Seb Wildblood has worked tirelessly to get where he is today, putting in unreasonable hours as a DJ, producer and label head for roughly a decade. The London native first cut his teeth with his Church club nights in South London, a night that grew quickly in popularity before evolving into a label imprint. He’s since added two more labels to his empire (Coastal Haze and All My Thoughts) and he’s helped boost the careers of Chaos In The CBD, FYI Chris, Mall Grab and more—but right now, at least for the minute, the focus is on his own music and the big plans he has for the year ahead.
Just recently he released his new EP in MDS. The lead single of the same name is a hot and steamy piece of house music (the title literally stands for “Move, Dance, Sweat”, which also doubles as the track’s central mantra), it combines a tightly-wound funk sound with a rattling percussion line and the driving vocals of Theophilius London. Simultaneously magnetising and invigorating, it’s crying out to be heard in a densely-packed club.
Ahead of his next single, “Night Ride” with Lex Amor (due Nov. 17), we called on Seb Wildblood to step up for Complex Sessions with a mix that exemplifies his knack for intricate drum patterns, shuddering walls of bass and rhythms so intense they border on stifling. It’s intense stuff, but perfect for countering the coming winter months.
Tell us a bit about your selections in this mix.
I’d say this is pretty representative of what you’d hear me playing out these days/ I like to keep it pretty trippy and percussive, with lots of different textures floating around the mix.
Any tracks that narrowly missed the cut?
Nothing particularly springs to mind, however the penultimate track is a new, unreleased one of mine that I decided to include last minute.
What’s the first single or album you ever bought?
Craig David’s Born To Do It. That was also my first concert; it was my sister’s 12th birthday, I was 9, and my mum couldn’t get a babysitter. Wild times!
What do you want to see happen musically over the next 12 months?
I see a lot of cross-pollination in terms of genres these days. We’ve had hubs of culture taken away from us over the last couple of years, artists have had to start looking outwards from an incredibly inward place, and it’s perhaps allowed people more time to figure out exactly what they want to say... I feel like we’re hearing a lot of this now, in terms of the releases that are coming out, which were predominantly made during lockdowns etc. A lot of the traditional rulebooks have been scrapped and I’m excited to see and hear more of this.
What trend or scene absolutely needs to die right now?
1. Not Waving – I Wanted To Talk To You
2. Upsammy – Metallic
3. Mount Liberation Unlimited – Lord Of The Floor
4. Nadia Khan – Conversation (CCL Remix)
5. Jacques Bon & Drux – Fading Sail
6. Yak – Mido
7. Nachtbraker – Pilicious
8. Lattice – Botanica
9. Tingz – Acid Ting
10. Ray Okpara – Brainows (Instru)
11. Nu Zau – De Vreme
12. Zvukbroda – BR (Martinez Central Europe Express Mix)
13. Seb Wildblood – Untitled