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[Avoidant] Steve Allman - Abductors EP

Monday, 27th June 2022

South London based Electro act, Steven Allman, returns to Avoidant for his debut release with the label, the Abductors EP. Having cut his teeth on the London electro scene with his event Scan (run in conjunction with Sync 24) he recently appeared on the acclaimed Dark Planet VA back in 2021. With his first full release on Avoidant, Allman brings his unique take on Electro with a poised and balanced 4 tracker.

Title track track Abuctors is a fast paced and sci fi leaning affair complete with twisted vocals and mind bending synth work. Jam The Freq continues the attitude but brings a more ominous and darker sound and high definition drums patterns burst across a flurry of buzzing bass. Pushing roper Electro Funk is Senses that bounces through and showcases Allman’s classy sound design. Master Future closes out the EP with deep rooted 808 drum work, extra terrestrial computer controlled hooks and synth work and unique retrograde vocals.

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3SBAT - Draconic Cycle EP

Monday, 20th June 2022

SBAT (pronounced Esbat) is an Italian-born, non-binary, and Glasgow-based DJ & producer. Previously released on Soma Records with the track Death & Rebirth for Collective Process VA Vol. 3, 3SBAT returns to Soma with their own EP — Draconic Cycle — a full-on hard industrial techno journey.

Draconic Cycle takes inspiration from Draconian Magic; a Left-Hand Path magical tradition in which mythological dragons and serpents represent its core components —darkness, chaos, or the harsh forces of nature. Draconic energy is a powerful force that can also materialise in the human body, where it takes the shape of the serpent Kundalini. This fire energy, when awoken, gifts humans the potential for growth and transformation.

3SBAT's sound — a blend of distorted kicks, industrial soundscapes, noise hats, broken beats, EBM synths, dark atmospheres, and percussive drums — aims to recreate this draconian energy.

Draconic Cycle is the track that lends its name to the EP, followed by Lucid Dream; a lucid nightmare where distorted voices haunt a desolate industrial site. The Angel of The Abyss ends the cycle with elements of broken beats and a reference to Abaddon — the Angel of the Bottomless Pit; the Destroyer — where distorted patterns culminate in an ultimate point of destruction that no longer serves our conscious minds.

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To complete the release there are three murderous remixes of the track Draconic Cycle by Krista Bourgeois, Ayako Mori, and Vertex Form — winners of the remix competition run by 23by23. The latter is a campaign by Sydney Blu and Rebekah aiming to increase the percentage of female / non-binary / trans and gender non-conforming producers in the music industry to 23% or higher by the end of 2023.

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Namesis, Yansyet - The Shining EP

Monday, 30th May 2022

Back once again from the void, Namesis returns to Soma bringing along fellow traveller Yansyet for a blinding and inventive 4 track EP , The Shining. Never one to shy away from more obscure and bolder sonics, this coupling deliver another twisted and future facing release of cyber enhanced, EMB tinged tracks.

Title track 'The Shining' reaches into the abyss with dark and emotive synths drenched in pure attitude before the punishing beats & shattering rhythms of 'I Mean' glide against a backdrop of future sleaze synthetics and dark ominous vocals. The slower pace of 'Glummy' doesn't detract from yet another twisted and affair as a more industrial elements course through its veins. 'Sad' closes out the EP pushing slashing, bussing synth stabs into the melodies as a burning 303 bass line causes tremors through its sub structure.

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Avoidant - Distortion Strategy Part II V/A

Monday, 16th May 2022

Avoidant drops Part II of the Distortion Strategy series, focusing on some of the best up and coming Electro producers from across the globe currently making waves in the scene. Each artist brings their unique take on the genre from classic upfront, club focused tracks to the more thought provoking.

Previous collaborator, Confluence, opens with ‘Wrong Clocks’, a twisted and brooding affair - the young producers adept sound design shines through. Blast Attack quickens the pace sharply with the sci-fi inspired ‘Singularity’, as it’s mind melting synth hooks and FX twist and turn at every corner. Maltese Sound Synthesis drops the UK Bass influenced ‘Auditory Space’. A proper squelchy yet emotive track, its searing pads glisten atop radiating percussive synths. Continuing on the emotive tip, New Delhi based Zequenx’s ‘Imposter Alert’ creates a contemplative atmosphere through precision programming as she makes each element in the track flow perfectly into another. USA artist Terrestrial Access Network’s deep and absorbing ‘Stress’ closes out the VA and crisp 808 beats lay the foundations to an ethereal soundscape of lush pads and buzzing bass.

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Slam - Aversion EP

Friday, 6th May 2022

Massive new Slam EP opens their solo Soma account for 2022.

Off the back of the momentous Louder Than Chaos Project, Soma label heads Slam are back with a huge new 3 track release as they continue to push the boundaries within techno with this latest no holds barred EP.

The crushing sounds of ‘Waver’ getting things going at a furious pace as relentless percussion delivers the perfect drive before classic hoover style synths add that extra layer of power. Slam keeps the momentum going as Bulgar steps up with cascading energy built with thunderous kick drums and a hypnotising vocal layer. Closing out the EP with ‘Aversion’ the Glasgow duo ride an emphatic high of pulsating, rhythmic synths and subtle punk influences.

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Collective Process Vol.5

Thursday, 21st April 2022

Soma drop Volume 5 of the Collective Process series that brings together some of the best up and coming producers in the scene right now. On the fifth instalment, we welcome a global roster consisting of Dave Wincent, Minor Dott, R.M.K & SlugoS.

The deep and tripped out Measure Of Dispersion from Dave Wincent opens the EP with perfectly sculpted soundscapes, spacious percussion and a driving beat. Next up, Colombia's Minor Dott picks up the pace with the thunderous rave infected track Prisoner Of Nightmares that flexes it's muscles throughout. R.M.K delivers a more funked up, old school affair with Waveforms which utilises hypnotic vocal samples against bouncing, 909 percussion. SlugoS closes the EP on devastating form with the HI-NRG track, Sunburn. Cascading drums and smashing percussive workouts blend perfectly with well crafted synth stab, lifting the track higher.

