Jaap Ligthart & Alice Rose ‘I Know Change’ Out Now on Selador Recordings

jaap ligthart_2It’s hard to believe that it will be exactly two years ago since we launched our beloved label. It really has flown by in the blink of an eye. And so, to mark the occasion of 24 successful months in business, we bring you release number 24. You could call it OCD behaviour but we like to think of it as symmetry ;-)

Step forward Mr Jaap Ligthart, a Dutchman who has been on our radar for some time now with a number of fantastic edits and reworkings but is now making the natural transition into original productions. Together with Ms. Alice Rose, a vocalist who’s pass credits include guesting on tracks for the likes of Gabriel Ananda and Eagles & Butterflies, they’ve created something rather special. ‘I Know Change’ is a sensuous piece of work. Deep House in the very real sense of the phrase.

And that is something that our remixers on this project have truly understood. Both Him Self Her and Show-B have delivered exquisite interpretations that give the whole package an overriding sense of class and quality.

Him Self Her keep things deep and moody with a restrained, atmospheric, sophisticated piece of work picking up plaudits from Nicolas Massayeff and Danny Daze through to Joeski and Hernan Cattaneo, whilst Show-B heads into slightly tougher territory encapsulated by some distinctive rollercoaster percussion effects that have already seen Maceo Plex, Ame, Dixon, Solomon, Sasha, Mano Le Tough & Adratique showing their support. And if all that wasn’t enough, they both deliver vocal free dubs too!

So then, just to recap, it’s hotter than Megan Fox in Agent Provocateur and cooler than a Polar Bear’s toenails. What’s not to like?

Yours blissfully,

The Selador Sect

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Showcase Volume 2 Compilation (Part2) now out on Selador Recordings

selador showcase 2-2Hello again.

No sooner have you had to catch your breath from the delights of our Selador Showcase – Part 1 promo than we’re back with the accompanying Part 2. Yes, hot on the heels of last weeks objects of lust and desire, we bring you another bespoke capsule collection of electronic battle weapons especially designed for your delight and delectation.

This time around, leading from the front is label ambassador and all round top bloke, Robert Babicz who brings yet another slice of Babicz style goodness in the form of ‘Auralphase’. Layer upon layer of elegant melodies sitting atop a strong rhythmic backbone and just the right dose of acid, it’s business as usual from the big man, classy and emotive.

Andrea Arcangeli & Pakkio Sans bring us ‘We Oppose It’ next, a wonderful melodic gem that’s been heavily road tested by both Messrs Seaman & Parry over the last few months. The Italian duo are hot off the back of recent releases for the likes of Parquet and Smiley Fingers and this will only serve cement their burgeoning reputation. Get on board.

UK producer, Dom Kane follows with ‘Crisis Aborted’. Featuring cleverly programmed interwoven arp patterns astride a seductive groove, this has been an office favourite for sometime now and so we’re very happy to finally share it. A secret weapon if ever there was one.

New boy to the Selaldor family, Roland M Dill then brings some ‘Winter Splendor’ to proceedings in his own inimitable way. As long time fans of the German producer, we are so pleased to have him on board and this beautifully crafted piece of work certainly doesn’t disappoint. The devil’s in the detail.

And wrapping things up, Dimitri Nakov returns to Selador after his recent Dee Montero remix, this time collaborating with B-Vision on the exquisite ‘Vapour’. And whilst they may be the rearguard on this delicious two part compilation, rest assured they’re not just here to make up the numbers. Quite they contrary. They close things out in a complete blaze of glory.

So, five more deliciously tasty morsels to get your teeth into then. Don’t be shy. Tuck in! ;-)

Selador Recordings -  Since Forever.

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Robert Babicz ‘One Day We’ll All Be Happy’ Remixes EP Out Now On Selador Recordings

