Chicola ‘Cachengue’ EP Out Now on Selador

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The Tel Aviv electronic music scene has been a fertile ground for DJ/Producers of a deep melodic (some may say “Progressive”) persuasion in recent years. Centred around such legendary clubs as The Cat & The Dog and Haoman 17 (both now defunct), there has been a long list of talent to emerge out of their legacies. 

Chico Shuella (aka Chicola) is one such artist. A player whose wealth of experience and expertise shines through here on 3 tracks of the utmost quality and distinction. From ‘Cachengue’s laid-back swagger to the self-assured splendour of ‘Mandragora’ and the rolling peak time energy of ‘The Black Hall’, it’s an EP for all occasions. No remixes required. 

Selador Recordings – Purveyors of the nocturnal noise x

http://classic.beatport.com/release/cachengue-ep/2395700

 

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Sweet Musique Podcast & Interview

To accompany an exclusive 60 minute mix recorded live on the Greek island of Santorini during the summer, Dave discusses his upcoming plans for Selador, 3D & ADE as well as his thoughts on maintaining relevance, the evolution of his own sound and the best club scenes in the World right now. Read it all here >> https://www.sweet-musique.com/allnews/dave-seaman/

 

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New Single ‘Rapscallion’s Revenge’ Out Now

DS_RRBeing the co-owner of Selador certainly has its advantages as Dave Seaman knows only too well. The ability to release your own productions on your own label is of course, one of the perks of the job because quite frankly, who’s gonna stop you?! So no sooner has ‘Rodales’ (his contribution to the recent 3D EP) done it’s business, than the Boss Man pulls rank once again to deliver another lovingly crafted EP.

To be fair, it’s a release more than deserved of its place on the schedule. An EP of consummate artistry, the delightfully titled ‘Rapscallion’s Revenge’ comes in four variations; 2 courtesy of Dave himself with further interpretations coming from German upstarts Township Rebellion and Irish Techno master Ian O’Donovan. It’s an explosion of melody and rhythm and acid house spirit all intricately woven into a rich techno tapestry. Or something like that 😉

Selador Recordings – It’s an art, not a science. x

http://classic.beatport.com/release/rapscallions-revenge-ep/2373563

 

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My Interview with IMD Magazine (Cape Town)

It’s been almost 20 years since you were last in Cape Town for a gig: it was to record your Global Underground: Cape Town Boxed release in 2000. What are your recollections of our mother city?

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Dave’s GU Cape Town Cover Artwork recreated 18 years later!

 

I have nothing but good memories to be honest. I remember it to be a breathtakingly beautiful city and the gig itself to be a special one. One particular lasting memory was of the whole club having to be evacuated half way through my set do to a bomb scare! As everyone congregated in the car park, they spontaneously burst into a rendition of Happy Birthday for me which I was celebrating that weekend. It was a special moment. And then once we had the all clear, everybody literally ran onto the dance floor and took the atmosphere to a whole new level. For whoever tried to sabotage the event, it really backfired! 

Have you ever been back to South Africa since; holiday perhaps?

No. Never, unfortunately. There’s been numerous occasions where it’s nearly happened but for one reason or another, the planets didn’t align and it didn’t materialise. Any country or city that still on your radar to perform that you haven’t been to yet?

I’ve been so lucky to travel to so many places doing this job. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get to go all around the World so I have ticked off most places on my bucket list but there are a handful I’d still like to see. Marrakech, Vietnam, Hawaii, Milan, Monaco all spring to mind off the top of my head. I’m sure there’s a lot more if I thought about it. Even though I’ve been to almost 100 countries, there’s still many more to discover. 

You’re still as active as ever and I’m sure you get tired of the questions about longevity in the music game, but after almost 30 years it’s inevitable; so, what is the secret to keeping the fire alive?

The Music. It always has to be driven by the music. I still get a big buzz from finding and playing new music to people. If that ever changes, then that will be the time to consider hanging up the headphones. Until then, I love it now just as much as I ever did! 

You’re the co-owner of Selador alongside your partner in crime Steve Parry. What’s it like being in the label business these days and what releases do you have forthcoming. 

