The Selador family goes pan-global once again, with our latest continent-spanning release being the result of a pandemic induced collaboration between Carlos Barbero (Panama) and Enes Çakir (Turkey), with Germany’s Jepe and Ede (Turkey, currently based in Germany) on remix duties. All are making their Selador debuts, and we couldn’t be happier.
Of course, Messrs Seaman & Parry always have ears and eyes permanently open for forward thinking new music, be it on their DJ travels or during a pandemic – and this single is proof that we are a label that does listen to demos. The Selador is never closed.
Carlos has been building himself quite a reputation in Central America, sharing club and festival stages with the likes of Re.You, Anja Schneider, Oliver Koletzki whilst Enes runs the Dawgs Musik company in Istanbul for events and podcasts, and has played alongside the likes of James Zabiela, Timo Maas – and Dave Seaman. It was a perfect case of isolation creation when the two hooked up during lockdown to make ‘Wake Up’, inviting Seher K to add the cherry on top.
All three interpretations feature Seher’s breathy vocal, pleasingly acidic squelchiness, and just the right amount of electronic menace.
Carlos and Enes’ Original mix has a metallic sheen, with competing hooks but everything in the right place as the sonic stars align.
Jepe’s remix opens with the thud of a powerful kick drum and a psycho killer bassline, and takes us deeper, with the vocal more imposing in the mix.
Ede’s mix, by contrast, is a funky breaks- driven acidic builder, an ethereal vibe set by the snatched vocal samples, a Mediterranean vibe.
Team Selador: the Demo-lition Crew
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