Slam ‎– Positive Education

Soma Quality Recordings ‎– SOMA 008
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Recorded at Soma Studios.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): SOMA-8-A1 RAYS MAX. SOMA.8A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side AA): SOMA-8-AA1 MAX. RAYS

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December 21, 2017
edited 11 months ago

Positive Education is brilliant but Intensities in Ten Cities is much better if that's even possible.. Probably the strongest, most epic set opener in the history of house music.


June 6, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
I am very curious the sample/influence of Intensities In-Ten-Cities, If or how much the movie Boyz n the Hood (1991), particularly Ricky's revenge scene towards the end, influenced this. The movie came out in 1991, and the similarities are very strong... works amazingly in this track, great to see cross-cultural influences if it is indeed inspired by this.


November 5, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Not bad, just unimaginative plodding 4/4 techno floor filler - no real hi-tech funk to be found here.


September 22, 2016

Greatest techno record ever. Already is such a banger, the fact that this released as early as 1993 takes it to another level. Very futuristic, deep, and addictive sound.


March 11, 2016
Just unearthed my 12" having gained a record deck for my daughter(!), thanks to the resurgence of vinyl and what struck me most is how interactive vinyl is: It was a pleasure to take the record out of it's sleeve, read the label, clean the vinyl, check the speed, put it on the turntable and listen!
The only let down, not just with this track, was the added repeat synth 'middle eight' which just seemed to be there because the tracks were so long at the time!
Sounded sooo good on vinyl.


May 9, 2011

Positive Education is a milestone 12" for non-american Tech House. The hypnotic tempo with rolling hit hat & the melancolic chords flow, belong to Techno as well. The repetitive bass organ (Rhodes ?) & the banjo tuning remind dub, a style often integred in Tech House tracks.Here the dub is track tempo pitched so not halved . The specificity from Slam is on the bassline highly influenced by the scottish Progressive House scene strongly active in 93, especially in Glasgow . There is also this tonic violin sample, but is more hard to determinate the influence 'cause of his large usage in all the House Style. The General structure is build for club with long intro & break. Anyway an unforgettable tracks that always bring joy to both dancers & Djs.

October 26, 2010

A tune that still does the business on the dancefloor today as it did back in 1993 , if not more so . Still playing this tune out and getting a great reaction when the initial bassline kicks in . One for the oldskool . The B side is a sublime classic as well , maybe not so dancefloor friendly but amazing listening


October 23, 2009

Good tune but this release is all about the `B side`, or should i say `AA side`. Intensities in ten cities has to be the biggest unsung b side ive ever heard. Its also the best intro and build up to a tune of its era. Its easily and justifiably called the best b side to have been released, this in my opinion was Slam`s greatest creation apart from maybe `Eterna` which was a proper oldskool classic.


September 8, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

One of those records with an intended 'B' side that might well be better than the A. "Intensities" is indeed an underated and overlooked tune.


March 27, 2003

Owes much to Ron Trent which is not such a bad thing.
Intensities in 10 Cities is an unsung classic
with the one of the best build-ups to any track anywhere.