Seba

Seba

Real Name:
Sebastian Ahrenberg
Profile:
Drum 'n' Bass DJ and producer from Sweden. Label owner of Secret Operations.
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Seba Discography

Albums

Core 060-2 Seba Return To Forever (Album) Combination Records Core 060-2 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
SECOPSLP001D Seba Identity (Album) Secret Operations SECOPSLP001D UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LGR016 Seba Planetary Funk Alert / Camouflage Looking Good Records LGR016 UK 1997 Sell This Version
LGR 014 Seba Connected / Catch The Moment Looking Good Records LGR 014 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Seba / Boon (2) Seba / Boon (2) - Planetary Funk (Remix) / Artifax(Acetate, 10", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Secret Operations) none Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
GLR028 Seba Valley Of The Moomins / Car Crash(12") Good Looking Records GLR028 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Blame / Seba Blame / Seba - Sphere (Seba Remix) / Predator(Acetate, 12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Secret Operations) none Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
720 011 Seba Predator / The Lost Key(12") 720 Degrees 720 011 UK 1999 Sell This Version
LGR025 Seba Soul 2000 / Waveform(12") Looking Good Records LGR025 UK 1999 Sell This Version
720NU004 Seba Unrevealed Stories (EP) 720 Degrees 720NU004 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SECOPS001 Seba & Lenk Seba & Lenk - Banett / Pieces Secret Operations SECOPS001 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
IDIOMA003 Seba Neophunk Idioma IDIOMA003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SECOPS002 Seba Inside Your Mind / Hidden Reflections Secret Operations SECOPS002 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
WARM004 Seba Metropolaris / A Wonderful World Warm Communications WARM004 US 2003 Sell This Version
PUR 010 Seba Guidelines EP (EP) Purified Audio PUR 010 UK 2003 Sell This Version
OSR007 Seba Make My Way Home / In The Sun Offshore Recordings OSR007 US 2003 Sell This Version
NU12.013 Seba / Seba & Chris J Seba / Seba & Chris J - Cruising In Time / Secrets Nu-Directions NU12.013 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SECOPS003 Seba & Lenk Seba & Lenk - Captain Freak / Mandelkubb Secret Operations SECOPS003 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
CORE 026 Seba Breaks Selection / Electro Squad Combination Records CORE 026 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PM 004 Seba Steel / Piemo For B Paradox Music PM 004 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SECOPS004 Seba Shapeshifter / External Reality Secret Operations SECOPS004 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
VIBEZWL001 Seba / Subject 13 & Paradox Seba / Subject 13 & Paradox - Make Peace / Black Angels(12", W/Lbl, Promo, Smplr, Sti) Vibez Recordings VIBEZWL001 UK 2005 Sell This Version
VBZ028 Seba Ft Robert Manos Seba Ft Robert Manos - Make Peace / Gold And Diamonds(12") Vibez Recordings VBZ028 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SECOPS008 Seba Forever / Your Deepest Love Secret Operations SECOPS008 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
AM002 Alaska (2) & Seba Alaska (2) & Seba - Perpetual / Back From Eternity Arctic Music AM002 UK 2006 Sell This Version

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lastmarine

lastmarine

October 24, 2015
edited 3 months ago
Seba is the key to the underground! You appreciate him after any level of exposure to dnb, and yet your appreciation for him only gets stronger the deeper you go. Two decades of dnb later MY appreciation for the man hasn't slipped an inch. Is he dnb's greatest producer? I think you'd be hard pressed to list too many other TRUE contenders.
spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

December 3, 2013
Every genre has its own characters, so does drum and bass - e.g. Fabio and Hospital Records crew were innovators and/or founders of liquid funk, we have Kemal & Rob Data was the duo who had to deal with the infamous shady things around Messiah, everyone's favourite DJ Andy C, some guys who have sold out in the past years (I assume you could name a few), or left the scene permanently or temporarily (Corrupt Souls, Usual Suspects) - I think you got the idea.

So who is Seba in drum and bass? Where is his place?

In my 10+ years experience of drum and bass (ranging from hardcore Barcode material to LGR/GLR to techstep and neurofunk essentials) it somehow became obvious that Seba is one of the most overlooked, or ignored artists of drum and bass. This applies to the whole Scandinavian/Nordic scene as well.

Okay, Seba is not that overlooked as I say, you might be right. But think about it. Sebastian is rock solid when it comes to quality. Like he has never ever failed to amaze me with his releases. LGR, Horizons, Hospital, it does not matter for him - he always finds the perfect structures for various settings. No homo shit, but when I listen to Seba (or Future Prophecies, Teebee, Polar), I actually feel like he put his soul and true effort to his tunes.

I perfectly remember the days when I raved on discogs about how amazing Subtle Audio and Scientific Wax are, they are one of the last true, genuine fortresses of drum and bass. I think it's time to add Seba / Secret Ops to this humble list. If drum and bass was an epic fantasy movie, I think Seba would be a great protagonist.

Tunes of interest: Stone Cold (ft. Paradox), Planetary Funk Alert, Camouflage, Move On, and his EP on Idioma. Planetary Funk Alert is a reference track for atmospheric dnb.

p.s. with its early '00s Critical-esque sound with incredible ambient soundscapes as well, External Reality is one of the best tracks I have ever heard. By a long-long mile.

motiontracker

motiontracker

September 2, 2012
For my money this guy is one of the best, if not the best, DnB producers out there. Virtually every cut is deep atmospheric and musical, alongside razor sharp drum edits and cone destroying bass lines. Absolutely essential if you like your proper drum and bass...
tonumaa

tonumaa

May 2, 2012
In this day and age when we are living in the information overload, thus in music overload, producers must go over the edge in terms of quality and ideas. I think Seba has done that. Recent years have been the most exciting times in music history with countless talented producers popping up pratically every day. Seba is definately one of them. Can't even point out the best releases coz there are so many of them. Welcome to his world!
Mooseygander

Mooseygander

January 23, 2008
Think you don't like drum and bass? The intelligence, exuberance and beauty of Seba's work is likely to win most people over. The only downside is that so little is available on cd but the range of material is awesome. His Producer disc for Good Looking is hard to find but up there with the best of this vibe, there is progression, there is imagination and boy is there some bass. Seba moves between the space-tinged uplifting to the head shattering collaborations with other artists like Paradox. All I can say is that locking-on to this work has taken me on a mission through the best vein of bass workouts and quality dance. Check out his Svek contributions and the intensity and quality of the vinyl releases. Truly seminal, it only seems to get better and better.

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