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February (1)

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1. Hidden Empire ’Some Kind Of Trip’ [Stil Vor Talent]
2. Dj Linus ‘Vibes In Space’ [Crosstown Rebels]
3. Rampa ‘2000’ [Cocoon]
4. Kiz Pattison ‘Intruder’ [Selador]
5. Cioz ’Cosmic Noise’ [Stil Vor Talent]
6. Robert Babicz ‘Utopia’ (Hunter Game) [Systematic]
7. Andre Lodemann & Nathalie Claude ’Still Searching’ [Siamese]
8. Gardens Of God ‘Gluk’ [Sodai]
9. Inner Child ‘Detached Motion’ (Patrice Baumel)
10. Bicep ‘Rever’ [Ninja Tune]
11. Francesco Farfa & Sandro S ‘Purple Break’ [(Joy Kikitonti)Sudbeat]
12. Booka Shade ‘Caverna Magica’[Blaufield]
13. Sasha ‘Xpander’ [Freedo Mosho]

A link to my recent interview with those lovely people at Data Transmission on all things Selador & Kickstarter plus DJ spats & EDM… 

So you’re funding your latest compilation via a Kickstarter model. Why have you chose to do this? Do you see this as the future of the art-form? I just felt the need to do something different. I’d been offered another Renaissance Masters CD but to be honest, I’ve done 27 mix compilations before, all in the traditional way. So when the Kickstarter idea was suggested, it just felt fresh. It’s was of my comfort zone and is a bit of a leap into the unknown but I truly believe this could be the route a lot of DJs take in the future. And someone has stick their neck out first.

You’ve been a part of the mix CD since it began so are better placed than most to preside over how viable they are. Are they still a relevant concept and how difficult is it for them to be part of what people want in the modern age of the internet?

Well for me, they are a bit more special than most of the disposable ten-a-penny live sets or podcasts you can find all over the internet. A lot more time and effort goes into crafting them. They should be collectors items. A tangible memento of a time and a place with an emotional attachment that’s impossible to get from a file on a hard drive. I think it’s one of the very sad consequences of the digital era that record, book, DVD & CD collections will be relegated to characterless files on hard drives. I think there’ll be a backlash against it. Men especially like to collect things. It’s in our genes. And virtual collections just aren’t the same.

You’ve also started up a record label as well, Selador records. Why did you decide to do this again now?

Ha! I’m a glutton for punishment obviously. No, I really love the process of finding new music and putting together a release with remixes and artwork. Much like the mix albums, it’s a labour of love. There’s no real money in it these days but it’s a way of connecting with other like minded artists and promoting the music I love and that I’m playing when I DJ. They’re all intrinsically linked. DJing, music production & running a label. They all feed each other.

What is the vision exactly for the label, and where do you see it heading; is there a long term goal for it? What makes it different from the labels you have been involved with in the past? And can you tell us more about the name? 

The name is adapted from a section of the film Donnie Darko where they talk about the most beautiful sounding combination of syllables in the English language. The sweetest sounds if you like. And as for the vision,  I’m actually doing this label together with my old friend Steve Parry so it’s very much a joint venture. We aim to showcase the spectrum of electronic music we both love. So it could range from downtempo wonky electronica through big deep house and funky techno. The only real overriding rule is that it will be all of an underground nature but other than that it really could be whatever takes our fancy.

Moving aside from these personal projects, how has your DJing year been so far? 

It’s been a good start to the year actually. I had a few things in South America in January which is always a nice way to kick off the new year. Cordoba in Argentina was especially good playing in a disused old factory until the sun came up. Really memorable. I also did a crazy party in Finland with Danny Howells & Fatboy Slim which was held in a indoor waterpark. It was minus 15 degrees outside yet every single person inside was in swim shorts or bikinis. All very surreal.

You’ve also just played at the Gallery at Ministry. What are your thoughts on the possibility of a club that represents such a huge part of the history of the music in this country facing closure?

I can’t believe we’re still talking about this after it’s been thrown out of court twice but I suppose some people will stop at nothing in the pursuit of money. The Ministry Of Sound is a clubbing institution and a huge tourist attraction for young people visiting London. The last thing we need in it’s place is another tower block of apartments. But like I said, it’s all about the money isn’t it. Some big developer trying bully their way to making more of it. It reminds me of the Donald Trump documentary You’ve Been Trumped which managed to capture all that’s gone wrong with capitalism. Blood boiling stuff. I hate it.

We’ve also noticed a gig stateside in Seattle next month. What’s your take on the way America has ‘embraced’ dance music in recent times, and with the likes of Sasha and DJ Sneak putting across extremely strong opinions on ‘EDM’, do you have an opinion on it?

