Radio Therapy Broadcast – July 2014

Listen again and download my latest Radio Therapy show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on friskyradio.com #SpreadTheWord #TuneIn #Enjoy :-)

Tracklist as follows…

 

1. &Me ‘Locust’ [Keinemusik]

2. Ripperton ‘Unfold’ [Innervisions]

3. Dusky ‘Love Taking Over’ [17 Steps]

4. Roach Motel “Wild Luv’ [Get Physical]

5. Show B ‘Dem Atmos’ [Watergate]

6. Eelke Kleijn ‘Verniietig’ [Suara]

7. Lana Del Rey ‘West Coast’ (Solomun)[Polydor]

8. Little Dragon Vs. Deep Disco Vs. King Brain ‘Paris’ (Seaman’s Private Edit) [100% Pure]

9. Digitalism Feat. Youngblood Hawke ‘Wolves’ (Booka Shade)[Magnetism]

10. Daughter ‘Love’ (George Thompson & Acid Rockers)[Unofficial Remix]

11. Sailor & I ‘Turn Around’ (Ame) [Life & Death]

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Chaty, Tamez, Gabriel I ‘My Escape’ EP Out Now on Selador Recordings

sel_013Coming straight off the back of their Selador debut on the recent Showcase Compilation with their track ‘Armanus’, Mexican production team Chaty, Tamez & Gabriel I return with their first fully fledged single release for the label, the ‘My Escape’ EP.

Something of a sister piece to ‘Armanus’, the title track is a slice of brooding modern electronic house, full of eastern promise and melancholic textures. With it’s distinctive lead Virus synth and Turkish flavoured inflections, it feels like the love child of a Dixon DJ set back to back with Sasha. Yes, that good!

It also comes with two remixes. The first, a big room monster from Selador head honcho Dave Seaman who utilises the original’s the lead riff to great effect whilst adding some driving, hypnotic, wonky percussion and a vocal sample so disguised you’ll never guess it in a million years. Huge!

Next up is fellow Mexicans, Climbers who head into deeper territory for their interpretation. Losing none of the original’s drama, they darken the mood further with a cool and confident workout that radiates with sophistication. A sultry seductive beauty if ever there was one.

And wait, there’s more! Adding even more weight to an already hefty package, one of our favourite Berliners, Joal joins the party with a brand new remix of the the trio’s aforementioned Selador debut track, ‘Armanus’. Also taking the deeper route, Joal works his magic with flurries of surging arpeggio adding intensity to the ethereal eastern flavours over a relentlessly solid groove. Ace.

On top of all this there’s even a bonus track too and not just any old token thing that the guys found lying about on their hardrive. ‘Honest Perversion’ could easily have been a single in it’s own right. Yet another expertly crafted piece of electronic dance that is as beautiful as it is deadly. Do not miss.

And there you have it, the My Escape EP. From us to you with love. You’re welcome ;-)

http://www.beatport.com/release/my-escape-ep/1333286

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – June 2014

Listen again and download my latest Radio Therapy Show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on Friskyradio.com #TuneIn #SpreadTheWord #Enjoy :-)

Tracklist as follows..
1. Claude Von Stroke ‘The Clapping Song’ (Solomun mix) [Dirty Bird]
2. Piemont ‘So What’ (Kucna Muzika) [Selador]
3. Him_Self_Her ‘Want You’ [Toolroom]
4. Copy Paste Soul ‘Like This’ [2 Swords]
5. Noir & Hayze ‘Angel’ (Ripperton) [Noir]
6. Laszlo Danchall ‘Plimpton’ (George Fitzgerald) [Man Make]
7. Chris Fortier ‘Music Makes The Body’ (Wehbba) [Selador]
8. Chaty, Tamez & Gabriel I ‘My Escape’ (Dave Seaman) [Selador]
9. Arjun Vagale ‘Breathe’ [Tronic]
10. Gui Boratto ‘Take Control’ (Danny Daze) [Kompakt]
11. Mano Le Tough ‘Return To Yoz’ [Maeve]
12. Daniel Avery ‘Knowing We’ll be Here’ (KiNK) [Drone Logic]

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The Naughty Forest Comes To Latitude

DS artworktextIf you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise…

I’m delighted to confirm that I will be curating a special after hours event at Latitude Festival this year which takes place at Henham Park in Suffolk, England on July 17th to 20th. Alongside two of my good friends, Pete Gooding and Steve Parry, we will be taking over The Woods on the Saturday night (the 19th) for 4 hours of underground dance music as The Naughty Forest comes alive. Rave on!

