Soma Records directors Slam released Volume 1 of their Louder Than Chaos project today, featuring collaborations with Slam and Hector Oaks, 999999999 and Keith Tucker (AKA Optic Nerve).
This is the first in a series of 5 releases on 12 ”vinyl and digital with friends, colleagues and contemporaries normally only seen at airports or events.
now reunited in a completely different set of circumstances, allowing for an intended connection in a moment of disconnection.
The approach of the project is based on a powerful mutual participation, built remotely over time and entirely aimed at celebrating the court on the dance floors at peak hours.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with them, and this has been the result.
Hi guys! How much has Covid influenced your work with music?
It has given us much more time to focus, and take time to properly get inside the machines and software. Because we weren’t in the rat race playing lots of gigs then recovering and having less time to produce, it has improved our production techniques. I think we managed 5 e.ps as well as this project so it was a productive time for us.
Do you think that Louder Than Chaos Vol.1 is a reflection of the unrest situation caused by COVID?
Yes, in a way it’s a reaction to the enforced situation we collectively found ourselves in. It’s about finding connections in a time of disconnection. You don’t realize how much you rely on that connection, until it’s taken away. Lockdown happened everywhere at the same time. We were trying to find a way to connect with people under unprecedented circumstances.
What has been the configuration of your teams in the creative process of your work?
it was different for each production, generally we would swap arrangements or stems, sending them back and forth to each other, we would then both make changes to the arrangement or add parts until each collaborator was happy with the final result. This could take some time, but at that moment I guess that’s a luxury we all had.
What impact do you think this work will have with the general public? What do you want to convey?
We wanted to do something positive in a time that felt very uncertain. We wanted to say the music will still resonate, even if the world stops communicating! When there’s chaos the music will resonate above that Chaos! The tracks were 100% made for the dancefloor so hopefully dancers and DJs will enjoy them in equal measures.
Do you have any final words of wisdom?
Always try to find positivity in a potentially negative situation haha.