Radio Therapy Broadcast – September 2014

Listen again to my latest radio show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month exclusively on Frisky Radio and then syndicated to 70 stations worldwide. Spread the word. Enjoy!

Tracklist as follows..

1. Him Self Her ‘Love Like You Used To (Dub)’ [Crosstown Rebels]

2. Christian Loeffler ‘All Comes’ (Mind Against) [Young Alaska]

3. Jesper Ryom ‘Aviator’ (La Fleur) [Power Plant]

4. Soul Button & Sasch ‘Unfold’ (Nick Devon)[Steyoyoke]

5. Coyu ‘Just Nin’ (Andre Lodemann) [Suara]

6. Fur Coat ‘U Turn’ [Crosstown Rebels]

7. Few Nolder ‘If’ [Connaisseur]

8. Cari Lekebusch & Zoe Xenia ‘Crazy’ [Monique Music]

9. Robert Babicz ‘One Day We’ll All Be Happy’ [Selador]

10. Who Made Who ‘Heads Above’ (Maceo Plex Dub)[Ellum]

11. Adam Beyer ‘Teach Me’ [Drumcode]

 

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – August 2014

Listen again to my latest radio show which premieres the third Tuesday of every month exclusively on Friskyradio.com

Spread the word, Enjoy!

Tracklist as follows..

1. Banks ‘Drowning’ (Tom Demac) [Harvest]

2. Danny O & Kellie Allen ‘Rewind & Play’ (Probably Me) [Mindwarp]

3. Luca Cazal ‘Mariri’ (Stacey Pullen) [Crosstown Rebels]

4. Hermanez ‘Innersphere’ [Leena]

5. Dave Seaman ‘Distraction Tactics’ [Sullivan Room]

6. Alex Niggeman ‘Earth Symphony’ [Last Night On Earth]

7. Melokolektiv ‘Left Out’ [Selador]

8. Lehar ‘Sargas’ (Mario Basanov) [Connaissuer]

9. Climbers ‘Big City Lights’ [Selador]

10. Laurent Garnier ‘Enchanted’ [Hypercolour]

 

 

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My First Burning Man

Hot off the plane from Burning Man Festival, Dave Seaman regales Mike Boorman at skiddle.com  with what it was like to party on in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the very first time..

Burning Man at night

Dave Seaman has seen a lot of things in his time, but nothing quite like what he saw last week at Burning Man Festival. He was one of the main men at clubbing institution Renaissance, he toured the US with Cream when they were taking over the world, and more recently he has been conquering Beatport with his label Selador but this man was absolutely humbled by it all. 

So tell me Dave, from the top… Burning Man: discuss!

I arrived at Reno airport on Monday night to the news that it had all shut down on Monday because they had some rain, and everything grinds to a halt because the rain basically turns the sand and dust to concrete, so I had to stay in a hotel at the airport. I only actually got to the festival on Tuesday.

You know, I was just thinking about this before, when I knew we were gonna do this interview… ‘how do you describe it?’, but it’s basically indescribable! It is like nothing else – it really is. No matter how many videos or pictures you’ve seen, nothing can prepare you for it.

I guess the best way I can describe it is if you can imagine taking the vibe and spirit of Glastonbury on the dance side of things, like Shangri-La and Block 9, mix it up with some day-time Ibiza partying, and then put all that on the moon! It really is that barren and desolate. Feed all that through a Salvador Dali dream and you’re not even close! 

Jesus!

Then you’re just surrounded by all these mad sights, like these art cars… it’s like Mad Max crossed with Whacky Races! It’s something I’ll remember forever, and I’m already planning on going next year. I only really scratched the surface being there for two days.

Mad max car Burning Man

BM Fish Art Car
It Just sounds insane.

Bonkers, absolutely bonkers. You know, the day I arrived, I’d been there twenty minutes and I see Lee Burridge riding past me on a bike, wearing a pink tutu, with a flower and a headband on his head… you don’t see that every day in London. 

He’s one of the kings of Burning Man isn’t he? He’s there every year.

Yeah, he is, he told me it was his favourite week of the year, and it was “Tutu Tuesday” apparently! That was his excuse anyway.

I was playing White Ocean on Tuesday night and also I was playing Opulent Temple on Wednesday morning for the sun rise which was amazing.

