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!
The much lauded Selador Showcase compilation series returns with another collection of the freshest club cuts and once again is positively overflowing with international flavours. From Berlin to Buenos Aires via Spain, Canada, Italy, Holland and more, established artists such as James Teej, EdOne, Jaydee and Joris Biesmans sit alongside newer names such as Interaxxis, Artche, Collective States, Tumbling Fields and Impellizeri & Stupia, all connected by one common thread – the Selador stamp of approval. This instalment comes in a DJ Mix format for the first time with bossman Steve Parry expertly and seamlessly glueing everything together for your listening pleasure and also contains a very special exclusive offering from the man himself entitled ‘Michelada’ which is already riding high in the Beatport rankings. Not to be missed.
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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 >>
The Selador Showcase series returns with another bumper edition of cherry picked beauties, all primed and ready for action over the forthcoming festive season.
The compilation draws a line under what has been another fantastic year for Selador and looks ahead to 2018 when the label plans to celebrate its 5th birthday in fine style. Watch this space.
The Sixth Statement is a thoroughly European affair comprising of half-a-dozen choice cuts that run the gamut of modern underground progressive house. The genre has been much maligned over the last decade but 2017 was undoubtedly the year it made a long overdue comeback in the credibility stakes and this EP is definitely testament to that.
From label boss Steve Parry’s peak time acid power of ‘303V’ to Dutch legend Jaydee’s mind melting ’Rasputin’, through Namito’s Berlin-styled melodic journey, ’Pyramid Scheme Of Ambitions’ and Stelios Vassiloudis & Nils Nuernberg’s expertly crafted modernist ’Eyes Turned Skywards’ before rounding off with two up and coming producers we predict are set for very bright futures. Out of Switzerland comes Ilona Maras with the lo-slung deep, druggy vibe of ‘Onegin’ oozing class from each and every pore and finally, from France, Dorian Craft unleashes a roof raising monster in ‘Pleia’.
A fitting end to a vintage year.
Progressive House is dead. Long live Progressive House.
Team Selador – Over & Out