It’s the firmest of fixtures in the Selador schedule, you know the score by now – there’s gold in them there Showcases. And it’s lucky number 13 this time as we celebrate the label’s birthday 8th birthday with our latest six pack of turbo-charged goodness.
As is our way, it’s another thoroughly international affair kicking off with an Anglo/Germanic collaboration made in Seladorian Heaven, as label boss (job share) Steve Parry teams up with Marc DePulse, veteran of several previous Selador releases. ‘Lokalmatador’ is guaranteed to make an impression, its central motif and rock-solid percussion holding firm, allowing all sorts of madness to ensue.
We then cross the border to France where the ever-prolific Dorian Craft awaits. Dorian debuted on Selador with ‘Pleia’ back on Showcase 6 and we are delighted to welcome him back with the hypnotic chugger that is ‘Kiyora’, where a melon twisting riff duels with Dorian’s trademark ethnic-influenced vibes.
Heading South, sometimes the song title of an instrumental electronic track can perfectly convey its mood and that’s certainly the case with the Selador debut from the blossoming FKA Mash. The South African producer who we’ve been carefully tracking for some time brings us ’Starlit Desert’, a thing of real understated beauty, beautiful synths swathing, underpinned by a sumptuous groove.
Four tracks in, and we welcome Danish duo Baime back to Team Selador for the first time since 2019’s critically acclaimed remix of Animal Trainer’s ‘Amaron’. New production ‘Fimosia’ is one for the dark recesses of both minds and dance floors, a brooding caged animal of a tune.
Next destination on our whistle stop world tour of electronic production talent is Lebabon where another debutant Atribut delivers the incessant ‘You Gave Me Love’, a heady brew that builds and builds ‘til going full acidic as the vocal refrain hits the sweet spot.
Finally, we finish with a trip to Italy for another very welcome label returnee, Paul Ursin, whose mix of techno and house has graced many a fine imprint. ‘Seaflight’ is another aptly named work, an epic electronic deep dive no doubt inspired by Paul’s beautiful Sicilian homeland.
And with that, we raise a celebratory toast to Seladorian’s everywhere on the milestone of our 8th anniversary. Thank you as always for your continued support. Here’s to the next 8 and beyond.
Acid House Forever.
Team Selador – Birthday boys