Soma bosses Slam, being the kind guys they are, recently gave away a free track for Christmas. ‘Reduction’ has all the trademarks of a Slam production with a heavy thudded kick, industrial siren like element which is filtered in and out and swirling hypnotic pads in the background for depth.
2016 promises to be one of the biggest years yet in the glittering career of the dynamic Glaswegian duo SLAM (aka Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle). As Slam’s Soma label prepares to embark on the 25th year of its epic journey, you only have to take one look at its release schedule to understand why they have remained on the cutting edge and firmly at the forefront of musical innovation.
Protagonists since the early days and always in the vanguard, forward-thinking techno producers Slam’s recent ‘Transmissions: Glasgow compilation showed a continued commitment to the future, this time centred around the talent of their home town and focusing on the burgeoning Techno scene which is so prominent in the city.
Over the last three years the pair have also developed Slam Radio, delivering some of the best DJs and music that Techno has to offer to a massive and loyal weekly following, with a truly underground flavour. SLAM instigated Glasgow’s underground House music scene in the late 1980s, going on to be instrumental in the explosion of the UK Techno scene, and their quarter of a century of exploits have seen them travel far and wide, leaving scorch marks on dance floors everywhere while taking their uncompromising vision of Techno around the world.
We’re nearly at the 200th show and still haven’t repeated any of our previous artists, the list of guests just keeps growing and we have some really great mixes to air in the future.” They told us recently when the guys popped in for a chat to Decoded and provided us with a stellar mix as well.