Selador Showcase EP – ‘The Third Generation’ Out Now

selador showcase 4From the series that has previously served up such gems as Robert Babicz’s ‘Auralphase’ and Dave Seaman’s ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’, the Selador Showcase is back with another batch of beauties lovingly collated for your listening pleasure.

For the third in the series, we’ve opted for an EP rather than LP as we know first hand how increasingly difficult it is to digest full length albums in this crazy age of quantity over quality. So without further ado, here they are, five exclusive Techno weapons, from established artists, label favourites and new names alike, every one a thriller in their own right.

We open proceedings with a brand new name to production, introducing Liverpool based Irishman, Never More with ‘Forward Momentum’. Already a stalwart of the Irish scene as part of the legendary Republik crew out of Waterford, this debutant shines with all the spirit and endeavour that his club’s reputation has garnered over the last couple of years.

One of our long time favourite producers, Marc DePulse follows with a Teutonic fire bolt right out of the top drawer. Delivering precision with an effortless cool as only the German’s know how, this comes ahead of Marc’s first full blown EP for the label just to whet your whistle, so to speak.

Lonya further cements the EPs credentials with ‘Makore 7’, it’s growling synths pulsing and fizzing their way through a perfectly formed, understated arrangement. 2016 is already panning out to be a momentous one for Lonya. Don’t miss the boat.

Several Definitions then makes his Selador debut with a dark destroyer built around rattling hats, menacing synths and haunting vocal clips. Already massive for label bosses Seaman & Parry, this is just a taste of what’s soon to come from Several Definitions on Selador. Watch this space.

French duo, Datametrik round things off in fine style, picking up where they left off from their Xenon EP for the label last year with another mind melting excursion into contemporary Techno. Totally trippy yet equally equanimous – no mean feat. Respect is due.

Upgrade your perspective people. Fight your mind. The Third Generation are here.

Team Selador x

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OUT NOW: Tom Peters’ ‘Two Of Us / Restless’ on selador recordings

rsz_tom_peters-2bAs February 29th only comes around every four years, we thought it befitting of this latest fleeting appearance to celebrate with yet another fine release from our burgeoning Selador stable. Be rude not to, right?

And what better way than with the label debut of Mr Tom Peters. German born, Berlin based, Tom has already released music through such esteemed channels as German heavyweight labels, Kompakt & Get Physical and so naturally, we’re very pleased he’s decided to add Selador to his already impressive résumé.

Featuring two very different but equally strong original productions, the tribal tech of ‘Two Of Us’ with it’s wonky synth surges and sensuous vocal inflections to the more forceful peak time techno flavourings of ‘Restless’. It really is a double header not to be missed.

On remixing assignments, rising German star, Tim Engelhardt sprinkles his own magic dust over ‘Two Of Us’ whilst Mexican duo Climbers step up to the plate with a stonking interpretation of ‘Restless’. Basically, it’s a win win situation. Just the way we like it.

So.. Happy Leap Day everyone. Don’t say we didn’t spoil you 😉

Team Selador

x

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OUT NOW: Debut vinyl release from Selador Recordings By Robert Babicz

selador 12_ label artwork backAnd so, a little short of our third birthday here at Selador, it feels like we’ve finally made it. No longer pretenders to the throne, we are now like a proper, authentic, fully fledged record label as we reach the holy grail of our very first vinyl release. A momentous occasion for sure. You can speak to “our people” from now on 😉

Like all good ‘rights of passage/coming of age’ stories, it’s been some time in the making. As you can imagine, a milestone of this importance was not to be taken likely and so we decided to call upon one of our star players, Sir Robert Of Babicz to take the leading role.

The signing of these two original tracks, ‘Red’ & ‘Green’ was something of a coup as several other labels also fought for their attention but we like to think common sense prevailed as the big man bestowed upon us the honour of their custody. We were proud as the proverbial punch.

Robert is also aided and abetted here by two of Western Europe’s brightest electronic music lights, the 8 Bit boss, Gorge and the stylish French duo, Villanova who in turn add their own spice to proceedings. It’s a very special release all round. One to cherish.

Selador Recordings – Let’s get physical!

x

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Habischman ‘The Way’ EP out now on Selador Recordings

habischman-2Following his superb remix on Quivver’s ‘Wait For You’ for Selador last summer, Iman Habibi aka Habischman makes his fully fledged artist debut on Dave Seaman & Steve Parry’s imprint with a four track Extended Player fit for a king.
The Iranian born Berlin resident has been making some tidal sized waves recently with releases on the likes of Moda Black, Noir Music, Steyoyoke & Booka Shade’s Blaufield and in our humble, if slightly biased opinion, this release is positively tsunami-esque.

