Finally we are entering brighter times for dance floors all over the world. This Friday, Dave Seaman performs in Amsterdam. Currently he is in England getting excited for his gig. But how did he get through these tricky last two years? Find out more about Dave Seaman now!
"It's been a tough time for sure, but I did enjoy some parts of it"
Dave says. "It was lovely to get off the 'hamster wheel' of life for a while, and spend more time with the family at home. I think it gave everyone a chance to take a stock and reflect on where they were with their lives. But for me that only lasted about 6 months, the rest of the time was spent frustratedly, impatiently waiting until things would get back to normal."
"No livestream will ever replace that"
Dave was just in Mexico and brings up how lovely it was to be back on the road. "I'd really missed that connection with people enjoying themselves on the dance floor." He says. "That really is what DJing is all about for me, and no livestream will ever replace that. Although, I have to admit to really suffering from jetlag for the first time in decades. After constantly travelling for 30 years I never really had a jetlag, but the last two years were probably the first time that my body clock had settled into some sort of normal routine. My first couple of weekends back on the road I was all over the place."
Dave just released his 150th release on Selador, a two-track co-production with label partner in crime Steve Parry, entitled Slaves To The Algo-Rhythm and Coping Mechanism. "It seemed like the right thing to do for Steve and I to collaborate on some new music, to celebrate our 150th release. Initially we only planned to make one track, but the studio session went so well we ended up with two." Dave says. "We are really proud of both of them. They are slightly different to what we normally do. We were aiming for a more classic timeless sound and we think we achieved that. The name comes from the ancient Korean word Nunchi, which literally means eye-measure. It's the subtle art and ability to listen and gauge others moods and act accordingly. It's a concept that resonated with us as DJs."
"It's a kaleidoscopic trip to the naughty forest"
Dave's label has now been running for 9 years. The key to its success is passion, hard work and an ear for a good tune, Dave says. "It's a labour of love but we enjoy the process so much. It's addictive." Furthermore Seaman is busy with his Seladoria concept which can be described as colorful, trippy and imaginative. "It's really exciting that we are finally getting the concept of the ground. Obviously we had various setbacks due to Covid. But we are heading to Australia in a couple of weeks where Darren Emerson and Just Her will be joining Steve and myself in Sydney and Melbourne. Then we will be heading to the US for the summer. It's very much a visual feast as much as a musical one. We spent a lot of lockdown working on visuals, that are very much the key to the whole experience. It's a kaleidoscopic trip to the naughty forest with our Rabbit King, Harvey leading the way. Catch it if you can.
Furthermore, Dave still hosts his monthly Radio Therapy show. Providing a platform for younger talents alongside established producers. "I just plough through all the new music I've been sent every month." Dave says. "Then I choose a bunch of my favorites to lovingly craft into a mix of the hottest electronic club music out there. Nothing but the good stuff as we say! I've been doing it for almost 12 years now and still going strong."
"See you on the dance floor"
Friday is Dave's return to Club NL following numerous gigs at the intimate Amsterdam venue with his Selador ADE events. Obviously we are curious what to expect! "It's such a lovely intimate room at NL." Dave says. "The crowd is right on top so there is a real connection, and the sound system is great too. So I'll be working to the max with a load of hot new music. I'm doing a 3-hour set, so it will give me a chance for a proper workout. Come join us. See you on the dance floor."