soma mainstay deepchord returns with part 2 of the luxury series. this double a release feature deepchords signature atmosphere rich tones and lush environments and also mark a slight upturn in terms of pressing on a more techno vibe.
another new face graces the halls of soma’s roster as american based techno artist jeff derringer make a blistering debut with panic. jeff weighs in with 2 top-notch hypnotic techno tracks and we also welcome a debut on soma from the incomparable mike parker who whips up his usual storm of sound on his remix of title track panic.
2017 repress on black vinyl incoming!
straight off the back of 20 electrostatic soundfields deepchord delivers yet again with the double a-side prana/tantra. deepchord leaves the ambient/beatless works of his latest album behind and gets brings his signature deep and dubby sound to these tracks
another welcome name to soma from the spanish camp is reeko who delves head first into unfathomable deep techno depths with his debut release, barcelona #3:00 a.m. reeko has been building his name with great care and attention to his sound for many years and all this has culminated in a producer who can easily flip form deep, cerebral techno to full on filth. his debut on soma happily straddles these fields as thunderous sub bass matches some equally future realms of energy.
the ever enigmatic deepchord makes a most welcome return to soma with this, the first single to be taken from this latest full length, ultraviolet music. three beautiful slices have been cut from the album to form this truly outstanding single and shows deepchord return to a straight up mix of heady, cerebral dub techno infused with more solid rhythms.
hot on the heels of len fakis rapturous remixes on part 3 we welcome a host of international techno talent for reverse proceed interpretations part 4.
argentinian pfirter steps up first with 2 versions of the sublime irritant. he delivers 2 strong versions, one of which delves into a deeper side of things and another more club orientated weapon. new french boy on the block, roman poncet, fires things up with his version of rotary. a pounding, relentless take on slams original awaits. closing off this stellar group is etapp kyle. his gamma mix of convolute goes into almost ambient territory but remain one for those early mornings as he keeps things deep and trippy.
a double whammy of scottish techno as two of the biggest names in todays scene collide in one almighty bang as slam & clouds take on each other with devastating outcomes. originally a hit for clouds in 2013, complete control is given slams expert remix treatment and turned into one peak time burner whilst remaining true to the originals machine gun snares and ominous vocal sample! clouds delve back into slams extensive back catalogue, bringing back the monstrous stepback. clouds revitalise it for the modern age, coming at it all guns blazing and delivering a broken beat, snare driven beast.
as a preemptive strike before soma unleash their specially commissioned compilation, transmissions glasgow, we are proud to bring you one of the highlights from this as two of scotlands biggest techno exports, slam & gary beck, come together for pressure lights. a track celebrating slams long running club night pressure, that has been at the centre of scotlands techno scene for almost 17 years. big room beats and furious snares are the order of the day as the 2 techno titans deliver a monster track designed to destroy any dancefloor.
uk techno founders b12 return! the duos history famously started in the early 90s with their music appearing under a plethora of monikers under the b12 records umbrella - 12 inch vinyl with notorious cryptic messages engraved in the run-out grooves, before being collected into album form and release on warp. after a hiatus in the late 90s, the pair resurfaced briefly for some live shows, a flurry of hugely sought-after 12 inches and a 7-part cd anthology. they then abruptly disappeared again - this is their first appearance in 5 years, fittingly on glaswegian imprint soma. (their seminal warp records album was named electro soma...is there a connection?)
ukrainian duo woo york mark their 5th release on soma records with the pulsing blade runner, backed by an incredible zadig remix. the boys have made a welcome home on soma records as the continue to push their raw analogue sound upon the world.
title track joyride kicks things off with a straight up 909 beat, complete with scifi sweeps and classic wood block percussion, quickly working its way into an very subtle groove with every element working effectively to keep it fully funk laden. sideways completes the a side of the release and gets going right from the beginning. pumping percussion takes hold and hits the ground running before a perfectly weighted synth hook lashes over the top with henning playing with the synths lfo to creative effect. dust takes things down a notch as swirling pads drape themselves over a serious 909 beat. henning lets this one loop out, letting the subtle variations in the synths do the work as the 909 holds the beat solid and reminiscent of early berlin/detroit dub techno crossovers. mars attacks closes of the ep and does so in particularly fine fashion. a more broken beat affair this time from henning and he really works his machines into a sonic warfare of bass tones and tweaked out synths that sear through the crashing percussion workout.
