Dave Seaman: We all know Progressive House never really went away. They are just the new generation and the game has changed. Dave Seaman: Diynamic, Watergate, Freerange, Terminal M, Innervisions, Kompakt. Hence why I decided to start something new like Selador. There are even less who have gifted both the club and pop scenes with unforgettable musical moments that get talked about in hushed tones years after their creation. Like a lot of things for me this year, it was time to do something new and different.
He went to school in , West Yorkshire. For more information please review our. The listed catalog numbers are for the British releases. If so, how would you define your style these days? I really believe this could be the way all albums are made in the future yes. Will it differ to previous instalments? Do you think this will catch on? Founded 1996 Founder Genre , , Country of origin Location Official website Global Underground is a music label founded in 1996 by and James Todd. When can we expect that to land? In fact, the world has changed.
In both cases I was trying to make distinctive dance floor weapons that retained a certain understated quality and like to think I achieved that. He knew how to talk-the-talk, too. Do you agree with their opinion that music is boring right now? Would you ever do something like that again? Since its first release in 1996, the series was well received and became a hallmark in the progressive house world. Can that be seen as being part of a corporate institution? All the money is already allocated. Hope your readers like it too.
He has since founded Audio Therapy and now runs Selador Recordings with Steve Parry. The numbers on the albums distributed by Thrive in the United States are shown in parentheses - those without such labels do not have a differing release number. He was the first editor of the clubbers bible, Mixmag, and has remixed and produced for everybody from New Order to Kylie and David Bowie to the Pet Shop Boys. His most recent mix compilation, Beyond Borders: Berlin for Armada, even gatecrashed the Dutch Pop Charts, a particularly rare accomplishment for an resolutely Underground release. What were your thoughts and motivations for doing this? There are still some cool underground labels that manage to chart. The only real downside for me was the amount of time I needed to invest in it.
Digital mixes are just too disposable for many of us. The first five installments were live recorded from respective clubs, while the rest are mixed and recorded in a studio. I laid it to rest. Dave Seaman is one of a select few. As busy as ever, he still continues to create. Without a doubt, his relationship with Renaissance is one of the most renowned in dance music, with Seaman having contributed 10 mixes to the revered series. A really unique project that took me out of my comfort zone and led to lots of fantastic gigs and to me meeting lots of great people.
Dave Seaman takes time out of his busy schedule to talk to us. C-U: We want to hear your opinions about this so leave them in the comments box below. He is also well known for his releases in the famed Masters Series and a number of releases for. The tracks still carry the tendencies of progressive house and trance, but these tracks seem less uplifting and more dreary, with each of the two discs submerging into a series of bland, hypnotic progressive house tracks before concluding with massive anthems. Along with crafting beats for Ms Minogue and Pet Shop Boys, everyone from David Bowie to New Order and U2 to Michael Jackson have received a Seaman re-rub. But that was a different time and place. Rebooted for the digital era.
Dave Seaman gives us his views on the rising popularity of Progressive House on the global stage. I actually pulled out of doing the Renaissance album in the end. Quite simply, Dave Seaman is one of the legends of electronic house music. It was a great experience. It could be deep-as-you-like house or peak time Techno, it all falls under the Selador umbrella for us. It was run using the old business model of how labels used to be run and had too bigger overheads.
Support: The Kid Inside J. Obviously times change Dave so do you still hold the same opinion? The clubbers didn't let this unwelcome break in the proceedings spoil the party though, singing a mass 'happy birthday' to Dave outside, before being let back inside to blow the roof off in a more acceptable, safely metaphorical manner. The Global Underground series was released by a record label formerly known as Boxed which featured several sister series such as Nubreed and Electric Calm. Boxed closed in 2001 and was superseded by Global Underground Ltd. Are you a bit miffed that the big name festivals and global events, plus clubs in Ibiza are not recognising you guys as the true leaders of the progressive scene? The mix is a retrospective look at a set in ,. Given the dire state of the industry, what motivated you to setup the label and what can fans expect? Global Underground albums had an alternate numbering sequence and had different artwork, but were otherwise the same. It also combats piracy as well.
If you have a skill that can be turned into a brand and can assemble a great team around you then you can achieve bigger things. . The party in Cape Town was particularly memorable, not only because it was Dave's birthday on the night of the event, but also because a bomb scare caused the evacuation of the entire area in the middle of his set. What are your thoughts on the scene today? I just really enjoy the process of finding new music and releasing it as a package with nice artwork and other remixes. Eventbrite, and certain approved third parties, use functional, analytical and tracking cookies or similar technologies to understand your event preferences and provide you with a customised experience.