Han Haak ‘Jezebel’s Milk’ Out now on Selador Recordings

jezebel's_milk enhancedDave Seaman & Steve Parry’s new label Selador Recordings have released their second offering in the form of Han Haak’s remarkable slice of throbbing techno, Jezebel’s Milk. The Original mix has been a staple of Mr Seaman’s sets for the last few months destroying dance floors right across the globe and now comes aided a abetted by 2 fantastic remixes from the German duo who can do no wrong right now, Piemont and the always dependable Greek wonder Stelios Vassiloudis. 

 

“It’s quite different to our debut release” explained Dave talking about Samu.l’s ‘Restless Dreams’ which conquered Beatport’s Deep House Top 30 with aplomb, “but we wanted to establish early on that we were not going to be a label that restricted itself to one style and instead have intentions to cover a much broader range of electronic house music which is precisely why Han Haak makes the perfect foil to Samu.l’”.

 

Already singled out for high praise by some of the most celebrated names on the scene – Sasha, John Digweed, Gabriel Ananda, Xpress 2, Hernan Cattaneo, Djuma Soundsystem & Pete Tong, this is clearly not one to be overlooked. 

 

Selador Recordings- All Killer, No Filler!

 

Grab your copy here…

http://www.beatport.com/release/jezebels-milk/1098702

 

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My recent interview for The Ransom Note blog

Here’s my recent interview for electronic music blog, The Ransom Note on all things Kickstarter, why I wanted to do things differently this time and my thoughts on the state of music journalism 25 years on from my days at Mixmag..

http://www.theransomnote.co.uk/dave-seaman-talks/

 

There is much moaning about the demise of tangible products in this business, but hardly anyone seems to do anything positive about it; and even fewer people are brave enough to make the point that the past wasn’t all that great anyway; so it was nice to hear Dave Seaman buck the trend of apathy and negativity when I met with him the other day.

If you don’t already know, Dave whacked his head clean on the chopping block when he decided that his next mix CD would be funded by the public via Kickstarter.  He had a month to raise £25,000 and he bloody well went and pulled it off with a few days to spare, no less.  And what’s more, at the time of writing, he’s more than £7,000 over his funding target.

 

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – April 2013

Listen again & download to my latest Radio Therapy show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on friskyradio.com. Enjoy! :-)

Tracklist as follows..

1. Dave Seaman – The Holy Ghost [Tulipa]

2. Adam Port – Black Noise (&Me remix) [Cocoon]

3. The Juan Maclean – You Are My Destiny (Nic Fanciullui mix) [DFA]

4. Dave Seaman – Roman Casseta (Inxec mix) [Tenampa]

5. Wankelmut  & Emma Louise ‘My Head Is A Jungle’ [Poesie]

6. Daniel Dexter – Papillon [Poker Flat]

7. Ali Love feat. Kali – Emporer (Maceo Plex) [Crosstown Rebels]

8. Vrong – Gimme Sum [Selador]

9. Amirali – Melancholia (Deetron mix) [Crosstown Rebels]

10. Han Haak – Jezebel’s Milk [Selador]

11. Joel Mull – Open [Last Night On Earth]

 

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Data Transmission Interview

A link to my recent interview with those lovely people at Data Transmission on all things Selador & Kickstarter plus DJ spats & EDM… 

So you’re funding your latest compilation via a Kickstarter model. Why have you chose to do this? Do you see this as the future of the art-form?I just felt the need to do something different. I’d been offered another Renaissance Masters CD but to be honest, I’ve done 27 mix compilations before, all in the traditional way. So when the Kickstarter idea was suggested, it just felt fresh. It’s was of my comfort zone and is a bit of a leap into the unknown but I truly believe this could be the route a lot of DJs take in the future. And someone has stick their neck out first.

You’ve been a part of the mix CD since it began so are better placed than most to preside over how viable they are. Are they still a relevant concept and how difficult is it for them to be part of what people want in the modern age of the internet?

Well for me, they are a bit more special than most of the disposable ten-a-penny live sets or podcasts you can find all over the internet. A lot more time and effort goes into crafting them. They should be collectors items. A tangible memento of a time and a place with an emotional attachment that’s impossible to get from a file on a hard drive. I think it’s one of the very sad consequences of the digital era that record, book, DVD & CD collections will be relegated to characterless files on hard drives. I think there’ll be a backlash against it. Men especially like to collect things. It’s in our genes. And virtual collections just aren’t the same.
You’ve also started up a record label as well, Selador records. Why did you decide to do this again now?
Ha! I’m a glutton for punishment obviously. No, I really love the process of finding new music and putting together a release with remixes and artwork. Much like the mix albums, it’s a labour of love. There’s no real money in it these days but it’s a way of connecting with other like minded artists and promoting the music I love and that I’m playing when I DJ. They’re all intrinsically linked. DJing, music production & running a label. They all feed each other.
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Selador Recordings Debut Release Out Now

samu.l_restless_dreamsThe inaugural release on my new record label Selador Recordings which I am launching together with my long time friend Steve Parry is finally released and available for your delectation. We have big plans for the label with lots more releases already lined up so watch this space. In the meantime. click here to grab yourself a copy of Samu.l’s ‘Restless Dreams’ complete with remixes by Shall Ocin and yours truly. Enjoy!

http://www.beatport.com/charts/dave-seamans-kickstarter-chart-april-13/172145

 

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Kickstarter Mix Compilation Gets Funding

dave_kickstarter_cover_image We’ve done it! We are very proud to announce that the first ever crowd sourced DJ mix compilation is now fully funded and will be put into production and ready for release by the end of June.

‘I’m over the moon”, said Dave “I have to say a big Thank You to everyone who pledged and helped make this dream a reality. It really was a jump into the unknown. We didn’t know how people would react to this project. It was outside the norm and a completely new way of making an album like this, but we couldn’t be happier with the response. To be fully funded with 9 days still to go is simply amazing.”

Remember though that this album is limited edition and will not be available in the shops. You will not be able to get it at Amazon, iTunes, Beatport or any of the traditional outlets. The only way to guarantee getting the mix is to pledge now and pre order your copy. Also, once the project runs out of time on kickstarter.com all the unique offers of VIP nights out, DJ lessons and private parties come to an end. So don’t delay, make your pledge today and become part of this truly groundbreaking project.

Thank you for your support.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1756868313/dave-seaman-kickstarter-dj-mix-compilation

 

 

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Kickstarter Compilation launched

I’m very pleased to announce that for my next mix compilation I’ve decided to try to do something a little bit different. Instead of following the usual well trodden path I’ve been down many times before I’d like to ask for your help to try to make the first ever crowd funded DJ Mix compilation through kickstarter.com

Kickstarter, for those of you don’t know, is a website where artists, designers, inventors, film directors, etc, etc launch campaigns to get funding for all sorts of projects. There have been many success stories ranging from the Pebble ePaper watch which raised over $10 million to the short film, Innocente which went on to win an Oscar.

Click here to watch the video and get more details on how we could make this game changing album together. Thank you for your support as always.
We believe that one day all albums could be made this way :-)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1756868313/dave-seaman-kickstarter-dj-mix-compilation

 

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