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Dave with Selador Recordings partner, Steve Parry

It’s changed almost beyond all recognition from when I first stated running a label back in the early 90s. I suppose that can be said for most industries though.The digital revolution has turned a lot of things on its head. It’s really a labour of love these days. There’s to much in the way of financial reward but we just love the process of finding new artists and music and packaging it altogether to unleash to the World. It’s addictive. And it also gives us a platform from which to collaborate with other like minded artists. I think that’s really important in this day and age. There’s a lot to be said for strength in numbers :) 

You’ve rubbed shoulders with some pretty heavyweight pop music stars during your time; actually, that’s an understatement- you’ve done more than rub shoulders, you actually co-wrote and produced a hit single for Kylie Minogue, did production work for Pet Shop Boys and remix work for David Bowie, New Order, U2, Michael Jackson among others.  This was all at a time when dance and pop music were not still relative strangers to each other (unlike today). Do you feel like you pioneered the way for dance music to reach a broader audience through these projects?

Steve (Anderson) & I worked together as Brothers In Rhythm for many years during the 90s and were very lucky to be in the right time, right place at the emergence of electronic music cross pollinating with pop culture. I never really saw it that way at the time, we were just in the eye of the storm, loving every minute, but I suppose looking back, we did play a part in Underground Dance Music becoming more mainstream. By the end of the 90s, what had initially been a small Underground club scene had turned into the biggest cultural revolution of a generation. It’s hard to overstate how much ‘Acid House’ changed the social fabric of the UK. And consequently, the World. 

Did you ever meet any of the big music stars you did work for? [I know all the work took place in the studio and people often imagine the recordings to happen simultaneously.] If so, who do you have the fondest memories of? 

Yes we were together with Kylie and the Pet Shop Boys a lot who were both amazing to work with. Anything that was a co-write or Production tended to be done in close collaboration with the artist. It was when remixing where we left to our own devices and didn’t have much contact. Shame as it would have been amazing to meet the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson. Though we did do a remix for Sting once who came into the studio whilst we were working. He sat quietly in the corner, minding his own business, thumbing his guitar. It was a little bit off putting if truth be known! :-/ 

With electronic dance music in all its genres and sub-genres being ubiquitous today, does an underground scene still exist or do we just term it underground if nobody’s listening? 

Ha! That’s a good question. I suppose yes, the niche scenes and styles are deemed to be Underground because they are smaller and have not on the radar of the masses. But those scenes can quickly develop into much bigger movements and then by definition become more mainstream once they reach a certain tipping point. So Underground music can become popular without actually being cheesy and commercial sounding music. And then likewise, cheesy happy hardcore music could be deemed Underground because it operates in the cultural margins. I suppose it all depends on your definition of Underground. 

Paradoxically, despite the EDM business being a multi-billion-dollar industry today – bigger than it’s ever been – DJ/Producers are finding it tougher to earn a living out of their music than ever before. What’s your take on the current state of the music biz, globally?

Of course there are the big artists making big money but they generally have huge teams and overheads attached to that so maybe their bottom line isn’t what you’d think. For your next level DJ Producer though, it is hard to make a living now unless your are regularly touring. Music sales are generally not at a level now to sustain a decent income, so you also have to think outside the box and look at all the possible revenue streams. Be it creating music for film or games or adverts. Or creating exclusive physical product and merchandise you can charge a premium for. Or offering teaching/ management/agency services, etc, etc. Basically, times have changed dramatically in the last decade and you have to adapt to that. The music industry was one of the first to really feel the effect of the digital revolution but we’re certainly not the last. 

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Dave behind the decks at the Goldswindler party.

Okay enough with the serious stuff; I believe John OO Fleming tipped you off about the legendary Goldswindler parties in Cape Town; you will be playing an extended set at the event. I know as a seasoned DJ you’re likely to decide on the night exactly what to play, but can you give your fans here an indication as to what to expect?

Aha! Since you ask, I will be attempting to seamlessly play one track after another for somewhere in the region of 3 hours to create a wild and hedonistic sense of euphoria on the dance floor. It will include a lot of button pressing, a few whoops and hollers and intermittent raising of hands and all, I might add, without the aid of a safety net. You’ve been warned!! 

https://idmmag.com/featured/dave-seaman-chats-ahead-cape-town/

 

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3D’s Interview with Electronic Groove

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Electronic Groove: Hello guys. As long time followers and fans we’re really humbled for the opportunity to chat with you. We also like to thank you for mixing our EG.700 Podcast. It’s been a long road since we started 11 years ago and to have 3D do this episode means a lot! So to get things started where are you right now and what are you up to?

