Habischman ‘The Way’ Remixes EP Out Now on Selador

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Following the success of his debut EP for Selador back in February and ahead of his forthcoming mix compilation for the legendary Global Underground series, Habischman returns to the label courtesy of a collection of remixes from some of the brightest lights on our radar.

Just Her takes care of the title track ‘The Way’, a meticulously constructed mix which first puts the vocal in the spotlight before unfolding into a pulsating final act.

Next, Tim Engelhardt takes us to a place where both ‘The Way’ & ‘Skin’ co-inhabit side by side. A place where parts from both tracks are utilised to create a unique spin on proceedings, a remix hybrid if you will.

Bastian Bux then dives head first into his debut remix assignment and proves himself a natural. His rework of ‘All I Dream’ is peak time business administered with all the capability and technique of a maestro.

And so another chapter in the Selador story is hatched. Written big and bold with passion to burn.

Selador Recordings – It’s what we do.

http://classic.beatport.com/release/the-way-ep-part-2/1797443

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My Interview with Festicket

Post Glastonbury and just ahead of Noisily Festival, I did and interview with Festicket talking Kickstarter, online journalism, Desert Island Discs and Alan Partridge. Here it is…

https://www.festicket.com/magazine/dave-seaman-talks-kickstarter-house-parties-music-industry-today/

We loved the Kickstarter campaign you did for a mix compilation. How was the experience and do you see such platforms playing a key part in the future of the music industry?

It was hard work but very rewarding. I’d done over 30 mix compilations previously so the process was becoming a bit repetitive, so to do something that really took me out of my comfort zone and put a fresh spin on things was really exciting. I hadn’t really calculated how long it would take me to make good on all the pledges though, it took almost 2 years to get around to everyone! But I would highly recommend it to other artists. With the direct connection now between artists and fans following the rise of social media, it opens up all sorts of new possibilities.

The top reward was a private DJ set. Did many people take you up on that?

I did 6 in all and they were one of the best things about the whole project. You never really know what situation you’re putting yourself into with something like that. I had visions of the I’m Alan Partridge Mentalist episode! haha! But everyone was lovely and we had some memorable nights together. There’s nothing like a good house party!

In the past, magazines such as NME and Mixmag were one of the primary means of discovering new music, and the figurative “pens” were regarded as sacred. Nowadays, anyone with a Twitter profile can give their opinion. As a former editor of Mixmag, do you think this current setup better serves the public? 

Well an opinion is just an opinion and as Pete Waterman famously said, “they’re just like arseholes, everyone’s got one!”. Not everyone is equipped to be a journalist much as they’d like to think they are. Much like there’s so many making music these days too. The digital revolution had democratised many trades. And with that, you might discover new talent that formerly may never have had the chance to develop their skills. Becoming a music journalist 20 years ago was not easy if you lived outside London or Manchester. But the other side of the coin, there are so many outlets now and many people who are really not particularly good at writing, who wouldn’t have made the grade previously, can now get published. Well, online at least. There’s no editor on the net!

And does the print press still have an important part to play?

Yes, of course, for now at least anyway. But all the print media have an online presence too these days so how long printed media will last is anybody’s guess.

Your current label Selador Recordings seems to be going really well. Do you have any exciting projects and releases coming up that we should look out for?

Yes, it’s going incredibly well right now. We’re into our fourth year and we’ve been steadily growing but things seem to have really gone up a level in the last few months. We’ve already done a night at Watergate in Berlin and this summer are doing 3 dates at Space Ibiza on a Sunday so we’ve been joking that maybe we should quit now while we’re winning! But we take a great deal of pride in our releases and put a lot of time and effort into every one. Artists wise we’ve had releases and remixes this year from D-Nox & Beckers, Reset Robot, Third Son, Several Definitions, Tim Engelhardt, Victor Ruiz, Gorge, Kevin Over, Florian Kruse, Quivver and Roy Rosenfeld to name just a few. So we’re either doing something right or we’ve mastered the art of getting a way with it! :-)

You’ve worked with and remixed some pretty big names across a variety of genres, from Kylie Minogue to David Bowie. Would you say that reflects your diverse music taste?

