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
Following the success of his debut EP for Selador back in February and ahead of his forthcoming mix compilation for the legendary Global Underground series, Habischman returns to the label courtesy of a collection of remixes from some of the brightest lights on our radar.
Just Her takes care of the title track ‘The Way’, a meticulously constructed mix which first puts the vocal in the spotlight before unfolding into a pulsating final act.
Next, Tim Engelhardt takes us to a place where both ‘The Way’ & ‘Skin’ co-inhabit side by side. A place where parts from both tracks are utilised to create a unique spin on proceedings, a remix hybrid if you will.
Bastian Bux then dives head first into his debut remix assignment and proves himself a natural. His rework of ‘All I Dream’ is peak time business administered with all the capability and technique of a maestro.
And so another chapter in the Selador story is hatched. Written big and bold with passion to burn.
Selador Recordings – It’s what we do.
Christian D Nox & Frank Beckers are electronic music royalty. The dynamic German production duo have been consistently dropping Techno bombs in all the right places for well over a decade and that shows no sign of abating anytime soon.
So after the massive remix they did for Selador last year on Quivver’s ‘Wait For You’ we felt it only right and proper to invite them to hold court with their own release on the label, a request they promptly accepted.
And so here you have it. The lead track ‘Salt’ channels a little secret that the knowledgable ones amongst you will be familiar with, an homage to a certain sweet father figure of years gone by. Whilst ‘114 Miles To Go’ showcases their ability to switch gears with an almost dark nu-disco feel permeating through it’s veins.
Then two producers who’s stars are very much in the ascendency, Third Son & Roy Rosenfeld take up the remix mantle with aplomb, each submitting assignments that merit an A+ rating by anyone’s high standards.
Collectively, there’s a veritable feast of talent contained herein. Music to suit both day and night time vibes. Group hug!
From Selador with love