3D: 

Danny: Thanks so much for having us, and for all the support throughout the years! Right now I’m in Sussex visiting family, then I’m going back to London for some studio work and to prepare for a North America tour which begins next week.

DARREN : Hi guys.. Just sitting here in the studio getting things ready for a couple of shows in Bali next week.

Dave: And I’m at home in Nottingham catching up on label work for Selador whilst prepping for my gig in Manchester tomorrow at Hidden. I’ve only just got back from a family holiday so my inbox is bursting at the seams! :-/ 

EG: Tells about the experience of touring together. Is it “all love” all the time?

3D: 

Danny: It’s such a new thing for all of us, seeing as how we’ve been playing solo for so many years now. The thing is that we are all really close, and passionate about what we do, so there have been a couple of “moments” but they are always resolved very quickly and on the whole it is a big love-in!

DARREN : As Danny mentioned it’s still quite a new thing for us .. It’s certainly keeps us on our toes as we’re all a bit different when we play individually. But that’s what makes it fun as we all really like so many styles of music. 

Dave: Yeah, after 30 years of us all playing our solo gigs, 3D is a bit of a challenge musically which is definitely good for us at this point in our careers but I think the touring side as been a lot of fun. It’s nice to be able to travel with mates and enjoy the whole process as a team rather than individually. 

EG: What’s the easiest and hardest part of djing as a trio?

3D: 

Danny: I’m not sure about “easiest” but it gives us something new to think about, a whole new way of playing and adapting to each other’s different styles and working how to pace a night whilst keeping the crowd, and ourselves, entertained. 

DARREN – Easiest thing is having a good time .. hardest thing is waiting around to play when we’ve done marathon sets. 

Dave: Yeah, what Darren said is true there. when you’re only actually DJing for 20 minutes out of every hour, the 6 or 7 hour sets mean there’s a lot of waiting around for your turn in the DJ booth. which is not something any of us are used to! 

EG: Who sets the mood? or the groove? or the party?

3D: 

Danny: I tend to go on first but we do mix things up generally in terms of how many tracks each we’ll play etc. It all boils down to where we’re playing, how long for, crowd size etc.

DARREN : Yeah Danny brings it up nicely and gets the mood set. Then we’re off .. 

Dave: It tends to work best musically with Danny starting followed by me and then Darren but we do swap it around occasionally. We can all be party starters in our own way! 😉 

 

EG: We know for a fact that Danny’s a vegan as well as a strong activist for animal rights. Are you both (Dave & Darren) also inclined to that lifestyle? Has he influenced you both in any way?

3D: 

DARREN – Danny has definitely made me think a bit more when we eat out.. Ive had some great Vegan dinners with him..Especially when we we’re in LA. I do like my veggies so not a problem. 

Dave: Ha! Yeah, he’s slowly chipping away at us. I’ve changed quite a few eating habits since we started 3D namely, swapping my dairy intake for other alternatives. I think as it becomes easier to choose vegetarian or vegan options, more and more people will kale that lifestyle choice. There’s already been a massive shift on that direction in recent years. 

EG: What’s the hardest part of being who you are?

3D: 

Danny: Individually? I don’t know really. I think I’m very lucky with my life and don’t think there’s anything particularly “hard” about it. Trying to improve and always give the best I can is something that I always focus on, both in work and my personal life.

DARREN.. The thousands of fans I have waiting for me when leaving hotels etc..,.:)

Dave: Probably finding the right balance between family and work which I suppose is the same for a lot of us. Sometimes I’d love to spend more time with the family but then the kids play up and I’m only too happy to escape for the weekend! Haha 

EG: With so many years of traveling you must know many places to enjoy a nice dinner. What would be your recommendation (anywhere in the world)?

3D: 

Danny: I do try not to always go to the same places because there is such a rapid growth of vegan restaurants worldwide at the moment and I want to try them all! Recently I have to admit I was blown away by the quality of food in Neuquen and Lima. A few places I went to were creating some of the best vegan food I’ve ever eaten.

DARREN – I usually just go with recommendations from the local promoters . Japanese , Italian and a bit of Argentinian cuisine for me.

EG: How about your favourite record store?

3D: 

Danny: As I live in London I have to say Reckless, Sister Ray, Sounds of the Universe, Music and Video Exchange and Phonica. I visit these weekly, at least! I still buy a load of vinyl but mainly rock, jazz, r&b, alternative etc. Outside of London then I guess Amoeba, obviously!!