I like to think I’ve got an open mind to all kinds of music. The old cliche of there’s only two kinds of music, good or bad, still rings true for me. There’s good Techno and bad Techno. Good R&B and bad R&B. My favourite things this year range from DJ Shadow’s ’Nobody Speak’ to David Bowie’s ‘Can’t Give Everything Away’, Underworld’s ‘If Rah’ to Anohni’s ‘Drone Bomb Me’ and Cassius’ Action’ to James Blake’s ‘Radio Silence’ so I do try not to get tunnel vision by listening to too much four on the floor club music.

Right, tough one: what 3 albums would you take if you were to be stranded on a desert island?

Ha! That’s a quaint old question. Wouldn’t I just take one big playlist full of all my favourite tracks on an iPhone these days? But if you insist, I’ll go with Prince ’Sign Of Times’, Massive Attack ‘Blue Lines’ and Blondie’s ‘Parallel Lines’. Although that does change on a weekly basis so it really depends on the timing.

You’re playing Noisily Festival this July. For a man who’s played in over 70 countries, how do you think the British crowd differs from abroad?

I see more similarities in crowds than I see differences to be honest. The basic premise of people going out to listen to electronic music, let loose and enjoy themselves is the common theme that binds us altogether. Although after having just got back from Glastonbury this weekend, I can testify that the British can cope with rain and mud better than any other nation. It resembled a war zone at times but that wasn’t going to get in the way of everyone having a brilliant time.

Who else on the lineup do you think we should definitely catch? 

Selador artists D Nox & Beckers, Just Her and Third Son are high on the list. As are Anna, Patrice Baumel & Solee. It really is a top, top line up.

And what does the future hold for Dave Seaman?

My new single for Selador will be called ’Nightfalls’ out in August just in time for my second trip to Burning Man Festival in the US which I’m very much looking forward to. I’ve also signed a couple of tracks to Yousef’s Carioca label which should be out early autumn hopefully. I’ve also done a remix that I’m really proud of for a legendary electronic band. Can’t say much right no but watch this space!

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D-Nox & Beckers ‘Salt/114 Miles To Go’ Out Now on Selador

d nox & beckersChristian D Nox & Frank Beckers are electronic music royalty. The dynamic German production duo have been consistently dropping Techno bombs in all the right places for well over a decade and that shows no sign of abating anytime soon.

So after the massive remix they did for Selador last year on Quivver’s ‘Wait For You’ we felt it only right and proper to invite them to hold court with their own release on the label, a request they promptly accepted.

And so here you have it. The lead track ‘Salt’ channels a little secret that the knowledgable ones amongst you will be familiar with, an homage to a certain sweet father figure of years gone by. Whilst ‘114 Miles To Go’ showcases their ability to switch gears with an almost dark nu-disco feel permeating through it’s veins.

Then two producers who’s stars are very much in the ascendency, Third Son & Roy Rosenfeld take up the remix mantle with aplomb, each submitting assignments that merit an A+ rating by anyone’s high standards.

Collectively, there’s a veritable feast of talent contained herein. Music to suit both day and night time vibes. Group hug!

From Selador with love

x

https://www.beatport.com/release/salt-114-miles-to-go/1780982

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – June 2016

Listen again to Dave’s latest Radio Show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month exclusively on Frisky Radio closely followed by Ibiza Global Radio and then 80 more stations around the world. Sixty minutes of nothing but the good stuff. You know the drill. Enjoy!

Tracklist as follows..

1. Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin ‘Atlas’ (Adriatique) [Systematic]

2. Hermanez ‘Most Likely’ [Lapsus]

3. Dennis Ferrer feat. Ben Westbeech ‘Right Thing’ [Defected]

4. Gorge ‘Yemaya’ [Mobilee]

5. Animal Trainer ‘Alderaan’ [Leena]

6. Chvrches ‘ZVVL’ (Jaap Ligthart)

7. Cristoph ‘EyeSpy’ [Viva]

8. Monkey Safari ‘Plexus’ (Digweed & Muir) [Hommage]

9. D Nox & Beckers ‘Last Call’ [Sudbeat]

10. Clavis ‘Alcine’ [Freerange]

11. Guy Andrews ‘In Autumn Arms’ (Ben Pearce) [Houndstooth]

12. Jamie XX ‘SeeSaw’ (Nic Fanciulli) [Saved]

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Glade Stage Set at Glastonbury 2016

