Radio Therapy Broadcast – March 2014

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

Tracklist as follows..

1. Smash TV and So&So ‘Fluffer’ [Souvenir]
2. Smash TV and So&So ‘I Won’t’ [Souvenir]
3. Mano Le Tough ‘Tempus’ [Mauve]
4. Michael Gracioppo feat. Wayne Tennant ‘Creep’ (Tale Of Us and Vaal) [Innervisions]
5. Eelke Kleijn ‘A Tale Of Two Lovers’ [Eskimo]
6. Luke Mandala ‘Infinite Agave’ [Selador]
7. Melokolektiv & Alessio Pagliaroli ‘Can’t Lose My Rhythm’ [Selador]
8. Steve Lawler ‘Do Ya’ (Hot Since 82) [ViVA]
9. Garden’s Of God ‘Ys’ [Ellum]
10. Edu Imbernon ‘Dalt’[Eklektisch]
11. Marc Marzenit ‘Mystery Ocean’ [Bedrock]
12. Coldplay Vs. Booka Shade ‘Essential Midnight’ [Bootleg]

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Dave Seaman & Funkagenda ‘Naughty Forest’ Out now on Selador Recordings

naughty forest_2If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise. Selador Recordings tenth instalment comes from the label’s co- owner Dave Seaman alongside sometime collaborator Funkagenda, intriguingly titled Naughty Forest and featuring remixes from two heavyweights of electronic dance music, Dapayk and Nicolas Masseyeff.

It’s another big release for Selador which further cements it’s growing reputation as one of the hottest new labels on the block and after sneaking a preview of their upcoming release schedule, it’s only a sign of things to come.

The Original mix has been a weapon in Seaman’s sets for several months now. A brooding melodic techno workout that captures his progressive roots but places them in a thoroughly contemporary setting. Driven by infectious percussive loops and topped off with ethereal vocal hits, it really hits it’s stride in the second half when the growling Moog bass takes hold. It’s a big one and no mistake. Tried and tested.

Niklas Wogt, aka Dapayk is first up on remix duty and he heads into deeper, darker territory to devastating effect. Centered around a relentless chugger of a groove, it tinkers with the original’s lead Reaktor riff teasing it in and out of the mix with aplomb. Smart, stylish and a little wonky, this is one for the heads.

And to complete this amazing package, Nicolas Masseyeff weighs in with another mix of sophisticated beauty. Unerringly restrained, almost regal and yet with menacingly eerie undertones, the breakdown creeps up on you slowly unfolding into the grooviest of bass lines. Sheer class.

And there you have it. Selador number ten. Incoming. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Enjoy!

Get yours here now…

http://www.beatport.com/release/naughty-forest/1250957

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – February 2014

Listen again to the February edition of my Radio Therapy show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month exclusively on Friskyradio.com

Playlist as follows..
1. Flowers Sea Creatures ‘So Far The Star’ [My Favourite Robot]
2. Rui Da Silva ‘Feeling You’ (Beats 5)[Kismet]
3. Dave Seaman & Funkagenda ‘Naughty Forest’ (Nicolas Masseyeff) [Selador]
4. Darlyn Vlys ‘Floor 122′ (Sante & Sidney Charles) [Avotre]
5. Murr & Rosina ‘Dive Into The Deepest’ (Maceo Plex) [Thoughtless]
6. Marc Romboy ‘Stella’ [Systematic]
7. Hot Since 82 ‘Planes & Trains’ (WaFF)[Suara]
8. Dave Seaman ‘Flatter To Deceive’ [Great Stuff]
9. Karol XVII & MB Valence [Suara]
10. Dubspeeka ‘Alone’ (Joel Mull) [Waveform]
11. Butch ‘Std’ [Cecile]
12. Paul Rutherford ‘Get Real’ (Robert Babicz Dub) [Selador]

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Selador Reloads Volume 1 – Out Now

reloads_5bIt’s hard to believe that it’s only 12 months ago since we started work on the launch of Selador. Our first release, ‘Restless Dreams’ by Samu.l didn’t actually come out until mid April and we only have 8 releases under our belt since, but somehow it already feels like we’ve been doing this since forever.

So for release number nine, we decided it was a good time to take stock and clear the decks as it were.