Dave: Rough Trade is my local in Nottingham but like Danny, I love a visit to Amoeba when I’m in LA. It’s easy to get lost in there for hours. A proper Treasure trove. 

EG: Playing at festivals and clubs is always different. What is one of your favourite festival to play at? 

3D: 

DARREN – So many great festivals. For the UK – Glastonbury & Latitude have been great ones for. We also did some great shows in Holland and Belgium this Summer.

Dave: Yeah, Glastonbury is still the biggest and the best for me. But I have to give a special mention to Creamfields where I played for the first time in a while a few weeks ago. They’ve have really upped their game since the last time i was there. Very impressive production. Hats off to them. And finally Burning Man which is just like nothing else on Earth. An incredible experience. 

EG: At the moment, what’s your favorite tune on rotation?

3D: 

Danny: For electronic, I’ve been listening to the new Kompakt Total 18 loads. Non-electronic, the new BC Camplight album is awesome, as is the new Tunng. And I’ve been going a bit mad over this bizarre 60s/70s album called “Trip Thru Hell” by C.A. Quintet.

Dave: Loving the Tune-Yards album as well as George Fitzgerald, Maribou State & Young Fathers. All have been on heavy rotation at my house. 

EG: Who gets the middle seat on the plane?

3D: 

Danny: Not me! Unless I’ve upset the airline staff and they decide to punish me.

Dave: Hahaha. True story! 😉 

Darren -We all tend to go for windows and aisles..:)

EG: Thanks again guys and all the best!

 

http://electronicgroove.com/interview-3d/

 

 

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – August 2018

Listen again to this month’s edition of Dave’s Radio Therapy Broadcast as he celebrates the 8th anniversary of the show. The 97th episode no less! That’s a lot of the good stuff!

Tracklist

1. Munimuni & Seelanwald ‘Missing Link’ (Kollektiv Turmstrasse) [Stripped Down]

2. Dave Seaman ‘Rapscallion’s Revenge’ [Selador]

3. Themba ‘Lost’ [Yoshitoshi]

4. Kotelett & Zadak ‘Clovis’ [Poker Flat]

5. Made In TLV ‘Samra’ [Sudam]

6. Haldo & Micky G ‘Tell Me’ (Dario D’Attis) [Claps]

7. Oliver Koletzki & Niko Schwind ‘Subati’ (Andhim) [Stil Vor Talent]

8. EdOne ‘Bipolar’ [Selador]

9. Pantheon feat. Nyxen ‘Timewarp’ (Horowitz) [Unknown]

10. Danny Howells ‘Violencia’ [Selador]

11. Tiga & Clarian ‘You’re So Special’ (Gerd Janson) [Turbo] 

12. Jody Barr ‘Filtered Images’ [Last Night On Earth] 

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Out Now: Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson & Danny Howells – 3D EP2

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Danny Howells, Darren Emerson & Dave Seaman’s 3D Project is back on Selador with 3 more original productions from the intrepid trio. 

When three high ranking Acid House Generals world’s collide, the results were bound to produce something special and so it’s proved. 

Coming straight off the back of a highly successful tour of South America and a string of European Festival dates, the legendary threesome pick up where they left off on their debut EP earlier this year with another high calibre release. 

This time Dave paves the way with ‘Rodales’, a huge weapon in his sets over the last few months, it’s all about the prolonged teasing build, distorted melodies and bass drop payoff. All good things come to those who wait! 

Then Darren steps up with the wonderfully titled ‘BUB’, a multi-faceted mystical beast straight out of the leftfield. Balearic Techno anyone? 

And finally, Danny drops a banger in the form of ‘Violencia’, an acid tinged, peak time roller that’ll singe your eyebrows if you stand too close. Hot! 

In a way, the EP neatly encapsulates the 3D project as a whole. Individually, each is a winner in it’s own right but collectively, it’s greater than the sum of its parts. Three is the magic number.