It’s certainly not for me. I find most of it excruciating to listen to. But I’m a firm believer in there being room for everybody. If there’s an audience for something then let them get on with it. It’s just another phase we’re going through in the battle of underground versus overground and it probably won’t be long before the backlash begins. In the same way the ‘Disco Sucks’ thing took hold in the 70s.

Having been a part of the club based electronic music scene since its first explosion how does this current surge of popularity over in the US compare?

It really doesn’t compare at all to the first ‘acid house’ explosion. That was subversive and counter-cultural. I’d say it’s more akin to the popularity of trance in the UK in the late 90s. It’s cheap, lowest common denominator and commercially driven to the masses. A bit like MacDonalds!

Looking further afield, you’re a DJ that still plays across the globe frequently in various continents. What are your favourite places to play across the globe, and do you get much chance to embrace the culture of where you visit?  

I don’t get as time as I used to these days. I’ve got a young family now so I always try to get the latest flight out and the first flight back to spend as much time as possible with them. But occasionally I still might spend an extended period somewhere if I’ve got a mini tour on or something. India was the last real place I got a real culture shock from. It’s fast developing as a big destination for electronic music too. But as I said earlier Argentina is still the number 1 clubbing destination in the world for me right now along with Mexico. I always have the best times in both those countries.

And finally, what else lies in the future for you? 

Well the Kickstarter album is first on the agenda. That will take up much of my time through April & May. And also, the label launch will be keeping me busy too but other than that, I’m looking forward to doing more stuff in Ibiza again this summer with things lined up at Pacha, Bora Bora and a done or two Mambo sunsets. The return of Glastonbury is flashing brightly on the horizon too. Can’t wait to get back there and do another one of my after hours things. That’s so much fun.


Dave returns with the first dose of a two part injection of the good stuff this month as he doubles his efforts to bring a little light relief to the lockdown monotony. Cos we’ve always got the music, right? Always! ❤️🙏🏼


1. Hidden Empire ’Some Kind Of Trip’ [Stil Vor Talent]
2. Dj Linus ‘Vibes In Space’ [Crosstown Rebels]
3. Rampa ‘2000’ [Cocoon]
4. Kiz Pattison ‘Intruder’ [Selador]
5. Cioz ’Cosmic Noise’ [Stil Vor Talent]
6. Robert Babicz ‘Utopia’ (Hunter Game) [Systematic]
7. Andre Lodemann & Nathalie Claude ’Still Searching’ [Siamese]
8. Gardens Of God ‘Gluk’ [Sodai]
9. Inner Child ‘Detached Motion’ (Patrice Baumel)
10. Bicep ‘Rever’ [Ninja Tune]
11. Francesco Farfa & Sandro S ‘Purple Break’ [(Joy Kikitonti)Sudebeat]
12. Booka Shade ‘Caverna Magica’[Blaufield]
13. Sasha ‘Xpander’ [Freedo Mosho]


Listen again & download to my latest Radio Therapy show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on friskyradio.com. Enjoy!

Tracklist as follows..

  1. Dave Seaman – The Holy Ghost [Tulipa]
  2. Adam Port – Black Noise (&Me remix) [Cocoon]
  3. The Juan Maclean – You Are My Destiny (Nic Fanciullui mix) [DFA]
  4. Dave Seaman – Roman Casseta (Inxec mix) [Tenampa]
  5. Wankelmut  & Emma Louise ‘My Head Is A Jungle’ [Poesie]
  6. Daniel Dexter – Papillon [Poker Flat]
  7. Ali Love feat. Kali – Emporer (Maceo Plex) [Crosstown Rebels]
  8. Vrong – Gimme Sum [Selador]
  9. Amirali – Melancholia (Deetron mix) [Crosstown Rebels]
  10. Han Haak – Jezebel’s Milk [Selador]
  11. Joel Mull – Open [Last Night On Earth]  

In April 2013 Dave Seaman once again made mix compilation history. 24 years previously he had been the first DJ to mix a compilation CD, alongside Carl Cox to deliver Mixmag Live Volume 1. And in an area that has evolved countlessly since, stretched to breaking point in recent times, he proved not only the enduring interest in the art form but that it also could remain ground- breaking.

