20 reasons to celebrate 20 years of Slam at the Arches
An appreciation of the Glasgow DJ and production duo
We must never forget that at the heart of it Glasgow duo Stuart MacMillan and Orde Meikle are brilliant DJs mixing up a blend of deep house and techno.
2 International ambassadors
Slam’s DJ skills are in demand across the world taking Glasgow club culture global.
The biggest underground techno and house party in Glasgow, Slam have made the Arches their own since 1992.
4 Laurent Garnier
The French techno master brings his LBS project to Pressure to help them celebrate.
5 Ben Klock
The Berlin DJ also joins the birthday bill.
Extra recovery time before work, so party hard and enjoy that bank holiday Monday.
Co-founded by Slam in 1991 Soma Records have released tracks by Daft Punk, Funk d’Void, Black Dog and many more.
8 ‘Positive Education’
One of the most recognisable techno tunes of all time. Killer when it was released in 1993, killer now.
More top tunage from the Slam boys.
10 Alien Radio
Slam’s second album and probably their best.
Slam’s subsidiary label for the release of their own material.
12 ‘City Destroyer’
The first release on Paragraph showcased the classic Slam techno sound.
13 Fenetik/Fifth Freedom/Pnuma
Three (now dormant) sub labels from Soma that concentrated on non-house/techno releases.
Not only regulars at the London super-club they also released a mix CD (Fabric 09) on their label.
They’ve produced top remixes for the likes of Carl Craig, Josh Wink, Pan-Pot and Samuel L Session.
Likewise they have been remixed by everyone from Carl Cox to Oxia.
17 Return to Mono
Not content with Pressure, Slam also run the more intimate Return to Mono at the Subbie (with guest Nick Curly).
Slam release their Return to Mono sets as monthly podcasts online.
19 T in the Park
20 DJ Sneak
No rest for the wicked as Pressure returns with Chicago house’s finest, DJ Sneak on 27 Apr.
Pressure, the Arches, Glasgow, Sat 7 Apr.