The duo of Orde Miekle and Stuart McMillan that make up Slam sure know how to make a bit of a classic record! Tracks like ‘Positive Education’ and ‘Life Times’ live well in the memory, and the destiny of their latest single, Lie To Me, looks set to walk down a similar path. Featuring the vocals on Ann Saunderson, this release is set to make a big splash!
First up is the Slam Vocal Mix, and from the word go, this track kicks into gear! Good solid beats merge early with nice hypnotic melodies, while effected string patterns intertwine with a deep trademark Slam baseline. Ann’s vocals soon kick in giving the track a delicious vibe, helped with the drums getting a little more intensified as the vocals lift up a gear. The baseline then gets a little grittier late in the track creating an anthemic piece of work, helped by some stunning string tweaks and the fantastic vocals.
The Slam Dub on the flip is also the perfect antidote for those looking to exclude the vocals. In itself, the production and musical elements of ‘Lie To Me’ are fantastic. It is often true that the musical elements take a back seat when strong vocals are present, but this is definitely an exception as this dub is just as addictive as the Vocal.
A fantastic release here by Slam, and a healthy taste of the delights to expect from their forthcoming album on Soma.
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