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SOMA RECORDINGS LTD ND 2 FLOOR 342 ARGYLE STREET GLASGOW G2 8LY TEL: 0141 229 6220 www.somarecords.com email@example.com SOMA COMPILATION 2008 2008 has been a year of growth and development for Soma Records. Continually Soma CD074 adapting to an ever changing and volatile record industry, the label has been Release date: 15.12.08 persistently experimenting to find the successful formula for its niche output. 1) Slam – Stacatto Rave In reality such a formula does not exist, but it is precisely this persistence and (Adam Beyer Remix) experimentation that has kept Soma at the head of their game for so long. The label has 2) Octogen – The always and will always maintain to push the boundaries of groundbreaking new music. Journeyman (Orlando This they achieve through a balance of nurturing fresh, young talent whilst allowing their Voorn Remix) established artists the creative freedom to do what they do best. As label bosses Slam 3) Beroshima – Horizon th reach their 20 year in the DJ game, there is an omniscience around the imprint that (Funk D’Void’s Hope Mix) allows this outlook to be possible. 4) Funk D’Void & Sian – Ginebra (Onionz Soma has this year welcomed more new acts to the label than ever before with Xpansul Corrosion Mix) & Massi DL, Mr Copy, Harvey McKay, Decimal, and Jandroide (who appears on the 5) The Black Dog – Train digital version of the release) all featured on the 2008 compilation. These artists form the By The Autobahn (DJ bright future of Soma and are a large part of the progression in the label’s sound. Remix by Robert Hood) 6) Vector Lovers – Meanwhile the label’s finest have been collaborating with the biggest names in techno to Raumklang create some of their best ever work. Adam Beyer remixed Slam, Orlando Voorn created 7) Let’s Go Outside – Girls an incredible interpretation of Octogen, Onionz reworked Funk D’Void who in turn did Don’t Like Me (Mark Beroshima, Mark Broom threw down a chunky edit of LGO and, to top it all off, Robert Broom Mix) Hood remixed the Black Dog…twice. 8) Xpansul & Massi DL – Nerd Soul Gelling the collection together is a distinctly dancefloor ambience, a sound shared with 9) Mr Copy – Minerva most of the label’s output in 2008. Soma has crafted its sound to perfection, defining the 10) Decimal – Eleanor label as a quality source of deep floor-pounding house and techno better than ever 11) Harvey McKay – 69 before. In a computerised age where vast quantities of new music are hitting the digital 12) Silicone Soul – The Pact shelves every week, with 4000 new tracks weekly uploaded onto Beatport alone, the (Bassline Dub) function of the record label is more key than ever before. Soma welcome this change and continue to adapt with it. 2009 promises to be a year of further experimentation from the imprint, with new projects currently in progress shortly to be unveiled and yet more new acts due to make their Soma debut as the label continues to expand into new horizons. Artwork on the 2008 compilation comes from the skilled hands of Chantal Colson, winner of the Soma 2008 Artwork Competition held with Resident Advisor. As part of Soma continuing to support new talent the competition was held in association with RA to seek out new designers. The competition proved to be a huge success with a number of exceptional entries making the shortlist. Chantal’s design eventually won the contest due to its subtle simplicity yet beautiful intricacy, both concepts at the heart of the label’s musical output. Chantal explains, “The concept was to show the macro and the micro, which in turn demonstrates the complexity of the different music that makes up the label as a whole. So I chose to create a futuristic space-based scene complete with planets with surfaces made up of minute rock-type details. Hopefully this displays the intricacy of the music on the compilation and Soma's position as a global, forward thinking label.”
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