French Producer Acumen is very much part of the furniture these days here at Selador HQ. So much so, it’s high time he had his own key to the front door! With several releases already under his belt not to mention a string of remixes, he’s now back with another 3 tracker that’s all set turn heads and ruffle a few feathers in the process.
We get sent a lot of music from Antoine. Prolific doesn’t even cover it. No sooner had he dropped an artist album earlier in the summer for his own Time Has Changed imprint, than 3 weeks later, he sent us another album’s worth of material, all of the highest quality. Our only problem was picking out our 3 favourites. Hard work or hardly working? You decide 😉
So here they are. In all their glory. Take your pick.
It’s a win, win situation.
Team Selador – Someone’s gotta do it!
Spanish Producer, EdOne makes a welcome return to Selador following his highly acclaimed debut last year and again his production prowess is on display for all to see. Back with a brace of badass originals that instantly grabbed the attention of label bosses Seaman & Parry who were overheard to say they stood out from the daily avalanche of demos like “a porcupine in a nudist colony” 😉
‘Bipolar’ sets the tone with it’s brooding percussive backbone and climatic melodic surges while the equally impressive ‘Devastate’ lives up to it’s name with a heady mix of rich dark melodies and spicy Eastern flavours leaving a full-blown trail of destruction. An intoxicating concoction indeed.
Adding fuel to the fire, our old friend, John ‘Quivver’ Graham then lends a hand on remix duties turning ‘Bipolar’ into a finely tuned specimen drawn from a perfectly judged sound palette like only John knows how. As per 🙂
Selador Recordings – Just the right amount of wonk!
The Tel Aviv electronic music scene has been a fertile ground for DJ/Producers of a deep melodic (some may say “Progressive”) persuasion in recent years. Centred around such legendary clubs as The Cat & The Dog and Haoman 17 (both now defunct), there has been a long list of talent to emerge out of their legacies.
Chico Shuella (aka Chicola) is one such artist. A player whose wealth of experience and expertise shines through here on 3 tracks of the utmost quality and distinction. From ‘Cachengue’s laid-back swagger to the self-assured splendour of ‘Mandragora’ and the rolling peak time energy of ‘The Black Hall’, it’s an EP for all occasions. No remixes required.
Selador Recordings – Purveyors of the nocturnal noise x
Being the co-owner of Selador certainly has its advantages as Dave Seaman knows only too well. The ability to release your own productions on your own label is of course, one of the perks of the job because quite frankly, who’s gonna stop you?! So no sooner has ‘Rodales’ (his contribution to the recent 3D EP) done it’s business, than the Boss Man pulls rank once again to deliver another lovingly crafted EP.
To be fair, it’s a release more than deserved of its place on the schedule. An EP of consummate artistry, the delightfully titled ‘Rapscallion’s Revenge’ comes in four variations; 2 courtesy of Dave himself with further interpretations coming from German upstarts Township Rebellion and Irish Techno master Ian O’Donovan. It’s an explosion of melody and rhythm and acid house spirit all intricately woven into a rich techno tapestry. Or something like that 😉
Selador Recordings – It’s an art, not a science. x
Danny Howells, Darren Emerson & Dave Seaman’s 3D Project is back on Selador with 3 more original productions from the intrepid trio.
When three high ranking Acid House Generals world’s collide, the results were bound to produce something special and so it’s proved.
Coming straight off the back of a highly successful tour of South America and a string of European Festival dates, the legendary threesome pick up where they left off on their debut EP earlier this year with another high calibre release.
This time Dave paves the way with ‘Rodales’, a huge weapon in his sets over the last few months, it’s all about the prolonged teasing build, bass drop payoff and distorted melodies. All good things come to those who wait!
Then Darren steps up with the wonderfully titled ‘BUB’, a multi-faceted mystical beast straight out of the leftfield. Balearic Techno anyone?
And finally, Danny drops a banger in the form of ‘Violencia’, an acid tinged, peak time roller that’ll singe your eyebrows if you stand too close. Hot!
In a way, the EP neatly encapsulates the 3D project as a whole. Individually, each is a winner in it’s own right but collectively, it’s greater than the sum of its parts. Three is the magic number.
Selador Recordings – All for one and one for all x