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Milo Raad - The Hornet EP

Friday, 4th March 2022

Serbian producer, Milo Raad, returns to Soma after appearing on last year's Collective process VA with a full EP of his own solid and hypnotic tracks on the Hornet EP. Balancing driving, heady and cerebral sound with subtle rhythmic movement, Raad builds a quality release packed with power and attitude.

Solaris opens the EP with perfectly crafted, syncopated rhythms that gradually builds and creating a perfect storm of Techno. The Hornet drifts in to more hypnotic and dark territory as buzzing synths lines form the backbone of the track. Bacteria (Locked Drum Version) has Raad crafting the perfect DJ tool complete with droning atmospheres as Voyager closes out with Raad's signature deep and pervasive sound.

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Slam + AnD - Louder Than Chaos Vol.5

Friday, 11th February 2022

Slam + AnD bring the Louder Than Chaos project to a close with 2 cuts of high octane techno.

The project which has seen previous collaborations between Slam & and a host of artists including Hector Oaks, 999999999, Optic Nerve, Perc, Rebekah, & Amelie Lens now concludes.

Closing out their Louder Than Chaos project with Volume 5, Slam team up this time with legendary UK techno act  AnD, for an absolute killer of a double A side EP. A great climax to end the series, both tracks hold back no punches with a direct, hard hitting release designed to peak at the summit of high powered Techno sessions. 

Circumvolve opens this final chapter with rocket propelled drums that quickly gather pace before launching into a full scale assault as incessantly building synths sequences bring the energy. On the flip, Trident keeps the momentum flowing perfectly with ominous synth hooks rising through hammering kicks and razor sharp percussion.

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Norbak - There's No Lesson EP (Inc Reeko Remix)

Monday, 24th January 2022

Portuguese based talent, Norbak returns to Soma with another mind bending release packed with 3 originals and a superbly crafted remix from Spanish techno royalty, Reeko. Since joining up with Soma back in 2020, the young producer has continually upped his game with every release and now drop this 4th EP with the label.

His Reign Is Over is a fierce yet hypnotic affair, packed with thundering low end and trippy soundscapes. Reeko’s interpretation of the opening track harks back to his earlier, tougher productions yet still retains the hypnotism of Nørbak’s original. Pragmatically Speaking is a proper warped and tripped out number that utilises spacial FX to give it width and depth. Title track, There’s No Lesson, closes out this latest EP from Nørbak with expertly produced drive and aggression balanced against his signature looped out sound.

Mastered By Conor Dalton @ Glowcast Mastering.

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Collective Process Vol.4

Friday, 14th January 2022

Soma start 2022 with Volume 4 of the Collective Process series that links new and up coming artists to the global scene. Doubling up on this release with two tracks each are Spanish based Oxygeno & Italian producer Francesco Argentieri.

Oxygeno kicks things off with the dark and brooding Abuse And Violence with it’s dark and driving sound setting the tone for the EP perfectly. Following it up is Arrogance that delves into deeper territory with unsettling and foreboding synths creating a devastating rhythmic structure. Newcomer Francesco Argentieri opens his Soma account with the rapid fire Mind Control. Broken Beats and alarm like synths fire off to great effect. Argentieri closes out the EP with Enemy Is Yourself, a clanking yet hypnotic affair, crafted with precision to destroy dance floors.

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Various - Dark Planet

Monday, 22nd November 2021

Avoidant Records return with a fresh rogue squadron assembled for another massive compilation as 16 Electro warriors take on the Dark Planet.

Afters last years huge Defend Your Planet VA, Avoidant immediately set about recruiting another incredible group of artists that represent the labels output. Once more, an exciting blend of established, classic and up and comping producers, all taking inspiration from the collective sound of Detroit & European influenced Electro, come together to make their sound heard via Dark Planet.

The breaks influenced Wish Youd Leave from Three Faces Of Eve opens with a dark and ominous vibe before the legendary DJ Godfather drops a stripped, funk laced bomb on Its Only Detroit. The UKs Steve Allman takes things Next Level with some straight up twisted and aggressive beats as Dutch wizard Versalife leans on more sci-fi elements with his Shift Levels. Having already appeared on a previous label VA, another Dutch connection in the form of Helsmoortel delivers some heavy rocking old skool vibes as a more emotive approach is taken by Flug on Just You. Assembler Code steps up for Avoidant once more with some hyper production skills on the mutant bass styled Architects. Detroits own Blaktony means business with the direct and funktional Produkt before The Exaltics bring things down with the deep and sweeping One Direct Line. The enigmatic VRIL sets up the back end of the compilation nicely with his signature sound soaking up snappy percussive beats. Huge bass waves direct from The Lord Of the Isles on Approach & Identify glide across dubbed out percussion and effective melodies. PARANDs Archangel is a dark and gnarly bass driven affair while Australias own 88756 makes your Fine Dining Experience a rather forbidding one. Glasgow based duo, Co-Accused make a welcome debut on Avoidant with the spatial and techno edged Abduction. Another Glasgow based artist, the mysterious Monk returns with the delicately crafted Simulation Theory; a pulsating and ethereal journey before the UKs Darkmode closes out the compilation with an ode to early UK sounds on Dr Bloodmoney.

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Slam - Louder Than Chaos Vol. 3

Friday, 12th November 2021

High Octane Techno from Slam + Rebekah on Louder Than Chaos Vol. 3

Volume 3 of the Louder Than Chaos project has Slam teaming up with long term Soma affiliate, Rebekah, for another ferocious addition to the series. This double A side release kicks off with the fiery and tempestuous Believe in The Night where shades of EBM cross with a hypnotic yet industrial backbone. On the flip, Erratic Movements has all guns blazing with a more direct and focussed approach. Harsh, sturdy rhythmic structures cascade continually as riotous, disruptive synths create the tension throughout the track.

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Non Reversible - Mental Absorbing EP

Friday, 22nd October 2021

Berlin's own Non Reversible makes a welcome return to Soma with his latest release, the Mental Absorbing EP. Non Reversible's commitment to the harder and darker sides of techno once again shine through on this uncompromising 4 track EP.

