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Deepchord - Northern Shores EP

Monday, 20th November 2017

Yet more blissful listening comes your way courtesy of the impeccably talented Deepchord. As we prepare for the release Auratones, the Detroit native's 5th LP for Soma, Rod delivers the calming Northern Shores EP.

Epic aural formations are always at the forefront of Deepchord production, every minute detail is constructed perfectly as each track gives off subtle nuances that nod to each aspect of Modell's sound designer skills. The crystalline sonic formations in Cirriforms blend together effortlessly allowing you to drift beyond while the ethereal pads of Sky Maps guide you through each unending swathe of reverb, each track bonded by subtle rhythms. Crystal Horizons sees Modell delve even deeper, working more with percussive elements as his quintessential synth work seems to sit just beyond perspective, gliding in gently to remind you of an ever reaching presence. Sand And Shore has Deepchord near strip the track of any clear rhythmic structure, with only faint sub bass allowing his uniquely processed field recordings and tranquil yet fluctuating synths to enhance the flow of the track.

A producer like no other, Deepchord creates new sonic realms with each release.

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Deepchord - Auratones

Friday, 20th October 2017

A foray into deep, organic, cinematic dance music. Subterranean bass, intercepted alien transmissions, and stripped down dance-beats meld with sheets of sounds that roll over the listener like waves lapping up on the shore. Shimmering, watery, brain hemisphere synchronization tones caress and melt stress away. Dance floor friendly tracks that work equally well in one's private listening space. Immersive music with a distinctive aquatic quality. Inspired by Detroit & Berlin's dance genres, but tempered by more ambience / atmosphere than one would expect from those genres. Music without harshness or rough edges. Fuzzy, out-of-focus, soft-sounds that slip in and out of the listener's consciousness. Uniquely melds current dance rhythms with lushness and spirituality. Synesthetic sounds that trigger sensory experiences in cognitive pathways other than hearing… smells of perfumes, thoughts of colours, and altered perception of time and space. Psychoacoustic, cerebral, electronic listening music for those wanting a different experience than the current harsher, darker dance trends are offering. Responsibly made gentle music designed from the ground-up to have a positive effect on the nervous system and leave the listener invigorated and recharged. Chi-building sonic balm. Timeless, exotic dance tracks for a new school of electronic music enthusiasts who are searching for beautiful sounds, crafted with a higher purpose in mind.

Recorded during April - June 2016 in Barcelona Spain, then further mixed / processed / assembled in Port Huron Michigan early 2017

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Slam - Sanctuary EP

Monday, 2nd October 2017

Slam continue their prolific activity in 2017 with their new 4 tracker, The Sanctuary EP.

A year of relentless touring hasn't stopped the Soma label heads from firing on all cylinders with each release, and this latest EP sees the duo turn up the heat once more.

The EP starts off with Conduction, a heady mix of crafted Techno and strong, tripped out melodic rhythms. The rigorous Rotation is up next and goes full tilt, drawing on the main sequenced tones to drive home a powerful and reactionary affair. Slam are always ones for creating great synergy within their releases and do so proficiently as the EP goes deeper with Convection. Subtle, modulating synths lead the charge and perfectly crafted percussive elements remain steadfast throughout. The duo close the EP with the title track Sanctuary. A vibrant, affair packed with pulsating tonality, as classic synthesis methods are used to immense effect.

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Cleric - Twenty Fourteen EP

Wednesday, 13th September 2017

Manchester's Cleric makes his Soma debut with the Twenty Fourteen EP. Having firmly stamped his name on the global Techno scene over the last few years on various labels and more recently is own CLERGY label, the young producer seeks to continue this run of form with this new 4 tracker.

Cleric wastes no time with opening track 'Nowhere Fast' with it’s bone crushing percussive workouts leading the charge. The slightly more subtle Moxie picks up the baton. Bouncing rhythmic structures give way to a gentle pad midway through yet still retains a forward moving template. Dualistic Soul ups the tempo yet sees Cleric embarking on more of a journey - taking things from his punishing rhythms into more melodic territory. Closing out this debut Soma EP is Arctic Circle, it's beginnings leaning on more sub heavy elements to create a dark and forceful track backed as usual with Cleric's shifting rhythms.