Selador Recordings – All for one and one for all x

http://classic.beatport.com/release/3d-ep2/2358158

 

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JOBE ‘VII’ EP OUT NOW ON SELADOR

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If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know that we’re big fans of JOBE here at Selador. It should be obvious really. This is already his 4th appearance of the year for us including contributions on each of the last 3 – Consecutively! Keep up 😉

It’s fair to say Simon is having a stellar year thus far with releases on Monaberry & Steyoyoke interspersed between our quartet of Selador outings that included both a collaboration and a remix in cahoots with Acumen, an appearance on our recent Showcase 7 compilation and now this well deserved, long overdue stand-alone EP to boot.  

Here, Simon serves up two originals for us to chose from. Decide between the dazzling magnetism of the title track ‘VII’ or the best-in-class opulence of ’Serein’. Both meticulously crafted down to the finest detail by a producer on top of his game. And if that wasn’t enough, the EP also boasts the rather extravagant bonus of a Mathias Schober remix. Under his SHOW-B guise, Mathias delivered one of Selador’s finest ever moments with his remix of Jaap Ligthart & Alice Rose’s ‘I Know Change’ back in 2015 so naturally we’re delighted to have him back on the label. 

Something of a family reunion then..  but without the dysfunctional drunk Uncle! 

Team Selador – Taking care of business x

http://classic.beatport.com/release/vii-ep/2338882

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – July 2018

Listen again to episode 96 of Dave’s Radio Therapy Show featuring Super Flu, Detroit Swindle, Dario D’Attis, Musumeci, Jimpster & many more. Electronic Music Radio straight out of the top drawer.

Tracklist…

1. Clyde P & Tim Baresko feat. Jinadu ‘Wanna Know’ (Sonny Fodera)

2. Jonathan Kaspar ‘Apart’ 

3. Sabb ‘Jeopardized’ (Super Flu) [Radiant]

4. Bawrut ‘More Cowbell’ (Jimpster) 

5. Dario D’Attis ‘Tribe Chant’ [Moon Harbour]

6. Detroit Swindle ‘Freeqy Polly’ 

7. Musumeci ‘WSSOF’ [Bedrock]

8. Ian O’ Donovan ‘Mojave’ [Einmusik]

9. Dave Seaman ‘Heavy Petting’ [Sincopat]

10. JOBE ‘VII’ (Mathias Schober) [Selador]

11. Dave Seaman ‘Rodales’ [Selador]

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Out Now: Selador Showcase – The Magnificent Seventh

imageThe inimitable Selador Showcase is back for it’s seventh instalment and returns fully stocked.

From Sweden to Argentina, Belgium to Belarus, Germany to the UK and the USA to Ukraine, we really have raided the musical larder to bring a fully international flavour to proceedings. 

The banquet commences with Zoo Brazil at the top table offering up a veritable feast in the form of ‘Across My Heart’. As you’d expect from such a highly regarded producer with years of experience under his belt, the Swede brings an refined, assured presence to the menu. Bon appetite. 

Our second dish sees Nico Morano take the baton with ‘Bratan’, a menacing chunk of melodic Tech house. Nico maybe a new name to many but the Belgian is proving himself to be quite a force in his native homeland and we reckon his reputation is set to spread like proverbial wildfire. Box fresh.  

Next up we welcome back JOBE to the label straight off the back of his recent success alongside Acumen with ‘Uncontrollable’ on our 5th Birthday EP series. Once again he plunges head first into futuristic territory for a hyper cool intergalactic journey. 

We turn our attention to Interaxxis next who make their Seladorian debut with ‘Morning Without Sun’. The Argentinian duo have been causing quite a stir recently with releases for the likes of Sudbeat and Hope and this classy piece of work will only add further value to their stock. 

We then head to Los Angeles for a taste of West Coast action courtesy of Freddy Be & Savi Leon. An expertly crafted slice of sunshine house, ‘Whatcha Wanna Say’ takes it’s lead from Datar’s turn-of-the-millennium classic ‘B’ and melds it into something entirely befitting of a new generation. Hot! 

Sixth in line and it’s Dmitry Molosh & Stas Drive’s turn to take centre stage with ‘Pleiades’, a modernistic progressive workout full of style and attitude that will make even the most hardened listener sit up and notice. Take heed. 

And last but by no means least TH;EN takes us to the finishing line with energy to burn. The German plays ’Checkers’ to perfection capturing the very essence of our Showcase compilations… Extraordinary club music. 

Seven of the best to get your teeth into… Seladorian style! 

Selador Recordings- Only the finest ingredients 

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https://www.beatport.com/release/the-selador-showcase-the-magnificent-7th/2322925

 

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