are a producer
duo from Glasgow
, consisting of Stuart MacMillan
(born 1966, Glasgow) and Orde Meikle
(born 1964, Oxford
). They are co-founders of Soma Quality Recordings
. Their music style consists of house
McMillan and Meikle's first real club event was a weekly Thursday night called Black Market, in the Glasgow club, Fury Murrys. They played a mix of house, funk and rap. In early 1988, they were approached by Steven Sleepman (aka Steven Workman), after he heard his first acid house
track on DJ Segun's late night show on Radio Clyde
. During a brief stint PRing for Club Eden, Sleepman secured a Saturday night at Glasgow's Tin Pan Alley, which was to become the home of Slam. Prior to the launch of her musical career Dot Allison (future musical collaborator) worked with the PR team, and DJ Harri was a regular guest on the turntables.
Slam then quickly launched a Friday night at The Sub Club called Atlantis. Black Market still kept its own musical identity throughout the Summer of Love, playing an eclectic mix of musical genres.
Shortly after, Tennent's Lager
’s marketing agency approached Slam with a sponsorship deal to tour Scotland's clubs over a period of two years. The tour ultimately led to Slam's residency at T in the Park and increased their nationwide profile.
Slam have released numerous singles
since the mid 1990s, their best known being "Positive Education", "Eterna" and "Lifetimes".... Read More