babicz remix Ep Packshot 1500Calling all Seladorians. Hear the battle cry once again. We’re back with more weapons for your armoury.
Yes, Selador’s second instalment of electronic goodness for 2015 comes courtesy of the man who’s made more contributions to the label than any other artist, the one, the only, Robert Babicz.
Following his widely acclaimed One Day We’ll All Be Happy EP on Selador last year, we now proudly present Part 2: The Remixes, as four esteemed producers get to grips with a track each and serve up their own interpretations of Sir Robert’s originals.
First out of the blocks is thriving Spanish producer Affkt with his take on the lead track. Driven by some bad ass beats and drenched in soaring melodies, this one bursts at the seams with uplifting energy. A home run.
Following Affkt is Bristolian producer Dubspeeka with a classy techno workout of ‘ToneFabrik’ which features an almighty, Empire State size kick drum and digs deeper than a multi national oil conglomerate. No wonder he’s becoming so highly sought after.
Next up it’s the legendary King Unique takes up the mantle working his magic on the original bad boy track, ‘Turn Around My Friend’. As you’d expect, the result is a sound clash of heavyweight proportions. Head to head, toe to toe, pound for pound..  a clear knock out!
And finally, it’s left to French outfit Melokolektiv to tackle ‘Massive’ and they do so with aplomb. Almost unrecognisable from Robert’s original, they turn the track on it’s head with a much deeper approach but one which still retains enough energy to maintain it’s main room status. Tasty.
So, 4 by 4 then, something to suit all weathers and terrains. Don’t you dare say we don’t spoil you ;-)
Over & out.
The Selador crew
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Climbers ‘Down Under’ EP Out Now On Selador Recordings

 

climbers_2So a big hello to 2015 then. We’ve been expecting you. And here at Selador Towers we couldn’t be more excited by the twelve months ahead. Our phasers are set to stun and destroy and no dancefloor is safe in our quest for world domination. Mwuhahahaha! Of course we’re the first to admit we are nothing without our army of producers and remixers out there on the frontline and spearheading the attack this year we’re honoured to be joined by Mexican production duo, Climbers. The Down Under EP not only features two lethal original tracks but they’re also aided and abetted by the immeasurable talents of Rob Hes, HearThuG & Darlyn Vlys and Paul Nolan on remix duties who between them cover all bases from Techno to chill out with a bit of deep & dark trippy tech thrown in for good measure. It’s a cast to die for people. Lock and load… Fire!

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Reloads 2 EP Out Now on Selador Recordings

Reloads 2 PackshotAs 2014 draws to a close and we look back on what has been a fantastic year for us here at Selador, we’d like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has played their part in such a successful 12 months that went far and beyond what we could ever have hoped to achieve.

To wrap things up we’d like to finish the year on our second Reloads EP, the occasional series where we invite some of our roster of producers to get to grips with a few highlights from our back catalogue and boy did they step up to the plate.

Leading by example is Kucna Muzika with their remix of Piemont’s ‘So What’ which was part of our fifth release way back during the summer of 2013. It’s a chunky motha of a mix that has already had plenty of supporters amongst the lucky few to have it upfront. Main room Tech House at it’s finest.

Next up is Snilloc with his interpretation of our very first release, Samu.l’s ‘Restless Dreams’. Keeping things deep but embellishing on the original’s hypnotic appeal, the up and coming Hungarian producer gives this modern classic a new lease of life, not a moment too soon.

Time for another visit to the ‘Naughty Forest’ next as Beaumont Stanford & Matt Davis take on our very own Dave Seaman’s collaboration with Mr Funkagenda. And this little beauty has balls! Centered around a monster bass, the vocal and melodies then weave some black magic between them that would leave Dynamo dumfounded!

And finally, we’ve got not one, but two new versions of Dee Montero’s ‘Fade Into Noir’, one of the standout tracks from our first Showcase compilation earlier this year. Dimitri Nakov is the one on remix duty here, delivering both a groove driven punchy dub and a more subtle, stripped back variation showcasing a little more of Aya’s dreamy vocal. Take your pick, the choice is yours.

Until next time then, we’d like to wish your all a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support and we promise that next year is set to be even bigger and better.

Selador Seasonal Greetings to one and all… with bells on.

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‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ Out Now on Selador Recordings

SEL_018 PackshotAnd so, Selador hits 18 and comes of age with what is probably our biggest release to date. Originally released as part of the label’s Showcase compilation earlier this year, Dave Seaman’s wonderfully titled ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ now gets a fully fledged release complete with a bumper package of remixes. Well, it would be rude not to, right?

The Original mix has already had some illustrious supporters, namely Hot Since 82, Edu Imbernon and Hernan Cattaneo who’ve championed it above and beyond the call of duty. Riding in all guns blazing atop a seductive, self serving bass line, the memorable ‘I Dream Of Home’ vocal refrain lingers long in the memory distinguishing itself from the plentiful deep house wannabes. It’s a modern day anthem and no mistake.