Putting his reputation, and that of his fledgling record label Selador Records founded with Steve Parry, on the line, Dave reached the funding target with 11 days to spare of the initial 28 day campaign through the crowd funding website Kickstarter. In the end, the total figure raised was £32,000, seven thousand more than the £25,000 needed to make this limited edition album. With the album now finished, Dave has begun embarking on delivering the rewards to those who pledged, including DJ lessons & private parties and was naturally elated and excited about the compilation:

“It was something out of my comfort zone, a bit of a risk and therefore fresh and exciting. Sometimes you just have to go out on a limb just to feel alive”, said Dave. “Continuing to make mix compilations in the traditional way was becoming to feel like I was just going through the motions. Plus, this was also a way of being able to give something back to my fans that had supported my compilations over the years by offering special rewards that just wouldn’t have been possible through the usual retail outlets.”

The mixes themselves reflect Dave and Selador’s current stylistic choices, with a focus on upfront twenty first century house music. Naturally the label and Dave’s own production output is represented, with five tracks from each, but there is also music from the finest imprints such as Crosstown Rebels, Hot Flush, Get Physical, Circus Recordings, Dirtybird, Systematic, Diynamic and Cocoon

As you’d expect from a forward thinking idea, the producers involved are just as cutting edge. With CD1 opening via the abstract sonics of Alpines in Maribou State remix form, the rest of the disc weaves through the bleepy electronica of Dominik Eulberg, the deep techno of M.A.N.D.Y and Damian Lazarus and the warped tech house of Fairmont. CD2 offers further adventures through Gabriel Ananda and Scuba’s takes on melodic deep-house, Solomun’s noir-disco, the anthemic jackin’ sound of Breach and the gorgeous strung out percussive beauty that is ‘Hoyle Road’ from Pedestrian.

If there’s a more expertly crafted mix compilation this year, we’d like to hear it!

Full Tracklisting


  1. Alpines ‘Empire’ (Maribou State) [Alpines]
  2. Ryan Murgatroyd ‘Bantwanas Piano’ [Tenth Circle]
  3. Lake People ‘Point In Time’ [Krakatau]
  4. Dominik Eulberg ‘Noch Ein Bass Im Armel’ [Herzblut]
  5. Sven Dohse ‘Am Wald’ [Prestige Weltweit]
  6. Coyu & Edu Imbernon ‘Open Air’ [Suara]
  7. Blondish feat. Thomas Gandey ‘Voyeur’ (Jay Shepheard & Martin Dawson mix) [Get Physical]
  8. Han Haak ‘Jezebel’s Milk’ (Piemont mix )[Selador]
  9. Wehbba ‘On You’ [Tronic] c/w Rychard ‘Marionette’ (accapella) [Selador]
  10. Damian Lazarus ‘Neverending’ (M.A.N.D.Y)[Get Physical]
  11. Dave Seaman ‘The Holy Ghost’ (Florian Meindl mix) [Tulipa]
  12. Piemont ‘Okinawa’ [Plumbum]
  13. Dave Seaman & John Fleming ‘Pixelated’ [Outside The Box]
  14. Paul Rutherford ‘Get Real’ (Pete Gooding mix) [Selador]
  15. Fairmont ‘Libertine’ (Nitin & Clayton Steele mix) [My Favourite Robot]
  16. Dave Seaman & John Fleming ‘Unexpected Item In The Packing Area’ [Pro B Tech]
  17. Mylan ‘Memory’ (BP Land Van Wij mix) [Coochy]
  18. Marc Romboy & Ken Ishii ‘Seiun’ (Max Cooper mix) [Systematic]  


  1. Samu.l ‘Restless Dreams’ (Dave’s Staring At The Ceiling Mix) [Selador]
  2. Dubspeeka ‘Lost’ [Hope]
  3. Gabriel Ananda ‘Rims & Prophets’ [100% Pure]
  4. Luke Fair ‘Long Road’ (Inxec mix) [Espai]
  5. Dave Seaman ‘Roman Casseta’ (Inxec mix) [Tenampa]
  6. Chris Gavin & Tony Hell ‘Fog Trench’ [Pumpz]
  7. Scuba ‘Too Strong’ [Circus]
  8. Scuba ‘Hardbody’ [Hot Flush]
  9. Kink & Catz ‘n Dogz ‘Bad Love’ [Dirtybird]
  10. Solomun ‘Yesnomaybe’ (Dub) [Diynamic]
  11. Jamie Jones ‘Tonight In Tokyo’ (Breach mix) [Crosstown Rebels]
  12. Sante & Frank Lorber ‘All About’ [Cocoon]
  13. Joel Mull ‘Tintin’s Journey’ [Last Night On Earth] c/w Azari & III ‘Indigo’ (Accapella) [Dim Mak]
  14. Dave Seaman & Funkagenda ‘Naughty Forest’ [Selador]
  15. One Million Toys ‘Ohara’ [Freegrant]
  16. Pedestrian ‘Hoyle Road’ [Born Electric]
  17. Cat Power ‘Cherokee’ (Nicolas Jaar mix) [Matador]

Number seven in my occasional series of DJ mixes taken from live sets from around the world. This one is an excerpt from my gig earlier this year in San Francisco. Enjoy!

