Label: Bek Audio
Cat. #: No: BEK 012
Format: 12″ Vinyl, Digital
Release Date: 11-12-2012
A – Harem
B – Harem (Gary Beck Remix)
Gary Beck brings fellow Glaswegians and techno legends Slam onto BEK Audio for their first release with the imprint. Gary & Slam have worked together on numerous projects across labels like Figure, Paragraph & Soma to explosive effect. ‘Harem’ is no different.
‘Harem’ retains the classic sound of Slam. Jacking percussion, fills and dizzying snare rolls flow organically around the track, while a deep, grooving bassline and pulsing synth hold the rhythm. Slam remain on-form with ‘Harem’, highlighting the style and restraint that comes with 20+ years experience of producing electronic music.
Gary Beck’s remix of ‘Harem’ returns to the tech-housier side of his productions. Splashing cymbals, echoing claps and straight-up drum-rolls introduce the potent percussive elements, while Gary utilises Slam’s rolling bassline & synth work to create a relentless groove that swells and sways in a quintessential Beck manner.
BEK Audio continues to push the bar and does so with panache on Slam’s ‘Harem’ release.