Then I went out to see Robot Heart which is one of the most well known  sound systems  there… the sight of 2,000 people dressed in all these crazy outfits… I felt pretty under dressed. I’ll remember to bring my tutu next year! 

It was one of those moments, raving outside at 8:30 in the morning in the desert, with a really cool crowd… it felt like we were raving on the moon – it really did. And there was some great music out there as well – really inspirational music.

 So where were you staying? Were you in a tent?

I was staying at the White Ocean camp on a tour bus – they had cool hospitality in there. They had a load of yurts as well, but they’d got really battered by the rain the day before, so there’d been quite a big rebuilding effort that morning.
Burning Man Art Globe
So with that kind of thing did you sense the community spirit that we all hear about?

Absolutely. And also you go to somewhere like Distrikt and they’re just serving free drinks all day. I don’t know where the money’s coming from! 

I literally didn’t buy anything the entire time I was there. I took some gifts for people and gave them out but no one expects anything back, it’s not like ‘I’ll give you that, you give me this’ – it’s definitely an open thing with giving stuff away and not having to worry about that capitalist mentality that the world kind of revolves around 99.9% of the time.

It just sounds idyllic. I wrote an article on the story behind Carl Cox’s camp this year, and it inspired me to try and get involved with it. A week of rave enlightenment in the desert with Carl Cox!

That’s it! Nirvana! You’d have reached your peak!

Might as well retire after that! So the White Ocean camp you were playing for, were they paying the DJs? 

No. I think pretty much everybody comes to Burning Man and plays for free. I didn’t pay for my ticket, which a lot of DJs do and I was well looked after by the White Ocean camp but I DJ’ed for free and it was absolutely my pleasure. 

And White Ocean was curated by Paul Oakenfold right? Was he there all week?
He arrived on Tuesday night when I was playing. He was playing on Wednesday. It was a different music policy each night. Wednesday was more truancy.  Saturday was more techno etc. They had a really strong group of DJs. With me there were people like Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo, with Oakey there was Above & Beyond & Marcus Schulz etc. Then there was a Techno night with Marco Bailey & Chris Leibing. They had a heck of a lot of people on.

And in terms of production, what was it like?

They built these huge fifty foot archways and had balls of fire Jerry Lee Lewis would have been proud of – just incredible. There was so much mind blowing art there. And near us was The Temple, where people would do all sorts. There were people scattering ashes there, crying, praying, paying their respects… It’s like a non-organised religion, spiritual rave church thing they’ve got going on there. 

image copy 2 White Ocean by day

Just sounds mind-blowing. I think what says it all is how keen you are to go back, so you think you’ll definitely end up playing there next year?

Yes, I’ll be back. Would love to play for White Ocean and Opulent Temple again, but also DistriktCarl Cox’s Playground Experience and Root Society too. I didn’t make my set this time at Root Society due to scheduling. I had to fly out early to make my gig in Colombia.

The best thing I could say about it is that for some people it’s such a mission to get there. People were driving twenty hours from California to get to Reno which is the closest city and it could take another twelve hours from there, and once you get to the outskirts of the camp you might be waiting four hours to get in depending on the size of the queue. So for people to actually do all that and then say, ‘right, I’ll see you next year’ – that says everything.

For me, there were eleven of us cramped together on a ten-seater tour bus with all the luggage all over us for five hours. But once you’ve done it, everyone was already planning next year. You wouldn’t plan to go through all that again unless it was something really out of this world!

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My new single ‘Distraction Tactics’ out now on Sullivan Room Records

SRR Cover - Distarction Tactics II’m very pleased to announce my new single for the New York label, Sullivan Room Records is finally out and about for you to listen, purchase and generally make you feel better about the world ;-)

It’s called ‘Distraction Tactics’ and comes with fantastic remixes from Derek Marin, Lele Sacchi & Will Monotone on what is Part 1 of a planned 2 part release. Further remixes from Zoo Brazil, Spin Science and more will drop in a couple of months.

You can listen to a clip and leave feedback here…

https://soundcloud.com/daveseaman/distraction-tactics-teaser-clip

And purchase your copy here…

http://www.beatport.com/release/distraction-tactics-pt-i/1362444

Enjoy!

