Those lovely people at DJ Mag in America recently asked us to share a few tips, tricks and philosophies about running a successful independent record label. Without further ado, my Selador partner Steve Parry DJ and I duly obliged. Here’s the result…
The irrepressible John ‘Quivver’ Graham is next to step back under the glare of the Selador spotlight courtesy an EP of remixes exclusively assembled of his previous work for the label. Calling upon three esteemed producers, all masters of their craft, we bring you three very different slants on John’s originals. First up, Northern Ireland’s Loco & Jam drop their big Techno flavourings on ‘Everything Remains The Same’. Label favourites, Germany’s Piemont are unmistakably… well, Piemont with their own distinctive brand of quirky melodic Tech House on ‘Brand New Medecine’. Fellow Germans Smash TV then round off the package with a darker, heads-down vision of ‘Wait For You’. Something for everyone then. Brand New Medicine indeed!
Selador Recordings – Taste The Difference
It’s back to Berlin next for Selador as Justin Massei returns to the fray with his Sideways Eight EP.
Comprising of two originals alongside remixes from fellow Berliner and Watergate resident, Ruede Hagelstein and our favourite Spaniard, Sincopat boss, Affkt, it’s proper late night business abound.
Deeper & darker than the Mariana Trench. No cameras allowed. See you on the other side.
Team Selador – Open all hours
Next up from Selador, two producers who are no strangers to the label join forces for a double helping of unmitigated dance floor devastation, Marc DePulse & Several Definitions
This formidable pairing comes straight out of the top drawer with both original tracks ‘Birds’ & ‘Lions’ vying for your attention. Two modern melodic triumphs that blur the lines between genres but never deviate from their primary purpose, turning heads and moving dance floors in equal measures.
Additional interpretations come from Geordie producer Simon Jobe who tackles Birds with his usual aplomb. A mix of two halves, the majesty of the set up giving way to the raw bassline driven energy for the second act. When opposites attract.
Meanwhile, Belgian duo, Raw District get to work on ‘Lions’ providing a Techier work out which builds on the simplicity of interwoven synth patterns and intensifies with a symphony of snare fills. Authentic House, good and proper.
And that boys and girls, is how we do things.
Selador Recordings – who’s yer daddy?
Claire Spooner, aka Just Her, has been part of the Selador family for a couple of years now. Having already contributed two remixes as part of the Him_Self_Her duo as well as DJ’ing at one of our nights at Space Ibiza last summer, we’re delighted she’s now let us become custodians of one of her original productions, the heavenly ‘On The Low’.
Featuring her long time collaborator, Kieran Fowkes, this vocal gem is a sophisticated affair. A lesson in restrained electronic elegance. A modern day anthem to lost love. No wonder we had remixers queuing up to get their hands on it!
Italian producer Pirupa has been on our hit list for what seems like forever but the proverb that all good things come to those who wait plays out perfectly here. A punchy peak time big hitter.
Christian Prommer is another producer we’ve admired for a long time so we’re over the moon he also agreed to add his midas touch to proceedings. His distinctively Teutonic signature sound proves a perfect fit.
Finally, Athea maybe a new name to some but anyone who’s familiar with his recent work for Knee Deep In Sound will already be aware of his prodigious talent. A straight up tech house winner.
It’s quite possibly our strongest package to date. A statement of intent for the year ahead. Stand by your inboxes.
Team Selador 2017 – bossing it!