BOA Radio Show 001 | Slam

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The legendary UK techno duo of Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle have travelled far and wide, touring Australia, the USA , Europe, South America and Japan and they hold residencies at 3 of the UK's best clubs (Pressure & Return To Mono in their home town of Glasgow and Fabric in the nation’s Capital, London.)

The last 2 years has been one of their busiest periods ever. Performing dynamic sets at many of the world’s leading festivals including Monegros, Oxygen, Bestival, 10 days off, Extrema, Glastonbury 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 to name a few. They recently celebrated 10 years of their illustrious club night Pressure @ the world famous Arches club in Glasgow with a Mixmag cover mount CD and have started their own Podcast series, recorded live at their Return To Mono club nights the Glasgow bunker, Sub Club. They have had a string of monster releases on their own PARAGRAPH & SOMA imprints, while releasing and remixing on Drumcode, Ovum, Material Series and Mobilee.

PARAGRAPH: The first release “City Destroyer”, with its sinister pitched vocals and crafty, crisp and skippy electronic sound-scapes, secured club plays from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer and Laurent Garnier. Paragraph 2, “Hot Knives”, was even bigger staying in the Beatport top 10 for 10 weeks with plays from just about every big name including Carl Craig, Anja Schneider, Dave Clarke and Dubfire. Paragraph 3, 4 and 5 “One Note Samba”, “Variance”, “Heart of the Soul” respectively, were massive successes seeing Slam combine their love and talents for both House & Techno on the same EPs. Slam now bring their friends and peers onto the label to remix the first few Paragraph releases with Germany’s finest tag-team, Pan-Pot first to bat. Turning out 2 outstanding remixes, they set the bar high for those who follow, including Harvey McKay, Alan Fitzpatrick, Gel Abril, Adam Beyer & Jesper Dahlback, Steve Lawler, Chris Liebing, Gary Beck and Julien Chaptal. There will also be an album with an exciting new concept based around Paragraph later in the year. 

SOMA RECORDS: SLAM are also the proud co-owners of Soma Records, which, in its 19th year, continues to be one of the world’s finest purveyors of cutting edge electronic music, with recent releases and remixes from Silicone Soul, the Black Dog, Mihalis Safras, Mark Broom, Joris Voorn, Prompt, Samuel L. Session, Christian Prommer, Radio Slave, Paul Ritch, D'Julz, Adam Beyer, Steve Rachmad, Itamar Sagi, Reset Robot, Gary Beck, Harvey McKay and Funk D Void & Sian.

SLAM GIGS: Slam have just curated and played at the massive Slam Tent at Scotland’s T in the Park festival (which they have organised since 1997) and they also recently headlined the G stage at the Glastonbury festival as well as performing live at Awakenings and Extrema in Holland and Space in Ibiza. They also hosted a special Soma Records and Paragraph show case at La Terrrazza in Barcelona during Sonar. Slam are residents at Pressure in Glasgow and Fabric in London.

Recorded: 10th December 2005


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