Pressure Funk

Alex Smoke

If you have ever heard any of Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle's releases as Slam, you will know that they have been responsible for some of dance music's most electrifying records (Positive Education, Dark Forces and Headstates to name but a few). You will also know that they, together with Slam promoter Dave Clarke, set up the revolutionary Soma Records (one of Scotland's first independent labels) where they have introduced the world to talents like Daft Punk, Funk D'Void, Envoy, Maas, and Scott Grooves.

They began DJing back in 88 where they held residencies in Tin Pan Alley, The Sub Club, and their final resting home The Arches, where they continue to host some of clublands most groundbreaking nights.

They adopted their Pressure Funk guise in 1997 they released the fantastic "Raw Spirit". This was the same year they were invited to establish T in the Park's first arena solely dedicated to dance music. Two highly successful years and a larger tent later they continue to organise the Slam Tent at the summertime festival.

They have since released a second Pressure Funk 12", and this year saw them unleashing their debut album as Pressure Funk, entitled "Twisted Funk". An intensely enjoyable techno driven album, they have been igniting dancefloors all over the UK and Europe with their "Twisted Funk" DJ and live extravaganza.