A great example of the new breed of UK Techno producers, Cleric is a welcome addition to the Soma roster.

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Edit Select - The Bridge EP

Tuesday, 29th August 2017

Long time Soma friend and collaborator, Tony Scott brings his Edit Select moniker on board with the first in a series of special releases. The Bridge EP sees the Glasgow stalwart on fine form, delivering his usual brand of deep, atmospheric Techno.

A side, The Bridge, opens the EP with a stepping beat and vast, ethereal melancholy throughout. A typically fathomless production. Flux has a more mechanical edge, a twisted synth line hovers throughout the track as glass like pads drift in naturally, delivering the tracks full character. On the flip, Tonalist gives a more dubbed out feel with sweeping background textures that gradually building into a more direct affair. 
One of Techno’s most unique producers, Edit Select strives for the otherworldly.

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Soma25 - Digital Album

Wednesday, 23rd August 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.

Ostgut’s Kobosil brings Slam’s ‘Visions’ into the prevailing drone-ebbed world, the veiled VRIL douses the timeless X Track by Percy X in his dubbed out demeanour and Jonas Kopp’s EBM workout of another Slam classic, ‘Stepback’ creates the standpoint for the project: “Always forward, never back”. Jeff Mills’ provides otherworldly connections with ‘A Tale From The Parallel Universe’, Weatherall delivers future/retro acid and Josh Wink unleashes a 9min epic dance floor burner. Robert Hood provides a straight up, fast paced dance floor workout; all coming together to form the collective consciousness of the Soma attitude. Slam deliver ‘Tempest’, a track that perfectly sums up the whirlwind last few years the pair have enjoyed as they continue to be at the forefront of the global Techno elite. Completing the assemblage of original tracks is Soma’s own Funk D’Void, bringing his unique brand of jacked up electronics with ‘808 Planet’.

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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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Tensal - Hidden Elusive Redoubts EP

Monday, 14th August 2017

Spanish Techno general, Tensal, makes it a hat trick of releases on Soma with the Hidden Elusive Doubts EP. Tensal's unique and powerful sound has been doing the damage on Soma this year with his two previous release catching the ears of all those in the know. This latest EP has all the top quality hallmarks of what makes his productions so highly regarded.

'Hidden' kicks things off with intense, sub heavy drum workouts slowly allowing for energetic rhythmic structures to create a solid DJ tool. 'Elusive' brings more melodic tones to the forefront, sured up by archetypal Tensal movements and 'Redoubts' hammers home with swelling, pulsating electronics and shard like percussion.

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Slam - Like This

Monday, 7th August 2017

The Soma Track Series project hits Volume 6 with Slam dropping the acid Like This.

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SLV - A Different Space EP

Monday, 24th July 2017

SLV marks a return to Soma with his latest single, ‘A Different Space EP’. As usual, the anonymous producer deliver his trademark style of hard hitting percussive tracks built around interesting melodies and sequences.

After the ambient opener, A Different Space, Hook kicks off the EP at pace. SLV’s pumping kicks and low end create the groundwork for shuffling percussive elements and rasping hi hats tied nicely together by an infections and warping synth line. Keeping up the high tempo, Tars goes full pelt with a solid repetitive beat which proves to be an effective dance floor cut. Closing out this latest release, Radiance has a more haunting feel as unnerving, hardly recognisable vocals and tweeted out synth element move around another stomping and heavy handed beat.

SLV once again proves his credentials as one of the most exciting producers moving up the Techno ranks.

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Soma 25 Remixes - Various pt.2

Monday, 17th July 2017

As we approach the end of the Soma 25 celebrations, Part 2 of the V/A remix package features 2017 updates of yet more of the label's classic releases. Slam’s eternally renowned 'Dark Forces' and fellow Glaswegian Alex Smoke's 'A Moment To Myself' are featured with epic remixes from Tensal, Deepbass & Edit Select.

