Reloads Volume 3 out now on selador recordings

reloads vol 3-1And so it came to pass, the third instalment of our occasional Reloads series. (10 bonus points to all of you who realised the anagram)

This ongoing project is where we ask friends of the label to cast their magic over our back catalogue. And what a bumper package Volume 3 has turned out to be.

Nicolas Massayeff gets to grips with Jaap Ligthart & Alice Rose, Davi tackles Marc Marzenit, Darin Epsilon & CID Inc take on Robert Babicz, Conecte breathe new life into Dimitri Nakov & B-Vision and finally Chris Fortier gets busy on himself. So to speak ;-)

All in all, it’s a cast to be reckoned with. Highly recommended and most definitely worthy of your undivided attention,. Lend us your ears, you won’t regret it.

Selador posse in full effect

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – September 2015

Listen again to the September edition of my Radio Therapy show which is now available on Mixcloud.

Tracklist as follows…

1. Rampa ‘Newborn Soul’ [Keinemusik]

2. Who Made Who ‘There’s A Way’ (Andhim) [Get Physical]

3. Emanuele Satie ‘Black Milk’ [Gruuv]

4. Alex Niggemann ‘Nebula’ [LNOE]

5. Solomun ‘Fantazija’ [Diynamic]

6. Hot Since 82 ‘Veins’ [Truesoul]

7. Piek ‘Paunk’ [Sincopat]

8. The Alexsander ‘Output’ (Sander Van Doorn Edit) [Spinnin’ Deep]

9. Jody Barr ’Sirens’ [White label]

10. Baal ‘Pluvia’ [Musica Autonomica]

11. Chemical Brothers ’Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’ (Skream) [Virgin]

12. Bastian Bux ‘Teardrop’ [Suara]

13. Clint Stewart ‘L714’ [Second State]

Please note: All shows have now been taken down from Soundcloud after the recent copyright issues with the site. You can now find them at



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Datametrik ‘Xenon’ EP out now on selador recordings

datametrik-2Following a string of releases from more familiar names such as Quivver, Cristoph & Third Son, Selador turns it’s attention to providing a launch pad for a new name in electronic production, Datametrik.

The French duo are no novices through, Willy Réal & David Prap already have plenty of experience under their belts. But this project is the start of a new focus formulated to help them realise their full potential, which on this evidence, can only be a matter of time.

The mood is deep, dark and deadly throughout with three equally devastating after hours weapons in ‘Xenon’, ‘Azote’ & ‘Neon’ accompanied by a couple of A-list remixes from B Pitch Control’s Kiki and Bristol’s latest poster boy, Dubspeeka.

It’s another trip to the darkside courtesy of the unstoppable Seladorian Express. Jump on and find your place now before it’s too late. We wouldn’t want you to get left behind. All aboard. Choo, choo.

Support from Stephan Bodzin, Nicole Moudaber, Adam Beyer, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, H.O.S.H, Chaim, Nicolas Masseyeff & many more..

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – August 2015

Listen again to the especially extended 5th anniversary edition of my Radio Therapy Show on it’s new home at Mixcloud. I’ve had to remove all the shows from Soundcloud due to copyright issues. All future shows and DJ Mixes will now be found here>> The second hour of this show features an exclusive 60 minute excerpt from my set at the Glastonbury Festival earlier this summer. Enjoy :-)

Radio Therapy Broadcast – August 2015 (Part1) by Daveseaman on Mixcloud

Tracklist as follows..
1. Quivver ‘Wait For You’ [Selador]
2. Los Paranos ‘Calm Down Baby’ [Suara]
3. Groove Armada ‘Love Sweet Sound’ (Kolsch) [Moda Black]
4. Punu ’2058’ [Sintope]
5. Ashley Wild ‘0.15’ [Dilate]
6. Lee Van Dowski ‘WWW’ [Cocoon]
7. Editors ‘Our Love’ (Solomun) [Play It Again Sam]
8. Maceo Plex ’Solar Detroit’ [Ellum]
9. Copy Paste Soul ‘Home’[Exploited]
10. Marc Romboy ‘Hypernova’ (Stephan Bodzin) [Systematic]
11. Elbow ‘Real Life’ (Cristoph) [Polydor]