 

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Melokolektiv ‘Polaroid EP’ Out Now On Selador Recordings

Melokolektiv SEL014 packshotYou lucky people! The next dispatch from Selador HQ is here and this time comes courtesy of highly regarded French production duo, Melokolektiv. Following recent releases for such respected labels as Crosstown Rebels & Get Physical, Selador are now proud to present a lovingly crafted 4 track EP of class and quality that effortlessly straddles the genres and cements their ever growing reputation as one of the foremost leaders of the new school.

First out of the blocks is the sinister ‘Polaroid’ with it’s hypnotising lead line all drugged up to the eyeballs and basking in raw simplicity. Don’t believe Girls Aloud, this is what the real sound of the underground sounds like! ;-)

The baton then gets passed to ‘Left Out’ for a brooding slice intense darkness that will no doubt  bring the likes of Berghain to it’s knees and have trainspotters everywhere wetting their knickers. Shazam that people!

‘Safari’ is next to step up continuing with the off-kilter drugged up vibes. Opening with layers emotive pads before unfolding into a killer mood setting groove. A stall setting intro track if ever there was one.

And finally bringing home the bacon on the final straight, it’s the moody menace of ‘Oxygen’ with it’s eerie synth beds and seductive bass line that rides on a housier vibe all the way to the finish line taking both tape and glory.

In conclusion, the Selador soundbite department says… A medal winning EP guaranteed to put you on the podium!

Though management prefer.. Dark, deep & dirty. Just the way we we like it ;-)

Over & Out.

The Selador crew

x

http://www.beatport.com/release/polaroid-ep/1357710

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – July 2014

Listen again and download my latest Radio Therapy show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on friskyradio.com #SpreadTheWord #TuneIn #Enjoy :-)

Tracklist as follows…

 

1. &Me ‘Locust’ [Keinemusik]

2. Ripperton ‘Unfold’ [Innervisions]

3. Dusky ‘Love Taking Over’ [17 Steps]

4. Roach Motel “Wild Luv’ [Get Physical]

5. Show B ‘Dem Atmos’ [Watergate]

6. Eelke Kleijn ‘Verniietig’ [Suara]

7. Lana Del Rey ‘West Coast’ (Solomun)[Polydor]

8. Little Dragon Vs. Deep Disco Vs. King Brain ‘Paris’ (Seaman’s Private Edit) [100% Pure]

9. Digitalism Feat. Youngblood Hawke ‘Wolves’ (Booka Shade)[Magnetism]

10. Daughter ‘Love’ (George Thompson & Acid Rockers)[Unofficial Remix]

11. Sailor & I ‘Turn Around’ (Ame) [Life & Death]

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Chaty, Tamez, Gabriel I ‘My Escape’ EP Out Now on Selador Recordings

sel_013Coming straight off the back of their Selador debut on the recent Showcase Compilation with their track ‘Armanus’, Mexican production team Chaty, Tamez & Gabriel I return with their first fully fledged single release for the label, the ‘My Escape’ EP.

Something of a sister piece to ‘Armanus’, the title track is a slice of brooding modern electronic house, full of eastern promise and melancholic textures. With it’s distinctive lead Virus synth and Turkish flavoured inflections, it feels like the love child of a Dixon DJ set back to back with Sasha. Yes, that good!

It also comes with two remixes. The first, a big room monster from Selador head honcho Dave Seaman who utilises the original’s the lead riff to great effect whilst adding some driving, hypnotic, wonky percussion and a vocal sample so disguised you’ll never guess it in a million years. Huge!

Next up is fellow Mexicans, Climbers who head into deeper territory for their interpretation. Losing none of the original’s drama, they darken the mood further with a cool and confident workout that radiates with sophistication. A sultry seductive beauty if ever there was one.

And wait, there’s more! Adding even more weight to an already hefty package, one of our favourite Berliners, Joal joins the party with a brand new remix of the the trio’s aforementioned Selador debut track, ‘Armanus’. Also taking the deeper route, Joal works his magic with flurries of surging arpeggio adding intensity to the ethereal eastern flavours over a relentlessly solid groove. Ace.

On top of all this there’s even a bonus track too and not just any old token thing that the guys found lying about on their hardrive. ‘Honest Perversion’ could easily have been a single in it’s own right. Yet another expertly crafted piece of electronic dance that is as beautiful as it is deadly. Do not miss.

