label head honchos rhode & brown finally debut on their own imprint, slam city jams, after putting out music on fellow labels toy tonics and public possession. produced over the past two years, the wave 100 ep might be the most versatile record by the munich-based fellas so far. on the title track we have an euphoric hint of 80s synth nostalgia, slapped bass and banging woodsticks (did someone say safri duo?!). sparkle on a2 feels like the joy of a fresh breeze on hot summer days whilst living la vida loca in the clouds - b/w phat bass, sweet flutes & strings. on the flip there is love lane, a classic house track with a funked up bassline, shuffling snares and the most erotic vocal in human history. moon bells on b2 is the soundtrack to that road trip you did back in 86 with a juno 106 arpeggiator bassline, percussive drums and airy synths all around. over europe on b3 rounds off this special 5-tracker with beautiful ambient spheres straight from outta space.
GRINDHOUSE REDUX PT. 2 (SLAM / OBSCURE SHAPE SHDW REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK05.02.18
slam and obscure shape & shdw step up for the second wave of radio slave ‘grindhouse’ remixes on rekids this february. one of techno’s most iconic records, ‘grindhouse’ first appeared on radio slave’s ‘no sleep’ series before spawning multiple remixes from dubfire, danton eeprom, terence fixmer and nic fanciulli. kick-started by len faki, last year saw the announcement of a series of remixes with more to come from vatican shadow, markus suckut, lady starlight and special request. complete with relentless kicks, sinister drones and industrial elements, part two is not for the faint-hearted. starting with slam, the soma bosses keep things dark, with rattling top lines and echoing effects resulting in a truly decadent techno floor destroyer. following a remix of radio slave’s ‘vision’ in 2016, obscure shape & shdw’s abilities are held in high regard by the rekids owner and their rework of ‘grindhouse’ reinforces why. complete with a rumbling lowend, metallic melodies and soaring synths, the from another mind founders continue to establish themselves as two of techno’s most exciting names.
slam city jams are back with their first compilation. a 4-tracker packed up with five amazing artists from all over the globe. and lets face it: its a breaky affair! starting off with our munich homeboys from coeo. known for their funked up house tunes on toy tonics, they start into complete new realms this time. ‚never going home‘ is the perfect example of a dope broken beat electro tune, that with its weird synth line & smooth breakdown never failed on a gig in the last months. on a2 the man doppelate from london (lets go swimming rec.) exactly hits the spot with mezmerizing synths, tight drum programming and a crunchy acid bassline on ‚four feet up the stairs‘. the flip side starts off with label head honchos rhode & brown, who teamed up with their buddy leo woelfel from austria, both known for releases on toy tonics, public possession or lets play house. here the name ‚more drama (less hysteria) says it all: pure drama on this breaky acid tune! to round up this great package weve got marco lazovic from moscow on b2. he digs deep ‚in the jungle with rolling 707 drums, dreamy synths and this tropical atmosphere we cant get enough of.
ilario alicante deliver his first ep on virgo including a special remix from the glasgow duo slam. the eye of virgo represents the perfect balance between driving and idm techno. already hammered by sven väth, adam beyer, rodhad and many more..this is ready to become another great record.
soma500 is a very special release that sees label heads slam visit two memorable tracks for them over this past anniversary year. the duo of stuart mcmillan & orde meikle rework robert hoods, the bond we formed - taken exclusively from the soma25 compilation and a track that has featured highly in countless sets, a unique slam rework of carl craig’s interpretation of delia gonzalez & gavin russom’s, relevee.