Selador Reloads (see what we did there?) will be an occasional series of remixes from our back catalogue. These are not remixes that didn’t make it onto the respective releases because they weren’t good enough. Far from it. Mostly they were done after the event by special request of the remixers themselves. Robert Babicz thunderous reworking of Paul Rutherford’s ‘Get Real’ being a good case in point. When Robert got the promo of our release of the acid house classic with remixes by Darren Emerson, Just Be Bushwacka & Pete Gooding, he declared his love of the track, one of his all time favourites he said, and could he have a go at remixing it too? Well, does a bear do his proverbial business in the woods?! The result is what is known in clubland as an “absolute bomb”. Already a weapon of choice for John Digweed, Christian Smith & Josh Wink, Robert nails it with a heavy as kick drum & bass combination powering proceedings that is simultaneously respectful to the original whilst giving the whole thing a definite 2014 flavour. There are also Vocal & Dub versions from which to choose :-)

Coming up fast in Robert’s slipstream on this EP, is a new remix of Kucna Muzika’s ‘Feel It’. A popular track from our ADE Collection, this Serbian production duo’s debut gets a reworking from one of Selador’s new guys on the block, Seff. And what a fine job he does too. A groovily infectious houser that still revolves around the original’s bass and vocal hooks but gives the whole thing a much rawer feel. It’s not a major overhaul. It’s much more subtle than that. But it definitely does the trick. Hear for yourself and you’ll get what we mean.

Next up is the Thomas Tuft reworking of what was our third release, ‘Marionette’ by Rychard. Thomas is a king amongst men on the Slo Motion scene which he ably exhibits with this epic take that combines so many different flavours into one big melting pot of chunky nu disco. Floyd-esque guitar licks, soaring string swells, toms and cowbells-a-plenty, you name it, it’s all in there. Such an inventive arrangement, yet still with both feet firmly on the dance floor. We like this a lot and we think you will too.

And last but by no means least, wrapping up proceedings, we have the wonderful Of Norway boys interpretation of Robert Babicz’s own ‘Rosegarden’, another track lifted from last year’s ADE Sampler. Of Noway had been on our hit list of remixers for sometime but were all tied up recording their new album for Connoisseur but as soon as they wrapped that up, they were true to their word and were on our phone primed and ready for duty. It was most definitely worth the wait. They deliver a wonderfully organic interpretation that oozes class from every orifice. A real gem.

And there you have it, Selador Reloads. Another top drawer collection. As a wise man once said, “You don’t know where you’re at, ’til you know where you’ve been”. Word!  x

Get your copy here… http://www.beatport.com/release/selador-reloads/1232788

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SEFF ‘Freestyle Fanatic EP’ Out now on Selador

SEFF_v2For the seventh release on our burgeoning Selador Recordings label we are pleased to welcome SEFF into the fold with a wonderful 3 track EP of big booming underground House music. SEFF aka Joe Saunders has been making quite a name for himself over the last year with releases on Steve Lawler’s Viva Music and his own Mindmaze Music imprint and his first full release for Selador has had no shortage of takers either. The likes Hot Since 82, Groove Armada, Cevin Fischer, Betoko, AFFKT and Kolombo have all pledged their support with all 3 tracks finding their way into the sets of the elite. The lead track ‘Freestyle Fantastic’ sets the bar high with it’s growling dirty synths and “On and on and on” vocal refrain, whilst ‘Listen’ goes deeper and darker and ‘Lost In The Underground’ heads into slightly wonkier territory. Quite simply, if raw underground house sounds are your bag then we’re sure you’ll find something to whet your whistle here. Without doubt, the boy Seff has a big, bright future.

 

http://www.beatport.com/release/freestyle-fanatic-ep/1211683

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – December 2013

Listen again to my latest Radio Therapy Show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on Friskyradio.com

Enjoy! :-)

Tracklist as follows..

1. Rudimental Feat. Emelie Sande ‘Free’ (Maya Jane Coles mix) [Black Butter]

2. Ame feat. Vulkano ‘Den Ritta’ [Innervisions]

3. Nils Nuremberg ‘The Morning Slap’ [Exploited]

4. Hunter Game ‘Distant Storms’ (Christian Prommer) [My Favourite Robot]

5. Tiger Stripes ‘Runaways’ (Matthew Herbert) [Get Physical]

6. George Fitzgerald ‘Bad Aura’ [Domino]

7. Dave Seaman & One Million Toys ‘Everything Comes In Threes’ [Tulipa]

8. Dave Seaman & Funkagenda ‘Naughty Forest’ [Selador]

9. TV Baby ‘New York Is Alright’ (Maetrik) [Ellum]

10. Shadow Child ‘So High’ (Hot Since 82)

11. Tiga Vs. Audion ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ (Solomun)

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World Radio Premiere of Selador Sessions mix

Dave Seaman’s critically acclaimed Selador Sessions Volume 1 compilation is to get its world radio premiere on Tuesday 17th December exclusively on Friskyradio.com The mix hasn’t been on sale anywhere and was only available to backers of Dave’s kickstarter campaign earlier in the year but now finally this is a chance to hear it if you missed out.