Fearless Approach is a perfect of example of Non Reversible's relentless sound design as thumping kicks drive across a backbone of distortion and propulsive percussion before breaking into buzzing synths and screeching pads. Mental Absorbing keeps up the momentum as the Berlin based produced once again challenges you to stay strong against his dynamic and resolute techno; with wild and twisted acid basslines warping against siren like synths. Deviance leans on a more industrial tip with much more prominent distortion in the sound design but doesn't lack in direct and solid flow as this is definitely a heads down, dance floor based weapon. Biological Efficiency closes out the EP with much of the same ferocity found throughout the rest of the release. A seriously dark and dirty affair, this is certainly no ordinary closing track as aggression levels are dialled up to 11.

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Slam - Louder Than Chaos Vol. 2

Friday, 15th October 2021

Slam & Perc combine for  Vol 2 of Louder Than Chaos

Volume 2 of Louder Than Chaos sees Slam team up with UK techno legend, Perc, for 2 absolutely hammering tracks. This double A side release has both artists colliding perfectly as they unleash ferocious and relentless rhythms.

Carbon Black opens uncompromisingly with thunderous drums, perfectly tuned to give that heavy stomping effect, continuously increasing in intensity before relenting momentarily to a subdued pad before rocketing back in, all guns blazing. Schism goes on a more industrial tip with it's more mechanised feel and crashing percussion building slowly and with purpose. Short, abrupt stabs give rise to tension that it quickly cleaved by clinical, razor sharp percussion.

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Slam - Louder Than Chaos Vol. 1

Friday, 24th September 2021

On March 2020 the world was abruptly thrown into collective disarray. The pandemic stopped almost everything dead in its tracks. No social gatherings, self-isolation, a sense of panic and bewilderment prevailed. An industry that had become so dependent on human connection and unity, was suddenly switched off and put on pause for an unforeseeable future.It was in this climate that The Louder Than Chaos project was born, facilitated by Soma Records head honchos and Techno protagonists Slam. A collaborative project with friends, colleagues and contemporaries normally only seen at airports, or events, now brought together under a completely different set of circumstances, allowing for a purposeful connection in a time of disconnect. The focus of the project is built on a powerful mutual participation, remotely constructed over time and fully intended for holding court on peak time dance floors when they inevitably return. That time has now finally come.The Louder Than Chaos project is a series of 5 releases, on 12 vinyl & Digital, to be released monthly via Soma Records. Featuring collaborations between Slam & Hector Oaks, Slam & 999999999, Slam & Keith Tucker (AKA Optic Nerve), Slam & Amelie Lens, Slam & Rebekah, Slam & AnD and finally Slam & Perc. Each EP features specially commissioned artwork from German based artist PPP Panic, which consolidates into one constructive piece over the 5 releases.Opening Volume 1, Slam pair with Italian rave starters 999999999 for Conveyor. Arguably one of the hardest tracks in the project, both artists combine to unleash a furious and twisted acid techno stomper. Madrid born, vinyl enthusiast Hector Oaks is next up, joining Slam on a proper, attitude filled techno excursion with Pathfinder; its heady melodic elements mask a driving and potent track. Detroit originator Optic Nerve helps Slam to close out the EP with the Motor City electronics of Machine Conflict. Early Slam influence mixes perfectly with the Detroit natives unique electro sound.

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Elyas & Hemissi - Cuflokt EP

Friday, 17th September 2021

The dynamic production duo of Elyas & Hemissi drop their first Soma release, the Cuflokt EP. With an exciting catalogue of releases individually, including a recent EP on Jeff Mills label Axis, the pair come together on this latest release delivering a solid 4 track EP built with deep, hypnotic and driving sensibilities.

Title track Cuflokt kicks off with buoyant energy and proper hypnotic vibes. Cerbere has a darker, more direct, tone as driving percussion backs slowly building atmospheres and gentle synths hooks. Keeping up with the sinister and driving feel, Preytoru balances subtlety with striking dance floor action. Overa closes the EP as Elyas & Hemissi once more delve into hypnotic yet melodic territory with the track, this time with more pace added in for good effect.

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Roll Dann - After The Downfall EP

Friday, 20th August 2021

Spanish based techno wizard Roll Dann reunites with Soma after some time with his latest release, After The Downfall EP. Having already released 3 massive EPs with the label, Roll Dann returns with clever and methodical style, blasting out 5 tripped out and energetic tracks.

Hypnotism runs through the veins of Roll Dann's productions and opening track, "The Downfall" displays this emphatically. Jarring rhythmic structures control you straight away with controlled bursts of percussion drive the track. Next up, "Reality Colours" continues to mesmerise with it's subtly fluctuating patterns and slowly building drums and drones. Taking a turn to a more melodic approach, "Three Sisters In A Row" has Roll Dann's typical drive but opens up into more emotive territory with filtered strings flowing throughout. Suburbs bursts into existence with super nova like qualities as twisted synths hover menacingly in the background; ever evolving throughout. Exclusive to Bandcamp, "She Never Met The Winter" drives hard with a mechanical sequence at it's heart.

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Various - Collective Process Vol. 3

Friday, 6th August 2021

Volume 3 of the Collective Process VA's drops with yet another solid roster of upcoming techno talent. Soma is proud to present 4 unique and hard hitting tracks from Aida Arko, Anna Kost, ANNĒ & 3SBAT with each producer bringing their own style to the release, creating an absolute monster EP.

Austrian based Aida Arko opens the EP with 'A New Empire'; hulking and relentless dance floor focussed attack. Russian born, Berlin based, Anna Kost drops the heady and broken beat 64 hexagrams. A twisted tale powered by aggressive percussion and hard attitude. Continuing the head on charge of Collective Process Vol. 3, ANNĒ delivers the sub heavy and rolling Default; it's subtle melodic elements compliment the track's fast, driving nature. Closing out the EP is the Glasgow based 3SBAT as their ritualistic sound design approach on Death & Rebirth takes in dark and industrial overtones.

