Soma label heads, Slam are back with a brand new killer EP on their home label in the form of the Fractious EP. Hot on the heals of their mammoth rework of Clouds’ Complete Control and the excellent Transmissions Glasgow compilation, the duo of Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan have been on something of a hot streak lately. Here they deliver two dark dance floor burners for their latest release!
Title track Fractious kicks off the release and fires out an electrifying synth hook, giving the track an instant percussive element, backed by simple and effect drums that keep a steady groove. Slam’s experience of production shines through on this as each refined component glides seamlessly together to produce a powerful, pulsating track.
Serpent takes an even darker route with a subtly evolving 303 baseline that lurks menacingly in the background allowing edgy variants to ebb their way in slowly, adding to the already tense vibe created throughout. A perfect DJ tool for those surreal moments.
As Slam & Soma build toward their 25th year, the duo show why they have been at the forefront of Techno with this expertly produced and dynamic release.