Conor Dalton (Glowcast) has mastered music for 13 of Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJ’s of 2012

Hey all

I’m very happy to find out that i’ve mastered music for 13 of the RA Resident Advisor top 100 DJ’s of 2012, including two in the top 10 this year!

It’s an honour to work with artists of such a high calibre in the genres that I love listening to.

2012 It’s been a good year.

RA

Mastered at Glowcast: Envoy – ‘Seawall’ (Ricardo Villalobos remix) VIDEO

Mastered at Glowcast: Soma Coma 6 chillout compilation

Available on Soma Shop

SOMA COMA 6
[SOMADA97]

1. Joe Stawarz – Suite b
2. Alex Under – Lluvia Para Dos
3. Nadja Lind – Alpha Chicken Dub
4. Joe Stawarz – Deepcut (Mihalis Safras Amby Remix)
5. Slam – Dark Forces (Onmutu Mechanicks Remix0
6. Rod Modell – Silent World
7. Slam – Groovelock (Echospace – Detroit Ambient Version)
8. Mirror Music – Only Forward
9. Klartraum – Sinking
10. Silicone Soul / Vakama – Walk
11. The Black Dog – FeederRubOut Reprise
12. Plant Pot People – Duey’s Lament

This Soma Coma 6 compilation keeps the annual instalment of quality down tempo electronica at its consistently high level. With twelve tracks it is a massive offering of quality exclusive material and powerful remixes creating an immersive, well-balanced album.

Joe Stawarz, Alex Under and Nadja Lind get this album off to a great start showcasing some of the newest talent producing records on the label. Suite b, Lluvia Para Dos and Alpha Chicken Dub all respectively provide engrossing listening and fantastic variety early on.

Some of the names that have become synonymous with Soma records supply exciting new work and reinstate these stellar connections between artist and label. The Black Dog and Silicone Soul continue their long history of such collaboration. Walk and Feederrubout reprise, the former a Silicone Soul co-production with Vakama fit perfectly in with the style of this album with a strong sense of production and incorporating various intricate themes.

There are two Slam remixes on the album with Echospace’s take on Groovelock and Onmutu Mechanicks’ Dark forces producing unique new sounds straight out of the Soma vaults. The Groovelock remix highlights the unique Echospace sound with imposing waves and drops, and smooth fluidity. The Dark Forces remix is an individual and perfectly sculpted version of the track with a deep, infectious style which does justice to the original.

The album finishes with a special Plant Pot People track, Duey’s Lament. This acts as a storming outro with guitar feedback and strong sustained notes adding physical impact to the music right up until the last.

There are different sections to this album with darker more brooding moments expanding out into vast soundscapes and spacious tracks. This sort of detail and balance helps to tie together a collection of top tracks to make a formidable whole. Added to the list of top talent mentioned so far there are tracks from all manner of great artists at various stages of their careers all of whom add a totally unique and distinctive sound to the mix. This is another standout compilation in this series that, as always, doesn’t fail to deliver.

Released by: soma
Release/catalogue number: Soma DA097
Release date: Nov 26, 2012

Mastered by Conor Dalton at Glowcast

Mastered at Glowcast: Mark Reeve – Phobia/Fear (Soma Records)

Mark Reeve | Phobia/Fear
[Soma354d]
Released : 26.11.12

1.Phobia
2.Fear

Mark Reeve follows up his hugely successful debut on Soma with two hard hitting techno tracks Phobia & Fear.
Phobia is first off the mark and sets the tone of the EP perfectly. Firing off with its dark, rolling beat and deep bassline it immediately propels itself skywards. Synth stabs creep in while the tracks loops out, ideal for heads down dance floor action. Reeve effortlessly creates a sense of tension going into the break as the tracks punches back in with brute force, never seeming to take its foot off the pedal, continuing to punish till the end.
Fear drops next with solid drums and deep heavy sub bass accompanied by eerie samples that seem to force their way from the dark recesses of the track. A resonating lead pushes this track forward, growling as a pitched down vocal tears through. Mark utilises each element of the track to devastating effect creating a deep, evolving techno monster.
Mark Reeve continues to excite with his depth of production and shows with this EP that he has an expertly developed and unique sound.

