Chris Liebing and Pan-Pot launch new season of Pressure nights at the Arches
Slam's Stuart MacMillan talks us through the line-up, which also features Clouds, Levon Vincent, Jackmaster and Heidi
Having celebrated 20 years at The Arches last April, Slam duo Stuart MacMillan and Orde Meikle have all the experience they need to take Pressure forward into a new season. Attracting some of the biggest names in the business and constantly on the look-out for new talent, the night is a certified institution. But with their own hectic tour schedule, not to mention co-managing Soma, one of the world’s most important techno labels, it’s amazing they can keep on top of everything.
‘We work as part of a strong team,’ says MacMillan. ‘Our manager Dave tends to deal with the bookings, and the promotion team and the other guys in the office will help with the Pressure Facebook, press and Slam Radio. It's not a headache because we are always looking around to see who is coming through, trying to find new records and artists early in their career.’
It’s this drive to discover, promote and party which has made Slam, and in turn, Pressure so successful. Glasgow’s club-goers are perhaps some of the most clued-up in Britain, so being on the ball is definitely important. With techno big-wigs Chris Liebing and Pan-Pot taking care of the main arch at Pressure’s opening party this month, the Slam boys seem just as excited about the ‘support’ bill.
‘We have Clouds playing live and a great line-up in the other room too with Levon Vincent, Jackmaster and Heidi, who may even do some of their sets back to back,’ says Meikle. ‘We wanted to come out all guns blazing for the first Pressure in four months.’
The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 27 Sep.