From the irresistible depth of the title track to the pulsating dramatics of ‘All I Dream’ and the shimmering zeitgeist house of ‘Skin’ to the seductive bounce of ‘Dub Rumors’, we are ticking ticking boxes, left, right & centre here. All bases covered. Home run.
Team Selador – Pitch perfect

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Jobe ‘Law Of Entropy’ EP out now on selador

jobe-2Roll up, roll up. Gather round people. It’s time for another first class delivery from your new favourite label 😉 Next up on Selador Recordings, we’re pleased to welcome Simon JOBE into our ever growing brood who comes armed with 3 lethal weapons that might just give meaning to the second amendment! You may already be familiar with JOBE through his previous releases for the likes of Akbal Music or Connaissueur Recordings but if not, don’t worry, just acquaint yourself with this EP by way of an introduction. Law Of Entropy kicks things off, setting the mood with it’s brooding low end, rising crescendos and captivating synth patterns. Executed with class. Fellow Northerner, Cristoph is first up on the re-rubs with yet another lesson in remix mastery as he carefully retains much of the original’s charm whilst turning the energy levels a couple of notches. A main room assignment. Next comes ‘Dissonant’, full of drama, swirling atmospherics and a breakdown that’s sure to cause it’s fair share mayhem. Take cover! Then it’s the turn of Hungarian housemaster, Snilloc who reinvents ‘Dissonant’ as a super stylish, specimen of chunky modern house music. Dirty bomb! And finally, the curtain call comes courtesy of ‘Critical Mass’, the most intense of the 3 originals, with it’s relentless arpeggios and snarling bass. Proficient, polished and on point. Basically, you’re looking down the barrel of 3 high grade original productions accompanied by a couple of on-target remixes. Another fine collection of ammunition for your arsenal.

http://classic.beatport.com/release/law-of-entropy-ep/1642818

Selador Recordings – All guns blazing x

 

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Jody Barr ‘Popes & Wizards’ EP out now on Selador

jodie barr_2-3Whilst we really enjoy preparing remix packages for your delight & delectation here at Selador, even go as far as to say we get our kicks out of it, occasionally a collection of tracks comes along from a producer where we believe the spotlight should be focused solely on them.

We did it with Cristoph recently and Melokolektiv & Seff before him but now it’s a young Welshman by the name of Jody Barr that becomes part of that narrative.

We consider it our privilege to give Jody the platform from which to blossom and he debuts with 3 accomplished pieces that you’d assume to be the work of a more established producer.

From the raw Tech alpha male swagger of ‘Popes & Wizards’ through the rolling, stabby, classic dance floor destroyer that is ‘Heavy Fate’ to the dirty, tour de force Techno of ‘Pill Box Theatre’, Jody is a talent beyond his years and in our humble opinion, a future star. We think you’ll agree.

Selador – Freelance icebreakers, since forever. x

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Datametrik ‘Xenon’ EP out now on selador recordings

datametrik-2Following a string of releases from more familiar names such as Quivver, Cristoph & Third Son, Selador turns it’s attention to providing a launch pad for a new name in electronic production, Datametrik.

The French duo are no novices through, Willy Réal & David Prap already have plenty of experience under their belts. But this project is the start of a new focus formulated to help them realise their full potential, which on this evidence, can only be a matter of time.

The mood is deep, dark and deadly throughout with three equally devastating after hours weapons in ‘Xenon’, ‘Azote’ & ‘Neon’ accompanied by a couple of A-list remixes from B Pitch Control’s Kiki and Bristol’s latest poster boy, Dubspeeka.

It’s another trip to the darkside courtesy of the unstoppable Seladorian Express. Jump on and find your place now before it’s too late. We wouldn’t want you to get left behind. All aboard. Choo, choo.

Support from Stephan Bodzin, Nicole Moudaber, Adam Beyer, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, H.O.S.H, Chaim, Nicolas Masseyeff & many more..

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Quivver ‘Wait For You’ EP Out Now on Selador Recordings

quivver-1John ‘Quivver’ Graham is something of a legend in electronic music circles having consistently spent the best part of 20 years dropping release after release of top quality productions and DJing every far flung corner of the globe to boot.

His body of work speaks for itself having released on the likes of Bedrock, Strictly Rhythm, Yoshitoshi and his own Boz Boz imprint whilst also working on an array of blockbuster film scores and high profile game soundtracks, Batman & Call Of Duty amongst them..

