oddity]

9. Uner ‘Skylon’ [Solar Distance]

10. Flowers & Sea Creatures ‘Color The Rain’ (Stereocalypse) [Atlant]

11.  Andhim ‘Donner’ [Superfriends]

12. Fort Romeau ‘C.E.M’  [Fort Romeau]

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Florian Kruse feat. Lazarusman ‘The Proof Of Life’ EP Out Now on Selador

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German Producer Florian Kruse makes his full debut on Selador following previous appearances remixing for Several Definitions and as a contributor to our last Showcase compilation.

Here he enlists the South African beat poet, Lazarusman on vocal duties for ‘The Proof Of Life’, an insistent Tech House winner whose DNA traces all the way back to Lil Louis’ electronic benchmark, ‘French Kiss’.

Remixes come courtesy of Italian Paul Ursin who adopts a deeper darker approach while fellow countryman, Paride Saraceni adeptly unlocks the original’s spiritual side.

If it’s proof you need, then look no further.

Team Selador – No doubt

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