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Balrog - Run For Cover EP

Friday, 23rd July 2021

Fast rising UK producer, Balrog, debuts on Soma with the Run For Cover EP. Hailing from the Yorkshire Dales just outside of Leeds, Balrog has supplanted himself in the darker and grittier side of industrial techno with a focus on heavy groove-ridden drums, driving bass and obscure distorted vocals. His tracks look back to the classic hard and grooving techno of the early 2000's, but with a fresh injection of modern industrial power.

Developing the EP during the UK's lockdown, Balrog takes aim at mainstream media and makes a direct hit with title track Run For Cover hitting hard from the opening with its rampant and overdriven percussive workout. Talk That Shit ramps up the tempo even more as shearing drums pummel relentlessly throughout. Closing out with Embracing Change, Balrog takes no prisoners once again as he leans on his more industrial roots, delivering on his uncompromising sound.

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Slam - Strange Dayz

Friday, 9th July 2021

Soma label heads return with a full collective release of all their Strange Dayz tracks on one EP. 

Created throughout lockdown and originally released individually only as part of the ‘Bandcamp Fridays’, Slam now collect all 4 of the Strange Dayz series tracks under one collective banner. Each individual track serves as an insight into the deep and more reflective side of McMillan & Meikle’s production style, standing strong and offering the drive, energy and fervour of their current releases on Soma. 
Fresh twists on influences from Detroit stylings to looped out and driving techno, Strange Days delves into an uplifting dark energy whilst keeping the positive vibes alive!

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D&S - Indentured Servitude

Friday, 2nd July 2021

Dutch duo D&S debut on Avoidant with a heady and virulent 4 track EP, Indentured Servitude. Drawing on more deeper and futuristic Electro, this expertly executed EP shows a duo on the rise.

Their shared love of Detroit shines through emphatically on all 4 tracks as the glistening and emotive opener, Reasonable Doubt, sets the tone. Title track, Indentured Servitude, delivers on more attitude while remaining true to the pairing's deeper roots. Distraction serves up yet another flawlessly warm and Detroit schooled cut of funk before closing on Conjecture, upping the pace, and yet again delivering a classic atmospheric sound.

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Namesis, Corvad - World On Fire EP (Inc Vril Remix)

Friday, 25th June 2021

Russian duo Namesis & Corvad return for their second release on Soma with the World On Fire EP. After an explosive debut in 2021 with the Rave Is Dead EP, the pair blast back with yet more dark and sinister EBM / techno hybrids back with a stunning remix from the enigma that is Vril.

Dancing Cooler Drugs opens the EP with an ominous sense of purpose, driven by heavy broken beats and a disconcerting vocal chorus. Vril’s interpretation of the opening track Dancing Cooler Drugs takes on a more deeper almost electro tone whilst filled with his typical uplifting chords and glacial pads. Title track World On Fire Closes out the EP with a proper industrial, dystopian & cyberpunk feel with thrashing synths and dark distorted vocals.

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Various - Collective Process Vol. 2

Friday, 11th June 2021

Volume 2 of Soma’s latest VA series, Collective Process, drops with 5 new peak time Techno cuts that span various styles. Introducing yet more new talent to the label and packing that typical Soma velocity, Collective Process Vol. 2 aims to push the new breed of Techno.

Cologne based DJ/Producer Johannes Schuster opens the release with the proper stomping and EBM tinged ‘Die Menschen Nennen Es Liebe Feat. Marian’ before Californian EAS goes full pelt with ‘Rich Murder’. Next up, Ear To Ground label boss Gareth Wild drops the rhythmically deep and atmospheric ‘Sword Outwears The Sheath’. Confluence steps up with the rave influenced Satellite. Already a member of Soma sister label Avoidant, the Russian artist has his sights on a more warehouse techno focused track. Closing out Volume 2 of the VA is Serbian producer Milo Raad who excels in creating dark, twisted and rhythmically focussed techno packed with attitude.

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Various - Distortion Strategy Part 1

Monday, 31st May 2021

Avoidant drops part 1 of their new VA series, Distortion Strategy.

Glasgow based Avoidant Records return with another finely tuned VA, dedicated to some of Electro’s freshest talent. This latest releases spans 6 tracks of pure electronic funk thats bleeds into darker, club orientated music.

Coming out of left field, Belgian producer Helsmoortel’s ‘Raided’ opens the compilation with a slice of bass driven funk. Romanian based producer Andrew Red Hand drops the twisted, Detroit influenced ‘Out Of Control’ - its heady yet melodic driven riffs will easily shatter speakers. Atix from France is up next with a decidedly rapid helping of raw and direct electro-funked beats on ‘White Shadow’. Straight from the Russian mega mind is the mechanised sound of Corvad & Harry Kane’s ‘Robot Music’. The dark and twisted ‘Double Standard’ from Moscow’s Igor Filippov adds yet more propulsion to the VA and closing out proceedings is Australian 88756 with his retro sounding ‘Iterate And Obliterate’.

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AnD - Rough And Ready EP

Friday, 28th May 2021

Legendary UK Techno act AnD debut on Soma Records with a high octane and rave infected release, the Rough And Ready EP. A mainstay on the wider Techno circuit AnD have forged a career with the heavy side of Techno and this release is nothing short of full throttle and true to their style of ‘GO HARD OR GO HOME’

Head High opens this screamer of an EP at 100mph as rocking beats hit hard and fast as shredding synths build up, gradually increasing the tension. Kick In The Face does exactly what it says on the tin. A relentless and brutal affair, thunderous drum workouts are carved up once again by searing synth hooks. Resist takes things a little deeper but doesn’t hold back on intensity. As warped, sequenced hooks belt atop jacked up drums and percussion. The Unknown Force closes out the release with a more sub heavy attack. Direct and effective 909 drums drive home as huge synths once again add groove and dimension as they steadily increase in magnitude throughout.

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Temudo - Artifacts EP

Friday, 14th May 2021

Portuguese maestro Temudo is back on Soma Records bringing his heading and direct brand of techno on his latest release, the Artifacts EP. Temudo has been at the top of his game of lates with a plethora of releases and tracks across some of the scene’s best label and this latest Soma EP has his brining his adept and striking techno production to the forefront once again.

