Selador Showcase – The Fourth Dimension Compilation – Part One – Out Now

selador showcase 4 smallerAfter a 2016 to remember, Selador kickstart the new year with the fourth instalment of our acclaimed Showcase series. Putting down our marker for the year, the label has gathered together a formidable compilation that scales enviable heights. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s our best Showcase yet! Featuring a mix of established names side by side with several newcomers too, the release will be split into two easily digestible parts so no-one gets overlooked amongst this embarrassment of riches.

Part 1 commences with el patròn, Dave Seaman spearheading the attack courtesy of ‘Voodoo Disarray’. Employing a vocal snippet that fans of his classic Renaissance Awakenings compilation will instantly recognise, this has been a secret weapon of the Selador boys for several months. What kind of voodoo do you do?

Dee Montero & Dimitri Yakov then return to the label with a collaboration of some magnitude. The duo both reside in Ibiza for the majority of the year and the sunshine soaked vibes of the White Isle most definitely shine through on ‘Alba’. Keeping it classy.

Next up is another collaboration that hits the spot as Namito & Amine K make their Seladorian debut with ‘Falling Serpent’. A twisting and turning journey from two masters of their craft who we’re honoured to have on the label. Dance music from another dimension.

Native Behavior may be a new name to some of you but we believe the Californian is destined for big things. ‘Silence’ is his inaugural release and is a sure sign of things to come. A remarkably accomplished debut.

Anii is another artist on the rise following recent releases on Global Underground and Third Son’s Polymath. Here she delivers what we believe is her finest work to date with the distinctive and sublime ’Soma’. Sounds of the supernatural.

And finally, wrapping things up for the first part of this fearsome compilation, Marymoon joins the Selador ranks with ‘Fantom Us’. The St. Petersburg descendent and resident of the White Ocean Camp at Burning Man festival drops a monster direct from the desert. Battle-ready.

And that my friends, concludes Part 1. Look out for Part 2 following hot on it’s heels. It’s equally as devastating.

Team Selador – Happy New Year x

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – December 2016

Listen again to the final Radio Therapy Broadcast of 2016. Going out with a bang courtesy of some choice cuts from the likes of Lee Van Dowski, Agoria, Moby, Re.You and many more. Tune in in 2017 for 12 more months of the good stuff. It’s what we do :-)

Tracklist as follows..

1. Moby ‘Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?’ (Magdalena) [Diynamic]

2. Just Her feat. Kieran Fowkes ‘On The Low’ [Selador]

3. Dave Seaman ‘Voodoo Disarray’ [Selador]

4. Moritz Guhling ‘Rasied By Woves’ [Univack]

5. James Harcourt ‘Wonderland’ [Soulful Techno]

6. Eli & Fur ‘Hold Me Down’ [NYX]

7. Marc Maya ‘Teka’ [Saved]

8. Re.You ’Substitute’ (Mathias Schober) [Mobilee]

9. Wally Lopez ‘Focused’ [Selador]

10. Steve Parry ‘Luna’ [Selador]

11. Glance Off ‘Balathon’ (Lee Van Dowski) [Non Stop]

12. Third Son ‘Black Hole Escape Mechanism’ [Upon You]

13. Agoria ‘Up All Night’ [Sapiens]


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My Top Ten Club Tracks of 2016

And rounding up my end-of-year favourites, here’s my Top 10 club tracks for 2016. Everyone a winner. Enjoy!

1. Andre Lodeman ‘Last Exit’ [Freerange]

2. Booka Shade ‘White Rooms’ (Jonas Rathsman) [Blaufield]

3. Clavis ‘Cydalise’ [Freerange]

4. Dave Seaman ‘Nightfalls’ (Lee Van Dowski) [Selador]

5. Ian Pooley ‘What’s Your Number’ (Show-B) [Pooled]

6. Dusky feat. Solomon Grey ‘Long Wait’ (Patrice Baumel) [17 Steps]

7. Noir & Olivier Giacomotto ‘Reste’ (Raxon) [Tronic]

8. Damian Lazarus ‘Trouble At The Seance’ (Kölsch) [Crosstown Rebels]

9. Stephan Bodzin ‘IX’ (Marc Romboy) [Herzblut]

10. Tom Peters ‘Two Of Us’ (Tim Engelhardt) [Selador]

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Best Albums of 2016

My 2016 year-end round-ups continue with my favourite albums of 2016. Will be back soon with my best club tracks of the year.

