Even in the depths of winter, the Soma20 celebrations show no signs of slowing down. A medley of Slam tracks are reworked by three of the hottest producers around.
Frenchman Oxia brings big bass and relentless rhythm in his remix of Slam's Human track. The original track from 2004 was fast, tense and abrasive and lent its self to the sultry side of Slam's productions. Oxia softens this tight original masterfully as he brings dubby tones and chords to the fore of his mix, while underpinning it with powerful low-end resonance.
Soma's Harvey McKay is up next with as straight and heavy remix of the massive Alien Radio, from the Slam album of the same name. McKay keeps the sequence of the signature bassline true, but entirely changes the feeling of the hook from haunting to nasty. Beeline drums and percussion are what Harvey McKay excels at, and this remix is a prime example of his style.
Cosmin TRG has garnered a lot of attention in the last 12-18 months... and deservedly so! Releases on Rush Hour, 50 Weapons, Hessle and Tempa have seen massive success and have also ensured a busy diary of gigs across the world. His mix of Slam's Visions uses the vocal samples and seductive tones of lyricist Dot Allison amidst filtering synths and loose, swinging drums.