Having just begun a series of original releases on Soma, Tensal takes on Slam classic Dark Forces; using the original’s Detroit inspired hook and melding it effortlessly around his unique and hard hitting sound. Two special renderings of Alex Smoke's 'A Moment To Myself' complete the EP with Deepbass delivering a typical clinical yet haunting take and fellow Glaswegian Edit Select turning in a spacial, tripped out reconstruction.

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Mark Henning - Lithium EP

Monday, 10th July 2017

Mark Henning once again does the damage with 3 perfectly crafted slices of machine funk as he drops Lithium. Easily one of the most active producers in the scene at the moment, Mark always manages to create wholly unique sounding music infused with his own brand of power.

Title track Lithium gets the EP underway with gently filtered, sequenced tones making their presence felt through swathes of reverb and FX before working in straight up percussive elements. Blue Haze deliver an instantly more looped out, old school Techno feel as yet more direct sequences are met with driving hi hats but overall, given a more delicate touch with smooth, ethereal pads. The wonderfully titled Take The Corvette closes out another storming release from Henning, taking things down a decidedly more House orientated route. Its foreboding bass line generates an ominous atmosphere and yet more subtle use of FX builds the foundations of a truly individual piece.

Henning never ceases to impress with his releases and proves yet a gain to be one of Soma’s standout artists.

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Gemini Voice Archive - Paradoxical Chronicles

Monday, 3rd July 2017

After a highly successful and explosive entry to the Soma Records roster, the anonymous duo of Gemini Voice Archive present their debut album, Paradoxical Chronicles.

The LP displays the culmination of of the pairs last few years working tirelessly to create a unique and refined sound that has seen them carve out a special place amongst their peers at Soma. After a string of releases over the past 2 years, the self taught Spanish based producers and science enthusiasts have collected 13 truly special tracks that define their origins in Detroit Techno & Chicago House yet delve more realistically into the modern electronic world.

The opening buzz of Zero Curvature sets the deep, esoteric tone of whats to follow as ‘A Significant Proportion Of the Speed Of Light’ quickly ups the pace, taking on the traditional sound of GVA. The aptly named “Before Everything Was Complete Chaos” offers up a more menacing vibe before ‘Framauro’s Plains’ - inspirations taken from the worn remnant of a walled lunar plain. Consistent theme is gradually built by the GVA duo once the enigmatic ‘Quarks’ drifts through the veil, creating a mid pint for this debut album. The pair swiftly move back into familiar dance floor orientated territory as their singular production theories take flight - sculpting new sonic territories with each track. A momentary refuel at ‘Singularity’ only gives a small moment of motionlessness as ‘Light In Matter’ delivers glimmers of distant galaxies and ushers us toward colonies new. Reason & Knowledge are tested as we come to a close of Gemini Voice Archive’s sophomore LP, culminating in the atmospheric and unnerving ‘Uncertainty Principle’

GVA deliver a concise and mature album, one that exemplifies a duo with great creative depth, seeking to go beyond the norm.

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Petrichor - Cloud Chamber EP

Sunday, 2nd July 2017

Glasgow's own Petrichor makes a more than welcome return to his home label with the beautifully crafted Cloud Chamber EP. After a series of well received singles and a stunning debut album under his belt at Soma, Petrichor cemented his name within the label's ranks with his profound and delicate production style. This newest EP continues to see the talented producer go beyond the norm in his approach to his music.

Title track Cloud Chamber opens the EP in a typically stylistic way. Petrichors clean, grooving drum patterns are joined by ethereal pads that sweep effortlessly into existence, each layer adding is own particular nuance to the track all designed to deliver a unique emotive piece. Keeping the organic, beat driven feel, Rah-Koh delves even deeper. Animated percussive elements provide a background for yet more stirring synth work from Petrichor who uses spacial, dubbed out sections creating a subtle and mesmerising track. Completing the EP, Petrichor reworks the previous track creating Koh-Rah a perfect trip into the ambient stratosphere where he creates an evolving and modulating soundscape built around glistening pads and processed sound fields.

The wait might have been long but the final product form Petrichor is always worth it.