1. Petite Noir ‘La Vie Est Belle’

2. Radiohead ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’

3. Underworld ‘Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future’

4. Bon Iver ’22, A Million’

5. Glass Animals ‘How To Be A Human Being’

6. James Blake ‘The Colour In Anything’

7. Anohni ‘Hopelessness’

8. De La Soul ‘And The Anonymous Nobody’

9. Quantic presents Flowering Inferno ’1000 Watts’

10. Various Artists ‘La Torre – Volumen Uno’

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My Favourite songs of 2016

It’s that time again. Time to reflect on another fantastic 12 months of music. As has now become customary, I will spilt my year-end Top 10s up into Best Singles, Best Albums & Best Club Cuts and if I get chance, films too. So with no further ado, here are my Top 10 singles of 2016. Enjoy :-)

10. Coldcut ft. Roots Manuva ‘Only Heaven’

9. Wild Beasts ‘Get My Bang’

8. Massive Attack ft, Hope Sandoval ‘The Spolis’

7. NZCA Lines ‘Two Hearts’

6.Cassius  ft. Cat Power & Mike D ’Action’

5. Joan As Policewoman & Lazor Davis ‘Broke Me In Two’

4. James Blake ‘Radio Silence’

3. David Bowie I Can’t Give Everything Away

2. DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels ‘Nobody Speak’

1. Underworld ‘If Rah’

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Selador’s 12 Days Of Christmas

steve-and-dave-n02Selador head honchos Steve Parry & Dave Seaman caught hatching plans for 2017 at their country lair.

As the year draws to an end, UK label Selador Recordings, headed by Dave Seaman and Steve Parry are about to embark on a epic 12 days of Christmas giveaway spree with 12 unreleased exclusive mixes and new releases to fans around the world.

It’s been a remarkable twelve months for the label. From their 3rd Birthday at Ministry Of Sound, London to three special dates during Space Ibiza’s final season to reaching the milestone of their 50th release, 2016 has been one to remember and this campaign is a way of saying Thank You for all the support.

Selador’s 12 Days Of Xmas will feature prominent label luminaries such as LonyaThird SonHan HaakDee MonteroD Nox as well as some unreleased goodies by the label honchos themselves and is spread over the days leading up to Christmas. By heading to each day, fans will be able to unlock the mixes to download with a simple registration of their email address. Each gift is available for 24 Hours so don’t delay, get involved now!

Wishing a very Seladorian Xmas to one and all :-)

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My set from Burning Man Festival, August 2016

Very early morning on the last day of August this year, after the sunrise, I DJ’ed at the alternate universe that is Burning Man Festival, following on from an epic set by my good friend Hernan Cattaneo. One of my highlights of 2016, here is that set. It’s a spiritual thing! Enjoy the ride :-)

1. King Britt pres. Obafunke ‘Uzoamaka’ (SBTH Remix) [Lossless]

2. Eagles & Butterflies ‘Experiment C’ [Life Imitating Art]

3. Life & Bazaar ‘Samson’ [Saved]

4. Affkt ‘Between Us’ (Dave Seaman) [Sincopat]

5. Reset Robot ’Stadel Lion’ [Moan]

6. Dave Seaman ‘Voodoo (Demo)’ [Selador]

7. Dee Montero ‘Fugazi’ [Selador]

8. Dave Seaman ‘Nightfalls’ (Chymera) [Selador]

9. Andre Lodemann ‘Last Exit’ [Freerange]

10. Underworld ‘Ova Nova’ (Pig & Dan) [Astralwerks]

11. &ME ‘Cape Coast’ [Keinemusik]

12. Habischman ‘Moan’ [Knee Deep In Sound]

13. Dee Montero ‘Solace’ [Selador]

14. Dennis Ferrer & Ben Westbeech ‘Right Thing’ [Defected]

15. Oxia & Nicolas Masseyeff ‘Connivence’ [Diversions]

16. Dee Montero ‘Vedra’ [Knee Deep In Sound]

17. Ian Pooley ‘What’s Your Number’ (Show B) [Pooled]

18. Kollektiv Turmstrasse ‘Jupiter Sunrise’ [Diynamic]

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Selador’s Interview with DJ Mag NL

My label partner Steve Parry & I did an interview for DJ Mag in Holland recently discussing all aspects of the label and more besides. Read it in full here>>

This will be the fourth ADE for the label. What has meant ADE for your label over the past few years?