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techno stars collide as truncate and slam come together for the latest gynoid release “drum trax”. side a sees truncate return on the label with 2 original pieces in model 2 and the title track, “drum trax”. both dipped in that truncate signature floor driven minimalist funk and backed with tough percussion for drive. these are surefire dj faves waiting to happen. the flip side sees slam remix “model 2”, not once but twice. the slam remix charts darker and brooding territory, taking you deep into the rabbit hole. then the tenebris dub remix still maintains that mood, but shifts through the energy gears to develop into a dance floor bomb.
jumpmono records presents its 3rd release, l.e.a.y. ep . label bosses anti-slam & w.e.a.p.o.n. teamed up with 4 of the best techno artists on the planet (steve mulder, dino maggiorana, koen groeneveld & phutek) to bring you this incredible 4-tracker ep.
fire in the hole! luca agnellis etruria beat hits its 40th release and its a truly historic affair with two very top remixers: slam and truncate! now seven years deep into the labels innovative techno trip, etruria has made nurturing exciting new italian talent one of its key signatures.
vincent inc & his manuscript records label release new some superb and highly collectable music from the vaults. listen to this 2nd part of deeper than deep ep, this is incredible deep tech house. it s not just a deep. it s a concept of new world. keep it deep & deeper than deep! ep received great feedbacks from the world famost djs & producers such a faze action, justin harris, alexander robotnick, ivan smagghe, dj linus, mike grant, sean smith, rob pearson, hippie torrales, vinny davinci, tyree cooper, eman & etc. deep groove with melodic & an infectious bassline which rides nicely. be sure not to miss questionmarq mix as this is a bumpy groove which will certainly get you shakin your ass on the dance floor.
r&s records present the three remixes from sporting lifes slam dunk series pressed to one slab of wax.
,,these remixes all came from sporting lifes friends and contemporaries. actress turns in a stunning, typically deconstructed remix of court vision (feat evy jane) alternating between using the full vocal, the mood is one of melancholic hauntology. galcher lustwork comes correct with a tripped out, euphoric house reworking of hydrate peeling back the complexity of the original for a straight jack that oozes class. finally arch beat provocateur dean blunt provides a suitably oddball take with his babyfather honeytrap mix (for shakilus) final vip if youve heard the amazing babyfather album or mixtape you know what to expect here
slam city jams is back with its second release, produced by young brussel based artist kassett. this multi-talented dude not only makes great music, but also does visual arts (look at that amazing fanzine coming with the record) and has his own label & artist collective called midlife. kassett aka gavin vanælst isn’t about genres, but about emotions when it comes to his music. however, asking him what he would call the sound he makes, his simple answer is: rave ambient. the all i feel 1 million ep‘ is a record full of diversity. it reaches from emotional and dreamy, arp-based ambient tracks with rave and trance references, to broken beats, weird synth solos, up to a rough but melodious techno tune. finally the cherry on top of this special ep, is a remix by lobster theremin regular imre kiss. he delivered a dark and dubby version of the a2, that sounds like it was recorded underwater.
the series go way back to 2002 and has been championed by sadar bahar, theo parrish, lee collins, red greg, hunee, antal and many more connoisseurs of all things funky. this time its again a wild mix of soul disco boogie fusion and gospel wich sets the label apart from others within the scene. number 10 is also on its way...we never know wich one will be the very final one, so let’s enjoy while it last...
nice price deal !!! the slam dunk ep series finds nyc producer sporting life evolving his creative range after acclaimed work with ratking and wiki.inspired by takehiko inoues popular manga series, the slam dunk eps are three volumes that will encompass collaborations, instrumentals and remixes. this doublepack vinyl edition includes the nine original tracks from the three eps and an additional three tracks exclusive to this format including ‘no stress featuring novelist.the vinyl is housed in a picture sleeve with spot uv gloss print and full printed inner sleeves. following on from his r&s debut 55 5s, a 10 track mind-bending beat tape that bristled with promise and originality, sporting life aka eric adiele returns to the label for a trio of eps titled slam dunk. comprised of ear-popping instrumentals and guest vocalists and even a range of apparel, slam dunk sees adiele drawing on his love for takehiko inoues massively popular manga series of the same name, and the stupendous grace, power and agility of the storied basketball greats. the aforementioned guests are drawn from sports friends and contemporaries including ratkings wiki, devonte hynes, evy jane and novelist
techno duo slam present a brand new artist album “machine cut noise”. with the double vinyl album, machine cut noise, stuart mcmillan & orde meikle delve into the everyday workings of what makes us human, with life, so to speak, running at the very heart of album. much of their time is spent on the road, therefore, many of the original ideas for the album were created in airports, hotels and where ever the two found themselves inspired around the world. this created a vibe that each track was born of the modern machine itself.
