3D or not 3D, that is the question. The answer, in this particular case, is sort of. Yes, it is the 3D(ream) Team of Howells (D for Danny), Emerson (D for Darren) and Seaman (D for Dave). The three musketeers who since 2017 have harnessed their considerable talents to deliver expertly curated back to back DJ sets and finely crafted slabs of dancefloor goodness via the good ship Selador.
This time round, however, it’s 3D squared. Whilst scrupulously observing the Rule of 6, three fellow travellers from around the globe have been invited to join our motley crew, bringing their remix expertise to the (legal, socially distanced) party.
These are challenging times but music remains the best panacea. And while all three offerings here are deserving of your attention in their own right, what unites them is a mastery of soothing atmospherics, a sonic blanket to wrap around yourself. All will transport you to the dancefloors we yearn to be on right now, but each mix also doubles up as an electronic balm custom made for your headphones.
First up we asked legendary German genre-straddler Ian Pooley to take the controls and re-work Darren’s paean to pioneering New York imprint ‘Sleeping Bag from this year’s trilogy-completing third EP in the series. We are rewarded with a characteristically mesmeric slice of hypnotic funktronica.
When we asked Jimpster to remix Danny Howells ‘Earthings X’ , he said he was delighted to be remixing Danny, as he was a big fan, and also Danny was jumping for joy (literally) when Jimpster said he would remix it. Mutual appreciation, at its finest. The remix is a filthy slab of dance floor goodness, timeless yet fresh.
Rounding off the EP, Re.You get to grips with Dave Seamans gem ‘Rodales’ (read it backwards). Wonky melodics, a bubbling bassline and general goodness, ooze from its every pore here.