17 March 14
If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise. Selador Recordings tenth instalment comes from the label's co-owner Dave Seaman alongside sometime collaborator Funkagenda, intriguingly titled 'Naughty Forest' and featuring remixes from two heavyweights of electronic dance music, Dapayk and Nicolas Masseyeff.
It's another big release for Selador which further cements it's growing reputation as one of the hottest new labels on the block and after sneaking a preview of their upcoming release schedule, it's only a sign of things to come.
The original mix has been a weapon in Seaman's sets for several months now. A brooding melodic techno workout that captures his progressive roots but places them in a thoroughly contemporary setting. Driven by infectious percussive loops and topped off with ethereal vocal hits, it really hits it's stride in the second half when the growling Moog bass takes hold. It's a big one and no mistake. Tried and tested.
Niklas Wogt, aka Dapayk is first up on remix duty and he heads into deeper, darker territory to devastating effect. Centered around a relentless chugger of a groove, it tinkers with the original's lead Reaktor riff teasing it in and out of the mix with aplomb. Smart, stylish and a little wonky, this is one for the heads.
And to complete this amazing package, Nicolas Masseyeff weighs in with another mix of sophisticated beauty. Unerringly restrained, almost regal and yet with menacingly eerie undertones,
the breakdown creeps up on you slowly unfolding into the grooviest of bass lines. Sheer class.
And there you have it. Selador number ten. Incoming. Don't say we didn't warn you. Enjoy!
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