Steve: Always love ADE – so many things to keep you busy! Meeting friends, people you work with, artists and remixers for the label, and also spending time with Dave as we live in different cities in UK so don’t see each other that much! Also we had our first party, at Club NL in conjunction with our good friends at Sincopat – was great!

Dave: It’s the best industry conference out there for actually getting stuff done rather than just having a bit of a “jolly”. For starting and developing relationships, for promoting and growing your brand and also for celebrating our culture, with so many parties to attend and so many DJs to hear, there’s nothing more important on the dance music calendar.

Next April Selador will celebrate its 4th birthday. How did the label develop the past few years?

Steve: I think musically we wanted to show that we were more than a ‘progressive house’ label, and highlight all of the music that we like. Over the years we’ve been fairly diverse with tracks and remixes, but all fits nicely under our Selador musical umbrella.

Dave: We’ve worked tirelessly from the beginning and I think it’s now really starting to pay off. It was definitely a lot tougher at the start. Gaining people’s trust is something that only comes with time but we stuck to our guns and we feel we’re in a really good place after 3 and half years in existence. There’s still so much we want to do though.

Selador has built a clear vision and quickly built a reputation as leader of house and techno. Has the label developed as you expected from the very beginning? 

Steve: Its been a great experience, and has been hard work from the start, but we knew if we put the effort in, then time would start to reward us. I’ve been involved in music through DJ-ing, promoting, radio shows, record stores and more since i was 15 and I thought I knew a fair bit about the industry, but running a label was more time consuming and harder than i expected, not in a bad way, but in a way of having g to learn new skills and realising to take your time and do it right, rather than putting any old release out. We take care of the tracks we sign, the remixers, the artwork, videos, promo.. every strand of the process. Working hard on every release is very important.

Dave: Yes, as Steve says, it’s really competitive out there these days with so many labels and artists vying for your attention so we really try to keep the quality as high as possible. Presentation has been an important factor for us. And we’ve got a great team of people around us now too. You’ve got to do your best to stand out from the crowd.

Most artists start their own label so they can instantly release their own music on the label. If we take a look at the history of Selador’s releases, especially in the beginning, you guys didn’t release that much yourself. Why is that? What’s the philosophy of the label?

Steve: We just wanted to release music we like. That we both like, and we would both play. And that’s it really. It could be house, or an ambient remix, or could be melodic or serious heads down techno. It makes sense to Me and Dave, but i imagine from an outsider’s view or for a producer, we are a bit of a nightmare to second guess!

Dave: Ha! That’s true. The amount of times someone has said to me that they have a track that’s absolutely perfect for the label and when we listen to it we just think, really?! That’s not something we’d ever consider signing! Then on the flip side of that, you’ll get another producer say they’ve got some new music but don’t necessarily think it’s something we’d like for Selador and we absolutely love it. With regards releasing our own music on the label, we just wanted to make sure we chose the right tracks. We weren’t particularly in a hurry. We knew we’d know when the time was right. And are very happy that ‘Naughty Forest’, ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’, ‘Apricity’ & ‘Nightfalls’ are the four we decided on.

You (Dave) and Selador managed to fund the first mix compilation through crowd sourcing, which I find very interesting. Can you explain what this means exactly?

Dave: It was a CD that I did through ‘Kickstarter’ where we raised the funds for a mix compilation through people pledging money to the project and in return, depending on how they’d contributed, I would give them a DJ lesson or DJ at a private party at their house or simply just send them an exclusive signed copy of the CD and/or a T shirt – none of which would be available to buy anywhere else. We reached our target of £25,00 and then some and it was a thrilling project but took a crazy 12 months delivering on my side of the bargain afterwards.

This is a new way of funding, especially now that we live in a digital world this is an important milestone. What does this development mean for the future of releasing and funding music?