IMG_4399We’re halfway through the year and that can only mean one thing….  Glastonbury!  The biggest and best of the English festivals is always one of the highlights of my summer season, but this year has added spice as not only will I be playing my usual slot in The Glade Lounge on the Saturday night (1.30-3am), I’m also very happy to say I’ll be headlining the main Glade Stage on Friday night (also starting at 1.30am). Excited would be an understatement  😉

Unfortunately, having been told by many people a couple of weeks ago that it was gonna be a sun soaked festival this year, the British weather had other ideas and after all the rain we’ve had this last week, it looks like we will be needing our wellies after all. But with Foals, New Order, Churches, LCD Soundsystem, Danny Howells, Daughter, Grimes, Underworld, James Blake, Earth Wind & Fire, M83, Bat For Lashes, Beck, Låpsley, Sigur Ros and ELO just a few of the acts I’m looking forward to seeing, when has the weather ever dampened the Glasto spirits? Bring. It. On!  See you on the muddy dance floor :-)

 

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Acumen & Dave Seaman ‘Ines’ Out Now on Time Has Changed

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 20.50.30My latest production is a collaboration with French producer Acumen as part of his brand new My Girls album which has been receiving some amazing feedback support from the likes of Damian Lazarus, Gorge, Sasha, Groove Armada, Gabriel Ananda, Davide Squillace Joris Voorn and many more. Antoine reached out to me a few months ago and we went backwards and forwards over the internet (as is the way these days) until ‘Ines’ came to fruition. It’s been a staple in my sets ever since we finished it at the beginning of the year and so happy to see it finally released on Acumen’s own Time Has Changed label. You can listen and purchase yours here>>

http://classic.beatport.com/track/ines-original-mix/7933826

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Several Definitions ‘Dark Triangles’ EP Out Now on Selador

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After popping his Seladorian cherry on our recent Showcase Volume 3 EP, Swiss producer Jeremy Vieira, aka Several Definitions, follows our tried and trusted route by now upgrading to his very own full, artist release.

The Dark Triangles EP drops with two box fresh originals and the opening track nails it’s colours to the mast from the off. Taking it’s lead from those halcyon days of the ‘90s, it’s heads down Melodic Techno seasoned with a liberal sprinkling of euphoria. Reach for the lasers!

Meanwhile, it’s little brother ‘Distress Call’ has crashed the party. Bringing a dark techy vibe to proceedings that harnesses all the disrespect and youthful swagger only a younger sibling can truly express. In yer face!

Alongside them come a couple of Grade A remixes from two wingmen that everyone would love on their team sheet…

First up, Reset Robot takes us into the kind of Techno territory for which he’s become renowned. Serious music for strapping systems in darkened rooms. A strobelight symphony not for the faint hearted.

Finally Florian Kruse makes his debut for the label with a rework of ‘Near From You’ which first saw the light of day on the aforementioned Showcase compilation. Whilst retaining all of the original’s key elements, the German pumps it up with the kind of steroid injection that would send even Lance Armstrong weak at the knees!

All in all, an intoxicating dose of audio sonic cat nip if ever we’ve heard one.

Selador Recordings –

The more you listen, the more you hear.

x

http://classic.beatport.com/release/dark-triangles-ep/1767537

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My US Tour Diary for Decoded Mag

Those lovely people at Decoded Mag asked me if I’d keep a little Tour Diary on my recent trip to the States. They even said pretty please so how could I refuse. So here it is, a little glimpse into a week of life on the road talking jet lag, record shopping, midweek hangovers and the Mexican Border. Read on :-)

May 13th, Set at Verso, San Francisco 

Verso, San Fran May 13th 2016

“The Set Crew out in force for Promoter Christian’s Birthday at Verso”

It’s Friday 13th but not being the superstitious type I’m on my travels again, this time to the US West Coast, first stop San Francisco. The Golden Gate City has been a favourite destination of mine for for almost two decades. I’ve had so many amazing nights there over the years. From the legendary Spundae at 1015 in the 90s, to Ruby Skye in the noughties and more recently with the Set parties, San Fran never lets me down. Tonight is promoter Christian’s birthday so the full crew is out in force at his new venue, Verso. With it’s plush warehouse feel, Verso looks set to become a welcome addition to the city’s nightlife landscape. I can definitely see this becoming a popular spot for touring international DJs in the coming months. I normally don’t suffer too much from Jet lag. My body is always in a permanent state of limbo. But after crawling in to bed during the early hours, I’m wide awake just a few hours later and don’t know whether I’m coming or going. Oh yes, I remember now. I’m going. Onwards to LA.

