DARKBEAT & OneSixOne present
DAVE SEAMAN (UK) [SELADOR RECORDINGS]
FRI 17TH JAN @ OneSixOne
Following on from our HUGE show with Hernan Cattaneo ALL NIGHT LONG at Billboard The Venue we’re heading back to one of our favourite venues, onesixone, for more dance-floor carnage this January.
Joining us is one of the original movers and shakers of the UK house movement and regular Darkbeat guest, Dave Seaman (UK). Dave has been DJing for well over 25 years and has played over 80 countries around the world. Melbourne is one of his favourite cities and he hasn’t headlined his own show here in years, making this visit an extra special one!
Dave was the first editor of the clubbers bible, Mixmag, and has remixed and produced for everybody from U2 to Kylie Minogue and David Bowie to the Pet Shop Boys. He has recorded over 20 mix compilations for the likes of Global Underground, Renaissance & BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix and has also been the main man behind the independent dance music labels – Stress Records, Audio Therapy and his latest imprint, Selador Recordings.
Quite simply, Dave Seaman is one of the true legends of electronic music.
OneSixOne + Darkbeat + Dave Seaman + Phil K = A scorching night of killer tunes!
DAVE SEAMAN (UK}
There aren’t many artists who’ve soundtracked the birth of dance music and are still leading its development more than two decades later. 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. Dave Seaman is one of a select few.
Whether it’s one of his spine-tingling Global Underground or Renaissance CDs that’s still burning a hole in your stereo years after its purchase, or the perfect pop of Kylie’s ‘Confide In Me’ that he wrote, produced and remixed, there’s very few with their heart in electronic music who haven’t been touched by his oeuvre in one form or another.
It’s a commonality that everyone from clubbers at Creamfields, to the biggest recording artists on the planet share. Having devoted almost every weekend over the last 20 years to moving dancefloors from Ibiza to Iceland, Seaman has played the world’s most recognised festivals and clubs in more than 80 countries throughout his career, while still lending his production nous to the music industry’s A List. 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.
Seaman’s unrelenting desire to propel music at all levels saw him kickstart the Stress Records imprint through DMC, showcasing tunes by some of the finest talent in dance music for more than a decade. Artists including Sasha, Danny Tenaglia DJ, John Digweed and Groove Armada’s Andy Cato all released smoking club cuts on the label, with many crediting it as acting as a global launching pad for their careers. He followed Stress with a decade at the helm of Audio Therapy where similar levels of success ensued proving his ability to spot & nurture talent time and time again.
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. Global Underground view the Brit in a similarly lofty light, having secured his services to mix their Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Cape Town & Lithuanian volumes. 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.
Today, Seaman’s passion to exhibit boundary-breaking talent is as strong as ever. Via the independent record label Selador Recordings which he co owns with long time friend, Steve Parry, his inspired A&R has helped nurture some of the finest groove-merchants in dance music. The label’s roster speaks for itself, with Cristoph, Nicolas Masseyeff, Kiko, Kevin Over, Dubspeeka, Habischman, D-Nox, D-Nox & Beckers, Quivver, Kiki, Gorge and Robert Babicz all contributing tracks and remixes recently.
30 years on from that initial boyhood dream, the places and people may have changed, but Seaman’s passion hasn’t. As busy as ever, he still continues to create. His recent releases on Suara, Noir Muisc, SUDBEAT & Hive Audio have seen him enjoy both critical and chart success and with a whole wave of remixes ready for release, you know Seaman’s always on the frontline of electronic house music.
Rooftop + Doof Store Pop-Up Shop + BBQ = 7pm
Main Room = 10pm – Late
Phil K, Rollin Connection, Greg Sara, Dave Juric, Jay Ramon, Funky Col, Sebastian Wild, Andreia Do Ó, Trevor Rose, Nick Taplin, BoyBlewe, The Regulators, Adam Trace, Mell Hall & Jay Charlesworth.
🚨🚨 Special Announcement 🚨🚨
We are pleased to announce that our good friends over at Half Wild & Doof Store will be joining us as they take-over the infamous OneSixOne Rooftop from 7pm with an epic DOOF STORE POP-UP SHOP. 😍😍
Alongside the Doof Store Pop Up shop we’ll be providing some Awesome Tunes, a FREE BBQ + Drink Special (between 7pm – 9pm) 🙌🤩🙌
So come down early and join the fun 🥳🥳
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