And there you have it, the My Escape EP. From us to you with love. You’re welcome ;-)

http://www.beatport.com/release/my-escape-ep/1333286

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Chris Fortier ‘Music Makes The Body’ Remixes Out Now on Selador Recordings

chris fortier-2The Selador story continues a pace. And for the twelfth chapter we return to a track that you may already be familiar with as it originally debuted on the label’s ADE collection late last year. Having received such acclaim on it’s original release with the likes of Sasha, AFFKT & Nic Fanciulli all singing it’s praises, we felt compelled to do the right thing and give it a full single release in it’s own right.

And so ‘Music Makes The Body’ by American DJ legend Chris Fortier steps back into the spotlight and comes with all guns blazing. Not only do you find the original again in all it’s born again glory but Chris also delivers a new dub which heavily chops up the vocal but is no less devastating on the dance floor.

For the remixes on this one, we’re very happy to have secured two of our favourite producers in the form of the mighty Wehbba and the irrepressible Him Self Her. Brazilian producer Wehbba delivers a techno workout sure to please his ever growing legion of fans. It’s tougher than tungsten and hotter than the sun. A surefire weapon for your armoury.

And that’s not all, the cherry on top comes from hot UK production team Him Self Her as they close out the package continuing their current rich vein of form with their own glorious variation on the theme. Already picking up tonnes of plays from Digweed, Seaman & Parry, believe us, this does the damage every time.

Et voila, another bumper package from the Selador camp. Take your pick people.

Selador Recordings… purveyors of the finest underground house and techno since forever :-)

http://www.beatport.com/release/music-makes-the-body/1321438

 

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – June 2014

Listen again and download my latest Radio Therapy Show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on Friskyradio.com #TuneIn #SpreadTheWord #Enjoy :-)

Tracklist as follows..
1. Claude Von Stroke ‘The Clapping Song’ (Solomun mix) [Dirty Bird]
2. Piemont ‘So What’ (Kucna Muzika) [Selador]
3. Him_Self_Her ‘Want You’ [Toolroom]
4. Copy Paste Soul ‘Like This’ [2 Swords]
5. Noir & Hayze ‘Angel’ (Ripperton) [Noir]
6. Laszlo Danchall ‘Plimpton’ (George Fitzgerald) [Man Make]
7. Chris Fortier ‘Music Makes The Body’ (Wehbba) [Selador]
8. Chaty, Tamez & Gabriel I ‘My Escape’ (Dave Seaman) [Selador]
9. Arjun Vagale ‘Breathe’ [Tronic]
10. Gui Boratto ‘Take Control’ (Danny Daze) [Kompakt]
11. Mano Le Tough ‘Return To Yoz’ [Maeve]
12. Daniel Avery ‘Knowing We’ll be Here’ (KiNK) [Drone Logic]

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Selador Debuts In Ibiza

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Selador Recordings, the record label set up in 2013 by Dave Seaman & Steve Parry is proud to announce it’s very first party on the island of Ibiza, the world’s premiere clubbing destination. The soiree will take place at the legendary Pikes Hotel, now home to Ibiza Rocks House.

After making a huge impact in it’s first 12 months with releases featuring the likes of Robert Babicz, Just Be, Him_Self_Her, Samu.l, Affkt, Wehbba, Piemont, Gabriel Ananda, Nicolas Masseyeff, Rob Hes, Shall Ocin & many more, the UK based label will bring it’s special brand of electronic house music to the island for two exclusive gigs on June 27th and then again on October 3rd during the closing party week.

“Pikes Hotel has been the scene of many an amazing party over the years stretching back to the legendary gatherings of the likes of Freddie Mercury and Grace Jones in the 80s so we’re very proud and privileged to become part of it’s esteemed history”, said Seaman, “It’s an Ibizan institution. Plain and simple. We’re all very excited”.

Joining Dave on June 27th will be another Ibizan institution, Cafe Mambo resident Pete Gooding, along with the label’s hot new Serbian production team, Kucna Muzika. Whilst on October 3rd, both Dave and Steve will be flanked another of the labels’ rising stars, Seff whose recent production work has attracted a growing legion of fans including Hot Since 82 & Mark Knight.

Entrance to the parties will be by guest list only. For guest list requests please contact info@seladorrecordings.com or for further information events@ibizarockshouse.com or call +34 971342222

See you on the dance floor!

 

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