Slam Events presents
Fri 30 Sep 2011 | 11pm-4am | £14 + bf
Pressure celebrate Soma Records’ 20th birthday party, featuring:
The Soma party continues at full pace this September with the birthday collective marking their 20th anniversary, close to home at the Arches in Glasgow. Pressure, the night hosted by Slam for a large part of Soma’s history, promises to be a fantastic representation of the label’s output with Slam, Funk D’Void, Silicone Soul, Gary Beck and Deepchord performing, all of whom have been some of the most important artists, both old and new, to have been on Soma over the years and will certainly enliven the Arches on 30th September. The combination of these multi-skilled artists should prove to be an incendiary mix with each adding their own special, inimitable sound to proceedings.
Lars Sandberg a.k.a Funk D’Void, DJ, producer and fan of all things electronic, will be exhibiting his myriad skills as he performs a live set. Joining him in performing live will be Detroit dub techno producer DeepChord, who flies in from his native USA to perform. Both will be giving those present an insight into their profound musicality as they stretch their own productions through the genres. DeepChord’s highly anticipated follow-up release Hash-Bar Remnants Part 2 is released on Soma barely a week after Pressure on Oct 10th.
Adding sonic artistry and a deep, powerful edge to Pressure will be legendary duo Silicone Soul, major contributors to Soma’s history of progressive sounds. Their influence will leave an indelible mark on the Arches as it has done on many previous occasions. Their output is duly noted by Soma, who at the beginning of next year will be releasing an album of Silicone Soul material, remixed by others and by the duo themselves.
After travelling the world, innovative DJ and producer Gary Beck will have slightly less distance to travel for Pressure, being himself a native Glaswegian. His vibrant and driving sound always plays well amidst the industrial rumblings of Glasgow.
And, of course it would be churlish not to mention hosts, initiators and Glasgow legends Slam, without whom the landscape for the previous 20 years at Soma, and in all manner of electronic scenes throughout the world, would be very different. This hometown gig will see them in their element.
All in all, this very special Pressure is going to be one fantastic night, which in turn is one fantastic advert for all the work that Soma have done over the years.
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As Scotland’s original superclub, the Arches is the stuff of clubbing legend. There really is no other venue like it in the world.
Repeatedly voted one of the top 100 clubs in the world in DJ magazine, the industrial brick arches are home to a continuous roster of the world’s most in demand DJs and producers from across the dance spectrum, whether it be minimal techno, big bassline electro, hardstyle, deep house, UK bass, dubstep or trance.
With a Funktion 1 soundsystem and three fully stocked bars spread over six subterranean arches, the space is transformed each weekend depending on the faces behind the decks. From huge, sell out nights with platinum selling Ibiza trendsetters such as Alesso and Laidback Luke or legendary acts such as Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Jeff Mills, to the hottest, most-hyped names on the dance scene’s lips – from Jamie Jones and Nina Kraviz to Jackmaster and Omar S, ours is one of the most diverse club programmes in the city.
As well as the Arches’ own club nights, which have recently brought the likes of Hot Creations label, Madeon and Chase & Status to the venue, for many fans the Arches is synonymous with either of its two biggest nights, Pressure and Colours.
Slam have now been playing and promoting in the Arches since 1992 with their monthly techno and house night Pressure celebrating it’s 16th anniversary in November 2014. Normally taking place on the last Friday of the month, Pressure sees the biggest names in the game playing regularly, with guests like Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Laurent Garnier, Joris Voorn, Maya Jane Coles, Pan-Pot, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Len Faki, Dubfire, Gary Beck, Visonquest, Heidi, Vitalic and Green Velvet joining resident DJs Slam in recent times.
Scotland’s biggest dance promoter, Colours regularly bring the biggest and best names in big room house, tech-house, electro and trance to the venue, with recent guests including Alesso, Otto Knows, Laidback Luke, Dannic, Hardwell, Markus Schulz, Showtek, Gareth Emery, Nervo, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Nicky Romero and many more.
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