Opening with the sub heavy grooves of Torre Vedras 8am, Temudo goes head first with swinging rhythms and razor sharp percussion. Calmakira is packed by hard and driving attitude before the low swung and broken beats of Deserve It take this in a different direction. Closing out, Look Down Say Nothing, Temudo tantalises with another crafty and hypnotising groove.

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Quail + AISHA - Sunna EP

Friday, 30th April 2021

Glasgow Techno stalwarts Quail + AISHA are back on home turf for the 3rd release on Soma with the Sunna EP. Following up last years 'Leatherbound EP' the pair's collective works have brought around three new hard hitting, banging tracks that merge their love of Techno’s various disciplines into one cohesive pack.

Title track Sunna offers up the EP's darker and more sinister tone. Heavy kicks and fierce rolling synths drive across this propellant track. Gower has a more upbeat feel but the duo keep things dance floor ready with their typically hard and fast style; layering up percussion steadily as a twisted synth hook steadily unfolds throughout. Stim closes out the EP and has the Glasgow based duo on a slightly more deeper and contemplative tip. Sturdy percussive workouts are the backbone of the track while atmospheric, morphing pads and synths take control as the soul of the track.

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Collective Process Vol. 1

Monday, 12th April 2021

Volume 1 sees some of the brightest starts to come from Glasgow’s burgeoning scene as local DJ/producers Lisaloof, Neoma & Kairogen debut on the label. Joinging them is one of the UK’s most most revered producers and mastering engineers Joe Farr and Leeds based rising star Balrog.

With techno firmly at the forefront of this series, Joe Farr’s ‘Beaky’ opens the EP with relentlessly twisted synths and hard hitting kicks. The fast paced spacial yet rave infected sounds of Neoma’s Abducted continue the release’s momentum as Balrog’s Tokyo Drift gives a fine insight in to modern UK hard techno with blistering drums and fierce energy. Next up, LISALÖÖF’s jacking ‘Down The Vaults’ punches hard but remains deep and hypnotic. Closing out the EP, artist and producer Kairogen lets you drift away into glacial pads and ethereal ambience with her downtempo track ‘Mineral’

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Norbak- Myelination EP

Friday, 9th April 2021

Norbak is quickly making a name for himself in the global scene and has just complete his debut album to much critical acclaim. The young producer has built a wealth of knowledge on sound design and is Cleary represented in his music which is deep and rich in sonic experiments whilst retaining dancefloor focus. This latest EP has Spanish Techno maestro Oscar Mulero & fellow Portuguese talent Lewis Fautzi, deliver two fantastic remixes that perfectly compliment the originals.

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Slam - Scourge EP

Friday, 2nd April 2021

As the Glasgow duo build up to the release of a massive project later in 2021, this EP has them at their most devastating. Three intense Techno workout await from the ever in form pairing of Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle.

Deflect opens with thunderous yet hypnotic percussion driving the track as tension building synths sear through. The Passage ups the pace as twisted, radioactive synths melt throughout the track, guided by missile like percussive strikes. Keeping up the relentless vibe, title track Scourge brings the pain with the hook serving up severe punishment as Slam’s uncompromising drums thrash solidly from beginning to end.

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SLV - Under Pressure EP

Monday, 22nd March 2021

With a slew of hits + an album under his belt at Soma, SLV ramps up the pace with this latest release. Two thunderous, rave-infected tracks lead the charge with remixes from label heads Slam and veteran Thomas P. Heckmann.

Opening track Perpetual Slaughter rips through the speakers with riot inducing vocals tearing at the heart of this massive bomb. Phoenix Rising continues the hard hitting theme as pulsing synths drive continuously letting up only momentarily before thrashing drums explode through. Soma label bosses, Slam, drop a typically wild remix of Perpetual Slaughter working in their own interpretation of the original’s synth hook, complete with a decisive percussive assault. Legendary Techno artist Thomas P Heckmann delivers a seriously funked up, 90s-esq version of Perpetual Slaughter. Manipulating his hardware and twisting the synths to give his typically authentic and renowned, body music sound.

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Dahryl - Distorted Frustration EP

Monday, 15th March 2021

After only a few years in the business, the young Northern Irish producer has gained a slew of big name followers, owing much to his hard hitting and uncompromising sound. His debut Soma release sees him continue to develop this raw, destructive sound and comes backed with a hard as nails remix from Belgian based producer TWAN.

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Namesis - Rave is Dead EP

Monday, 8th March 2021

Taking inspiration from various electronic disciplines such a new beat, EBM and even industrial, Namesis have collected a solid release consisting of superbly crafted dark, synth driven music.

The EP’s opening track Blade Runner, a collaboration with Corvad, has dark and futuristic overtones as jarring synths rip at the heart of the track with serious intensity. Lies Around leans on more industrial vibes with ominous sweeping pads screeching across a base of distorted synths and crashing percussion. Title Track Rave Is Dead is a sinister and dread inducing trip as a direct beat drives a hard message. Call Me Out feat the vocal stylings of Sunko is a more paced affair that still caries the twisted sounds of Namesis, with a broken beat and apocalyptic feel present from the opening. Whispers in the Dark closes out this unique release for Soma as polyrhythmic synths and epic vocals create a higher atmosphere whilst still retaining the foreboding sound of Namesis.

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Confluence - Cognative Dissonance EP

Friday, 12th February 2021

Dropping his 2nd release with the label, the Cognitive Dissonance EP. Title track Cognitive Dissonace is a fear inducing, driving electro based track with a powerful and discordant string section and warped, funked out synths. Ebb & Flow leans on a more old skool breaks vibe with a powerful, deep bass and vibrant hooks. Morphine ups the pace while keeping Conlfuence’s dark and brooding attitude throughout. Virtual World closes out the EP with a classic electro beat merged perfectly with the depth of Confluence’s harmonic and atmospheric textures.

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Optic Nerve - Far Away

Monday, 8th February 2021

With a detailed discography on some of Techno & Electro’s most well respected labels, stretching back to the 80s & 90s either via solo projects or as part of genre defining group AUX 88, Tucker has been at the forefront of the Detroit scene since his beginnings. Considered by many to be the blueprint for modern day Techno/Electro Tucker is one of the scene’s most hard working artists devoting almost 30 years to his career as an electronic artist.

