Various artists - Soma Compilation 2010 (4 stars)

Various artists - Soma Compilation 2010

Soma Compilation 2010 (Soma)

This latest taste-of-the-label comp demonstrates precisely who has been making waves on Slam’s Glasgow-based label over the last year. It’s very much a family affair this time out as the label’s signees and associates remix each other all over the place. Slam themselves take on Samuel L. Session’s ‘Can You Relate’, while Joris Voorn tackles their ‘Ghost Song’ and D’Julz redoes ‘Positive Education’. But does it need it?

Bigger names also feature, as Ripperton reworks Silicone Soul’s ‘Dust Ballad II’ and Autechre spin The Black Dog’s ‘Tunnels OV Set’ off into glitchy territory. A minimal air, as might be expected, hangs over much of the work here, although Gary Beck’s ‘Tijuana’ breaks it up with some nice Latin trumpet samples.

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