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Rebekah - Fear Paralysis (The Remixes)

Monday, 26th June 2017

As Rebekah's storming debut album Fear Paralysis is currently flying high, Soma present a specially selected remix pack to coincide with LP, enlisting label heads Slam, Grey Branches (aka Yves De May) and burgeoning UK Techno talents JoeFarr & Stephanie Sykes.

With each artist selecting their favourite album track, Slam step up first with their interpretation of the feisty Code Black, delivering an even more high octane version. Yes De May makes a welcome appearance on Soma under his Grey Branches moniker - his version of Tell Me Your Secrets sees a more broken beat, visceral affair take hold. JoeFarr drops two versions of 1997 Reprise, producing two very stylistic, hard-edged takes on Rebekah’s original. Rounding off this varied remix EP is UK techno newcomer Stephanie Sykes who recreates Breathe in a deep and stimulating manner.

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Jeff Derringer - False Flags

Wednesday, 14th June 2017

US based Jeff Derringer makes a welcome return to the Soma roster for his latest EP, False Flags. As usual, the Smart Bar resident serves up 3 slices of his own unique brand of Techno.

Each track on the EP defined by it’s own colour, kicks off with Black Flags. A quite melancholic affair that still manages to weigh in heavy with its pervasive sonic rhythms. Red Flags takes a darker turn with a more direct and abrasive sound, almost sub aquatic at times, Derringer builds a solid air of tension throughout. White Flags rounds the EP off nicely on a deeper tip than the previous offerings. Broken beats play nicely to the atmospheric tones that glide effortlessly through the backdrop of the track.

Another painstakingly crafted EP from the US native adds to the ever-growing Soma catalogue.

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Slam - Age of Intolerance EP

Monday, 5th June 2017

Continually pushing the boundaries of Techno, Soma label heads, Slam, deliver yet another huge release in the form of The Age Of Intolerance EP. With the their Soma25 project in full flow the duo are not content to sit still and are constantly evolving their sound and continuing to help shape the sound of techno in 2017.

A monster opener in the shape of My Machine 909 opens this latest EP, a staple in recent sets from the pair as a proper, to the floor 909 workout hammers home. Venit sees Slam approach things from a more hypnotic and looped out angle as mesmerising tones lead the way, slated across concussive drums. Caveat springs into action from the get go, powered by thumping low end and electric synth hook, this sees Slam continuing on a heavier, more dance floor orientated theme. The duo once again display their prowess on the production front as title track, Age Of Intolerance, a broken beat, almost contemplative track closes out the EP.

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Soma 25 Remixes - Various pt.1

Thursday, 1st June 2017

Soma25 continues as we bring you a quite unique remix package this time featuring Architectural, Luke Slater & Scuba.

Funk D'Void's 'Magnolia', originally appearing on his 2001 album 'Dos' is re-created by the bold and dynamic sound of Architectural. UK Techno veteran, Luke Slater, turns his expect hand to Slam' Visual Capture - taken from 2014's eclectic LP, Reverse Proceed. Finally, Scuba delivers his take on the Universal Principles hit, 'Flyin' High'.

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Tensal - Proton Decay EP

Wednesday, 24th May 2017

After a storming Soma debut with the Exhaustive Development EP, Tensal returns with his second of three planned EPs, delivering the intense Proton Decay EP

Once again the Spanish based Dj/producer lays down his tempered, functional sound. Focusing on strong rhythmic elements and concussive synth patterns to devastating effect. Each track brings its own unique side of the versatile producer whilst remaining part of his singular vision for the release.

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Gemini Voice Archive - Reason and Conciousness

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

With their debut album dropping imminently, the duo of Gemini Voice Archive drop their 2nd single to be taken from Paradoxical Chronicles, the Reason And Consciousness EP.

The anonymous pairing continue their research into the depths of Techno with another suitably well produced and mature sounding EP. Both tracks feature on the debut long player and add immensely to their already growing repertoire.

