Archive Edits LP by Slam and Various Artists
Slam rework Nitzer Ebb, Silent Breed, DK8, Terrence Fixmer, and more for the final installment of their Archive Edits series on Soma Records.
Soma label heads Slam curate a specially designed package of tracks to finalize their "Archive Edits" 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 Edits" 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 has both raided their extensive collections, picking out tracks that have defined countless sets over their careers. Tracks from luminaries such as Nitzer Ebb, Thomas P Heckmann (as Silent Breed), Damon Wild and Terrence Fixmer have been re-edited alongside some of Slam's own unreleased material, showcasing the duo's current sound; one that naturally evolves, 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 opens 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-favorite "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 drops 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 leading 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 Edits" release, Damon Wild's "Rotary" makes an appearance as the album closes out with the rave infected, rework of Hertz classic "Recreate".
Slam & Various Artists - Archive Edits LP
Release Date 29th November 2019
Label Soma Records
1. Nitzer Ebb - Join In The Chant (Slam Rework)
2. Slam - Scorpion (Live Edit)
3. Slam - Memorium
4. Silent Breed - Sync In (Slam Re Edit)
5. Slam - 1001
6. DK8 - Murder Was The Bass (Slam Re Edit)
7. Terrence Fixmer - Body Pressure (Slam Re Edit)
8. Damon Wild - Rotary (Slam Live Edit)
9. Hertz - Recreate (Slam Rework)