Released by: soma
Release/catalogue number: Soma 354d
Release date: Nov 26, 2012

Mastered by Conor Dalton at Glowcast

Mastered at Glowcast: Envoy – Seawall (Ricardo Villalobos remix) [Soma]

Pre-order you VINYL copy here:

Envoy | Seawall (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
[Soma353]

1. Seawall (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
2. Seawall (Original Mix)

Soma are proud to present the return of Envoy to the label. The enigmatic Hope Grants return is started with an imaginative and unique reworking of Soma classic ‘Seawall’ by Chilean wonder producer Ricardo Villalobos.

Ricardo’s remix of Sea Wall opens the EP with his unmistakable percussive sound bouncing in from the get go. Stripping the original back to it’s finest elements, he manages to create a deep, emotive version of Envoys epic original. Flourishes of high hats and cut up vocals add to the fantastic groove created by Ricardo, the track breaking every so often into those unmistakable chords!

The original mix of Envoys Sea Wall also features on this special release. The classic Soma sound is found right in the very heart of this Neo Detroit epic. Deep, filtered synths swirl gently in the background and a fantastic 909 drum workout punches through a funked out baseline while that instantly recognisable pad line tears through your soul.

Ladies & gentleman….Envoy is back!

Mastered at Glowcast by Conor Dalton

Released by: soma
Release/catalogue number: Soma 353
Release date: Nov 19, 2012

VIDEO: Mastered at Glowcast: Gary Beck – Algoreal (Soma records)

To purchase this song click here.

GARY BECK
ALGOREAL (VIDEO)
Soma Recordings Ltd
Directed and edited by Simone L Smith

The Video was filmed in and around ” The Devil’s Pulpit” in Stirlingshire, 30 miles north of Glasgow.The Devil’s pulpit is a gorge, which according to local lore, ancient Druids used as a meeting place, where sacrifices were made of animals and humans. Many people have reported a strange atmosphere when they are in the depths of the gorge. Drawing on the feelings exuded from the Devil’s Pulpit, the video explores the influence of “dark forces” within the gorge.

It was said that a sacrifice of human or animal was acceptable to the Celtic gods and had to be attended by a druid, for they were the intermediaries between the people and the divinities.

“These men predict the future by observing the flight and calls of birds and by the sacrifice of holy animals: all orders of society are in their power… and in very important matters they prepare a human victim, plunging a dagger into his chest; by observing the way his limbs convulse as he falls and the gushing of his blood, they are able to read the future.”

There is archaeological evidence from Western Europe that has been widely used to back up the idea that the Iron Age Celts performed human sacrifice.

Mastered by Conor Dalton at Glowcast.

Mastered at Glowcast: Silicone Soul – Smokestak EP (Soma Records)

Silicone Soul
Smokestak

[soma347d]
1. Smokestak
2. I Am
3. One Thing
4. Burning Sands (Hypnohouse Dub)
5. Like Mice In A Maze

Mastered at Glowcast by Conor Dalton.

Since the turn of the century, Glasgow duo Silicone Soul have been one of the corner-stones of the mighty Soma Quality Recordings, giving the label its first chart appearance with ‘Right On,’ while relentlessly pushing the boundaries of deep, soul-fuelled house music through their epoch-making albums.

As their esteemed Darkroom Dubs imprint approaches its tenth anniversary as one of the UK’s leading bastions of forward-thrusting subterranean house music, Craig Morrison and Graeme Reedie are releasing their first new music as Silicone Soul on Soma for almost three years.

Lead track ‘Smokestak’ is the pulsating embodiment of the raw house music seam the duo have been mining since the late 90’s: taking on board the essential groove and vital crowd-detonating manoeuvres while injecting flavours of music’s past legacy; in the case of the title track a sublimely extended saxophone line which, while evoking the burning soul of John Coltrane, knows how to stretch into the heart of the most delirious dance floor.

This underlying knowledge of and passion for music, which has always underpinned the pair’s musical explorations, positively explodes in the conga fury of ‘I Am,’ the soul power whipped up by gospel preaching. If that wasn’t enough, ‘Burning Sands’ is plucked from their second album, ‘Staring Into Space’ and given the deepest Hypnohouse Dub sheen. The sonic adventures are completed by ‘One Thing’ and the twilight zone finale of ‘Like Mice In A Maze.’

Dj’s, dancers and seen-it-all house stalwarts should be both honoured and enthralled to be assuaged by such a mighty missive. That it’s the door to Darkroom Dubs’ inner sanctum having its own first decade knees up is a frightening bonus.

Released by: soma
Release/catalogue number: Soma 347d
Release date: Oct 29, 2012

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