Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls, it’s time for you lucky people to take delivery of another batch of carefully compiled remixes from the Selador archive that we like to call Reloads. This occasional series reaches it’s fourth instalment as another group of cherry picked remixers get their dirty mitts on our former glories and boy, do they come up trumps. Let’s take a look at the runners and riders..
Flying the flag for the ‘Artists’ may we present a heavyweight all-star cast featuring Quivver, Tom Peters, Robert Babicz, Several Definitions, Marc DePulse, Andrea Arcangeli & Pakkio Sans whilst ‘Team Remix’ consists of our challengers Christian Nielsen, Soul Button, Villanova, Framewerk, Paul Nolan and Jaap Ligthart respectively.
It’s a fight-to-the-death, winner-takes-all event not to be missed. Take your positions. Let battle commence.
Selador Recordings – Let’s get ready to rumble!
With recent releases under his belt on the likes of Knee Deep In Sound, Kraftek & Saved plus a residency at Mambo Ibiza that spans more than a decade, Dee Montero should be a familiar name, but just in case he’s somehow managed to escape your attention, please allow us to bring you right up to speed with the Fugazi EP. This is the Northern Irishman’s second appearance on Selador, and he returns with an impressive 3 tracker that not only showcases his versatility and range but also a technical prowess honed from over 15 years in the business.
Remixes come courtesy of Italian production legend Alex Neri and budding Romanian star, BOg. Neri brings the filth factor on a masterful techie workout whilst BOg ventures into a melodic wonderland for a rapturous rework. It’s another blue chip collection for all occasions. A premier league package Selador Style. All killer, no filler. Natch. x
When Dave Seaman & Steve Parry first spoke about starting a record label together, one of their motivating factors was to create a prestigious platform on which they could also release their own productions. And so, following Steve’s massive ‘Apricity’ release earlier this year, it’s now Dave’s turn to abuse his position of label boss and drop his own new single, ‘Nightfalls’.
It’s his third outing on Selador following 2014’s brace of ‘Naughty Forest’ and ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ and by sheer coincidence, also happens to be Selador’s 50th release. Anybody would think we’d planned it that way!
The original production is centred around vocal flourishes from Ananda Project’s millennium classic ‘Cacades Of Colour’ and sees Dave in classic mode embracing both Techno and Tech House stylings to deliver a thoroughly modern hybrid.
We then call upon three giants of the remix world to sprinkle their magic on proceedings. First up Lee Van Dowski stays pretty close to the original arrangement but ramps up the energy levels to bursting point. Anthem alert!
Next, Chymera gets all deep and sophisticated with a blissed out interpretation that has neck hairs standing to attention and shivers cascading down the spine. Heavenly doesn’t even cover it.
And topping things off, new kids on the block, OC & Verde deliver a certified Tech House monster. This one goes straight for the jugular from the off and never lets up. Straight up, peak time.
And with that, our 50th release comes to fruition and we’re proud as proverbial punch. Infact, we even go as far as to say we’re starting to get the hang of this label lark. A big thank you to everyone who’s got us this far.
Half-a-century, not out. And we’re only just getting started!
We’ve come a long way baby
So the prolific Third Son (aka Joe Price) is back on Selador and not before time too! His second release for the label following last year’s widely acclaimed ’Darker Side Of The Moon’ EP consists of two original productions in ‘Trigonal’ and ‘Grey Matter’, both of which are big statements in their own right.
The former is a syncopated slice of main room action, all growling synths and soaring arp dynamics whilst ‘Grey Matter’ manages to take the concept one step further still. Yet another peak time bullet.
The release is then consolidated by outstanding contributions from both D-Nox & Beckers and Kris Davis on remix duties. The German duo return the favour (after Third Son’s work on their own recent Selador outing) with a typically assured melodic adventure. Kris meanwhile, dons his Techno trousers for a lesson in ultra cool electronic precision. Serious heads down business.
This my friends, is a bone fide, beach body ready, summer essential.
Back of the net or your money back guaranteed!
Selador Recordings. Bad Ass.
Here at Selador Towers we like to pride ourselves in our diverse electronic music tastes and we’ve always tried to reflect that in our output. Throughout our short history we’ve run the gamut from Deep House to Techno and Tech House to Electronica stopping off at every flavour in-between. We’ve never been ones for pigeonholes. Horrible claustrophobic smelly things 😉
This philosophy could not be more evident than right here on our next offering. Out of Denmark we bring you Gjone (pronounced Yoh-na) with two very different sounding original productions.
First up ’Journey Man’ is an assured, distinctive piece of work, thanks in the main to it’s idiosyncratic vocal which elevates it head and shoulders above the crowd. Got more hooks than a nightclub cloakroom this one.
Next comes the altogether more raw, bumpy house flavourings of ’Shadowdancer’. Contemporary, quirky, funky, deep house at it’s finest. Bad ass.
On the remix tip, it’s all aboard the Techno train with Pete Oak at the helm. Pitching down the vocal and fuelled by driving beats and a thunderous baseline, this is peak time, dark room business.
And finally, rounding off the package in fine style, we welcome Inxec with his trademark techie beats underpinning an archetypal stabby motif that has style to burn.
A release that pulls in four different directions yet still manages to retain a unified outlook. Much like our label then 😉
Selador – Electronic House Music for all the family x