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!
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
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
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know that we’re big fans of JOBE here at Selador. It should be obvious really. This is already his 4th appearance of the year for us including contributions on each of the last 3 – Consecutively! Keep up 😉
It’s fair to say Simon is having a stellar year thus far with releases on Monaberry & Steyoyoke interspersed between our quartet of Selador outings that included both a collaboration and a remix in cahoots with Acumen, an appearance on our recent Showcase 7 compilation and now this well deserved, long overdue stand-alone EP to boot.
Here, Simon serves up two originals for us to chose from. Decide between the dazzling magnetism of the title track ‘VII’ or the best-in-class opulence of ’Serein’. Both meticulously crafted down to the finest detail by a producer on top of his game. And if that wasn’t enough, the EP also boasts the rather extravagant bonus of a Mathias Schober remix. Under his SHOW-B guise, Mathias delivered one of Selador’s finest ever moments with his remix of Jaap Ligthart & Alice Rose’s ‘I Know Change’ back in 2015 so naturally we’re delighted to have him back on the label.
Something of a family reunion then.. but without the dysfunctional drunk Uncle!
Team Selador – Taking care of business x
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!