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Slam - Soma25 Remixes

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

As we continue Soma’s 25 year anniversary, it’s only fitting label heads Slam receive the remix treatment next. The duo have selected 4 of their favourite acts who have given some Slam classics the modern day rework.

Polegroup’s Oscar Mulero, a true veteran of the techno scene, turns in a suitably whipping remix of the monstrous Stepback. Creating a percussive storm, abating only to unleash those well known vocals. French maestro Antigone turns his hands to Slam’s career defining Positive Education, delving into more funk based territory whilst retaining his unique production style. Eterna, taken from SOMA001 back in 1991 is up next receiving two very individual reworks. Firstly, a drum jack from Inland utilises the originals beautiful pads to great effect and Soma artist Petrichor delivers a more organic, deep affair.

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Tensal - Exhaustive Development EP

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

Soma are pleased to welcome one of techno’s most well respected names to the fold in the form of Spanish based DJ & Producer TENSAL aka Hector Sandoval. With countless years service to Techno as one half of Exium, Hector’s credentials are second to none and he certainly delivers the goods on the first of three planned EPs with Soma. The Exhaustive Development EP delves head first into that traditional TENSAL sound; heavy yet rhythmic percussive sections married with perfectly balanced tonal elements.

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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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Rebekah - 1997 Reprise EP

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

With the release of Rebekah’s debut album ‘Fear Paralysis’ imminent,‘1997 Reprise EP’ is the final single to be taken from this lethal LP. Rebekah goes back to her roots with the title track and follows this up with some typical stormers, exclusive to this release.

Title track 1997 Reprise, taken from Fear Paralysis, sees Rebekah taking on a more deep, broken beat piece. Built upon a quirky, flexing groove, dystopic synth work keeps the darker edge of this track intact. From here on, Rebekah unleashes her more virulent strain of Techno for which she is widely known. Spellbound kicks off with standard issue thumping rhythms but is cleverly spliced with subtle synth sequences. Unfound Truths brings a more haunting vibe with eerie strings used to great effect, engaging a more emotive feel. Rounding off is the frantic For The Last Time. However, no time is wasted getting things moving at frenzied pace as furious percussion is bolstered by incessantly hyper sequences.

With such high anticipation for Rebekah’s debut album, this EP further impresses the fact that Rebekah truly is one of Techno’s top artists.

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Gemini Voice Archive - Framauro's Plains EP

Monday, 13th March 2017

As we prepare for the debut album from the still unknown duo, Gemini Voice Archive, we welcome them back with their first single to be taken from the upcoming ‘Paradoxical Chronicles’ LP, Framauro’s Plain. GVA have carved a special place for themselves in the current roster of Soma artists and have garnered a fervent following since debuting the project on the Soma in 2015.

This first EP, Framauro’s Plain sees GVA further explore their dance floor orientated material by pursuing the more spaced out edge of Techno. Both the title track and the B-side, Paradoxical Architecture, seek to cement their already concrete production abilities as carefully created, hypnotic rhythmic structures are set against the back drop of foreboding and tripped out synth work.

2017 certainly looks to be the year of Gemini Voice Archive.

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Mark Henning - Expander Six

Tuesday, 7th March 2017

Mark Henning opens his 2017 Soma account with the ingenious Expander Six EP furthering his hardware Techno escapades.

Title track Expander Six harks back to classic 90s Techno with heavy beats, deep stabs and deeper vibes. Tides brings pure unadulterated funk as Henning drops some serious, swinging grooves. 1991 follows up perfectly with a more straight to the point club ready banger. The Dogs closes out yet another on point EP from the British producer which sees him upping the pace with some furious drum programming knitted neatly together by some superbly catchy synth work

Henning excels at blurring the line between House and Techno creating space for both in all his work, this well crafted EP typifies his style consummately.

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Soma Track Series Vol.5 - Slam - Vapour

Monday, 27th February 2017

The Soma Track Series project hits Volume 5 with Slam continuing their prolific run of form, dropping the old-school tipped Vapour.

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Charles Fenckler - Raven EP

Monday, 20th February 2017

Charles Fenckler continues his run of excellent form with the last single to be taken from his debut album on Soma Records, Raven which includes a devastating remix from Spanish producer, Psyk.

