Acumen ‘Modernist’ EP Out Now on Selador

acumen - modernist ep-1Frenchman Antoine Garcin (aka Acumen) will already be a familiar name to Selador fans following his superb ‘Instinct Primaire/ Femme Fatale’ EP last year as well as his remix for Lonya on ‘The World That Disappears’ and an appearance on our 5th Showcase Compilation with ‘Ici Ou Allieurs’. Be warned however, he’s only just getting started!

An artist who falls effortlessly into the ‘prolific’ category, his recent procession of releases for the likes of Last Night On Earth, Einmusika and Non Stop are soon to be followed by an entire album on his own Time Has Changed imprint. In the meantime though, we managed to grab ourselves another piece of the pie and accordingly present ‘The Modernist’ EP as our second outing of the year.

The 4 tracker consists of a brace of originals coming in two very different ‘Pre’ and ‘Post’ varieties whilst remix duties fall to the ever reliable UK producer Simon JOBE and French new boys, Yeuz both of whom we predict are destined for rather large things this year.

Pick yourself a winner.

Selador Recordings – Master modernists.


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Dave is Guest Resident on Nemone’s BBC 6 Music Show

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I was absolutely delighted to be asked to be the Guest Resident on Nemone’s Electric Ladyland show last week. Being an avid 6 Music listener, it’s was a pleasure to be on the station to take part in the regular feature that asks you to select a favourite warm up track, an all time classic floorfiller and a favourite wind down song too.To say it was a tough task to narrow it down to just three is an understatement, but a deal is a deal, so listen hear to my choices that made the final cut >>

Listen to the full show here >>

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – January 2018

Listen again to the latest edition of Dave’s long running Radio Therapy Show, this month featuring new music from Andhim, Audiojack, Gorge, Frankey & Sandrino, BOg and many, many more. Electronic music radio how it should be done. Just the good stuff, no bullshit. Bad ass!

1. Andhim ‘Amene’ (Frankey & Sandrino) [Superfriends]

2. Re.You & Florian Busse ‘Cuando’ [This And That]

3. Hanne & Lore ’Chateau De Krawall’ (Andhim) [Heulsuse]

4. D-Pulse ‘Get Lost’ (Attic Chefs) [Detail & Co./Downtown]

5. Gorge ‘Alaris’ [Still Hot]

6. Dave Seaman ‘Virgo Ryzin’ (Audiojack) [Selador]

7. Third Son ‘Roath’ [Polymath]

8. Acumen ‘Post Modern’ (JOBE) [Selador]

9. Quivver ‘The Rat’ [Tronic]

10. BOg ’Nuit’ [Plattenbank]

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My New Single ‘Virgo Ryzin’ Out Now On Selador

Virgo RYZinHot on the heels of his recent ‘Control Freak’ release the label, bossman Dave Seaman is back flexing his muscles on Selador once more, armed with another bountiful package that shows a statement intent for 2018 for both artist and label.

This time Dave shows off a more subtle side as he constructs ‘Virgo Ryzin’ around an incessant lead line that bristles with brooding understated energy. It’s beguiling and vibrant, considered and assured, the mark of a man who’s just celebrated his 30th anniversary in the dance music industry.

Remix-wise, the Audiojack juggernaut rolls into town fresh from their recent chart topping adventures. The Ibiza based UK duo’s star has been in the ascendency for some time and it’s not hard to see why. Another outright winner.

Next we are delighted to welcome Joeski back to the label after his last remix for Dave formed part of the ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ release back in 2014. This time he employs an Afro flavour for a heritage inspired mix that takes us back to our roots. It began in Africa!

Sasha Braemer has been on the Selador hit list for what seems like an eternity, so we’re very happy to say we finally got our man. The ever reliable German adds his considerable pedigree to proceedings with a stylish interpretation that has it’s fair share of surprises.

And completing the line up, it’s another Selador outing for Techno young guns, Loco & Jam. Following their recent success on Suara & Tronic, the Northern Irish duo deliver another slammer for all your all big room, bass heavy requirements.

Love and support for this one has come from all corners of the electronic music world including Re.You, DAVI, Township Rebellion, Kolsch, Frankey & Sandrino, DJ Harvey, Edu Imbernon, Nick Warren, Dubspeeka, BOg, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo and many more.

All bases covered then. Another home run.

What a way to start the year.

Selador Recordings – Let the games begin.


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Radio Therapy Broadcast – December 2017

Listen again to the final Radio Therapy Broadcast of 2017 featuring Stephan Bodzin, Patrice Baümel, Audiojack, André Hommen and World premiere of Dave’s own new single and much, much more besides. Electronic Music Radio as it should be done 😉

1. Dave Seaman ‘Virgo Ryzin’ [Selador]

2. Eliahh feat. Valentine ‘The Past’ (Sascha Braemer) [Bar 25]

3. JOBE ‘Anomaly’ [Chapter 24]

4. Squire feat. Vettel ‘Lost Again’ (Olderic) [Supernature]

5. Mongo ‘Spacewalker’ (Athea) [High Tide]

6. Monolink ’Sirens’ (Patrice Baümel) [Embassy Of Sound]

7. AFFKT ‘Pentode’ (Audiojack) [Sincopat]

8. Diaz & Parree ‘Act Out Sexually’ (Patrick Kunkel & Nihil Young) [Frequenza]

9. JOBE ‘Changes’ [Chapter 24]

10. Stelios Vassiloudis & Nils Nuernberg ‘Eyes Turned Skywards’ [Selador]

11. André Hommen ‘Quiche Bells’ [Vivrant]

12. Stephan Bodzin ‘Strand’ [Afterlife]

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My Favourite Fifteen Albums of 2017