newborn munich based label slam city jams comes around the corner with its first release from young gun gonima straight outta montreal, canada. his grids ep? an exciting mixture of swinging distorted drums, catchy melodies and hazy atmospheres. you can definitely spot gonima s passion for dx7 adventures, analog drums and tape hiss right here. opener -grids- starts off with lush synth blips, 707 drums and a bassline bootsy collins would give high-fives for. -subdivided- is one of these tracks that shows you that it doesn’t need more than a few elements to get you going: a rough kick drum, cowbells and a smooth pad that gets slapped by just one bass note. the last original on b2 is the ambient-like -organ tutorials-, which shifts your mind directly to outer space. and as if all this wasn t enough, someone really special did a great remix job – khotin from 1080p fame, who gave the a2 cut a treat with his unique trademark sound. four house and ambient tracks both for the floor and the couch. or as gonima puts it: -an ep that has the sound of visiting home in the winter and rediscovering environments frequented in the past, birthing previously obscured memories. the sounds within are a ritual dance to stay warm through the procession of the seasons-
ESCAPE THE SYSTEM - REMIXED (SLAM, ECHOPLEX, PAR GRINDVIK)
12" Vinyl NL16.09.16
dax j back in the game with a special remix pack to celebrate this sublime record. par grindivik delivers a total floor-filler, while echoplex take it to another level, b side duties to the soma owners, slam. we added also a revisited dub mix of the record, and a very helpful accappella. you judge.
deep down slam returns with a new ep by italian duo marsupials who already made appearances on labels like madhouse records & large music. we are proud to release two deep tracks by them plus two remixes by washerman & manuel fischer.
madben is back on astropolis records with a pure ravey colored techno track in the pure main style from the artist, moment of unitarian gathering of the crowd. light sentence and tension are pure actual techno weapons, raw and rough, deep and dance floor in the same time. and finally we are lucky to receive the masters slam founders from soma records for a fantastic pure techno remix, efficient, this weapon should destroy most of the dance floors, enjoy !
slam have started a sub division of their soma records label called soma track series which sees the duo going back to their chicago-inspired roots and to kick things off their techno bomb *make you move* and *take you there ft. mr v* appear on the first physical release of the series.
italian newcomer producers gemil & lcs make their debut on dds with an astonishing remix by russian based producer dima studitsky. support from big people like: laurent garnier, groove armada, tiga, jimpster, javi bora, james zabiela, kyodai
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.
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.
dustin zahn has gained over 10 years of experience a unique musical diversity as a producer and as a performer. after his recent release on drumcode he is on suara with this enormous ep. *calm like a bomb* is a constant and regular bomb dropping that if you start dancing it will leave you exhausted. it is such a powerful track! this amazing track comes backed with two remixes from two of the best producers in the worldwide scene: paco osuna and slam. osuna does an incredible groovier and darker production while slam brings the cut to another techno level. this is definetely one of the eps of the year!
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.
slam is back on bek audio! 2 typical peak time techno anthems by the masterminds and founder of soma records. there is no need to say much more about this record! just listen, repeat and destroy the floor wherever you play it.
deep down slams first 2014 release is a collaboration between london based producer mikki funk who already made a name to himself releasing on labels like say ahh & milf and should be already known to many of you and berlin based producer peer du who makes his debut.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW - THE UNDERGROUND REMIXES PART 2
12" Vinyl UK10.12.13
having previously reissued *i want you to know*, the 1991 gem from simonellis groove committee project, deep down slam now return with a remix package. leading the way is italian house producer nicholas in collaboration with marcoradi, with the original s vibe very much intact but complemented by some fresh new beats and arrangement. the second remix comes from french house producer dj steaw who brings the usual quality and gives the remix the classic steaw touch we re used to know. zurich based italian producer demetrio giannice conjures the spirit of vintage tom moulton on his remix and deep down slam have also included simonellis original bonus beats version from 1991 that was mastered by legendary nyc mastering engineer rick essig.