Taken from the fantastic ‘Diving From The Void’, Fenckler’s Raven is a perfect peak time rave assault and something that has defined his sound not only as a producer but as a fairly proficient DJ as well. His no nonsense approach is matched by the equally impressive Psyk version as the Non Series boss ramps up the pressure with his own distinctive take on Fenckler’s original.

Another killer release from the young Frenchman as he continues to cement his name in the Techno Scene.

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Percy X - Soma 25 Remixes

Monday, 6th February 2017

The Soma 25 remix singles continue with this superb revisit of the Percy X classic by three of our favourite producers here at Soma; Christian Wünsch, Vril & Lewis Fautzi. Each artist certainly brings their own unique style to their remixes and bring this timeless Techno classic into the modern age.

Christian Wünsch makes his second appearance on the Soma25 remix stage after his thumping version of Funk D’Void. With this remix, however, he takes things on a decidedly deeper tip, utilising the originals distinctive stab against the back drop of his sub heavy beats. The ever mysterious Vril also delivers his second contribution to the Soma25 project with a more pumped up remix of X Track. Turning in a real journey, the German producers really works the dubby vibes working in some very nice ethereal pads over a a fairly quick tempo’d track. Closing out this remix EP is the ever reliable Lewis Fautzi. His interpretation see a more dark, broken beat affair, opting to utilise the original's string to create a whole new atmosphere altogether.

Soma25 starts to properly up the pace with this release with more still to come from this exciting project.

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SLV - Rises EP

Monday, 30th January 2017

After a successful debut year in 2016 on Soma, SLV kicks off 2017 in his suitably unique style with the Rises EP. The mysterious Berlin based producer has crafted a blazing 3 tracker that gracefully moves from hard hitting Deep Techno to more moving, melodic edged material.

Connections gets things started at a fiery pace as SLV’s signature sub heavy, rolling percussion drives out atop a hollowed out vocal sample, aiming directly for peak time, dance floor action. Planetary goes a little deeper and hypnotic as yet more intense drums and crashing highs, combined with a mesmerising synth hook, end up in ferocious outcomes. Closing this latest release from SLV is Rises where he really takes things on a journey. Certainly things are at a slower pace than the previous two tracks but SLV makes up for that in emotive content. Beautifully crafted, delayed pianos are floated across driving beats and wisp-like hi hats.

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Slam - Prospector EP

Monday, 23rd January 2017

After another huge year in 2016 which saw the beginning of their hit Soma Track Series and yet another critically acclaimed album with Machine Cut Noise, Slam set out in 2017 to push the Techno boundaries even further with their first EP of the year, Prospector.

Leaning on an almost tribal vibe, title track Prospector creates a hypnotic opening atmosphere as it builds gently with it’s subversive rhythms and otherworldly, synthetic percussive elements. Spheric delves even deeper into mesmeric territory as pervasive low end and instantly magnetic synth patterns, stocked by unfaltering hi-hats serve as the back bone to a proper peak time burner. Neoteric sits solidly in the middle as tripped out rhythmic sections fold across each other as punchy percussion bangs effortlessly throughout guided by a quite dramatic build up. Bringing the EP to a close with Fervant, Slam take things down a notch but quickly turn this into a real epic journey. Glistening pads and powerful sequences ebb and flow, building gracefully to euphoric like highs in this 9min odyssey.

Slam continue their Techno renaissance through every production and this latest EP from the prolific Glaswegian duo clearly shows their distinctive sound.

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Mark Henning - Expander Six EP - VINYL RELEASE

Thursday, 19th January 2017

Mark Henning opens his 2017 Soma account with the ingenious Expander Six EP furthering his hardware Techno escapades.

Title track Expander Six harks back to classic 90s Techno with heavy beats, deep stabs and deeper vibes. Tides brings pure unadulterated funk as Henning drops some serious, swinging grooves. 1991 follows up perfectly with a more straight to the point club ready banger. The Dogs closes out yet another on point EP from the British producer which sees him upping the pace with some furious drum programming knitted neatly together by some superbly catchy synth work

Henning excels at blurring the line between House and Techno creating space for both in all his work, this well crafted EP typifies his style consummately..