“I’ve had a lot people asking where they can buy it but it’s not been on sale. That was the point.”said Dave “to keep it limited edition and exclusive. But although they still can’t buy the album, we thought a chance for people to at least hear what they missed might spur them on to get involved next time I get around to doing another crowd funded album. Hint hint” ;-)

So, Tuesday 17th December straight after Dave’s regular Radio Therapy show at 9pm. It’s a one off deal. Don’t miss it.

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Radio Therapy Broadcast – November 2013

Listen again to last month’s Radio Therapy show which premieres the third Tuesday of every month exclusively on Friskyradio.com Enjoy :-)

Tracklist as follows..

1. The Das ‘Keep This’ (Tale Of Us) [Life & Death]

2. Christian Prommer  ‘Sarabande’ (Christian Loeffler) [Musica Autonomica]

3. Boghosian ‘La Palabra’ [DFTD]

4. Him Self Her  feat. Kieran Fowkes ‘Gone Too Long’ (Yousef Circus rework) [Crosstown Rebels]

5. Mr Morek  ’418′ (Gabriel Ananda) [Highway]

6. Ten Walls ‘Requiem’ [Life & Death]

7. Stelios Vassiloudis & Sasse ‘Options And Futures’ [Audiomatique]

8. Klartraum ‘Something Wrong’ (Of Norway) [Lucidflow]

9. Mauro Picotto & Ricardo Ferri ‘Don’t Wake Him’ [Cocoon]

10. Han Haak ‘Bloodlust’ [Selador]

11. Hot Since 82 Vs. Joe T Vanelli ‘The End’ [Moda]

12. Tiga Vs. Audion ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ (Solomun) [Turbo]

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My latest Top Ten for Beatport

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1. Coyu & Edu Imbernon ‘The Storm’ (Daniel Dexter mix) [Suara]

2. Dave Seaman & Guy Mantzur ‘Feline’ [Playmobil]

3. Maceo Plex, Maars & Florence Bird ‘Going Back’ (Dub) [Ellum]

4. Chris Fortier ‘Music Makes The Body’ [Selador]

5. Sidney Charles ‘Morning Glory’ [8 Bit]

6. Booka Shade ‘Love Inc’ (Butch mix) [Blaufield]

7. Robert Babicz ‘Rosegarden’ [Selador]

8. Piemont ‘Been Around’ [Selador]

9. Sante ‘Need This’ [Objektivity]

10. Seff ‘Visions’ [Selador]

http://www.beatport.com/charts/dave-seamans-halloween-monsters/225080

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Piemont ‘Give It Up’ E.P – Out now on Selador Recordings

SEL005 artworkBasking in the glory of love from the likes of Hot Since 82, Nic Fanciulli, Lee Burridge, Pirupa and Jozif,  Selador Recordings is pleased to unleash our fifth release on the world in the shape of Piemont’s ‘Give It Up’ EP.

The 4 tracker features two originals from the German production duo who have already appeared on the label with their remix of Han Haak’s ‘Jezebel’s Milk’ earlier in the year which is a track which also featured on my Selador Sessions compilation.

Firstly, the lead track ‘Give It Up’ is a funky little percussive house groove driven by a monster baseline and topped of with a simple but nagging vocal hook. There are also two fantastic remixes that come courtesy of Samu.l (another favourite of the label) who delivers a deep bass heavy workout and Stephan Hinz takes things into more melodic techno territory.

The second track, ‘So What’ is not just an added bonus either, it could easily be a lead track in it’s own right. It’s another that is typical of Piemont’s trademark sound and has been doing the business for me in my sets for the last couple of months.

Finally, I must say a big thank you to Iranian artist/designer Sajad Safajooee who supplied the ‘Green Traffic Lights’ artwork for this release. You can Follow, like, get in touch and see all his other works at https://www.facebook.com/sajjad.safajooee

So go pay him a visit :-)

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