I love playing after hours at Festivals. By that time, when all the main stages have shut up shop for the night, people are usually past the point of no return and on well on their way down the road to oblivion. Which, all in all, is usually a recipe for a whole ton of fun.

I’ve been going to Latitude for a few years now and have always had a brilliant time so it’s an honour to be returning this year as an artist too. Although that said, I’ll be there for the whole weekend as a punter too and very much looking forward to seeing Bombay Bicycle Club, Haim, Black Keys, Robyn & Royksopp, Sohn and Jungle to name just a few. For full details of line up and tickets visit http://www.latitudefestival.com Hope to see some of you there :-)

 

 

 

 

 

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – May 2014

Listen again and download my latest Radio Show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month exclusively on Friskyradio.com Enjoy! :-)

Tracklist as follow..

1. Sohn ‘Lights’ [4AD]
2. Chris Fortier ‘Music Makes The Body’ (Him Self Her) [Selador]
3. Matthias Meyer ‘Becuz’ [Watergate]
4. Ten Walls ‘Nochnoy Dozor’ [Boso]
6. Gus Gus ‘Crossfade’ (Maceo Plex) [Komapkt]
5. Andre Crom & Chi Thanh ‘Black Rain’ [Off]
7. Dave Seaman & One Million Toys ‘Everything Comes In Threes’ (D Nox & Beckers) [Tulipa]
8. Henry Saiz ‘White Rhythmic Mirror’ (Marc Marzenit) [Natura Sonoris]
9. DJ Tennis ‘Ah Isobel’ [Life & Death]
10. Danny Daze ‘I Can’t Breathe’ [Pets]
11. Kastis Torrau feat. Amber Long ‘Menace’ (King Unique) [Stripped]
12. Ten Walls ‘Walking With Elephants’ [Boso]

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My new single ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ Out Now On Selador Recordings

Selador Showcase 1 Pack shotMy latest single entitled ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ (with a nod and a wink to the mighty KLF) is now released on Selador Recordings. It actually started life as a remix but as the title suggests, the original parts got replaced and consequently turned into something much better, even if I do say so myself! Hot Since 82, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Edu Imbernon and Maceo Plex all seem to agree. Hope you do too. Get your copy here…

http://www.beatport.com/track/justified-replacement-of-lulu-original-mix/5335218

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Resident Advisor Top Ten – May 2014

Here’s the Top Ten tracks making the biggest waves in my dance floors recently. Happy hunting :-)

1. Joy Wellboy ‘Before The Sunrise’ (Dixon Edit) [B Pitch Control]

2. Dave Seaman ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ [Selador]

3. Alex Neri & Marco Baroni ‘Mystic Tattoo’ [Tenax]

4. YouANDthe machines’ Uncover’ (Matthew Herbert mix) [Ornaments]

5. Affkt ‘Moix/Lagarde’ [Selador]

6. Hot Since 82 ‘Don’t Sound The Alarm’ [Knee Deep In Sound]

7. Tim Green ‘Seti’ [Get Physical]

8. Hot Natured ‘Benediction’ (Nic Fanciullui) [FFRR]

9. Chris Fortier ‘Music Makes The Body’ (Him_Self_Her) [Selador]

10. Matthias Meyer ‘Becuz’ [Watergate]

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/daveseaman/top10?chart=157777

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Selador Showcase Compilation – ‘The First Edition’ Out Now

Selador Showcase 1 Pack shotSomeone once said “build it and they will come”. And they did. From far and wide. From Berlin to Barcelona, Portland to Paris, Montreal to Mexico and more besides. The inaugural Selador Showcase compilation is a truly international affair. Testament to the ever growing reach that the global community that is electronic dance music now has.