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Funk D'Void - Soma 25 Remixes

Monday, 16th January 2017

Round 2 of the Soma 25 series sees the legendary Funk D’Void receive the remix treatment as his seminal ‘Jack Me Off’ taken from his debut Soma EP and further classic ‘Bad Coffee’ are reworked by Gary Beck, Christian Wunsch, Alex Smoke & Charles Fenckler respectively. FDV has been one of Soma’s most important artists, releasing some of the label’s earliest hits such as Diabla and working with the likes of Phil Kieran & Sian.

Scottish Techno phenomenon Gary Beck kicks things off with his take on Bad Coffee firing out a solid peak time burner in true Beck fashion and utilising the original’s quirky samples to great effect. Next up Jack Me Off is brought in the modern era by Tsunami label boss, Christian Wunsch who immediately sets about creating a sub heavy, hypnotic affair aimed firmly at the heavier edge of the Techno spectrum. Another well renowned Soma artist steps up to take on Jack Me Off as Alex Smoke brings his more diverse expertise to the table. A twisted, funk infused affair is the order of the day with fast paced and innovative use of the original definitely taking it to new places! Soma’s new blood, Charles Fenckler closes out the EP with his Rave Mix of Bad Coffee. Fenckler’s sights are firmly fixated on the dance floor with this version as he lets loose a no holds barred retake on FDV’s original.

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Rebekah - Code Black EP

Sunday, 1st January 2017

As we gradually build toward the release of Rebekah’s debut album on Soma, the hard hitting DJ/producer drops her 3rd single in the shape of the Code Black EP. Rebekah is on somewhat of a frenzied run of form at the moment with not only an exhaustive touring schedule but a slew of releases that stand as a testament to her dedication to Techno.

Title track Code Black hits the ground running with ice cold percussion and thunderous kicks running the show before a more jacking vibe is introduced backed by some seriously perilous pads. Disaster looms even more as Relapse Paradigm tears in next with clunking beats and straight percussive workouts as screeching synths and hooks give an overall foreboding atmosphere. X Confessions closes out the EP in no less vicious terms and Rebekah sets out on the warpath utilising pulsing rhythms and calamity inducing sequences to really rip into the dance floor.

With each release, Rebekah hones her skills and never fails to deliver her very best.

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Soma Track Series Vol.4 - Slam - Clap Your Hands

Monday, 5th December 2016

Hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed album Machine Cut Noise, the duo drop another big hitter in their Soma Track Series with the infectious Clap Your Hands. A perfect follow up to their remix of the classic Jack Master track, Bang The Box, Slam's take on a ghetto classic has them merging their modern take on Techno with some vintage vocals.

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Charles Fenckler - Debut Album - Diving From The Void

Monday, 28th November 2016

Soma are proud to present the debut album from one of the most exiting Techno artists to spring out of the French scene in recent years, Charles Fenckler.

A chance happening across his Soundcloud heralded some fine results for the Soma camp as back in 2014, the 20 year old Fenckler, exploded onto the label with the finely produced Anklam. Sporting such a mature sound for someone so young, his profile has been creeping up over the past 2 years, quickly gaining fans throughout the Techno community such as Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, Josh Wink & Alan Fitzpatrick. His latest release in early 2016, Frozen Room saw him return to form after a short hiatus with the title track taking the scene by storm. With his debut album, Diving From The Void, Fenckler looks to continue his meteoric rise through electronic music.

