Selador Showcase – The Fifth Element EP Out Now

The illustrious fifth edition of Selador’s Showcase series is an altogether heavyweight affair featuring a whole host of electronic music’s big hitters. For many of this all-star cast it also constitutes a baptism of sorts as we welcome them to the label ahead of fully blown releases further down the line. So without further ado, let us introduce you to the runners and riders..

The first of our contenders pairs one of the label’s mainstays, our boy Quivver, with another legend of the scene, Funk D Void for a rather special collaboration. Together they deliver ’Dual State’, an assured piece of bass heavy electronic goodness that only 5 decades worth of combined experience can yield. Look out y’all, master craftsmen at work.

Next up we welcome Florian Kruse to the fold. The German’s stock has been on the rise recently with releases on Suara, Green & Noir and now he graces Selador with his own special brand of Melodic Techno. ‘Homebound’ is a sure-fire winner if ever we’ve heard one. Top marks.

Our old friend Stelios Vassiloudis is also riding high on a hot streak right now off the back of releases on Bedrock & Poker Flat and here he continues that rich vein of form with the deep, darkness of ‘Burn’. Modernistic and menacing, this is music from the edge. Badass.

Another good friend of the label, our favourite Spaniard, Affkt is next in line with the stirring ‘Cliff’. Underpinned by an effervescent string motif and taut arrangement, it growls and fizzes it’s way through an intensive 6 minute workout. Bold and striking.

From Spain we head across the border to France where Acumen picks up the baton for the first time on Selador with ‘Ici Ou Allieurs’. A rousing affair bursting with energy and attitude, this is just a taste of what’s to come from the Frenchman on our label. Stellar work.

Jamie Stevens is next to join the party with a slice of electronic sophistication like only he knows how. Discerning and restrained, this is an elegant creation that deserves your focused attention. The devil is in the detail. Outstanding.

And finally, to close off in style we welcome Flowers & Sea Creatures. The Canadian duo have been a firm favourite here at Selador for several years with Dave Seaman even including them on his Renaissance Masters compilation as far back as 2011. Here they serve up the irresistible ‘Blades Nokturne’, a work of delicate beauty delivered in their own inimitable style. Exquisite.

Without doubt, it’s a compilation to be proud of. Take a bow, one and all. Bravo.

Team Selador- Bringing The Noise.

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http://classic.beatport.com/release/the-selador-showcase-the-fifth-element/2017940

Selador Blueprint Imprint Feature for DJ Mag

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…

Quivver ‘The Selador Remixes’ EP Out Now

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

http://classic.beatport.com/release/the-selador-remixes/1995264

Justin Massei ‘Sideways Eight’ EP Out Now

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

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http://classic.beatport.com/release/sideways-eight-ep/1973432

Marc Depulse & Several Definitions ‘Birds & Lions’ EP- Out Now

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?

https://www.beatport.com/release/birds-and-lions-ep/1962912