Slam kick-off 2020 in style with a line-up stacked full of techno hard-hitters and proper house-heads for ‘Maximum Pressure: New Years Day’

On January 1st 2020 Slam’s legendary underground dance party Takes over SWG3 armed with another formidable line-up. They will kick-start the year with a line-up loaded with some of the most revered names in the scene.

As well as being at the helm of the notorious Soma Records and having more stellar productions under their belt than you can count on 2 hands, Slam continually curate some of the UK’s most notorious parties including Glasgow’s Riverside Festival. The techno titans latest EP Reverberations saw Slam deliver yet another techno tour-de-force, completing the label’s relentless assault on 2019.

Joining them is a prolific producer and formidable force in the DJ booth, I Hate Models, who have risen through the underground scene to become one of the most in-demand names in the game. As well as releasing his debut album VA/01 DGTL in June, the bandana-clad French DJ has been crushing clubs and festivals around the world including a blinding set witnessed at the Riverside Festival earlier on this year.

Topping the bill is Berlin-based DJ and producer Dax J. His latest acclaimed EP Chaos Come to Conquer was a slamming testament to the reputation he’s built across the globe as a purveyor of world-class techno. Behind the decks, Dax is renowned for filling the most cavernous of dancefloors with monumental sets of raw, unadulterated energy.

Specialising in the sublime as well as the menacing, electronic composer and visual artist Dasha Rush will be performing a unique blend of experimental live techno, transforming the Galvanizers into her own sonic dreamscape.

Bringing the energy with an eclectic mix of heavy techno and electro etched grooves is Glasgow’s own AISHA. The Lunacy resident and organiser of the seminal Soma Skool is a fresh talent behind the decks with similar skills for production which has seen her release on the likes of Soma, Hilltown Disco and Huntley+Palmers.

DABJ (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams) is another of the biggest names to emerge from Glasgow’s thriving club culture. Dan ‘Monox’ Lurinsky and Kenny ‘The Wasp’ Grieve are stalwarts of the Scottish dance music scene, specialising in the finest – and freakiest – house, techno and electro. A party thrown by these two is one not to be missed.

Also announced is Glasgow based duo Brain Dancing. The brainchild of I Am resident Beta (Ross Anderson) and Mia Dora’s Rob Etherson, Brain Dancing is a culmination of the parties, productions and visual aesthetics that have been an integral part of the city’s club culture for over five years.

Going back to back on the night are Sub Club residents and rising stars of the scene Telford and Stevie Cox. All year these two have been smashing sets across the globe, including Croatian Dimensions festival. They’re mixing knows no bounds, just quality electronic and house music – and a good time.

The event will take place across Glasgow’s iconic SWG3 complex including the Galvanisers warehouse and the more intimate TV Studio from 9 pm – 3 am.

Line-up A>Z:
Brain Dancing
Dasha Rush (live)
Dax J
Dixon Avenue Basement Jams
I Hate Models
Telford b2b Stevie Cox

Tickets available here

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and House. A man that lives in a world of beats and bass, and total confusion about life!