My new single ‘Right Side Of Wrong’ is now out on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat label. It’s my second release for the imprint following 2012’s collaboration with Guy Mantzur, ‘K9’ and is already receiving a warm reception from the likes of Sasha, Affkt, D Nox, Raxon and Guy J. The package also comes with a beautiful, emotive remix from the aforementioned Mr Mantzur alongside his fellow Cat & Dog Club resident DJ, Lonya and big thanks also to Pedrag Iv for the accompanying video. Although, I would like to take this opportunity to say, I accept no responsibility for any psychological disturbance it may cause. It’s a little dark and unsettling. You’ve been warned! Sweet dreams 😉
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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]
So 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!
And 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
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?
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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Tracklist as follows..
1. Him Self Her ‘Love Like You Used To (Dub)’ [Crosstown Rebels]
2. Christian Loeffler ‘All Comes’ (Mind Against) [Young Alaska]
3. Jesper Ryom ‘Aviator’ (La Fleur) [Power Plant]
4. Soul Button & Sasch ‘Unfold’ (Nick Devon)[Steyoyoke]
5. Coyu ‘Just Nin’ (Andre Lodemann) [Suara]
6. Fur Coat ‘U Turn’ [Crosstown Rebels]
7. Few Nolder ‘If’ [Connaisseur]
8. Cari Lekebusch & Zoe Xenia ‘Crazy’ [Monique Music]
9. Robert Babicz ‘One Day We’ll All Be Happy’ [Selador]
10. Who Made Who ‘Heads Above’ (Maceo Plex Dub)[Ellum]
11. Adam Beyer ‘Teach Me’ [Drumcode]
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Tracklist as follows..
1. Banks ‘Drowning’ (Tom Demac) [Harvest]
2. Danny O & Kellie Allen ‘Rewind & Play’ (Probably Me) [Mindwarp]
3. Luca Cazal ‘Mariri’ (Stacey Pullen) [Crosstown Rebels]
4. Hermanez ‘Innersphere’ [Leena]
5. Dave Seaman ‘Distraction Tactics’ [Sullivan Room]
6. Alex Niggeman ‘Earth Symphony’ [Last Night On Earth]
7. Melokolektiv ‘Left Out’ [Selador]
8. Lehar ‘Sargas’ (Mario Basanov) [Connaissuer]
9. Climbers ‘Big City Lights’ [Selador]
10. Laurent Garnier ‘Enchanted’ [Hypercolour]
You 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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Tracklist as follows…
1. &Me ‘Locust’ [Keinemusik]
2. Ripperton ‘Unfold’ [Innervisions]
3. Dusky ‘Love Taking Over’ [17 Steps]
4. Roach Motel “Wild Luv’ [Get Physical]
5. Show B ‘Dem Atmos’ [Watergate]
6. Eelke Kleijn ‘Verniietig’ [Suara]
7. Lana Del Rey ‘West Coast’ (Solomun)[Polydor]
8. Little Dragon Vs. Deep Disco Vs. King Brain ‘Paris’ (Seaman’s Private Edit) [100% Pure]
9. Digitalism Feat. Youngblood Hawke ‘Wolves’ (Booka Shade)[Magnetism]
10. Daughter ‘Love’ (George Thompson & Acid Rockers)[Unofficial Remix]
11. Sailor & I ‘Turn Around’ (Ame) [Life & Death]