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
Selador’s 5th Birthday celebrations continue apace with the second of our trilogy of commemorative EPs featuring exclusive collaborations between some of the label’s family of artists.
Part 2 kicks off with the boss men Dave Seaman & Steve Parry who come together for the first time in the studio and as you’d expect, the result is pure Selador. ‘Repeat Offender’ carries all the hallmarks of the what you’ve come to expect from the label. Carefully crafted, contemporary club music with unwavering intent and a twinkle in it’s eye.
Next come two pairings straight from the frontline of Berlin’s vibrant electronic community. First, Martin Eyerer & Namito join forces for ‘Durant’, a no-frills beast of a tune that operates with intense efficiency. Lean and mean, a fine specimen.
We follow that with a pairing that between them, already have 6 Selador releases under their belt and it’s time to make it seven as Florian Kruse & Justin Massei step up with ‘Norssken’. A pulsating prime time workout crafted to cause optimum damage on the dance floor. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
To round things off, two more artists who’ve been no strangers to the label throughout our first 5 years, our Manchester and French connections respectively, Simon JOBE and Antoine ‘Acumen’ Garcin. They combine for ‘Incontrolable’, a 9 minute futuristic odyssey as insubordinate as it’s title suggests. Dance music from outer space.
And that’s Part 2 folks. Hold tight. Back soon with Part 3.
Team Selador – It’s a family affair.
Dave Seaman and Steve Parry discuss all manner of things to do with their label including how it all began, the origins of the name, the state of the music business right now, the highs and the lows of the first 5 years and much more besides. Watch it all right here >>
Something that started out as a bit of fun between 3 long time friends has quickly taken on a life all of it’s own as Danny Howells, Dave Seaman & Darren Emerson’s 3D project continues to gather pace.
Following their first gig together at the Ministry Of Sound in London one year ago, the intrepid trio have already left their mark on some of the best clubs in the World and now embark on their first release together as each contributes an original production to this EP.
‘Earthlings X’ is Danny Howells first new original music in 6 years. He readily admits it has been this project that has been the catalyst in inspiring him to return to the studio and promises this is just the start of things to come. It carries all the hallmarks of the Howells sound. Deep and sophisticated, steadily increasing in intensity before you unwittingly find yourself enveloped in a cocoon of warm electronic goodness. Danny & the feel good factor – if that’s not a band name waiting to happen we don’t know what is?! Spot the sample anyone?
Selador’s very own Dave Seaman then returns to the label with another wonderfully titled outing in ’Hired State Of Unconsciousness’ but don’t be fooled by the play on words of Josh Wink’s classic, this is no peak time acid banger. On the contrary. Revolving around an incessant bassline and ‘Mind, Body Soul’ vocal motif, it’s charm lies in it’s repetitive funk. Time to get your groove on.
Darren Emerson has stepped up his musical output quite considerably over the last 12 months with an impressive string of high profile releases for the likes of Carl Cox’s Intec and John Digweed’s Bedrock and that’s all set to continue as he opens his account for 2018 with ‘Brooklyn’. A sharp-as-a-knife, funky techno workout with a relentless, unswerving energy. Hands up, heads down material.
3D – all for one and one for all!
Team Selador – En garde!