Here at Selador HQ, we cherish subtlety and understatement. Not for us the endless pre-announcements of ‘big things incoming’, we prefer to leave the music to do the talking. However, sometimes even we feel the need to locate the nearest rooftop to shout from. A case in point being release No.145, where it’s heavy hitting collaboration time. So, megaphone and klaxons at the ready, let’s make some goddamn noise.
Step forward Anthony Pappa – 30+ years in the game for a DJ loved and celebrated by clubbers and fellow selectors worldwide. Pappa enjoys the closest of relationships with his loyal fans, and was one of the true stars of lockdown, with 50+ live streams racking up thousands and thousands of hits. Of course, pre-covid he was no less revered, a reputation as one of the best DJs in the business cemented by mixes for the likes of Global Underground and Balance.
Anthony’s partner for this release is fellow son of Melbourne, Australia, Jamie Stevens who has been a giant of underground electronic music production for over two decades. Like Pappa, his talent is only matched by his humility. Initially rising to prominence with award-winning Oz electronica trio Infusion (Legacy, Girls Can Be Cruel) around the turn of the millenium, he’s gone on to carve a solo discography overflowing with gems. In short, a tune with Jamie’s name on it is pretty much guaranteed to go straight in the box.
And to complete the roll call, making a most welcome Selador debut, remix duties are in the capable hands of Framewerk. Londoners Darren James and Alec Milliner are hot property following original productions and remixes for the likes of Bedrock, Renaissance and their own Capital Heaven imprint and a recent flurry of reinterpretations of all time classics that have breathed fresh life into an array of seminal tunes. For us, Framewerk are the current Kings of Breaks.
So dive in why dontcha, sister tunes ‘Here We Go’ and ‘Where We’ve Gone’ may defy easy categorisation, but both hit the spot from the first listen. Dark and heads down yet uplifting, tribal and techy yet hook-laden, this is timeless music that will transport dance floors to another dimension. All you have to do is surrender to the groove.
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