slam turn to long time friend and collaborator, len faki, to head up the third part in the series of remixes of their album reverse proceed and he turns in 2 fantastic versions amalgamating two of his top picks from the lp. slam also feature in this package with a stripped back dub version of ghosts of detroit.
the second installment of re interpretations form slams latest, critically acclaimed album reverse proceed sees soma look to yet more highly regarded techno artists to provide their reimaginings of their favourite tracks from reverse proceed. long time soma collaborator gary beck makes a welcome return to the label alongside fellow scottish upstarts clouds and finally dutch techno wizard, jeroen search. each brings their inimitable style to the project.
ukrainian duo woo york blast back to soma with yet more hypnotic, analogue based techno with the siberian night ep. the duo are on fire right now after a string of releases on their new home label of soma and this ep is backed up with a remix from the glasgow based edit select who bringing his own, unique stylings.
secluded bounds back onto soma with another double whammy of solid big room techno smashers. the glasgow based producer aka hans bouffmyhre is really hitting home with the new alias and finding solid ground on soma.
mark henning returns to soma with yet more jacked up machine funk in titan. mark has firmly established him self within the soma mainstays and continues to further his sound on the label. this latest ep sees him take to the street with two energetic drum workouts laden with his unique flavour.
in what is a momentous occasion for soma records, we hit the milestone 400th release of the label and who better to see this in than label heads slam as they lead up to their new album due to drop this october. soma are proud to present the double a sided rotary/catacoustics. slam have been locked away in the studio these past months working hard on their latest album which sees them look to past machines and new technologies to form the base of this new album. these album sessions have spawned two raucous tracks that state where the veteran producers are with their sound. these tracks have the dance floor firmly in mind and display the years of experience slam have in knowing what exactly will whip up a storm.
following their ongoing relationship with soma records, ukrainian duo woo york are set to release their new record that proves to be somewhat representative of recent dramatic events in their country. entitled i am against, both the main track and the ep itself are referring to the developments that lead to revolutionary struggle of the ukrainian people. fighting inequality, saying what you have to say and doing what you have to do seem to be the core ideas of the record. you might have figured that out yourself by spotting a rebel protester from january’s clash with riot police depicted on the record sleeve. the ep also features a special remix from uk techno producer, Ø phase. music-wise the ep presents the same idea: the epic energy of the title track highlights the drive that was fuelling peaceful individuals to go out onto the streets and fight for their rights. an excellent remix from Ø phase follows a similar path, although in its own original way that has made the uk-based artist’s name associated with the finest techno to date. closing the ep ‘in the end’ is a more abstract side of woo york’s music works that reminds us once again: every single act of violence is bound to come to an end at some point.
prior to the release of deepchords 3rd full length on soma, we are pleased to deliver yet another exclusive, limited edition picture disc in the form of 3 track ambient piece, de wallen. this specially crafted ep is strictly limited to one vinyl only run and features photography by rod modell himself.
ukrainian duo woo york debut on soma with the first in a two part series entitled ancient light. denis & andrew have been regulars on the underground scene in kiev for many years now and with a live act armed with drum machine, samplers & groove boxes they bring their experience direct to the dance floor. this ep explores the deeper side of hypnotic techno.
phat spooky detroit infected minimal techno, incl slam remix !!!
spanish artist alex under marks the progression of his work with the release of second album, la máquina de bolas, released in march 2012 through soma records. the acclaimed producer and cmyk label boss returns a more experienced, complex artist after a seven year album hiatus following 2005s trapez lp release, dispositivos de mi granja.
ultraphat remixes by massi dl and ivan smagghe !! following the huge success of the original >i’ll lick your spine<, released on soma’s sublabel pnuma in 2007 let’s go outside (lgo) has gone from strength to strength. with his critically acclaimed album ‘a picnic with the hunters’ lgo explores everything from nearly silent ambient to the most destructive of techno, and all that lies between. smagghe delivers a freaky remix of epic proportions. massi dl s remix tears apart the original track and pieces it together like a picasso, disjointing the vocals over a bed of warped textures.