right after the release of their nineth ep, the slam jam neroli series is back once again. as usual, expect a wild mix of disco jazz funk gospel and fusion with the classic sjnrl edge. djs as theo parrish and sadar bahar drop regularly sjnrl numbers, so you know its the real thing! will be the 10th release the very last one????
ddsr005 comes from the new york city based newcomer edgar m. a house producer by trade, this is edgar ms debut release but it doesnt show, demonstrating an ear for sound aesthetics and dynamics that immediately caught the attention of deep down slam. his track >oscillate< is a little masterpiece, rich with musicality and vintage sounding production techniques that are reminiscent of early strictly rhythm. this ep sounds just like it came straight out of 1991 and was entirely produced on vintage hardware/analog based equipment. to complement this release we have zurich based house producer donato capozzi on the remix duties who delivers a great dub version of >that strut<. this is a release for the lovers and vintage sounding house diggers out there, ny touch guaranteed!
slams new three track single flawlessly encaptures the modern drumcode sound. movement trundles forward with snare rolls and funky percussion. the synth line keeps the funky groove rolling along until the snare roll break where it then crescendos effortlessly back into the track. the realms synth line weaves in and out of the beat, filtering up and down to create intensity before unleashing itself into aural pleasure. irrational numbers takes an unusual rhythmic synth pattern and creates a groove that will make the dance floor shuffle. layered with pads, the track uses depth to create a distinctive character
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- slightly harder sound this time out, with a deep and dark tech house vibe rich with ominous synths and engaging effects that subtly build and build. flip for an even more techno slanted sound with manic synths, and detroit flavored rhythms that burst into an energized tech house finish. these guys are definitely fine tuning their sound
victor simonellis groove committee alias inspired much of the upbeat vocal house we hear today thanks to seminal releases on nu groove records in the early 90s. simonellis *i want you to know*, from the eponymous ep released in 91, enjoys a rerelease and remix overhaul on the upstart deep down slam label. inner senses knows the truth mix boosts the overall presence of simonellis original, by reinforcing the drums, hats and chords with deft touches of neoteric sound design, while deep down slam label-head washerman opts for cut up and interspersed vocals and loopy instrumentation in his mix. french house ball of fire kool vibe, turns up the heat - and punch - in his chord riffing remix, paying homage to a originator that has no doubt influenced his own productions.
dark maneuvres is a track which lives up to its name, the original expressing pumping, dark and crunchy sounds interspersed with string arrangements and overdubs which move the track in various different directions. the 1996 original is a great example of some production techniques of the time and is of interest in identifying the direction of the techno sound in that era, as well as being eminently listenable. slam were very much involved in the progression of techno at the same time as envoy was creating tracks such as dark manoeuvres and as such they have a real handle on how things have evolved, enabling them to bring a classic release such as this bang up to date. the distinctive hook, attention-grabbing melody and strings which are distinctive elements of the original are all incorporated in a full and fresh dynamic which sees some of these elements regrouped in individual sections such as the strings or moulded with deeper, darker resonance into a new expression.
following huge success from the past releases in the series, including a spin by theo parrish during his boiler room set, sjnrl09 is here. five huge edits from volcov, pushing the same vibes that have seen sjrnl become a favourite of so many.
after the success of the slam & gary beck (alliances 1) release, slam welcome friends and peers pan-pot to the next phase of their alliances series on the a side. on the flip we have a slam remix of chicagoan mike dearborns classic track 1991 (a new age)
deep down slam laid down a marker of quality house with their debut emission from washerman and james johnston earlier this year, and for their second release the label looks to the current strains of house goodness coming out of ireland. sligo pair brame & klansee collaborate on a double dose of forthright house shufflers with the alright ep, the title track demonstrates the duo to fully in line with the current vogue for 90s vocal house bumpers. complementing this, *they ll be* showcases their craft for infectious melodic hooks. washerman maintains his 100% deep down slam appearance record with a killer remix of the latter track, retaining the duos hooks and adding plenty of his own production personality to the mix.