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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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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Radio Therapy Broadcast – March 2013

Listen again to my latest radio show which is premiered on the third Tuesday of every month on friskradio.com. Enjoy..

Tracklist as follows…

1. Jupiter Jazz ‘Shake It Mama’ [Ellum]
2. Danny Daze ‘The Calm’ [Ellum]
3. Solee ‘Jonalu’ (Oliver Lieb mix) [Parquet]
4. James Zabiela ‘The Healing’ (Sasha’s Involv3r mix) [MOS]
5. Blackout ‘White Noise’ (Booka Shade’s Flash mix) [Blaufield]
6. Quivver ‘Too Much Noise In The Backroom’ [Toolroom]
7. samu.l ‘Restless Dreams’ (Dave Seaman mix) [Selador]
8. Inxec Vs. Droog ‘Mountain Drop’ [LNOE]
9. Bryan Ferry ‘You Can Dance’ (Carl Craig mix) [Virgin]
10. Foals ‘Late Night’ (Sasha’s Involv3r mix) [MOS]

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – February 2013

Listen again to my latest Radio Therapy Show which is premiered every third Tuesday of the month on friskyradio.com

Tracklist as follows..

1. Dave Seaman ‘Roman Casseta’ [Tenampa]

2. Jimpster feat. Jinadu ‘These Times’ (Dixon Refix) [Freerange]

3. Christian Smith ‘Tower’ [Tronic]

4. M .In ‘When I Rock’ (Piemont mix)[Factoria]

5. Samu. L ‘Restless Dreams’ (Dave Seaman mix) [Selador]

6. Sebo K ‘Scenario’ [Mobille]

7. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs ‘Tape & Money’ (John Talabot mix) [Nice Age]

8. Marc Romboy & Ken Ishii ‘Dopplereffekt’ [Systematic]

9. Pierre Delort & Remy Maurin ‘The Kraken’ [Skryptom]

10. Slam & Pan Pot ‘ Media’ [Paragraph]

11. Kris Menace Feat. Unai ‘Lone Runner’ (Kolsch mix) [Compuphonic]

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Dave’s Beatport Top Ten – February 2013

Check out Ten highly recommended tracks from Dave’s sets of early 2013. Enjoy…

1. Beaumont Stanford ‘Bit Pitch’ [Outpost]

2. George Morel ‘My Thing’ [Suara]

3. Sebo K ‘Scenario’ [Mobilee]

4. Rachel Row ‘Follow The Step’ (Kink Beat mix) [Pets Recordings]

5. Hot Since 82 ‘Mr Drive’ [Noir]

6. Shall Ocin ‘Crash Into My Love’ [Culprit]

7. Marc Romboy & Ken Ishii ‘Dopplereffekt’ [Systematic]

8. Stelios Vassiloudis ‘Hunger (G Pal Mix) [Swift]

9. Tom Pooks ‘Loving Cyrell’ [Casbour]

10. Philipp Stoya ‘Ransd’ [Compost Black]

http://www.beatport.com/chart/dave-seamans-february-favourites-2013/155782

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