It’s Showcase time, six slabs of mighty fine dancefloor tuneage with which to ring out the old and ring in the new. The Phenomenal 15th is a Selador Fam Special, as we are delighted to be welcoming back half a dozen old friends to the label.
One of the most prolific Afro-influenced producers on the scene, Darksidevinyl is back for his third time on the label since Boohe first blew up off Showcase 11 in 2020. Internal Jungle sets a high benchmark for this Showcase, a brooding beauty with driving percussion and more hooks than a fisherman’s tackle shop.
Melbourne’s rising star Sam Hopgood makes a quick return after wowing us on 2021’s Showcase 14 with the infectious Waiting. The lush atmospherics of new cut Trust will only elevate Sam’s status even further, a breathy vocal sample weaving in and out of intense chiming synths.
Martin HERRS’ Afro Houser Impala shone brightly on last year’s Showcase 12, becoming one of our best sellers of 2021. Now firmly ensconced in the electronic elite, Visual Provocation sees Martin channel the vibe of early 80s electronic pioneers through a 2022 filter – deep & dark, just how we like it.
Oz electronica deity Jamie Stevens then makes an even quicker return to the label. Fresh from his chart topping collab wih Anthony Pappa, solo cut Fool Me Once is a gorgeous slice of machine soul, achieving the rare feat of being hypnotic, ethereal and funky all at the same time. Classy.
The trio of Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic are a production team who have consistently proved themselves over recent times, as evidenced on 2020’s Selador outing, Dangerous. They now return with Lonely, a no-nonsense heads down monster that throbs like a cartoon thumb, with a distinctive vocal hook likely to take up permanent residence in your head.
St Petersburg’s Blaktone also make an overdue reappearance at Selador HQ to round things off perfectly. Past releases Saw Mantra and Under My Skin remain much loved catalogue nuggets, and The New Message will undoubtedly join them, a masterclass in squelching nu-acid set to rock peak time floors.
Now that’s how to start the new year in style.
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