His debut for us here at Selador is, as expected, a formidable offering that brings two outstanding new original productions to the table. ‘Wait For You’ is a precision engineered gem of electronic goodness with it’s captivating percussion, seductive bassline and tortured vocal hook. Lay back and enjoy the ride.

‘Everything Remains The Same’ follows with all the self assured swagger of a kid brother aiming on stealing the limelight for himself. Another masterclass in production technique coupled with an impeccable choice of sounds, it’s once again pure, unadulterated Quivver. Surrender is the only option.

Adding fuel to the fire, first up on remix duties we have a huge melodic Techno depiction by the original dynamic duo from Deutschland, Christian D-Nox & Frank Beckers. And boy, they didn’t just hit it big, they knocked it clean out of the park! Three words. Peak. Time. Anthem.

The final portrayal sees esteemed Berlin resident, Habischman take up the cause with gusto to deliver another interpretation oozing class. It’s spellbinding stuff delivered with the kind of depth Jacques Cousteau would be proud of. Superb.

We just don’t know when to stop do we?!

Selador Recordings – You’re welcome :-)

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Third Son ‘Darker Side Of The Moon’ EP out now on Selador

third son_ep packshotTo say Third Son has had a prolific 2015 would be bordering on understatement. The young Welshman has made one hell of an impact with an impressive string of releases for the likes of Noir, Suara, Go Deeva, Sincopat, Einmusika, Underground Audio, MadTech and 303 Lovers bringing him as close to ubiquity as any new kid on the block could hope for.

We at Selador however, believe that we might just have managed to bag his best work to date with an inspired EP built from the finest ingredients this side of an Heston Blumenthal menu.

Captaining the side is ‘Darker Side Of The Moon’ which has been a secret weapon in Mr Seaman’s sets for the last few months with it’s chugging bass and peak time, cascading melodies. If you ever needed to capture the very best of what Third Son does, hear this.

Playing the crucial supporting role comes ‘Colourblind’. Another sub-Moroder driven slice of chunkiness which ironically delves into slightly darker territories than it’s predecessor. Pretty sure that’s the main man on vocal duties there too. Yet another weapon in his firepower.

First up on remix duty, we welcome Petar Dundov into our ever growing Seladorian clan. The big Croatian is a safe pair of hands in the remix game and his trademarks are all over this interpretation of ‘How I Feel’, which was Third Son’s acclaimed contribution to our recent Selador Showcase compilation. A perfect match.

Justin Massei completes the line up to remix ‘Colourblind’, returning the favour after Third Son had remixed Justin’s ‘Nothing Can Hide’ on his recent Selador release. Aww, group hug 😉 This mutual back scratching however, has resulted in something special as Justin turns on the Berlin vibes. Proper late night action.

With so much talent on show, it’s harder than ever to pick a winner and remember, it’s not just the taking part that counts!

Selador Recordings – Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough. 😉

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Cristoph ‘Foregone Conclusion’ EP out now on Selador Recordings

cristoph_ep packshotWhat a year it’s been so far for the one they call Cristoph. This Geordie lad is one of a group of young UK producers hailing from the North East Of England that are making waves worldwide with their next generation brand of British House Music.

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Hot Since 82, Patrick Topping and wAFF, Cristoph was singled out late last year as a ‘Future Star’ by no less an authority than Pete Tong and has since only managed to raise expectations further with a glut of hot productions and remixes this year for such mighty labels as Defected, Noir, Material & Viva.

And now it’s our turn to bask in his reflected glory, welcoming him back into the Selador fold following his highly impressive remix on Dave Seaman’s ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ release with a killer 4 track EP which will only add weight to his growing stature.

First up, the title track moves in a slightly different direction than you’d normally be accustomed to from Cristoph. Tougher, fuller, more melodic styled techno, this is peak time, heads down material. Hold tight.

Next up to the plate is ‘Diggin In’ with it’s assured groove and slowly building dynamics leading to a classic crescendo and joyous pay off. One of the big tunes at Selador’s recent label night at Watergate in Berlin. Large.

Third in line to the throne is ‘Moments’, another subterranean adventure underpinned by a robust bass and incessant synth lines rising and falling throughout. Got more drama than a Colombian soap opera.

And finally, a fitting climax comes in the shape of ‘Time For Change’, a huge melodic gem that unfolds into the kind of breakdown that takes you to places where anthems are made. Heaven sent.

All in all, let’s make no bones about it, this really is the work of a producer at the top of his game and we’re very honoured to be a part of it. Get on board now and you can be too :-)

Selador Recordings – All killer, no filler x

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