As Dave Seaman & Steve Parry’s highly regarded Selador Recordings imprint approaches its 100th release, celebrations are afoot to mark the centenary with a release befitting of the occasion. Selador has carved out a reputation as providers of the finest in Melodic House and Techno as this milestone release reaffirms. For SEL100, a crack team of remixers have been assembled to tackle some of the label’s landmark back catalogue that had previously not been remixed. Until now! Stand by for D-Nox & Beckers, André Hommen, Doc Martin, Petar Dundov, Moonwalk and Kotelett & Zadak getting to grips with Dave & Steve themselves, Cristoph & Quivver, Guy Mantzur & Lonya, Gorge & Joeski and Luke Brancaccio & Tim Healey. It’s a mightily impressive cast whichever way you slice it. Look out!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years already since we smashed a metaphorical bottle on the side of the good ship Selador and set sail upon the choppy waters of the independent record label business, but that’s where we’re at.
To celebrate this milestone we wanted to do something a little bit special and so it was decided (on a beer mat, over a beer, like so many of our best laid plans) to assemble a team of artists who’d helped us get thus far (plus a few added cameos for good measure) and ask them to collaborate. The result is a statement of just how far we’ve come. 24 esteemed artists creating 12 tracks across 3 EPs.
This first EP sees 4 mouthwatering pairings. From the Progressive heavy hitters Quivver & Cristoph teaming up for the slamming wall of sound that is ‘In Name Only’ to the deep Tech wizardry of ‘Friendship’ by Robert Babicz & Stelios Vassiloudis through the inspired, effortless chic of Just Her & Raw District on ‘Three Hearts’ finishing with the ‘knock-it-out-of-the-park’ Techno monster of Luke Brancaccio & Tim Healey’s ‘Voices’ featuring Kiki Cave, it’s an awesome foursome. And this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
So please raise your glasses and join us in a toast to 5 Years Of Selador. Or even better, come join us in person at Watergate, Berlin on April 26th for the launch party. We’ll even throw in some cake (though not in the Steve Aoki sense obviously).
Happy Birthday to us
Roll up, roll up. Gather round people. It’s time for another first class delivery from your new favourite label 😉 Next up on Selador Recordings, we’re pleased to welcome Simon JOBE into our ever growing brood who comes armed with 3 lethal weapons that might just give meaning to the second amendment!
You may already be familiar with JOBE through his previous releases for the likes of Akbal Music or Connaissueur Recordings but if not, don’t worry, just acquaint yourself with this EP by way of an introduction.
Law Of Entropy kicks things off, setting the mood with it’s brooding low end, rising crescendos and captivating synth patterns. Executed with class.
Fellow Northerner, Cristoph is first up on the re-rubs with yet another lesson in remix mastery as he carefully retains much of the original’s charm whilst turning the energy levels a couple of notches. A main room assignment.
Next comes ‘Dissonant’, full of drama, swirling atmospherics and a breakdown that’s sure to cause it’s fair share mayhem. Take cover!
Then it’s the turn of Hungarian housemaster, Snilloc who reinvents ‘Dissonant’ as a super stylish, specimen of chunky modern house music. Dirty bomb!
And finally, the curtain call comes courtesy of ‘Critical Mass’, the most intense of the 3 originals, with it’s relentless arpeggios and snarling bass. Proficient, polished and on point.
Basically, you’re looking down the barrel of 3 high grade original productions accompanied by a couple of on-target remixes. Another fine collection of ammunition for your arsenal.
Selador Recordings – All guns blazing x