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Slam's Upcoming Gigs
Friday 27 December, 2013
Pressure, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Saturday 28 December, 2013
Ironworks, Inverness, United Kingdom
Tuesday 31 December, 2013
Snafu, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Friday 10 January, 2014
TRESOR, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 11 January, 2014
Sektor Evolution, Dresden, Germany
Friday 31 January, 2014
Pressure , The Arches, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Saturday 01 February, 2014
Glam , Itri, Italy
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In the past two decades, Slam have defined techno in Scotland and the UK, cultivated many artists of note on their Soma label, and remixed everyone from Josh Wink & Paul Ritch to Daft Punk & Underworld. The legendary UK duo, comprising of Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle, have travelled far and wide, leaving scorch marks on dance-floors across the planet, touring Europe, Australia, the USA, South America and Asia. They hold residencies at 3 of the UK's best clubs (Pressure & Sub Club in their home town of Glasgow and Fabric in London).
The last few years have been the most prolific period in Slam’s career. Performing dynamic sets at many leading festivals including Bonusz Beats, Time Warp, Mayday, Bestival, Glade, Awakenings, Glastonbury, Monegros and T In The Park. They have also played at some of the world’s best clubs including the legendary Womb in Tokyo, Cocoon in Frankfurt, Rex in Paris and Berlin's infamous Watergate and Berghain.
Slam are the proud co-owners of Soma Records, which now in its 22nd year, continues to be one of the world’s leading purveyors of cutting edge electronic music. As well as introducing and developing many new acts and album projects, Soma’s recent releases have included singles and remixes from artists including Gary Beck, The Black Dog, Deepchord, Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn, Silicone Soul, Surgeon, Loco Dice, Mark Henning, Nick Curly, Matthias Tanzmann, Pig & Dan, Pan-Pot, Carl Craig, Radio Slave, ROD and Sebo K. Big names. Big tracks! Slam's most recent release on Soma is 'Old School Jams for the New Republic'; a two track EP of powerful dance-floor burners, and their remix of Envoy’s classic ‘Dark Manoeuvres’ recently blew up.
Slam's other label, Paragraph, has also been going from strength to strength. Many of Slam's original productions on Paragraph have also been remixed since the labels inception. Artists like Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Alan Fitzpatrick, Gel Abril, Julien Chaptal, Steve lawler, Sasha Carassi & Harvey McKay have all tried their hand at Slam's original productions coming up with a host of new interpretations. Slam's 'Alliances' series, has also commenced on Paragraph with collaborations between Slam and their friends and peers. The first 2 in the series were with Gary Beck & Pan-Pot with more collabs to follow. Their Return To Mono residency at Glasgow's Sub Club has also etched its way into the Paragraph label through the 'RTM Project'. This concentrates on the housier side of the duos productions.
As well as a string of monster tracks on their own Paragraph and Soma labels, this prolific period has seen Slam releasing singles and remixing on other imprints including Planet E, Figure, Bek Audio & Sleaze. Recently they released their second single on Len Faki's Figure imprint, 'Campana', which included a top-drawer Gary Beck Remix. Slam have also been tied closely with Drumcode, most recently destroying clubs with 'Vespula' , the 5th Slam single for Adam Beyer. The duo have also remixed Spencer Parker, Christian Smith, Josh Wink, Paul Ritch, Pan-Pot, Radio Slave & Paperclip People, many of which are combined with Slam’s Paragraph, Figure and Drumcode singles on the Soma-released Slam compliation album 'Collecting Data'.
The imminent completion of their new studio album is also building justified hype. Following on from a prolific 5 year period in which they have released a plethora of singles and remixes this will be their first studio since 'Human Response' LP on their Soma imprint in 2007.
Slam also began broadcatsing Slam Radio, the Glaswegian duo's heavyweight weekly broadcast which showcases their techno and club DJ mixes, and also mixes and music from their peers and contemporaries, which has become the biggest techno radio n soundcloud in the 6 months it has been running., having featured DJs including Robert Hood, Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Jerome Sydenham, Truncate and DVS1. Stay tuned!,