Following hot on the heels of the big Beatport bothering ‘Dance In Tongues’ EP on Noir Music, Dave Seaman is back with yet another dancefloor destroyer, this time for Hive Audio. The Swiss label snapped up this melodic tech house masterpiece and enlisted Deep House don, Dario D’Attis on remix duties to make a double headed release you simply cannot afford to miss. Early love and support from Alex Niggemann, DJ T, Gorge, Groove Armada, Hot Since 82, Matthias Tanzmann, Pirupa, Sasha and Waifs & Strays. Listen here..
Following on from Selador Recordings debut at the legendary Watergate Club in Berlin, we deliver an EP from one of the DJs who appeared on the bill that night, the burgeoning talent that is Justin Massei.
Justin has already appeared twice on the label with contributions on both of our Showcase Compilations but now here he is in all his fully fledged glory with an EP that truly puts his flag in the sand.
Originally hailing from the US but now residing in Berlin, Mr Massei makes a strong statement of intent with a couple of raw tech house missives built specifically for those hallowed Berlin dance floors.
The lead track is an intense affair, all brooding beats and fervent swagger. Deep, dark and dirty. As is the other original production on offer, ‘The Creator’. Again, it’s all about the bottom end. Pure, undiluted dark energy.
Remixes this time around come from label boss Dave Seaman who turns in a large slab of peak time Techno. The driving bass and rattling percussion power this interpretation, punctuated by some wonky arp work that surges and cascades through the breakdowns. Big room business.
And completing the package, a producer who has lit up 2015 so far with an impressive glut of releases for the likes of Noir, Suara, Material and Go Deeva… Third Son. The Welsh wizard retains all the original’s authentic passion but adds a pulsating bassline to proceedings to provide a fuller production. Formidable stuff.
A dispatch from the darkside then. Prepare to be corrupted.
Selador Recordings – Intergalactic! x
It’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?
The Selador Sect
My debut release for the New York label Sullivan Room Records from last year is back around again with four hot new remixes from Him Self Her, Zoo Brazil, Meandisco and The Brooklyn Times. If you missed it first time around, don’t make the same mistake again. Grab your copy here…
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Tracklist as follows…
1. Dave Seaman ‘Dance In Tongues’ [Noir]
2. Dave Seaman ‘Sparkle Motion’ [(Piemont) Tulipa]
3. Nick Warren & Guy Mantzur ‘Sad Robot’ [Bedrock]
4. Terranova ‘Tourette’ (David Mayer) [Kompakt]
5. Kevin Over ‘Retrovision’ [Noir]
6. Vermont ‘Ubersprung’ (Mano Le Tough) [Kompakt]
7. Cristoph ‘Nause’ [Noir]
8. Skream ‘Still Lemonade’ [Crosstown Rebels]
9. Dave Seaman ‘Sparkle Motion’ [Tulipa]
10. Sasha ‘Vapourspace’ [LNOE]
11. Stephan Hinz & Clint Stewart ‘Shimmer’ [Second State]
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.
My new single for ‘Sparkle Motion’ is now available on Tulipa Recordings, my third release for the label after ‘The Holy Ghost’ and ‘Everything Comes In Threes’ in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
This track was born out of the same studio sessions as my recent release for Sudbeat, ‘Right Side Of Wrong’ and is kind of like the tougher, more techno influenced big brother piece.
Completing the package are two superb remixes from esteemed German house duo Piemont and Ukrainian Techno legend, Spartaque who both deliver in their own inimitable and distinctive styles. Grab it while it’s hot
Gathering together some familiar label favourites alongside an array of exciting new talent, the album features ten exclusive tracks from some of the artists that will be spearheading the label over the coming months. And being the kind, considerate souls we are, we’ve split the album up into two easily digestible parts. The first of which is out on March 23rd.
Part 1 gets off to a flying start with the inimitable Piemont. The German duo have been stalwarts of the label from the very beginning and it’s great to have them back with a brand new original track. Entitled ‘You’, this little gem dishes up wave upon wave of classy house textures. It’s stylish and assured, effortlessly smooth and unmistakably Piemont. Just the way we like it.
Next in line it’s our great pleasure to welcome Third Son to our roster. The young Welsh wizard has been steadily make a name for himself with releases on Noir Music, Material & Suara amongst others and we’re very happy to be adding Selador to that impressive list. ‘How I Feel’ is a hypnotic slice of tech house. Dark and chilling in all the right places, it powers along with all the swagger of a young gun slinger. Fire!
Portuguese born, Berlin based producer Joal follows up his successful Climbers remix for the label next with the first of a handful of original productions we have lined up from him. ‘Tomorrow’ is a captivating piece of modern deep house which commandeers more than it’s fair share of otherworldly magic. Spell binding stuff.
Another new name we welcome into the fold, Jaap Ligthart weighs in next with ‘Tour De Jours’. A wonderfully restrained sophisticated serving of deep house that steadily creeps up on your when you least expect it, this serves as a prequel to his first fully fledged release for the label which is currently in the scheduling queue patiently waiting its turn. A tasty taster if you will
And finally for Part 1, Berlin based Justin Massei returns after his debut on the first Showcase compilation with ‘Tell Them’, a solid gold specimen of proper house music. Full of infectious energy, driven by relentless synth stabs and employing a cheeky wee vocal sample, we dare you not to dance to this.
So then, 5 more beauties with which to impress your friends and generally elevate your social status.
Part 2 follows next week. Stand by.
Selador Recordings – 50 shades better than all the rest. Come and get some
Calling 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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Tracklist as follows…
1. Sandro Beninati & Seeward ‘Let The Night’ (Channel X) [Ton Liebt Klang]
2. Der Effekt feat. Mehrklang ‘Reloaded’ [Circle]
3. Cuartero & waFF ‘Break A Sweat’ (Patrick Topping) [Moon Harbour]
4. Actor One ‘Stealth’ (Cristoph) [Noir]
5. Aki Bergen ‘Serpentine’ [Steyoyoke]
6. Dave Seaman ‘Right Side Of Wrong’ [Sudbeat]
7. Pentatones ‘Karma Game’ (Steve Bug) [Poker Flat]
8. Dole & Kom ‘Salto Mortale’ [3000Grad]
9. Robert Babicz ‘One Day We’ll All Be Happy’ (Affkt) [Selador]
10. Lee Van Dowski ‘Lee’s Mobile’ [Mobilee]
11. Gabriel Ananda & Maceo Plex ‘Solitary Daze’ [Ellum]