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Techno - Released March 3, 2003 | Fabric Worldwide

Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle have been kicking out the jams as Slam for over a decade, either as the driving force behind the accomplished Soma label or through working the turntables at a swath of venues, their five-hour Saturday night sets as part of their quarterly residency at London's Fabric superclub securing their place within the club's mix series. The result is an intensive workout that takes few prisoners, catching only an occasional breath before marching onward with only a relentless low-end shudder and thumping percussive backbone for company. The escalating synth sweeps of Ladytron's "Seventeen" offer some variation on chattering tech-house, but this is a mix intended to reflect the dancefloor duties of its orchestrators, a job it does dutifully and with commendable vigor. © Kingsley Marshall /TiVo
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Techno - Released July 26, 2019 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released November 30, 2018 | Soma Records

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Dance - Released April 24, 2020 | Soma Records

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Dance - Released August 23, 2019 | Soma Records

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Dance - Released March 9, 2020 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released April 26, 2019 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released March 30, 2015 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released March 16, 2018 | Soma Records

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Dance - Released January 20, 2020 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released October 28, 2016 | Soma Records

"[P]erfectly poised to get brainwaves firing, so that limbs will follow. Heat-seeking oscillations enable the trusted sensations of chrome-finished suspended animation and moth-like magnetism, surgical precision emitting singeing blowback." © TiVo
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Dance - Released November 29, 2019 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released June 5, 2017 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released October 19, 2018 | Soma Records

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Dance - Released September 25, 1995 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released May 20, 1996 | Soma Records

Though it's missing one of their finest moments (namely "Positive Education"), Slam's LP debut is a near-perfect summation of British techno circa the midpoint of the decade. While tracks like "Emotive" and "White Shadows" capture the mood of techno's stateside progenitors (with the expected focus on driving beatwork), while still forecasting other developments in music: breakbeat techno on "Low Life" and "First Bass," more minimal output with "Free Fall," and increasingly shadowy material with "Dark Forces." © John Bush /TiVo
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Techno - Released June 11, 2001 | Soma Records

Finally following up their debut Headstates, Slam sound surprisingly unchanged after five long years, welcome news for fans of their clean, classic sound and sleek production tastes. Despite spear-heading the movement into new territory for electronic dance -- specifically, tech-house and nu breaks -- with releases on their Soma label and frequent DJ dates, for Alien Radio the duo again looked back to the moody, evocative sound (and synthpads) of classic techno and acid house from the late '80s. And similar to Photek's reinvention of himself as a house producer on 2000's Solaris, it can only benefit from the recruitment of two house-influenced vocalists, Tyrone Palmer and Dot Allison. Palmer's two tracks, "LifeTimes" and "Eyes of Your Soul," are unapologetically dramatic, emotional tracks; as on Photek's material, though the spare beats and straightforward effects may sound rather dated, good producers (and good tracks) shine through no matter the means to their end. "Narco Tourists," another collaboration track (with James Lavelle's trip-hop project U.N.K.L.E., minus DJ Shadow), sounds practically untouched by the Mo' Wax headz, except for the barrage of beats, while Dot Allison's track "Visions" has the imperial, classicist grandeur of prime Orbital. One of the few direct missteps on Alien Radio comes when Meikle and McMillan attempt to right a wrong by including a new remix of their classic single "Positive Education"; the experiment renders the song up-to-date but lacking the spirit of the original. That's a good clue to the major problem of Alien Radio -- Slam again show themselves as great producers, but they've missed the original spirit of Headstates. © John Bush /TiVo
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Techno - Released December 22, 2014 | Soma Records

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Techno - Released October 27, 2014 | Soma Records

"[I]t’s to Slam’s credit, three-quarters through, they revert to a womb-like suspension -- before their diligent tech-house floors it and seizes control. Going by the book pays off." © TiVo
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Techno - Released November 24, 2013 | Soma Records