Tracklist as follows..

  1. Matt Tolfrey ‘Dark Side Of The Disco Ball’ [Leftroom]
  2. Gabriel Ananda ‘Sheets & Shakers’ [100% Pure]
  3. Dapayk & Padberg ‘Don’t Sleep’ [Mo’s Ferry]
  4. Yousef ‘Beg’ (Hot Since 82) [Defected]
  5. Pirupa ‘Hunters’ [Toolroom]
  6. Sante ‘Make Me’ [Desolat]
  7. Namito & Ramon Tapia ‘Decay’ [Systematic]
  8. Ramon Tapia ‘Y Not’ [Say What]
  9. Charles Ramirez ‘Wild Groove’ [Hall Of Fame]
  10. Belocca & Pleasurekraft ‘Murdered Out’ (Tube & Berger) [Suara]
  11. Samu.l ‘Restless Dreams’ (Dave Seaman) [Selador]
  12. Coyu & Ramiro Lopez ‘Make Em Clap’ [Suara]
  13. George Morel ‘My Thing’ [Suara]
  14. Chus & Ceballos & Marlon D ‘Partenza’ [Stereo]
  15. Jay Lumen ‘Femme Fatale’ [100% Pure]
  16. Dosem & Supernova ‘The Good Way’ [Break New Soil]
  17. Eelke Kleijn ‘Rauwdouwer’ [Sudbeat]

The third release on my new record label with Steve Parry, Selador Recordings is now released and ready for your delectation through Beatport.com A huge warm melodic summery number entitled ‘Marionette’ by up and coming Canadian deep house don Rychard. It also features two fantastic remixes. Firstly, Cocoon favourites Danito & Agent! take it on a deep techy underground 10 minute journey that is already finding favour from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Gabriel Ananda & Hollen and then to round off the package, Beaumont Stanford, fresh from his Sasha fave ‘Bit Pitch’ track on Funk D Void’s Outpost label, delivers a peak time disco techno hybrid that has already destroyed dance floors for Eric Prydz, Marc Marzenit and Selador’s own Han Haak. Also, I must add a big thank you to Spike Dennis & Layla Holzer who supplied the rather disturbing ‘Puppet in Progress’ artwork. You can find more about their wonderful work at spikeworld.co.uk and laylaholzer.com

Selador Recordings – All killer, no filler!

Listen & buy your copy here…


The 1988 release ‘Get Real’ by Paul Rutherford ranks amongst the most seminal of acid house classics. Highlighted by many as a one of the very best of the genre, with the likes of Josh Wink, Christian Smith, Danny Howells and Paul Woolford all ranking it amongst their all time favourites, here at Selador we felt it high time to resurrect this gem and bring it to the attention of the new generation. Needless to say, we had some of the very best production talent in the world queueing up to offer their remixing services but in the end, it was Darren Emerson, Just Be Bushwacka & Pete Gooding that secured the honour and the results are nothing short of remarkable. From Darren’s monster new techno remake to Bushwacka’s faithful rolling techy tribute and Pete’s contemporary deep melodic anthem, every interpretation has been handled with the upmost love and care. Selador Recordings are proud to present Paul Rutherford’s ‘Get Real’ 2013 style. Miss this at your peril!


Listen again to my latest Radio Therapy show which premieres on the third Tuesday of every month on Frisky.fm Enjoy

Tracklist as follows…

  1. Holtoug ‘Everybody ‘ (Rosa Lux mix) [Connaisseur]
  2. Dusky ‘Mr Man’ [Anjunadeep]
  3. TV Baby ‘New York Is Alright’ (Maetrik) [Ellum]
  4. The XX ‘Tides’ (Dixon) [Young Turks]
  5. Thomas Schumacher  feat. Chelonis R. Jones ‘Is Your Kettle On?’ [Electric Ballroom]
  6. Steve Bug ‘Lion On The Hunt’ [Get Physical]
  7. Henry Saiz feat. Cornelia. Fill Me Up’ (Edu Imbernon) [Natura Sonoris]
  8. Paul Ritch ‘FFF’ [Circus]
  9. Paul Woolford ‘Untitled’ [Hot Flush]
  10. Mano Le Tough “Everything You’ve Done Before’ (Dixon) [Permanent Vacation]
  11. waFF ‘Beatmakerz’ [Cocoon]
  12. Rychard ‘Marionette’ (Beaumont Stanford) [Selador]
  13. Foals ‘Late Night’ (Solomun) [Transgressive]  

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