After what seems an eternity since it’s completion at the end of the summer last year, I’m very happy to say my collaboration with Israeli producer, Sagy Amir, aka One Million Toys, is now finally out on the fine St. Louis based imprint, Tulipa Recordings. Following on from my Holy Ghost release for the label last year, this picks up where that left off in funky deep house territory which has already caught the ear of Maceo Plex, Stacey Pullen and Danny Tenaglia amongst others. I’m also very pleased to say that stepping up to the plate on remixing duties this time are two of my favourite producers, Roland M. Dill and Arjun Vagale who offer completely different takes on the original in their own inimitable styles. Roland heads into dark throbbing techno territory for his fantastic interpretation whilst India’s rising star Arjun weighs in with a progressive techno epic quite unlike anything he’s done before. Expect the unexpected. All in all, I’m super happy with this one. Hope you enjoy it too.
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]
It’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
Next up from Selador Recordings, we are excited to present a double header from the two of techno’s new leading lights, Rob Hes & Steve Slight. With recent releases under their belts on the likes of Oliver Huntemann’s Ideal imprint, Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat & Stephan Bodzin’s Herzblut too, the prolific duo have delivered what we consider to be their best work yet in the form of ‘Focusing’ & ‘Mankind’.
Both big dance floor weapons in their own right, ‘Focusing’ also comes with massive remixes from both Gabriel Ananda and Selador’s own Steve Parry and judging by the huge swell of support from everyone from Jamie Jones to Tensnake, Pig & Dan to Guy J and DJ Chus to M.A.N.D.Y, this could end up being one of our biggest releases to date. Grab it while it’s hot people
PS. Must also say a huge THANKS again to Spike Dennis for once again providing the distinctive artwork on this release. It’s all about the unicorn porn don’t you know! You can see more of Spike’s splendidly idiosyncratic works at spikeworld.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @Spike_Dennis
Listen again to my latest Radio Therapy Show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on Friskyradio.com
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)
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.
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]
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]
I’m very pleased to say my new collaboration with Tel Aviv DJ & Producer Guy Mantzur entitled ‘Feline’ is finally out for you to purchase through Mihalis Safras’ esteemed Playmobil imprint. The follow up to last year’s ‘K9’, this has been a weapon in my sets for the whole summer period. And as if that isn’t recommendation enough, it now comes with a stomping remix from Mihalis himself to complete a top notch package. So don’t delay, get yours, right here…
Basking 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