And Part 2…

Radio Therapy Broadcast – August 2015 (Part 2) by Daveseaman on Mixcloud

Tracklist as follows..
1. Russ Chimes ’Stay With Me’
2. Rafa Barrios ‘Ruder’ [Suara]
3. Philip Bader ’Sleven’ [Leena]
4. Sasha Carassi ‘Clorophilla’ [Phobiq]
5. Stephan Hinz ‘Breakout’ [Drumcode]
6. Sasha Carassi ‘The Hard Parade’ [Drumcode]
7. Lee Van Dowski ‘Ulysses Is Back’ [Mobilee]
8. Skream ‘Still Lemonade’ [Crosstown Rebels]
9. Jasper James ‘Motel One’ (Skream Mix) [Leftroom]
10. Junior Jack ‘E Samba’ (Cristoph mix) [Noisetraxx]
11. Kydus ‘Transatlantic’ [Circus]
12. Arjuna Schiks ’Storm’ [Loveland]

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Bjorn Mandry ‘Got To Know’ (dave Seaman remix) out now.

cds_cover_CIRQ009_01_RZ_CMYK_2500pxMy remix for Bjorn Mandry and the Cirque Du Son label out of Hamburg, Germany is now out and about and receiving some fantastic reactions. It’s a big room, melodic affair which comes in two variations. There’s the main 7.30 version and also the extended ‘Double Drop Mix’ which does what it says on the tin and clocks in at just short of 10 minutes.  I’m really pleased with this one. Hope you like it too.

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Quivver ‘Wait For You’ EP Out Now on Selador Recordings

quivver-1John ‘Quivver’ Graham is something of a legend in electronic music circles having consistently spent the best part of 20 years dropping release after release of top quality productions and DJing every far flung corner of the globe to boot.

His body of work speaks for itself having released on the likes of Bedrock, Strictly Rhythm, Yoshitoshi and his own Boz Boz imprint whilst also working on an array of blockbuster film scores and high profile game soundtracks, Batman & Call Of Duty amongst them..

His debut for us here at Selador is, as expected, a formidable offering that brings two outstanding new original productions to the table. ‘Wait For You’ is a precision engineered gem of electronic goodness with it’s captivating percussion, seductive bassline and tortured vocal hook. Lay back and enjoy the ride.

‘Everything Remains The Same’ follows with all the self assured swagger of a kid brother aiming on stealing the limelight for himself. Another masterclass in production technique coupled with an impeccable choice of sounds, it’s once again pure, unadulterated Quivver. Surrender is the only option.

Adding fuel to the fire, first up on remix duties we have a huge melodic Techno depiction by the original dynamic duo from Deutschland, Christian D-Nox & Frank Beckers. And boy, they didn’t just hit it big, they knocked it clean out of the park! Three words. Peak. Time. Anthem.

The final portrayal sees esteemed Berlin resident, Habischman take up the cause with gusto to deliver another interpretation oozing class. It’s spellbinding stuff delivered with the kind of depth Jacques Cousteau would be proud of. Superb.

We just don’t know when to stop do we?!

Selador Recordings – You’re welcome :-)


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My Back 2 Back Interview with King Unique For Ministry Of Sound

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 10.31.26Ahead of our back 2 back set ay The Sudbeat Showcase night for The Gallery at the Minstry Of Sound in London, two former journalists play both interviewer and interviewee. In a perfect world, all Q&A sessions would be as much fun as this! ;-)


Dave: Hi Matt, It’s been a long time since we last DJed together. Wasn’t it at Shindig in Newcastle 6 or 7 years ago? How’s things? Are you still loving DJing and producing just as much as you always did? Or has the digital age taken any shine off one of the best jobs in the world?


Matt: Yeah that was a long time ago – though we last crossed paths after the Renaissance gig you & Henry played at Village Underground a few years back; you returned to the hotel just as I was giving an extremely angry blonde stripper with a mascara-pencil beard her cab-fare home. There really was an innocent explanation but your best discrete thousand-yard stare was much appreciated :) So the job, yeah – still enjoying the actual time in the studio & the booth as much as ever, maybe more. Loving the industry a little less on the other hand; on the production side it seems that Silicone Valley has finally succeeded in turning us all into unpaid interns for previously salaried roles. A society where all the effort & love that goes into making music is held to be as good as valueless hurts my heart a bit.


Dave: I’m about to do the next Across Borders mix CD following in your footsteps after your Across Borders: London release earlier this year. I must admit, I’m finding it harder and harder to do these compilations, mainly due to licensing issues and the amount of time they take to complete. How did you find the process this time? Do physical Mix CDs still have their place today or are they a breed on the edge of extinction?


Matt: It was a big issue for me too before I accepted. I think I answered this quandary by turning all the constraints on their head; I didn’t worry about time, I didn’t worry about being bleeding-edge upfront, I didn’t worry about exclusives. I just made the mix that most captured what I wanted to say about music at that moment. I invested lots of effort into developing an artwork concept that complemented the music, which was as rewarding a process as the musical selection. The physical CD aspect was actually a late change of plan – Armada originally envisaged the mix as a digital release; although I gently urged them to reconsider (i.e. bombarded them with cheeky/begging/wheedling messages throughout the entire process) it was only once we got towards the end that it became unanimously agreed that this would have to be a physical release too. I guess that says something about the physical format today – for all sorts of reasons artists, labels & fans alike still want that object that they can play in their car or stick on the shelf alongside their other favourite music.