The next collection for Selador Recordings features almost 90 minutes of music that not only showcases some of the brightest talent from across the planet but also illustrates the full gamut of the Selador sound. A full Selador DJ set in action. From the minimal and deeper to the fuller and tougher calling at all points in-between.

Featuring new and exclusive tracks from Marc Marzenit, Brett Jacobs, Melokolektiv feat. Alessio Pagliaroli, Robbie Akbal, Dee Montero, Rychard, Luke Mandala, Justin Massei, Kucna Muzika feat. I-Fan, Santosh Khan, Chaty, Tamez & Gabriel I alongside label co-owner Dave Seaman, this is one not to be missed.

Selador Recordings… All killer, no filler! ;-)

Over & out.

x

http://www.beatport.com/release/the-selador-showcase-first-edtion/1283021

 

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – April 2014

Listen again and download my latest radio show which premieres exclusively on the third Tuesday of every month on Friskyradio.com. Spread the word. Enjoy!

Tracklist as follows…

1. Rachel Row ‘L Square (Adam Port)’ [Pets]

2. Hot Natured ‘Benediction’ (Nic Fanciullui) [FFRR]

3. Kidnap Kid ‘Like You Used To’ (Fur Coat) [Black Butter]

4. Lee Van Dowski & Dean Demanuele feat. Cari Golden ‘Branding You Damned’ [Leena]

5. Hot Natured feat. Anabel Englund ‘Emerald City’ (Edu Imbernon) [FFRR]

6. Joy Wellboy ‘Before The Sunrise’ (Dixon) [B Pitch Control]

7. Solee ‘Ditzingen’ (Einmusik) [Parquet]

8. AFFKT ‘Moix’ [Selador]

9. Guy Gerber & Dixon ‘No Distance’ [Rumors]

10. Chaty, Tamez & Gabriel I ‘Armanus’ [Selador]

11. Dave Seaman ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ [Selador]

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My interview with Lost & Found

Here’s a transcript of my interview with the Lost and Found website from earlier this month…

So much has changed since the early days of House. Going from an underground movement to gaining global recognition and acceptance. What are your thoughts on the current state of dance music and prediction for it’s future? 

I think it’s come full circle now. A lot of the music that some of the new younger producers are making reminds me of late 80s early Chicago House music. Acid is back in vogue, the tempos are slower and there’s definitely a strong DIY ethic going on again. A lot of small new nights are cropping up. Especially in the UK. The underground had to start a fresh after the scene became so commercial in the 90s and then the EDM movement took over across the world but the circular nature of fashion means that the bubble will burst and people will look to the underground again for what’s next. You can already see the deeper house stuff starting to penetrate the UK chart. The likes of Disclosure, Ben Pearce, Breach, etc. What goes around comes around as they say.

You’ve released close to 30 DJ mixed compilations to date and it could be said that you’ve mastered the art of the DJ mixed CD. What goes into track selection for a timeless mix?

Ha! A lot of care and attention to detail. I really put my heart and soul into these mix compilations. I spend weeks crafting them in the hope that they’ll stand out from your DJ regular sets which are two a penny these days online. I don’t think you can guarantee a mix will be timeless. Some stand the test of time better than others. Some of the old GU albums now sound so fast to me now but that was how it was back then.

You were one of the featured DJs on what was possibly the first, legal, commercially available mix CD – Mixmag Live Vol.1. More recently you’ve made history with The Selador Sessions mix being the first crowd-funded compilation. Can you tell us about the process involved in raising funds for the mix.

It was an fantastic experience. One that I hope to do again one day. When you do something for the first time there’s always an added edge of nervous excitement and it really took over my life for a few months. First of all, the 30 day fundraising period (which is the rules of the crowd funding platform I chose to use, Kickstarter) is a 24/7 commitment because you really have to get the word out as far and wide as possible and be there to answer everybody’s questions on a daily basis. I don’t think you can just put out a press release and hope that everyone just comes to you. You really have to sell the idea. Especially as this was the first time a DJ had done a crowd funded compilation. And then once the album had been done you still have to deliver on all the pledges. Everything from private parties, to DJ lessons and VIP nights out. These were all things I offered in return for certain levels of contributions that I needed to deliver. It was a big undertaking and one I couldn’t have done without my agent Sara who’s idea it was in the first place and who took care of all the logistics. Thank you Sara.