 

May 14th, Alchemy Warehouse, Los Angeles

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 “DJing at the Alchemy party for the Undercurrent crew in Los Angeles”

On the way to LA, I bump into Doorly on the plane. It’s amazing how many DJs you meet on planes or in airports. Stands to reason I suppose. Outside of nightclubs, it’s where we all tend to spend most of our time! Doorly and I have mirrored itineraries this weekend. He was also playing in San Fran last night and is now on his way to one of his Doorly & Friends gigs at Sound Nightclub in LA. Meanwhile, I’m in town to DJ at a Warehouse party for the Undercurrent crew in the downtown district. The party is full of artists painting, fire eaters performing and various stalls selling all manner of hippie rave paraphernalia. There seems to be quite a lot of these Burning Man styled events  springing up in and around LA to cater to Burners desperate to keep the BM flame flickering all year round. And to be honest, who can blame them?! Another great night in the bag.

 

May 15th – ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz 

 

May 16th, Day Off in LA

Kid in a sweet Shop Amoeba Records, La May 16th 2016“A Kid In A Sweet Shop at Amoeba Records, LA”

No visit to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to the biggest independent record store in the world, Amoeba Records. It’s kid-in-a-sweet-shop stuff for DJs. I miss record shops. For me, there’s nothing like browsing actual physical product. The definition of ‘virtual’ says it all really about online shopping… “almost or nearly as described, but not completely”. Close, but no cigar. I rest my case. Anyway, my friend Funkagenda introduced me to the “Amoeba $20 Challenge” a few years ago which is a to throw down the gauntlet to see just how big of a haul you can catch for what would have been the price of one CD 20 years ago! Not any old rubbish though. They all have to be top quality. With so many people selling off their collections these days, it’s fairly easy to pick up second hand absolute classic albums for a couple of bucks a piece. I come away with a bag full of classic albums and head back to the hotel, quietly smug with my swag. I have all the best intentions to head out to the Monday Night Social which is the legendary, longest running Monday night in California and possibly the World but my proposed disco nap turns into a disco coma and I wake up just minutes before the club is due to finish. Oh well, it’s 10am UK time, everyone’s up, so might as well crack on with some work from my hotel room. Another nightshift :-)

 

May 17th Focus, Orange County

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“Midweek Madness with Jerred Christopher, aka Native Behavior at Focus, Newport Beach. ”

I head south to Orange County to DJ for the first time at the long running Focus in Newport Beach. The night is just about to celebrate it’s 13th anniversary which is an impressive achievement for a weekly Tuesday event. The thing about clubbers who go out to midweek gigs is you can be sure they’re really into the music. It’s not your casual weekend clubbers here. These are the hardcore. The crowd emphasise my point with their infectious enthusiasm, dancing until the 2am curfew. We all fall out into the balmy Southern Californian night, suddenly remember its a school night and disperse in different directions to deal with our midweek hangovers. Par for the course.

 

May 18th/19th Days off in San Diego

Jerred in the Sun, San Diego

“Turned out nice again. Normal service is resumed in San Diego for my buddy Jerred just as I’m about to leave”

I drive down to San Diego with my buddy Jerred who’s a resident at the aforementioned Monday Night Social and also starting to make some great music under the name Native Behavior. Remember where you heard it first! 😉 We hang at his place for a couple of days and he shows me some of the city’s cultural highlights. None of your obvious stuff you understand. There’s no Zoo or Seaworld for us. I’m more interested in Ellen Browning Scripps Park where Dr Seuss took much of his inspiration for The Lorax & The Cat In The Hat and even more impressive, at least as far as I was concerned, was a visit to Rocky’s Bar. Establishment of choice for the legend that is Ron Burgundy. Having been promised picture perfect skies however, the only blot on San Diego’s copy book was the weather, as it steadfastly remained grey and overcast throughout my entire stay. Until of course, the moment I was due to leave. Bloody typical.