First in line on remix duty is one of this year’s breakthrough big shots, Cristoph, who’s fast becoming the go to remixer when you want the job doing right. Already a huge fan of the original, the big Geordie has captured all that was good about the track in the first place and subtly added his own distinct flavour. So tough and chunky, it could do the truffle shuffle.

Next up is the irrepressible Joeski who’s been having quite a resurgence this year, consistently gracing the higher echelons of the major Tech House charts with his exalted presence. All hard hitting deep beats that will knock you down in one and ask questions later, this is just the kind of self assured take you’d expect from a master of his sound. Wannabes take note, this is how it’s done.

Raxon then takes up the challenge with another classy reworking. The Dubai based producer who’s recently been illuminating such labels as Noir, Tronic and Culprit  with his particular brand of hypnotic Tech House sinks his teeth into the job and leaves his unmistakable mark. Uncompromising, detailed and precise, this does the necessary damage every time, no fuss, no bother.

And finally, step forward Mr Marc Marzenit to capably round things up in his own inimitable way delivering a melodic peak time workout that brings a welcome Techno slant to proceedings. The Spanish producer has been a long time favourite of our humble little label, and somehow we doubt this will be the last you’ll here from him via this portal. Always a honour to have him on our team.

And that’s it. No need to say anymore. Infact, there wasn’t really any need for any of the above if we’re honest. The music really does speak for itself on this occasion. Sorry about that ;-)

Selador Recordings. Loud and proud x

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Affkt ‘Moix/Lagarde’ Out now on Selador Recordings

SEL017 Affkt PackshotAnd so the plot thickens as chapter seventeen in the ever gripping Selador story is ready for dispatch. Never being ones to shy away from the heart of the action, the Selador A&R department are proud to present an EP from a Spanish producer who’s been making tsunami size waves on the scene in the last 12 months with his distinctive brand of melodic tech house for labels such as Suara, Cecile & Get Physical.

Enter stage left.. AFFKT (the k is silent) who comes armed with two electronic battle weapons guaranteed to leave a trail of destruction behind them whenever they’re deployed. We’re just thanking our lucky stars that he’s on our side!

First up, it’s the mighty ‘Moix’. A main room tech house/techno hybrid bound together by a symphony of growling synths and interspersing swirling melodies. All with bells on. Literally! It’s tracks like these that remind us why we wanted to run a label in the first place.

‘Lagarde’ is an altogether darker affair. A lean, mean, heads down machine of a track that’s sure to ruffle a few feathers whenever your dance floor requires. That’s guaranteed or your money back.  Rumours that this is in fact a dance floor tribute to Christine of the IMF however, were unconfirmed at time of going to press ;-)

First of the remixes comes from Selador favourite Robert Babicz as he takes on ‘Moix’. To say he cut it fine on making the deadline here would be to understate things somewhat but boy, did he deliver in the end. In fact we’d go as far as to say this is one of his best remixes ever. Big, bouncy and uplifting. Babicz style.

And the final name on the team sheet is one Jihed Monser, aka HearThuG, a Tunisian producer who’s consistently impressed with his deep, dark offerings over the last couple of years. So much so, we invited him to join the every growing Selador clan by remixing ‘Lagarde’. Needless to say, we’re overjoyed to have him on board.

Another proud release then from your new favourite label. And believe us, there’s plenty more with this came from. Consider yourselves warned.

Selador Recordings- Since forever. x

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Jimmy Van M, Luxor T & 3LIAS ‘Da Goom’ Out now on Selador Recordings

SEL_016 Da Goom

 

And they just keep on coming. One Selador bomb release follows another. For SEL016, as it’s affectionately known behind the scenes, we present a new production team comprising of three very talented individuals.

Many of you will already be familiar with the one they call Jimmy Van M, an esteemed DJ and producer of note for many years with a plethora of releases to his name for such luminaries as Bedrock & the Balance Series.

The second component of this formidable trio is Luxor T, a Buenos Aires based producer who’s been steadily carving out a reputation for himself through his releases on the likes of Bedrock & Parquet Recordings and remixes for Guy J & Marco Bailey to name just two.

And the final piece of the production jigsaw is Elias Merheb under his 3lias alias. (See what we did there?) Elias is another ‘one to watch’ having learned his trade and crafted his art as resident DJ at one of the Middle East’s most renowned clubs, the legendary BO18 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Together they bring us ‘Da Goom’.  A room shaking slab of high grade Techno presented in two variations, both equally deadly in their own right. The ‘Original Mix’ is pure futuristic mayhem. Death Star Techno for androids on acid. Main room madness that’s set to destroy.

