Down Under EP by Climbers released on Selador

Artist: Climbers
Title: Down Under EP
Label: Selador
Cat No: SEL020
Release Date: 26/01/2015
Genre: House/Techno

The first release of 2015 by Selador is by Mexican production duo, Climbers. The duo have previously featured on Selador with their remix of “My Escape” by Gabriel I, Chaty & Tamez. As well as Selador the talented production duo have appeared on Murk Records, Get Physical, Turbo Recordings, and Toolroom.

First up on the release we have the original of “Down Under” which is a bass driven techno number that starts as it means to finish. The track has some great stabs and hi hats, as well as that unforgettable warbling bassline that drives the whole track. Into the break we are presented with some fantastic keys that do lift the track nicely. A track I can see getting a lot of the techno and progressive fraternity over the next few weeks.

Next up is the HearThuG & Darlyn Vlys of “Down Under” which is a very dark little number. Again this is bass heavy but it a far darker and evil way. This track is filled with some superb ethereal sounds and effects that transport you into a very deep and dark place. I cannot rate this track highly enough. The breaks are savage and the kicks are something you would not like to meet down a dark alley. One for the darker dance floors of the world! This is a great cross between house, techno and progressive.

The final remix of “Down Under” is by Rob Hes, and he is a producer I have been liking for some time. As you would expect this is a peak time techno groover. He has take the odd effects from the original and used in his remix but besides that he has put a totally new twist on this great track. No other words for this other than full on peak time, heads down groove! Don’t get me started on those cymbal rides!!! Lovely stuff Mr Hes!

The second original on the EP is called “Big City Lights”, and this is a total U turn from the previous tracks. This is a track full of warmth and depth, and is definitely a track for those summer terrace parties.

The final track on the EP is Paul Nolan’s remix of “Big City Lights”. I love the way Paul has turned this in to a downtempo electronic sounding affair, and I must admit is one of the most impressive pieces of music I have heard in a while. This is perfect for those DJs who like to play with their crowd with intros, outros, and breaks from the world of just “banging it out”. Most definitely for the more intelligent artist and crowds out there. Hats off Paul this is a stellar piece of work and easily my favourite on the EP.

A very strong release from Selador here, and there is very much a track for eatery style here whether you are after sublime musical journeys, banging techno, or summer grooves. Very highly recommended! Go take a listen!!!


Ian French
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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.