 

May 20th Wherehouse, Tijuana, Mexico 

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 “Crossing the Mexican Border to Tijuana- The Calm Before The Storm”

A last minute unscheduled gig turns up at The Wherehouse in Tijuana after another DJ cancels and as Tijuana is just across the border from San Diego, no more than 30 minutes away, it’d be rude not to, right? Tijuana is a crazy place. Especially on a weekend when lots of Americans cross the border to drink cheap Tequila and generally go wild. There’s more drunks per square meter than at the annual AA convention! When crossing back over to the US after the gig at around 5am, the Border resembles a war zone with people either strewn across the floor or desperately trying to remember how to put one foot in front of the other. According to Donald Trump, America should build a wall to keep the Mexicans out but judging by the behaviour of a lot of the US citizens here this morning, it should be the other way round!

 

May 21st Monofest, Chihuahua, Mexico

Kav, Betoko & Dave, Chihuahua May 21st 2016“Kav from Pleasurekraft, Betoko & Dave. The Three Stooges hit Chihuahua”

The final leg of this trip takes me just across the border again, this time to Chihuahua where a mini festival called Monofest is taking place on the dusty former race track just outside the city. Betoko and Pleasurekraft are also on the bill and the crowd is fantastic. A proper up-for-it Mexcian crowd which I’ve been very lucky to experience many times over the years. I first came to Mexico in 1998 and it’s been a firm favourite ever since. From Cancun to Acapulco and Guadalajara to Monterrey, I’ve pretty much been covered the whole country over the years and tonight the Chihuahuhans give us a proper Mexican send off. A fitting end to another great tour. Next stop China. Well, someone’s got to do it!  :-)

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – May 2016

NEW Rebuild logoDave’s long running, critically acclaimed monthly Frisky radio show has been added to the schedule on Ibiza’s number one dance music station, Global Radio with the first show going out this Thursday May 26th 11pm CET. Just in time for the summer season, the show will be broadcast as part of a monthly rota of DJs in this prestigious slot which also includes shows from Darius Syrossian, Sankeys Ibiza & the legendary Renaissance. In the meantime, here’s the latest edition for you enjoy :-)

Tracklist as follows..

1. Nandu feat. Tyra ‘Glömde’ (Love Over Entropy) [Off]

2. Alice Rose & Malbetrieb ‘Creatures Of The Night’ (Quivver Dub) [Selador]

3. Pirupa ‘Demons’ [Saved]

4. Reset Robot ‘Crystal’ [Truesoul]

5. Lee Van Dowski & Saab feat. Forrest ‘Destinasia’ [Suara]

6. Dave Seaman ‘Devil Never Even Lived’

7. Acumen & Dave Seaman ‘Ines’ [Time Has Changed]

8. Gjone ‘Journey Man’ [Selador]

9. Alex Niggemann ‘Siwaya’ [Last Night On Earth]

10. Many Reasons ‘Another Way’ [Octopus Black]

11. Audion ‘Mouth To Mouth’ (Carl Craig) [Spectral Sound]

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Alice Rose & Malbetrieb ‘Creatures Of The Night’ Out Now on Selador

Alice Rose 4kIt’s just over a year since Alice Rose first featured on Selador on what has now become one of the label’s bone fide classics. Her collaboration with Jaap Ligthart on ‘I Know Change’ was something of a milestone in our history as it transcended allegiances and genres with everyone from Sven Vath to Solomun and Tenaglia to Tiesto united in their love and support.

Now she’s back, with a new studio partner, but with comparably devastating results. Teaming up with fellow Berlin resident, Malbetrieb, the duo have delivered another lesson in first class deepness. A piece of unerring electronic beauty.

Label fave Quivver then shines brightly with a couple of very special remixes. Equally radiant in style and quality, the Vocal Mix oozes class from every pore, whilst the Dub ploughs a tougher furrow aimed firmly at the dance floor. Sophistication personified.

Not to be outdone, Selador’s own Steve Parry also brings his own A game to proceedings. Drenched in subtle acid goodness, this was a highlight of his set at Selador’s 3rd Birthday party at the Ministry Of Sound and also of Dave Seaman’s recent guest mix for John Digweed’s Transitions Show. Top notch.

There’s really no escaping this one. It’s hotter than Margot Robbie in the midday sun. And then some.

Team Selador – Purveyors of the nocturnal noise.

x

http://classic.beatport.com/release/creatures-of-the-night/1760971

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