Various - Soma 2008 (4 stars)

Soma 2008

(Soma)

TECHNO/HOUSE

The opener (an Adam Beyer remix of Slam’s ‘Staccato Rave’) is a stormer of understated techno brilliance and while at over 12 tracks this compilation loses momentum at times, the old school acid squelch of Funk d’Void & Sian, the insistent gurgling throb of Xpansel & Massi DL or the wonky electronics of Mr Copy’s ‘Minerva’ more than make up for any lulls. The ‘Soma sound’ is instantly recognisable throughout but is warped in myriad directions by a solid line-up of talent. Once again this proves 2008 has been another killer year for Glasgow’s pre-eminent dance label.

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