Boomkat Product Review:
Based on the sunny-side of Glasgow, Soma have been releasing electronic music for the past fifteen years now - accruing a vast catalogue of artists along the way and hitting their two-hundredth release with this label shindig. Inviting a star-studded selection along for their bicentennial compilation, 'Soma 200' sees the likes of Slam, Vector Lovers, Alex Smoke, My Robot Friend, Silicone Soul and Funk D'Void all making an appearance - turning the central heating down to zero and letting the minimal action shudder away with glee. Opening with the rasping beats and somersaulting synths of 'On Emily Morr' from Vector Lovers, things rattle along with real muscle as Slam play a blinder with 'Looking North', Alex Smoke delves deep within the dubby quagmire for 'Plunder' and Repeat Repeat chuck a load of robot moves on the 'Bombardier' floor. Proving that a diet of deep-fried Crème Eggs and Irn Bru can do an awful lot for your minimal-tech, 'Soma 200' is proof that the label is in rude health. See you Jimmy!