Appearing on Soma sub label, Avoidant, at the end of 2020 as DJ K-1, the opportunity to continue working together with his Optic Nerve pseudonym arose. Resulting in Soma’s 600th release, the Far Away EP. Combined with Scottish based artist Kyle Irvine’s unique Sci-Fi based artwork, Tucker has delivered a unique and modern day outlook on his famed Detroit Techno/Electro sound.

Title track Far Away is a classic take on the seminal Detroit sound. Distant and drifting vocals glide across sweeping textures and tripped out synth sequences, glued together by deep emotive strings. Channel Z captures the classic Optic Nerve sound perfectly; pure machine funk soaked in harmonic atmospheres. The ominous Techno Programming has a darker, edgier tone to the previous tracks but by no means less emotive. A funked up, warped baseline sets the tone backed by jacked up drums as the track exudes pure attitude. Fellow Detroit based artist Strand drops a remix of Techno Programming to close out the EP. Their version leans on more melancholic elements but retains the feel and demeanour of the original.

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Buried Secrets - Destiny Defeated EP

Monday, 1st February 2021

With several Soma releases under his belt including 2020’s huge Of Lost Things EP, Buried Secrets continues his assault with this massive new EP.

Title track Destiny Defeated roars into life with relentless percussion and a ripping rave infected synth hook. Vanishing Point is a proper heads down, no nonsense affair - a little more subtle than the opening track but just as intensive. Dream Stalker heads into proper Hard Techno territory with thundering, pulsating low end as the hook opens into a more euphoric affair. Land of The Lost closes the EP with a huge flourish. A superbly crafted synth sequence loops and hypnotises as the drums workout batters you into submission.

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Slam - Final Conflict EP

Monday, 25th January 2021

The duo are without a doubt one of the most prolific productions teams in Techno right now with their discography increasing every year. This latest release moves easily between hard, rave infected Techno to more deep and cosmic elements.

Title track Final Conflict goes straight for the jugular with the duo leaning on the darker and more driving sound they have become synonymous with on home label, Soma. Pyrrhic brings Slam’s machine funk to the release as a more jacked up beat leads with subtly building synths stabs and atmospheres. Cosmo Disko closes out with the pair stretching their legs, production wise, delivering a fantastically deep, trippy and spacey vibe.

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Avoidant - Defend Your Planet

Friday, 27th November 2020

From the minds of the legendary Soma Records camp in Glasgow, Avoidant has been a beacon for the emergence of new talent from its home country and abroad, whilst remaining true to the output of previous generations. This commanding compendium of Electro packs in a whopping 17 tracks of mesmerising, cutting-edge futuristic music.

The heart of Detroit beats through the veins of this VA. Originators Keith Tucker aka DJ K-1, Detroit In Effect & Detroit’s Filthiest aka DJ Nasty as well as Carl Finlow + The Advent have laid the groundwork and set the future alight. Following fearlessly in their stead, the likes of CYRK, Versalife, Annie Hall, FEAR-E and DJ Frankie bear the torch of the new breed. To complete the line up, past Avoidant artists return to wreck havoc, including Autonomous, PinballSpider, Syrte & Kronos Device.

A crack squad of elite artists have been assembled - now is the time to DEFEND YOUR PLANET.

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Roberto Clementi - IRIDESCENTIA

Monday, 23rd November 2020

Throughout this EP he explores the tougher edges of Techno whilst still retaining the producers love for deep sound design. Having released with the label over many years, Clementi has evolved his sound and techniques, constantly displaying his talents as a most adept producer.

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Temudo - NOT THE END BUT A CHNAGE

Monday, 16th November 2020

A storming start to the year on Soma saw the young producer gaining huge plaudits for his music. His signature tripped out and driving sound is once again worked in with great attention to detail as 4 up tempo and hypnotic drive this latest release.

Title track Not The End But a Change is a perfect example of why Temudo’s sound has become so sought after. His cleverly worked rhythms and sound design weave intricate patterns throughout the track and take on new life with every drop. The Beholder continues the hypnotic theme taking things a little deeper with wide, sweeping FX and subtle percussion driving an infectious groove. Self-Centered has a darker, edgier tone with pulsing sub bass, tweeked out percussive elements and anxiety inducing drones sending you over the precipice. Temudo closes out the EP with all guns blazing as Summaries dishes out machine gun like hit hats & punishing rhythms; made with minimalism in mind but delivered with maximal effect.

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Slam - Quiet Riot EP

Tuesday, 10th November 2020

Slam return on their Soma Records label, with the Quiet Riot EP.

2020 has been a very prolific year for the the duo, delivering their 4th EP for the label so far this year. All their firing trademark sounds and intricacies remain intact in this 3 track hard hitting release.

Severed opens with hard, industrial elements as the relentless percussion fires off, but in true Slam style the vibe remains hypnotic and engaging. Motor drifts into more Birmingham-esq territory with twitch and modulating sequences leading the way again straight, jacked up percussion. Intensifying things on the last track, Electrical turns up the drive and delivers tension with white knuckle percussive workouts, thundering kicks and dynamic synths.

Mastered By Conor Dalton @ Glowcast Mastering

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Phara, Setaoc Mass - THE GREAT ATTRACTOR EP

Monday, 9th November 2020

With his fast, raw and energetic sound, Phara’s ascent has been quick off the mark and this latest release has the young producer stretch himself farther with cleverly produced and exciting tracks. UK Techno don, Setaoc Mass backs up this already masterful EP, lending his own prowess to the title track.

Great Attractor leans on 90s, spaced out techno vibes as fast paced 909s fire against the backdrop of rapid, modulating synths. Setaoc Mass’ remix comes up next, offering a deeper more restrained affair. However, as usual, the adept nature of his productions deal out devastating effect. On the flip, Mission 3,2,1 delves into dubbed out synth work whilst retaining drive and groove. Further dub explorations are found on closing track The Andromeda Manoeuvre. Spacial synth work and atmospherics ebb and flow as Phara’s hard hitting and relentless percussive work deals the final blow.

