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Slam is a producer/DJ duo group from Glasgow, consisting of Stuart McMillan (born 1966, Glasgow) and Orde Meikle (born 1964, Oxford). They are co-founders of Soma Quality Recordings. Their body of work consists primarily of techno, house and tech house, though Slam have also ventured into styles such as downtempo, nu breaks, ambient, electronica and synthpop.
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. After presenting some of their finest work to date with their fifth album, 'Reverse Proceed', the two legendary producers have continued to demonstrate why they are such an important part of modern day electronic music, more recently with their remix of label mates' Clouds ' Complete Control', a veritable bomb which is being dropped by the leading DJs of the Techno scene. 2016 promises to be one of the biggest years in the career of the dynamic Glaswegian duo SLAM (aka Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle).
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.
Closer to home, since 1997, SLAM have curated the 'Slam Tent' at Scotland's biggest festival 'T in the Park', with some of the world's best known DJs and live acts playing alongside underground ground breaking talent on their monumental stage. Their firmly established monthly club events in Glasgow, 'Pressure' (formerly at the Arches now at SWG3) and 'Return To Mono' at the Sub Club, are ranked amongst the best nights out on the planet.
In recent 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 have never been ones to rest on their musical laurels and they are constantly and consistently busy in the studio, working on a multitude of tracks, many of which have surfaced in recent times in the form of singles for labels like Figure, Drumcode and of course their own Soma Records and Paragraph imprints. When Soma reached its 400th single release, who better to provide the soundtrack, and with Soma reaching its silver jubilee of 25 years in the game the duo who were instrumental in its formation will reach another pinnacle in a glittering
- Snapshots (Soma, 1995)
- "Positive Education" (single) (Soma, 1995) - UK #44 (2001)
- Headstates (Soma, 1996)
- Past Lessons/Future Theories (Distinctive Breaks, 2000)
- Alien Radio (Soma, 2001)
- Alien Radio Remixed (Soma, 2002)
- Slam in America (DMC, 2002)
- Fabric 09: Slam (Fabric, 2003)
- Year Zero (Soma, 2004)
- Nightdrive (Resist, 2005)
- Ekspozicija 4 (Explicit Musick, 2006)
- Human Response (Soma, 2007)
- Maffaking/Last Sonic Approach (single) (Drumcode Records, 2010)
- Cacophony (single) (Drumcode Records, 2010)
- Crowded Room (single) (Drumcode Records, 2011)
- Area 51 (single) (Drumcode Records, 2011)
- Vespula (single) (Drumcode Records, 2012)
- Movement (single) (Drumcode Records, 2013)
- Astrolabe (single) (Soma Records, 2013)
Collecting Data (compilation of remixes and singles) Soma 2013 Slam + Pan-Pot - Alliances 2 (File, MP3, 320) Paragraph PARAGRAPH 17 2013 Cadence (2xFile, MP3, 320) Paragraph PARA019 2014 Minor Interruption (2xFile, MP3, 320) Bek Audio BEK019 2014 Minor Interruption (12") Bek Audio BEK019 2014 Rotary/Catacoustics (12") Soma Recordings Ltd. SOMA400 2014 Reverse Proceed (CD, Album) Soma Quality Recordings SOMACD105 2014