To celebrate Off The Record’s 6th Birthday we bring Slam, with their Soundhaus debut, playing a semi-Live & 4-dex DJ set, Mike Huckaby from Detroit, Simon Stokes, Sleaze & residents Solar & Animal Farm.
Slam: Paragraph (4 dex DJ & LIVE)
SLAM launch their new label, Paragraph, with the devastating double A side, ‘City Destroyer’. Focusing on the darker side of electronic dance music, Paragraph will feature Slam tracks on each release. Orde and Stuart felt it was a good time to have a label to focus on their own output so they can define the sound completely. The launch of their new label coincides with their debut at the Soundhaus, where they will be playing a 4-dex semi-Live set of their new material.
Mike Huckaby (SYNTH, Detroit)
"Mike Huckaby is a dance music purist extraordinaire. He’s the kind who knows all the roots and culture of electronic dance music, who sees beyond the hype and divisions in the scene and knows exactly what this music is, the kind of purist whose love for music has literally had him flown around the globe"
Detroit Metro Times
That friendly face behind the counter at Record Time Shop is one of Motown's most respected and beloved DJs. Spinning a top-drawer mix of house and techno, Huckaby always gives the people what they want: a party!
He is the kind of guy who believes that slow and steady wins the race - spending more then a decade working at this infamous Record Time shop. A lover of deep techno, jazz and house, Huckaby launched two labels Deep Transportation and Synth, and has devoted himself to teaching new technologies, including Native Instrument's Reaktor program to Detroit’s youth.
Mike Huckaby is mostly known for his recordings on Harmonie Park, under the 'Deep Transportation' title. Mike has been working on different production projects with artists such as Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Rick Wilhite and Cris Simmonds to name a few...
Recently he has delivered amazing mixes for Deep Chord and In The Dark/Detroit Beatdown alongside Marcellus Pittman, Rick “The Godson” Wilhite, Delano Smith, Keith Worthy, Malik Alston and others.
Simon Stokes (Minibus, Monu Digital)
Born in Scotland's capital in 1983, Simon Stokes emerged from a decade well known for musical atrocity with a keen ear for quality sound. Ever fascinated by the technical world of making music, Stokes creates his bouncy, bass-riddled techno using an impressive hardware setup which lends itself to a key feature of Stokes' sound: personality. 2008 has seen him signed to various labels and unleashing his own unique brand of techno on the world. Expect to find floor-filling attitude packed into every track.
Sleaze (Sleaze Records)
Having been part of the Glasgow techno scene for over 2 years now, Sleaze have decided to expand their name further by starting their own record label. They release tracks written by themselves and other young, promising producers from all over the world. Their releases include work from Alex Young, Shin Nishimura and Bigger Than Jesus.
Residents: Solar & Animal Farm