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 >>
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
Selador returns to the legendary Berlin club for a 3rd engagement this time taking up residence on one of the newly launched Thursday nights. Once again label bosses Dave Seaman & Steve Parry are behind the decks alongside our man in Berlin, Justin Massei plus we are also delighted to add esteemed Israeli producer Guy Mantzur to the bill for what is sure to be another night to remember. Bring your dancing shoes, you’re gonna need them!
Wally Lopez is nothing short of electronic music royalty. With a career spanning over 20 years, the Spaniard commands legendary status, especially in his native Spain thanks largely to his ever popular long running nightly national radio show, Insomnia. A dance music institution if ever there was one.
Here he returns to Selador with a wonderfully effervescent infectious monster entitled ‘Sphera’. Remix duties are expertly handled by Selador head honcho Steve Parry alongside Irish born, Berlin based producer Neil Flynn. Plus, there’s even room for us to squeeze in a special Lonya remix of Wally’s previous outing for Selador, the evergreen ’Focused’.
Selador Recordings – Making life a little sweeter, one tune at a time.