Dave: I saw a post of yours recently that said you’re sick of artists never speaking their minds anymore. How everyone is scared nowadays of upsetting someone. Which artists do you admire in regards to that? Who do you think never gives a fuck and always tells it like it is despite the consequences?


Matt: Well, first of all I’m as guilty as the next person – who wants to be bucking the trend when the big bucks are in trending? If you don’t bring something of mass appeal to the table you’re looking down the wrong end of a Facebook algorithm that’s already decided that you’re basically weird – and not in a good way, more in a ‘the kid everyone shunned at school’ way. Brash opinionated guys like Deadmau5 & Diplo cut through all the noise, but not because they have anything truly controversial to say; it’s all 90% music, music industry gossip & bitching – & Facebook LOVES that. it’s ruthlessly on topic, they’re behaving in the way the lowest common denominator expects a DJ to behave (no interests outside of DJing, no introspection). If you’re not riding that particular train then you better be hand-hearting & ’thank you (insert city), really felt the love last night’-ing because that’s the only other thing Facebook has deduced the aggregated fan-entity wants from us.

And maybe that’s the point – there could very well be a whole host of socially conscious, awakened, eloquent polymath musos out there but they’ll never pop up in our feed as long as one pop/EDM buffoon is slating another for forgetting to plug in the mixer during their 20 minute set at WonderValleyDaisyLand.


Dave: Culture Vulture time, tell us a few things that you have heard, seen or read that have particularly inspired you so far in 2015.


Matt: Petrels “Flailing Tomb” is a wonderful album, the latest offering from the insanely prolific Oli Barrett; it covers the monumental noisecore symphonies & intimate mogadon introspection that Petrels is known for while also setting out a full-on three part krautrock exploration that entirely won me over by the time it reached an unexpectedly ferocious climax that even Motorhead would be proud of. Just caught the full live band version of this last week featuring no fewer than three drummers – ROCK. Actually, come to mention it – at the same gig was a band called Mothers who were fantastic live. Get on them too – they used to be called Aeroplane Flies High if you want a look on youtube. I really never watch TV unless it’s old comedies with my kids, so I can verify that Father Ted & Flight Of The Conchords are still funny. I’ve got a few interesting books on the go – Tacitus “The Annals”, Alfred Lansing “Endurance” & I’m re-reading Robert Harris “Officer & A Spy” – all historical.


Dave: When was the last time you cried and why?


Matt: Last week I got a bit teary watching “Wreck-It Ralph” with my 5-year old daughter.


Dave: What do you do in moments of weakness?


Matt: Forget that it was all my own choices that lead me here.


Dave: In a nutshell, what is your philosophy?


Matt: There’s a Haruki Murakami quote about beliefs, which I think applies equally to philosophy & any judgement-based perception of the world -

“Most people are not looking for provable truths. As you said, truth is often accompanied by intense pain, and almost no one is looking for painful truths. What people need is beautiful, comforting stories that make them feel as if their lives have some meaning…If a certain belief—call it ‘Belief A’—makes the life of that man or this woman appear to be something of deep meaning, then for them Belief A is the truth. If Belief B makes their lives appear to be powerless and puny, then Belief B turns out to be a falsehood. The distinction is quite clear…It means nothing to them that Belief B might be logical or provable. Most people barely manage to preserve their sanity by denying and rejecting images of themselves as powerless and puny” 

So the nearest thing I have to a philosophy is to keep in mind the ‘truth’ so eloquently stated in that quote; which also makes for a great circular Catch-22 mind game. 

Basically I’m an upbeat nihilist :)


Matt: First time I played MOS I found myself standing in the street trying futilely to get back in about 7 minutes after I came off the main stage, & ended up being rescued by 90s ‘yoof’ tv icon Normski. What was your first/weirdest Ministry Of Sound experience (as either a dj or clubber)?


Dave: I can’t recall any quirky or crazy stories from the Ministry to be honest but I do remember my first time. It wasn’t long after it opened, David Morales was playing and the sound system was something else. It was the best the UK had seen at the time and remains mightily impressive to this day. The Ministry is such an institution now. As much of a tourist attraction for young people visiting London as Madame Tussauds is for waxwork enthusiasts or Tower Bridge is for people who like dungeons. Long may it continue.


Matt: If you were to head a particular ministry (real or imaginary & bearing in mind that Sound is already taken) what would you be Minister of? What would you do in your role?