Dave: You’re right, it’s a huge development in that it cuts out the middle man. If you have an audience that trust you and follow you through social media, you can communicate directly with them and get all sorts of projects off the ground by asking for their support. If as an artist you’re capable of being your own label, promoter, distributor or whatever, the floodgates have opened, the world is now your oyster. The digital age has brought a whole new way of working on many levels.

Steve and Dave, you’re both owners of Selador. Why are you the perfect combination in terms of the label?

Steve: We’ve known each other for years – and we have very similar musical tastes, but not exactly the same, which is a good thing! We have a hunger for new music too – we’re both a little bit obsessed to be honest. As well as this, we both have other companies and both have families, so we understand that sometimes one of us needs to take the baton and run for a bit, as the other is having a hectic time.

Selador is a relatively young label. What is the future perspective according to you guys?

Steve: Onwards and upwards really. Keeping up the quality of the releases, and doing more label parties. We’ve been lucky that we’ve already done Space Ibiza, Watergate Berlin, ADE and Pikes Ibiza, some fantastic venues, so hopefully more of that!

The roster of the label is of great size. How is the composition of the roster established?

Dave: Again, there’s no hard and fast rules. We just both need to like an artist and they’re music and we’d welcome them on the label. Our only problem at the moment is finding room on the release schedule. We’re already full for the next 6 months! It’s been crazy how much material we’ve been sent.

Last one: If I visit your website, I can pre-order Selador’s debut vinyl release. What can you tell about this?

Steve: You can indeed, as well as a choice of t-shirts! (always got to get a plug for the merchandise in!). Well we wanted to dip our toe in the world of vinyl. I worked in record shops for years and dave ran Stress Records and Audio Therapy, so is fully aware of the love, hard work and also unpredictability of vinyl! Robert Babicz is one of our boys and we wanted to present him with something different – and we backed this up with some fine remixes too. So everyone was happy!

Dave: We’d definitely like to do some more vinyl releases. In fact, like I said earlier, there’s so much more we’d like to do. Unfortunately, there’s just not enough hours in the day.

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Quivver ‘Brand New Medicine’ EP Out Now on Selador

quivver-medicine-samllerGreetings friends, please step this way, the doctor will see you now. Yes, we are delighted to have one of the leading lights of our profession back on the Selador frontline as Dr John ‘Quivver’ Graham prescribes his Brand New Medicine EP. One of the last consignments to leave the Los Angeles lab that has been his home for the last 10 years before he relocates back to his beloved Coventry in the UK, this awesome foursome has all the necessary ingredients to knock your socks off.

The title track is archetypal Quivver with John’s own vocal refrain underpinned by a menacing bass and classic Electro & Techno influences. ‘Lights Down’ then comes in two very different flavours. Part 1 is unapologetically retro with it’s chunky bass and synth stabs getting right to the heart of the action whilst Part 2 heads off in a thoroughly modern Tech House direction – all pharmaceutically charged, single-minded, unabated energy. Finally ‘I Remember You’ tops things off with it’s understated groove and subtle on-trend sound palette. Not to be overlooked.

Together, this quartet is recommended daily or should symptoms persist but be careful on the dosage, you’re messing with the best 😉

Selador Recordings – The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill!

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – November 2016

The penultimate edition of Radio Therapy for 2016 featuring Dusky, Pirupa, Jozif, Quivver & Skream to name but a few. Enjoy 😉

Tracklist as follows…

1. Jadele ‘Guilty Pleasure’ (Kotelett & Zadak) [Circle Music]

2. Athea ‘Capoeira’ [Knee Deep In Sound]

3. Justin Massei ’Sideways Eight’ [Selador]

4. Raw District ‘Monday Mood’ [Selador]

5. Quivver ‘Lights Down (Part 1)’ [Selador]

6. Jozif ‘Volcano’ [Desert Hearts]

7. Niko Schwind & Lil Magdalene ‘Over The Trees’ (Oliver Koletzki) [Stil Vor Talent]

8. Several Definitions & Marc DePulse ’Sharks’ [Suara]

9. Pirupa ’Sunday Morning’ (Skream) [Non Stop]

10. Joal feat. Piermaria Chaps ‘The Magician’ (Steve Parry) [Selador]

11. Dusky feat. Solomon Grey ‘Long Wait’ [(Patrice Baumel) [17 Steps]

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