Adam Beyer Truesoul
Having made their debut on Drumcode with the 'Maffaking EP' just a few months back, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle return in September with 'Cacophony'. It's practically impossible to impart any new knowledge on Slam to fans of techno, such is the widespread respect and admiration for the Glasgow duo. Slam have done it all; from creating acid house anthems, curating the finest line ups for their legendary Pressure parties and championing quality music everywhere they go, theyre a dance music institution. Despite their national treasure status, McMillan and Meikle continue to be at the forefront of electronic music as this latest outing of three tracks shows. From the rising/falling melody and steady climbing intensity, title track 'Cacophony' leads the way nicely into an EP of usual Drumcode strength. It's a nagging melody which characterises Souvenir too. Rolling out across the seven and half minute cut, this unrelenting melody creates an incredibly forceful vibe and it's to Slam's credit that they let it continue with just minor percussive changes underneath. Finally, the wavy funk and warm key licks of 'The Strip' close the EP with a blast of swinging groove that employs a more playful vibe. Slam and Drumcode is a brilliant pairing so 'Cacophony' is a must
Cacophony (Original Mix)
Souvenir (Original Mix)
The Strip (Original Mix)