Dave: Definitely football. Although I’d probably have to work on my corruption skills. First of all I’d find a very rich sugar daddy for Leeds United and then I’d basically make the rules up as I went along to ensure England held and won every World Cup from here on. And for half time entertainment at every game I’d throw Mr Blatter and his cronies to the lions for a little light hearted fun ;-)  


Matt A long time ago in a galaxy far far away you edited iconic dance magazine Mixmag & I wrote for music-tech bible Future Music – was the writing ever its own passion for you or was it always subsidiary to the music dream?


Dave: I did really enjoy my time at Mixmag. I was Editor from ’88 to ’91 so they were really exciting times. Covering the cultural revolution that was going on back then was something I have fond memories of but to be honest, DJing was always my first love and I prefer writing songs to articles. 


Matt: Do you think you’ll ever write the book(s) Dave Seaman’s got in him? What would it be about?


Dave: I would love to do a book. I’m pretty sure I could come up with a half decent memoir. There’s plenty of stories to tell. But having the time is my biggest problem with this. It’s a big undertaking and I struggle to keep on top of everything as it is. Maybe one day though, perhaps when I slow down a little on the touring, but I can’t see that happening anytime soon. 


Matt: Who’s your favourite seaman (either historical or fictional)?


Dave: Captain Pugwash ;-)


Matt: Who’s your favourite Dave?


Dave: Well it’s definitely not Cameron. And Beckham and Dangerous ‘Roll Another Phat One’ Pearce don’t quite have the credentials to be real favourites. Dave Grohl seems like a very nice man,  but I think I’ll go for Attenborough. He’s a Dave’s Dave if ever there was one!

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – July 2015

Listen again to the July edition of my Radio Therapy show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month exclusively on Frisky Radio and then syndicates to over 80 more stations worldwide. Nothing but the good stuff each and every month. Spread the word ;-)

Tracklist as follows..

1. Andhim feat. Super Flu ‘Mr Bass’ [Monaberry]

2. Eagles & Butterflies ‘Lost In A Dream’ (Sascha Braemer) [Spread Your Wings]

3. Just Her ‘Chapters’ [Suara]

4. &ME ‘Woods’ [Keinemusik]

5. Soul Circuit feat. Maverick Sabre ‘Rolling With Me’ (Huxley) [Ultra]

6. Eekkoo & Flowers and Sea Creatures ‘4th Bell’ (Henry Saiz Dub) [Natura Sonoris]

7. Clarian ‘I Was Born In Outer Space’ [Anjuna Deep]

8. Hot Since 82 ‘Play The Room’ [Saved]

9. Vaults ‘Cry No More’ (Sasha Mix) [EMI Virgin]

10. Quivver ‘Wait For You’ (D Nox & Beckers) [Selador]

11. Luzon ‘The Baguio Track’ (Cristoph) [Yoshi Toshi]

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Third Son ‘Darker Side Of The Moon’ EP out now on Selador

third son_ep packshotTo say Third Son has had a prolific 2015 would be bordering on understatement. The young Welshman has made one hell of an impact with an impressive string of releases for the likes of Noir, Suara, Go Deeva, Sincopat, Einmusika, Underground Audio, MadTech and 303 Lovers bringing him as close to ubiquity as any new kid on the block could hope for.

We at Selador however, believe that we might just have managed to bag his best work to date with an inspired EP built from the finest ingredients this side of an Heston Blumenthal menu.

Captaining the side is ‘Darker Side Of The Moon’ which has been a secret weapon in Mr Seaman’s sets for the last few months with it’s chugging bass and peak time, cascading melodies. If you ever needed to capture the very best of what Third Son does, hear this.

Playing the crucial supporting role comes ‘Colourblind’. Another sub-Moroder driven slice of chunkiness which ironically delves into slightly darker territories than it’s predecessor. Pretty sure that’s the main man on vocal duties there too. Yet another weapon in his firepower.

First up on remix duty, we welcome Petar Dundov into our ever growing Seladorian clan. The big Croatian is a safe pair of hands in the remix game and his trademarks are all over this interpretation of ‘How I Feel’, which was Third Son’s acclaimed contribution to our recent Selador Showcase compilation. A perfect match.

Justin Massei completes the line up to remix ‘Colourblind’, returning the favour after Third Son had remixed Justin’s ‘Nothing Can Hide’ on his recent Selador release. Aww, group hug ;-) This mutual back scratching however, has resulted in something special as Justin turns on the Berlin vibes. Proper late night action.

With so much talent on show, it’s harder than ever to pick a winner and remember, it’s not just the taking part that counts!

Selador Recordings – Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough. ;-)

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