*Messier 35 appears as Bandcamp Exclusive

Mastered By Conor Dalton @ Glowcast Mastering

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Rebekah - The Bitter Boys

Friday, 6th November 2020

Rebekah returns to Soma this October with four relentless techno cuts on 'The Bitter Boys Club EP'.
Following the recent 'Ghost Stories' EP on her own Elements label, the Birmingham born, Berlin-based artist brings yet another bout of the uncompromising and brutal techno she is renowned for to Slam’s lauded imprint.

Kicking things into gear is the titular ‘The Bitter Boys Club’, with staccato claps and wriggling synths whirling around the ‘twisted’ vocal sample, forming a tense and hypnotic cut. Biting, high-attack kick drums play off rhythmic scraping FX in ‘Lock n’ Load (One for the Road)’, creating a searing and continually evolving track hellbent on sonic annihilation.

‘Necromancer’ conjures images of the track title as ghostly, spectral textures carry the track alongside its razor-sharp percussion. Rounding off the release, ‘Confession Tape’, treads an eerie, unnerving path with pitch-shifting choral tones skillfully intertwining with an intricate but hefty bedrock of drums and low end.

‘The Bitter Boys Club EP’ sees Rebekah developing her sound, further distilling the techno templates of Birmingham and Berlin into something distinctly her own.

Rebekah ‘The Bitter Boys Club EP’ lands on Soma with a Beatport and Soma Shop exclusive on 26th October 2020, and worldwide on 6th November.

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Quail, AISHA - LEATHERBOUND EP

Monday, 2nd November 2020

After debuting earlier this year with The Fall EP, the pair have continued their creative work in the studio and deliver on high octane & intense Techno based workouts, taking inspiration from fast, modern rave and tougher edged sounds. The EP is further backed from French new blood and fellow Soma Records cohort Felicie, who turns in a hard hitting and rawer interpretation of title track Leatherbound.

Title track Leatherbound hammers hard and fast with an electrified main hook and tripped out vocal samples - with Felicie upping the tempo and grafting her own fervent sound onto the original. Closing out with Hidden Form, a more rolling and pulsing vibe takes over with hints of euphoria throughout.

Mastered By Conor Dalton @ Glowcast Mastering

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Magna Pia - Tocharian EP

Tuesday, 13th October 2020

Huseyin Evirgen returns to Soma for his 4th solo release under his Magna Pia alias with the stunningly constructed Tocharian EP. The classically trained musician always delivers heart & soul throughout his Magna Pia releases, taking the listener on a journey with every track.

Tocharian Sex swells with resonating and staccato synths hooks that guide you through swirling, glacial tones and shimmering percussion. Prester John leads with reverberating bells like tones than intensify throughout and once again, magna Pia’s delicate percussive elements work in tandem beautifully. Ur-David delivers a sinister tone and unnerving synths drone and swell, melding together in a unearthly cacophony. Closing out the EP is the minimalistic and hypnotically elemental The Beauty Of Loulan. Modulating synths give grace and sway as beautifully crafted drones and undertones bring an epic finality to this closing piece.

Mastered By Conor Dalton @ Glowcast Mastering

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Buried Secrets - Of Lost Things EP ( Inc Obscure Shape & SHDW + Inhalt Der Nacht Remix)

Tuesday, 29th September 2020

Masked Techno assassin Buried Secrets returns for his 2nd EP with Soma with the 'Of Lost Things EP'. Rave infused, hard hitting, face pounding Techno is standard from Buried Secrets and this latest release is nothing less than that. The EP feature two stellar remixes from two of techno’s most exciting acts in Obscure Shape & SHDW and Inhalt Der Nacht. Both of whom stamp their own unique style on the originals.

Title track Of Lost Things opens the A side in true Buried Secrets style as euphoric synths are balanced perfectly against driving, punishing kicks and sub. Obscure Shape & SHDW turn their production prowess to Of Lost Things with a straightforward and direct Tool Mix of the original. Harnessing the power of the synth hook and warping it to their will. On the flip, Affliction Of The Absent renders more high octane Techno. More minimalistic throughout, the industrial vibes are still prominent with subtlety being the key. Inhalt Der Nacht turns in a more cinematic driven affair with his remix of Affliction Of The Absent. A slow burner that utilises epic sound design showing 432ha fantastic and generally unheard, side to his productions.

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Slam - Archive Edits LP

Wednesday, 1st January 2020

Slam rework Nitzer Ebb, Silent Breed, DK8, Terrence Fixmer and more for the final instalment of their Archive Edit series.

Soma label heads Slam curate a specially designed package of tracks to finalise their Archive Edit project that sees them delve deep into Techno’s past to bring some of the genre’s best tracks into the modern age. 

The Archive Edit project started as a way for Slam to showcase and share the many different edits that had made their way into their DJ sets over the last few years. The pairing of Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle have both raided their extensive collections, picking out tracks that have defined countless sets over their career. Tracks from luminaries such as Nitzer Ebb, Thomas P Heckmann (as Silent Breed), Damon Wild & Terence Fixmer have been re-edited alongside some of Slam’s own unreleased material, showcasing the duo’s current sound; one that naturally evolves and matures, and demonstrates why the duo have been at the forefront of the global scene since its inception.

“We resurrect nine cuts from our archive collective collections for your listening and spinning pleasure. Some are original material, some are live re-edits, some are well-known, others are not! They all have one thing in common, they all attempt to unashamedly destroy dancefloors, and thus featured heavily, (usually toward the end of our DJ sets) in the last year or so. Now we share them with you!"

Slam open the album with an absolute monster track in the form of their rework of the legendary Nitzer Ebb’s ‘Join In The Chant’. The anthemic EBM/post-punk infused original is given a thrashing overhaul from the duo marking one of the standout tracks of this collection.  A special live rework of fan favourite ‘Scorpion’ drops before the previously unreleased ‘Memoriam’ delivers on a more emotive tip. Firing back into the edits is Thomas P Heckmann’s seminal ‘Sync In’ (under his Silent Breed moniker) which is a fast-paced, Neo-Trance affair. Slam then drop the manic ‘1001’ which takes the BPM stratospheric. DK8’s 'Murder Was The Bass' is up next and given a 2019 update as the duo's edit snatches up all the most perfect elements of the track. This leads nicely into a rework of French EBM legend Terence Fixmer’s ‘Body Pressure’ - driving through with its twisted beats and vocals. Another special live edit of the first Archive Edit release, Damon Wild’s Rotary makes an appearance as the album closes out with the rave infected rework of the Hertz’s classic ‘Recreate’.

