Slam need little introduction, the Glaswegian duo made up of Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan established Soma Quality Recordings in 1991. For the past twenty years Orde and Stuart have kept their fingers firmly on electronic music’s rapidly-evolving pulse, experiencing on the front line what makes crowds scream, dance or cry, constantly pushing the boat out with their work as Slam, while carefully planning and introducing fresh new names to Soma.
Its been a year since the label celebrated 20 years of Soma, we decided it would be a good time to catch up with Orde and Stuart to discuss their origins, their record label, Glasgow, technology and their current musical direction. Their mix is a recording of the 2nd hour on Slam’s recent Return to Mono party at the Sub. They describe this as “the point in time where it’s still warm-up but getting into the groove and moving people toward the dance floor.”