Slam - Collecting Data
- Colin Chapman
- 13 June 2012
Remixes and new material by Glasgow production duo over last four years
Bookending a prolific four years for Glasgow techno icons Slam, Collecting Data gathers a comprehensive selection of the duo’s remixes and their own material from the period, over two CDs.
The first highlights their more house-flavoured output; deep, stripped-back versions of Sasha and Radio Slave, percussive, rhythm-focussed takes on Spencer Parker, Shlomi Aber, Kenny Larkin and Josh Wink and more minimal re-rubs of Paul Ritch, Dot Allison and The Black Dog are interspersed with a handful of their own tracks, neatly befitting the selection.
Bar remixes of Pan Pot, Secret Cinema and Alex Under, the second features the kind of rumbling, intense techno workouts that Stuart and Orde are best known for, on an album which although an effective artist showcase, would definitely work better in mixed form.