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Uun - Architects Of Fear EP [SOMA556D]

Monday, 2nd September 2019

The Vanity Trap opens the EP with a sense of urgency as bouncing rhythms steadily open up into pulsating, electric synths that seem to crawl through your skin whilst fast, effective percussion keep the pace. Between The Lines keeps the release pounding with a huge kicks and perfectly built hypnotic rhythms. Altstadt Echo steps up next with his remix of The Vanity Trap. His take offers a more broken beat and deeper affair as he puts the originals synths to work in a more drone orientated fashion. Machinations Of Descent closes the EP on a throughly hard hitting tone yet melancholic tone. An astute ambient producer as well, he merges his Techno & melodic elements beautifully on this track.

Mastered By Conor Dalton @ Glowcast Mastering

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Lewis Fautzi - Extinction

Thursday, 29th August 2019

Portuguese based Lewis Fautzi makes a welcome return to Soma with his latest EP of tripped out Techno, Extinction. Since first releasing with Soma back in 2013, the young DJ/producer has carved himself quite the career which has taken him around the world and saw him release with some of the globe’s most elite labels as well as forging his own Faut Section Imprint. This latest EP has Lewis further developing his sound with 4 distinct, warped and superbly produced tracks.

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Soma500th Release - Slam Remixes

Monday, 21st August 2017

Slam have remixed Robert Hood and Carl Craig For Soma Records 500th release.

Soma500 is a very special release that sees label heads Slam visit two memorable tracks for them over this past anniversary year. The duo of Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle rework Robert Hoods “The Bond We Formed” - taken exclusively from the Soma25 compilation and a track that has featured highly in countless sets, a unique Slam rework of Carl Craig’s interpretation of Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom’s 'Relevee'.

One of the most sought after tracks from this year’s Soma25 compilation, Robert Hood’s jacked up ‘The Bond We Formed’ is given two unique remixes from Slam. The first remix brings elements of Hood’s original drum workout together with Slam’s spacial sequences. The second remix sees the pair go retro with an homage to the minimal master, utilising proper 90s tripped out tonality.
The B-side brings together the minds of Detroit’s Carl Craig and Slam as the Glaswegian pair rework Carl’s remix into a full on Techno anthem. The instantly recognisable synth work plays the major part with thunderous percussive work helming the backbone of this monster as it swells to a rapturous crescendo.

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Soma25 Vinyl Boxset

Tuesday, 18th April 2017

Soma have enlisted the likes of Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Steve Bicknell, Andrew Weatherall (appearing as Woodleigh Research Facility), Blawan, Adam Beyer and more to provide brand new musical excursions for today's dance floors and beyond. These, coupled with many of today's new, up and coming names in the techno genre like Kobosil, VRIL & Jonas Kopp choosing their favourite tracks from the Soma back catalogue to remix sees Soma’s futuristic vision remaining strong with the celebration of 25 years being one of a forward thinking nature rather than one of nostalgia.

Comes with Poster and Stickers with exclusive artwork from Scottish artist, Kyle Irvine.

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Soma 25 Boiler Room

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

We host our first boiler room with Soma artists Rebekah, Clouds, SHDW & Obscure Shape and of course head honchos SLAM.

Boiler Room states: Since it's inception in 1991, Soma Records has situated itself at the bleeding edge of techno. We're heading to Glasgow for a rundown of where the label is at in 2017.
This line-up boasts the likes of Boiler Room favourites Clouds, alongside label owners SLAM themselves and debut appearances from both Rebekah and SDHW & Obscure Shape. It looks to be yet another raucous techno outing, with those loveably riotous Scottish crowds.

Link Here>> https://boilerroom.tv/session/glasgow-soma-25/?utm_source=Direct

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SLAM DRAM - Soma Whisky

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Since its inception in 1991 on the streets of Glasgow, Soma Records has stood for uncompromising quality of the highest level in every area it operates. Soma has become an international brand as Slam's anthemic Positive Education in 1994 brought about an electronic renaissance that saw the group thrust into the limelight and green lit the furious rise of the label. Soma is also famous for the discovery of French duo Daft Punk and was the home to their first and much loved early singles including 'Alive' and 'Da Funk'.

Always at the cutting edge of dance music Soma has set a standard in House, Techno and Ambient Electronica throughout its history. Now standing tall and proud at the age of 25 and with over 500 releases under its belt, Soma has without doubt stood the test of time and maintains its forward thinking vision. To celebrate Somas 25th Year the label has worked with Creative Whisky Co and The Good Spirits Co to release some small batch speciality spirits. The culmination of this project sees the release of the SLAM DRAM, a very special 25 year old blended Whisky which we hope will become as classic as some of our records have become.

BUY HERE> http://bit.ly/SlamDrum

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Soma Exclusive: Gin & Techno

Tuesday, 5th July 2016

As Soma continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are proud to announce the limited release of Soma Gin & Techno. A high quality London Dry Gin at 46% abv, juniper is playing a lead role in the tasting notes. The gin is also oozing with other botanicals such as soft coriander, orange peel and wild thyme.

A very limited number are available - buy online from the Good Spirits Company.

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Soma Rum & Techno

Wednesday, 25th November 2015

Soma announce Rum & Techno: a limited batch run of 200 bottles of 18 year Single Cask Caroni Rum from Trinidad. Each bottle is hand numbered from 1 to 200. Buy now from The Good Spirits Company.

Click on the image to buy.

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Shoogle Studios & Soma team up to offer sound production course

Wednesday, 8th May 2013

Using Ableton Live 9, Soma artist Simon Stokes (Petrichor) provides an 8 week
course in electronic music production.
For more information and enrolment information,
visit www.somaskool.com or http://www.shooglestudios.com or click on the image above.

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