To complete my highlights of the year gone-by, following my favourite songs, movies and club tracks, time to name my best albums of 2017. All of these have been on heavy rotation at Chez Seaman this year and come highly recommended. Well worth checking out. Looking forward to discovering lots more new music in 2018. Happy New Year everyone. x

1. LCD Soundsystem ‘American Dream’

2. The XX ‘I See You’

3. Arcade Fire “Everything Now’

4. Loyle Carner ‘Yesterday’s Gone’

5. Four Tet ’New Energy’

6. Sylvan Esso ‘What Now’

7. The National ‘Sleep Well Beast’

8. Lorde ‘Melodrama’

9. Goldfrapp ‘Silver Eye’

10. Hercules & Love Affair ‘Omnion’

11. Bicep ‘Bicep’

12. Vermont ‘II’

13. Alt J ‘Relaxer’

14. Grandbrothers ‘Open’

15. Vince Staples ‘Big Fish Theory’

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My Favourite Fifteen Club Tracks of 2017

Part 3 of my year-end lists celebrating the highlights of the year continues with my favourite Club Tracks of 2017. These are the ones that made a lasting impression on me and my dance floors over the last 12 months. Get your wiggle on. Enjoy!

Listen to Spotify Playlist here >> Dave Seaman’s Favourite Fifteen Club Tracks of 2017

1. Sasha feat. Poliça ’Out Of Time’ [Kompakt]

2. The XX ‘Violent Noise’ (Four Tet) [Young Turks]

3. Patrice Baumel ‘Glutes’ [Afterlife]

4. Andhim ‘Donner’ [Superfriends]

5. Patrice Baümel & Audiofly ‘Atacama’ [Crosstown Rebels]

6. HOSH ‘Karma’ [Diynamic]

7. Isolee ‘Pisco’ [Maeve]

8. Fort Romeau ‘C.E.M’ [Fort Romeau]

9. OC & Verde ’Solstice’ [Viva]

10. Oxia ‘Domino’ (Frankey & Sandrino) [Sapiens]

11. Jonathan Kaspar ‘Khaya’ [Objektivity]

12. &ME ‘The Rapture’ [Keinemusik]

13. Lessons ‘Double Or Nothing’ (Magdalena) [Sinnbus]

14. Dense & Pika ’Suki’ [Drumcode]

15. Acumen ‘Ideal Feminin’ [Non Stop]

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My Favourite Fifteen Films of 2017

Continuing my highlights of all that was good in 2017, on now to my Films Of The Year. From the utterly bonkers surrealist horror of Darren Aranofsky’s ‘Mother!’ to the wholesome modern family classic that is Paddington 2, variety is the spice of life and all that! And before the pedants come out of the woodwork, yes I know ‘Victoria’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake’ are not technically 2017 films, but I saw them late, so back in your box 😉  Feel free to send me back some of your own faves..

1. Dunkirk

2. Paddington 2

3. Victoria

4. Mother!

5. Trainspotting 2

6. Nocturnal Animals

7. Bladerunner 2049

8. Get Out

9. Lion

10. Baby Driver

11. Lady Bird

12. Elle

13. Lego Batman Movie

14. I, Daniel Blake

15. Logan Lucky


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My Favourite Fifteen Songs of 2017

As Christmas fast approaches, it’s time for the now customary round up of my favourite Singles, Albums, Club Tracks and Films of the year gone by. So without further ado, let’s start with my fave 15 singles of 2017. Turn ’em up!

Listen here as a Spotify Playlist >> Dave Seaman’s Favourite Fifteen Singles of 2017

1. Arcade Fire ‘Everything Now’

2. LCD Soundsystem ‘Call The Police’

3. Loyle Carner ‘The Isle Of Arran’

4. Arcade Fire ‘Creature Comfort’

5. The XX ‘On Hold’

6. Bonobo feat. Nick Murphy ‘No Reason’

7. Goldfrapp ’Anymore’

8. St.Vincent ‘Los Ageless’

9. DJ Shadow & Nas ’Systematic’

10. Sampha ‘Blood On Me’

11. Mac DeMarco ‘On A Level’

12. Lorde ‘Green Light’

13. St.Vincent ’New York’

14. Plaitum ‘Yearning’

15. Joe Goddard ‘Home’


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Selador Showcase – The Sixth Statement out now.

selador showcase 6-1The Selador Showcase series returns with another bumper edition of cherry picked beauties, all primed and ready for action over the forthcoming festive season.

The compilation draws a line under what has been another fantastic year for Selador and looks ahead to 2018 when the label plans to celebrate its 5th birthday in fine style. Watch this space.

The Sixth Statement is a thoroughly European affair comprising of half-a-dozen choice cuts that run the gamut of modern underground progressive house. The genre has been much maligned over the last decade but 2017 was undoubtedly the year it made a long overdue comeback in the credibility stakes and this EP is definitely testament to that.

From label boss Steve Parry’s peak time acid power of ‘303V’ to Dutch legend Jaydee’s mind melting ’Rasputin’, through Namito’s Berlin-styled melodic journey, ’Pyramid Scheme Of Ambitions’ and Stelios Vassiloudis & Nils Nuernberg’s expertly crafted modernist ’Eyes Turned Skywards’ before rounding off with two up and coming producers we predict are set for very bright futures. Out of Switzerland comes Ilona Maras with the lo-slung deep, druggy vibe of ‘Onegin’ oozing class from each and every pore and finally, from France, Dorian Craft unleashes a roof raising monster in ‘Pleia’.

A fitting end to a vintage year.

Progressive House is dead. Long live Progressive House.

Team Selador – Over & Out


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