In a world of electronic-music hit and runs, John Selway is a rare beast: an innovator and originator whose current work genuinely rivals his groundbreaking early projects. And while the DC-born, NYC-based producer and DJ has left his mark on countless styles, he's defined by none of them, remaining devoted to his own multi-faceted muse.
(These days, Selway is best known for the ecstatic rush of "Total Departure," his top-selling single with partner in crime Christian Smith, and for CSM, his long-running deep and minimal label. But Selway's roots run deeper than most. He helped spark the late-'90s electro scene at the helm of Seratonin Records; he contributed to the early days of deep-house luminaries Deep Dish; he produced hard, acid-laced techno with Disintegrator and mind-bending trance tracks with Oliver Chesler (aka The Horrorist) in Koenig Cylinders; and he released a string of remixes with living legend Carl Cox.
(As a DJ and live act, John Selway has performed the world over. When he's not filling rooms, he collaborates relentlessly: with DJ Ulysses as Neurotic Drum Band, with his longtime friend Abe Duque, and with his CSM label partner Dave Turov. Still, Selway's own productions and remixes are the center of his musical world-a little techno, a little house; as good in headphones as they are at 115 dBs on the dancefloor. In other words, the work of a consummate professional working at the height of his powers.