It’s little sister ‘The Dub’ plays the supporting role to a proverbial tee. Altogether subtler, the guys plough a a less frantic course with housier undertones but still plenty of techno flavouring. It’s one of those genre blurring beauties that give us such a headache when choosing Beatport categories. Some tracks just don’t like being pigeonholed.

The first of three big remixes comes courtesy of Mr Arjun Vagale. Hot on the heels of his recent releases for Tronic & Herzblut, India’s leading Techno exponent has gone as far as to suggest that this his favourite remix he’s ever done and who are we to argue? A perfectly on point piece of work.

Next up Selador homeboy Seff turns in another speaker busting serving of authentic acid house. Fresh and raw like good sushi but with a nod and a wink to the halcyon days of the late 80s, this is Seff doing what Seff does best and we that’s why we love him.

And finally, the label’s very own Steve Parry delivers on his promise of not leaving it another 5 years between remixes as he comes all guns blazing with the peak time goodness. A relentless tech house workout to leave you breathless. Look out.

And that about sums it all up. I think we’ve said our piece. What’s your story?

Selador crew

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Robert Babicz ‘One Day We’ll All Be Happy’ EP – Out Now On Selador Recordings

babicz 2For episode fifteen in the ever snowballing Selador adventure we are very happy to welcome back to the fold, the one, the only Sir Robert of Babicz.

Having played such a central role in the label’s development over the last 12 months by blessing us with one of our best sellers in the exquisite ‘Rosegarden’ and delivering one of our finest remixes with his interpretation of Paul Rutherford’s ‘Get Real’, Robert now returns with 4 brand new original tracks that showcase the wide range of his masterful sound.

For our money, the lead track of this EP, the majestic  ‘One Day We’ll All Be Happy’ is one of Robert’s best for some time. Centered around one simple yet so devastatingly effective riff that rolls and rolls, round and round, working it’s way effortlessly into your subconscious. A monster by anyone’s standards!

Then its time to ramp up the intensity as Robert dons his 303 cap for some throbbing acid in the form of the aptly titled ‘Massive’. Already road tested heavily on his tour dates, this is the one that sends the dance floor into a real frenzy. Get ready for the breakdown people. Next up it’s time to get dark and dirty with another bad boy that goes under the name of ‘Turn Around My Friend’. Relentlessly rough ‘n ready and uncompromisingly bass heavy, one for the gold toof brigade innit!

And last but by no means least, we find Robert in lighter mood for the elegantly lilting sound of ‘Tonefabrik’. Bursting with balmy balearic flavours yet restrained, self assured and composed. A slice of serenity.

And there you have it. We’ll always remember meeting Robert for the first time on a car journey on our way to the same gig in deepest Turkey and when the driver asked what stye of music he played he simply replied, Babicz style!  Say no more.

Selador Recordings – Purveyors of the finest underground house and techno since forever!

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Melokolektiv ‘Polaroid EP’ Out Now On Selador Recordings

Melokolektiv SEL014 packshotYou lucky people! The next dispatch from Selador HQ is here and this time comes courtesy of highly regarded French production duo, Melokolektiv. Following recent releases for such respected labels as Crosstown Rebels & Get Physical, Selador are now proud to present a lovingly crafted 4 track EP of class and quality that effortlessly straddles the genres and cements their ever growing reputation as one of the foremost leaders of the new school.

First out of the blocks is the sinister ‘Polaroid’ with it’s hypnotising lead line all drugged up to the eyeballs and basking in raw simplicity. Don’t believe Girls Aloud, this is what the real sound of the underground sounds like! ;-)

The baton then gets passed to ‘Left Out’ for a brooding slice intense darkness that will no doubt  bring the likes of Berghain to it’s knees and have trainspotters everywhere wetting their knickers. Shazam that people!

‘Safari’ is next to step up continuing with the off-kilter drugged up vibes. Opening with layers emotive pads before unfolding into a killer mood setting groove. A stall setting intro track if ever there was one.

And finally bringing home the bacon on the final straight, it’s the moody menace of ‘Oxygen’ with it’s eerie synth beds and seductive bass line that rides on a housier vibe all the way to the finish line taking both tape and glory.

In conclusion, the Selador soundbite department says… A medal winning EP guaranteed to put you on the podium!

Though management prefer.. Dark, deep & dirty. Just the way we we like it ;-)

Over & Out.

The Selador crew

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