Secret Weapons: Slam

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This week, our Secret Weapons playlist comes from Scottish techno stalwarts and SOMA Records founders Slam, ahead of their Pressure party. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight takes a look at what the duo’s devastating arsenal looks like…

Today (01/11/2019) sees techno kingpins and founders of the amazing Soma Records – Slam – heading to SWG3 for seven hours of totally uncompromising techno and electro at their Maximum Pressure Halloween party, featuring the finest names currently inhabiting the scene. If you don’t have tickets then we suggest you jump on the few remaining Final Release tickets before they are snapped up; this is a big night. You can grab your tickets here.

The line-up for tonight’s event really couldn’t get much more exciting. The event is spread across two rooms, and we defy you NOT to find a clash throughout the evening. Room 1 – Galvanisers – features the heavyweights on the line-up. Obviously Slam are going to be making an appearance, joined by the inimitable talents of Helena HauffKarren, and Paula Temple. Expect things to get heavy in there, then…

Room 2 – TV Studio – features a killer b2b between Jasper James and Ryan Elliot. House maestro’s and Soma favourites Silicone Soul will also be making an appearance (check out their exclusive mix for Waveform Transmitter, here). Another favourite label, Craigie Knowes (named after a locality in Perth) will be joining the fray, and Pulse rezzie Darrell Pulse weighs in with his techno bombardment.

Speaking of which, Slam have put together a killer Secret Weapons for your enjoyment. Lets take a look in their magazine loaded with incendiary shells and see what devastating shots they’ll be firing off at Maximum Pressure tonight…


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Fadi MohemLife CyclesKlockwerks

Fantastic trip – almost reminiscent of Lil Louis’s French Kiss – but much more. 

ModdullarSelf ConfidenceCRG018

Syncopated monster – when rhythmic simplicity just works.

Kangding RayPolygongFigure X13

Kangding Ray did a radio show for our Slam Radio – and he played this as a demo – I just had to have to play – totally stand out tune.

DK8Murder Was The Bass (Slam Re-Edit)Soma

This is the original version – as our re-edit Has not made it to You Tube yet – either way a bomb that has never left our cases.

Blue HourSolace (Hector Oaks To The Core Mix)Blue Hour 

Haunting riff that never fails the dance floor – still getting asked what it is when we play.

O/V/RThe World RemadeDownwards 

Our good friends Regis and James Ruskin in a funked fucked frenzy – fantastic bass trip.

FU-5IvomagusA Touch Of Infinity 

Wonderful Argentinian DJ producer that never fails to surprise with his output – truly twisted.

TemudoContextSoma 

Our newest Portuguese label addition – so talented – every track on this EP is all total quality and more in the pipeline.

Oscar MuleroSangre IIFEX016

The master at work – simple trance inducing beats and rhythms – as only Oscar does…every time.

Joe FarrThe Pills Have EyesSoma 

Another great new addition to the Soma family – this track cannot be stopped – a huge anthem in the making.

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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