Mixmag has been instrumental in spreading the gospel of dance music around the world. You’re credited with turning the initial DMC mailout into a fully fledged magazine. What were some of the highlights of your time as editor?

It was such a glorious time in the development of dance music culture. The halcyon days. And to be in the eye of the storm was a privilege I will treasure forever. Back then all everybody wanted was for dance music to be taken seriously. It was very hard to get dance music played on the radio and rock and pop very much ruled the roost. But if you were going out to clubs regularly as I was, you knew it was the beginnings of a cultural revolution and the likes of MARRS, S.Express & Bomb The Bass were more than just the novelty hits they were being treated as by big record companies. They really couldn’t get their heads around the facelessness of dance music. How DJs were making hit records in their bedrooms when they could’t even play conventional instruments. It was a passing fad they said. Of course, the rest is history. Dance music took over the world and broke down more barriers and boundaries than even rock music before it. I enjoyed every minute of my time at Mixmag but actually taking it from a subscription only publication to the news stands was the pinnacle.

You’ve recently launched Selador. What is your vision for the brand? Which artists have delivered tracks on the label thus far and who can we expect to see releasing on the imprint?

I set the label up with my long time friend Steve Parry as we have similar musical inclinations and vision for the label. We wanted to show our diverse tastes off and not get stuck in one niche sub genre of electronic music so we’ve released everything from the minimal deep house of Samu.l’s ‘Restless Dreams’ to the full on Techno stomper of Robert Babicz’s remix of Paul Rutherford’s ‘Get Real’ and everything in between. We’ve also had releases from Piemont , Rob Hes and Seff with more planned from Affkt, Babicz & Marc Marzenit. All killers, no fillers! It’s going to be a big year for Selador ;-)

You played an amazing set in Cape Town a few years ago and celebrated a birthday on the night =) when will you back for another performance? Possibly a Selador showcase?

We’ve been working on that recently actually. There’s been one or two enquirers from South African promoters so fingers crossed it actually happens. It’s been such a long time since that infamous GU night. I remember it well. Largely because there was a bomb scare and everybody was made to leave the club. As it was my birthday everyone sang happy birthday to me in the car park and then we were let back in and carried on with the night. It was suspected that it was a rival promoter that had started the bomb scare but it really backfired on them as the intensity of the night only went up several levels after the hoax. A night to remember indeed.

What can we expect from Dave Seaman in the near future? Any forthcoming release info you’d like to share?

I’ve just released 3 tracks in the last few weeks. ‘Flatter To Deceive’ on Great Stuff, ‘Everything Comes In Threes’ on Tulipa and ‘Naughty Forest’ on Selador. But there are another two done and ready for release already. One called ‘Distraction Tactics’ is going to come out on New York label, Sullivan Room and another for Selador called ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ which will come out initially on our Selador Showcase compilation in April but then will have a full release with remixes later in the year.

There’s also going to be a Remix EP for Tulipa in the summer featuring remixes of my stuff by Dousk and D Nox & Beckers. You can also be a part of that as the label have launched a remix competition where the winner will be their remix released on the EP. Find all the details here…

https://soundcloud.com/tuliparecordings/sets/dave-seaman-the-holy-ghost-competition

You’ve been a DJ and actively involved in the Music business for over 25 years. What inspires you and helps you remain committed to a rapidly evolving industry?

It’s a cliche but it’s the music is that drives me on. There’s nothing like hearing a fantastic new track to get you inspired and those creative juices flowing. If that feeling ever leaves me then that will be the time to hang up my headphones but I can’t see it to be honest. Dance music is in my bones :-)

http://thelostandfound.co.za/dave-seaman/

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