Out Now: Steve Parry ‘Apricity’

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As Selador reaches it’s 3rd birthday, co-founder Steve Parry makes his artist debut for the label with a track that’s set to elevate his status to the next level.

Following up the recent success of his massive ‘Flippant’ track on Bedrock should not have been an easy task but Steve has effortlessly created another accomplished peak time anthem that has already sent tongues-a-wagging amongst the lucky few who’ve managed to get their hands on a copy.

Whereas ‘Flippant’ was most definitely an ode to his love of authentic acid house, ‘Apricity’ shows off his melodic side with it’s arp-tastic lead synth doing most of the damage atop a pulsating bass and roof raising structure.

On the remix front, Brazilian Techno maestro, Victor Ruiz, weighs in with something altogether more Techno, outdoing himself in the drama department as he stretches out the lead motif over a wonderfully unpredictable arrangement. This was one of the highlights from Sasha & John Digweed’s recent reunion which says a lot more than we ever could.

Next up, Portuguese Tech House grandee, Joal returns to the label with a masterclass in remodelling as he takes us to another place entirely. Bringing new bass, strings and a touch of darkness to the party, the transformation is as imaginative as it is remarkable. Hats off.

And finally, completing this stellar line up, house music’s latest dynamic duo, Ki Creighton & Makanan of Under No Illusion fame lay down their trademark heritage house beats as foundation for the infectious arp line to flourish. A mix you can put your mortgage on.

This release has been long time in the making, crafted from over two decades of DJing experience, with quality assured and fireworks guaranteed. Watch it fly.

Team Selador – Reach for the lazers!

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http://classic.beatport.com/release/apricity/1739739

Out Now: Robert Babicz ‘Red EP’ [Digital]

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Robert Babicz’s Red EP is already the stuff of legend in the ever developing Selador story as it will forever be known as the label’s inaugural vinyl release.

Released on the February 29th and quickly amassing an overwhelming amount of love from what reads like a who’s who of the current electronic music scene, such luminaries as Noir, Dubfire, La Fleur, Guy J, Re.You, Richy Ahmed, Hernan Cattaneo, Davide Squillace, Sasha Carassi, Mihalis Safras, D-Nox, Wehbba, Nick Warren, Thomas Schumacher, Pirupa, DJ Anna, Edu Imbernon, Danny Daze all pledged their full support. Immediately, it was patently obvious that we had something special on hands.

However, our first foray into the physical world is only part of the story here, the narrative is set to continue as we cross this release over into the digital domain with two brand new interpretations. First from Steyoyoke hotshot, the amazing Dahu and also from someone who’s been on our remix wishlist for a long time, the very talented Jozif.

We then also include two of the acclaimed original vinyl versions from 8 Bit boss, Gorge and Robert himself (the Villanova Remix and Original Mix of ‘Green’ will remain vinyl only) and the impressive line up is complete.

Light to the touch paper and stand clear, this one’s ready to explode.

Team Selador

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http://classic.beatport.com/release/red/1729604

Out Now: Selador Showcase EP – Third Generation

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From 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.

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http://classic.beatport.com/release/the-selador-showcase-third-generation-e-p/1716376

OUT NOW: OUR DEBUT VINYL RELEASE

selador 12%22 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!

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OUT FEB 29th IN ALL GOOD RECORD EMPORIUMS

OUT NOW: TOM PETERS ‘TWO OF US/RESTLESS’

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

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