Fenckler takes a heady dive straight into things as opener Voices In Your Head, with its droning yet uplifting quality, seeps eerily through before Immersion starts to up the pace of the album, its pounding kicks and percussive workouts sitting atop a glistening, acidic melody. Charles continues on an old school tip as the wild Stellar Acid comes hard and fast, complete with powerful breakdown moment. The rave inspired Frozen Room, already a massive hit from the youngster, clatters in once again as Charles then give a nod to UK-breakbeat with the contemplative Estrange. Things get back to techno business quickly as Flirting with Disaster & Subject X103 come thundering through but still, Charles brings an emotive element with both tracks laden with polished, ethereal pads. Originally released in 2015, District Two makes an appearance with its straight up, driven 909 percussive workout. The Unknown brings an air of minimalism with its sparse synths and groove laden drums whilst Anxietys sweeping drones and foreboding atmospheres follow before the galloping Raven closes out the album at a ferocious pace

Charles has certainly explored all facets of Techno throughout this album and for someone still with much ahead of him, the future is certainly looking bright for this talented young Frenchman.

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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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Envoy - Dark Manoeuvres (Soma 25 Remixes)

Monday, 7th November 2016

Soma proudly present the first in an exciting series of releases to celebrate 25 years at the top of electronic music as we turn to some of our favourite modern artists to reinvent some of the best from the back catalogue and up first is Envoys timeless classic, Dark Manoeuvres. Originally released as part of the Coalition EP in 1996 (which also featured the classic Seawall), Hope Grants instantly recognisable hit is still found in nearly every Techno DJs record box and has continually served as a beacon of Soma since its release Four new versions are served up here as Dax J, Norman Nodge, Obscure Shape & SHDW plus Tensal all deliver fine interpretations of this Soma classic.

Daxs furious style is the opener as he uses the original chords as they were intended but all the time firing his concussive drum patterns directly to the dance floor. Ostgut Tons Norman Nodge turns in a delectable dub version in only the way he can by keeping Envoys original muted and delivering a subtle, introverted version. The duo of Obscure Shape & SHDW are next up and delivery one epic take on Dark Manoeuvres. The pair build the tension early, teasing the strings then unleashing an onslaught, adding their own beautifully led, string section before hammering home. PoleGroups Tensal closes out our first Soma 25 releases, twisting and cutting the hook to suits his means as thunderous beats work away behind this solid tool.

With much more on the horizon, Soma has their gaze fixed firmly on the future of Techno.

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Charles Fenckler - Stellar Acid EP (inc Francois X Remix)

Monday, 31st October 2016

Charles Fenckler delivers the first single to be taken from his debut album Diving From The Void, the furious Stellar Acid, backed by a formidable remix from fellow countryman, Francois X.

Classic rave vibes are the order of the day on Fencklers original track as the notorious sound of the 303 wreaks havoc, peaking and resonating intensely as straight up percussion and ominous pads provide the backbone to this dance floor burner.

Concrete resident and D3MENTED label boss Francois X steps up with a very clever remix which utilises small elements from the acid line and pads to create and entirely new monster complete with its own pumped up drum workout.

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Slam - Machine Cut Noise LP

Friday, 28th October 2016

Techno duo Slam return once more with the album Machine Cut Noise.

With the double vinyl album, Machine Cut Noise, Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle delve into the everyday workings of what makes us human; with life, so to speak, running at the very heart of album. Much of their time is spent on the road, therefore many of the original ideas for the album were created in airports, hotels and wherever the two found themselves inspired around the world. This created a vibe that each track was born of the modern machine itself.

These concepts are quickly prevalent on the album - every track has a singular purpose or energy unique to itself. Whether its emotive or programmed, there is a feeling that the way it has been constructed has been paved by the machines that surround us.

Slam have spread the net in terms of production on this album, basing it around their grander tastes in electronic music with the opening pairing of Inauguration & The Afore Mentioned veering into more dystopian sounds and the likes of Viginti Quinque, Ecclesiastic & Evite providing the harder edged themes in the first half of the album. The haunting sounds of Psalm & Anagram bring tension throughout, delivering shades of the future with buzzing, sombre chords set to static interference before one more peak time burst in Corridors. This allows the duo to close out the album in an exceptionally refined way, with Obstacle curving slowly downward leaving the ethereal soundscape of Fine.

The pair have lately been on consistent form with a highly prolific run of singles and remixes including the critically acclaimed Soma Track Series, all housed on Soma Records as we currently celebrate 25 years at the cutting edge of electronic music.

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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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