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DT641 – Steve Parry


With 25+ years of DJ experience, still loving dj-ing like he’s just started. Steve Parry has a Frisky Radio monthly show, runs Selador Recordings (with Dave Seaman), Is the head honcho at SMP3 Music Promo and SMP3 Music Management.

A working DJ since the age of 15, Steve has amassed a wealth of musical knowledge and honed some serious DJ skills over his time working as manager of the world famous 3 Beat records, a 3 year residency at Cream in Liverpool and a host of headlining gigs across the globe.

These days Steve is mostly found working on his company – SMP3 Music Management. where he sources music for a diverse range of DJs including Sasha, Just Be, Sander Klienenberg and many others.

Steve has also turned his hand to acting as an A&R Consultant to a number of high profile labels alongside working on his own record label with Dave Seaman called Selador. A lifelong ambition having been involved with music for so long, the labels primary aim is to showcase the musical diversity of both Steve and Dave, and its success so far is mainly down to their passion and utter devotion to quality over quantity.

Today, he joins our Podcast series with a Selador special 100th Mix. Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A selection of filthy goodness that makes me  dance.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I was spoilt for choice making this mix, so many great new tracks around, but Julian Wassermann & Florian Kruse – Gotland on Speicher is especially dirty and dangerous. 

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The mix is made with love. I suppose that’s the secret ingredient here. I love the music of today as much as ever. I try and build the vibe when djing and start deeper, build with energy and leave you with a smile on your face. I’ve tried to reflect a club set in this mix. So hopefully you can feel the love!

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? 
The last monster gig I played was Hush Hush at Mint Club in Leeds with John Digweed and OC & Verde. Completely sold out and it was rammed and had a brilliant atmosphere. The stuff of dreams really, absolutely rammed for my early set. 

What have you got coming up? 
A couple of hometown gigs – which I always love, so first up – Easter Thursday ‘Selador’ at 3B(eat) Records new underground venue (Underneath the shop!) ‘The Spot’ – I’m playing all night, plus my good mate Nick Gartland starting things off upstairs djing in the shop.

Plus playing alongside Patrice Baumel for 303 in Williamson Tunnels, Liverpool on 4th May.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Selador is a real labour of love, something Dave (Seaman) and I do purely because we love it, we hope you have found some music in our first 100 releases that make you smile. Thank you to all those that have supported the label, bought music, wear a t-shirt, made a track for us or danced to our sets. Here’s to the next 100 releases.

Joeski & Gorge – Jogo (Doc Martin’s Sublevel remix) – Selador
Steve Parry – Michelada – Selador
Dave Seaman & Steve Parry – Repeat Offender (Andre Hommen remix) – Selador
Isaak Escamilla x Rodrigo Cortazar – Insomnia – MoBlack
Ivan Masa – Back To School – Atlant
Denis Horvat feat Lelah – Noise – Afterlife
Cristoph & Quivver – In Name Only (Moonwalk remix) – Selador
Christian Nielsen – After Midnight (Florian Kruse remix) – Selador
Julian Wassermann & Florian Kruse – Gotland – Spiecher
Colors & Lambert – Bolting (Renato Cohen remix) – Extravaganza

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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