- Slam's heavy hitting track, Collecting Data, which has been one of the most played and biggest selling in Paragraph's two year history sees reworks from UK House legend Steve Lawler and Italian man-of-the-moment Sasha Carassi.While most people have been relaxing over the festival spell, Slam have been hard at work; touring Australia over the Christmas and New Year period, finishing off their new release for Adam Beyerys Drumcode imprint and working on their Paragraph Deconstructed album, due for release in Summer 2011. Up first is Steve Lawlerys Remix. A percussive filled intro sets the pace for a thoroughly jacking remix. Steveys slick use of the original samples grabs attention immediately as rhythms melt into one another on the introduction of a punching kick drum. He transforms this track from a weighty, dark techno work-out to a funk-fuelled slice of House, with an infectious back-beat groove, snare rolls a plenty and bumping bassline. This remix has been a pivotal part of Slamys DJ sets recently and you can tell why!Sasha Carassi steps up next with his brilliant head-down and dance affair. Carassi keeps the menace of the original Collecting Data track through haunting synths and eerie effects. Solid sub-bass holds tight while the original Slam hook is dangled in and out of the track, teasing the listener. Sashays intense percussion retains the drive and presence of the original, while adding his own Italian twist to this heavy-weight remix.
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