Slam ‎– Snapshots

Soma Quality Recordings ‎– SOMA 021, Soma Quality Recordings ‎– soma 021
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Track B ends with a locked groove.

The "Stepback" vocal is sampled from the "Skratch-A-Pella" on Kenny "Jammin" Jason With "Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Dance.

℗ & © 1995 Soma Quality Recordings
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024856 620217
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching): SOMA-21-A1 DMM THE EXCHANGE - NILZ (DMM)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching): SOMA-21-B1 DMM THE EXCHANGE - NILZ (DMM)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching): SOMA-21-C1 DMM THE EXCHANGE - NILZ (DMM)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching): SOMA-21-D1 DMM THE EXCHANGE - NILZ (DMM)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
soma cds 021 Slam Snapshots(CD, EP) Soma Quality Recordings soma cds 021 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SOMA 021 Slam Snapshots(2x12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA 021 UK 1995 Sell This Version


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March 21, 2018
'Stepback' is the killer track in this double pack to my ears. A great cut that builds in suspense, with the vocal fading in and out over some sinister chords and spitting percussion.

The vocal sample on 'Stepback' was lifted from an obscure bleep & bass 12" by Aural Exciter on the Chill label out of the UK - see The vocal is only accapella for one refrain right at the end of the track as it fades out. It's unmistakable....


March 4, 2010
Great EP, groovelock has always been my choice, but all the other tracks rock too, i love program too. but like someone else said, groove lock is perfect for late night wind down vibes


November 7, 2008
I first heard this 8 years ago when I was 16, when I bought it on vinyl not knowing anything about it other than these were the "Positive Education" guys. I could still not like this release more. 6 long tracks of deep tech-house better than most I had heard before hearing this and than most I've heard after. It's worth it alone for "Stepback" and "Program", some of the deepest techno you'll ever hear.

October 26, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Side A. Slam's hypnotic and repetitive order to "Stepback" is one of the most energy charged tracks you can spin. A techno bomb with threatening, roaring sounds and such a massive impelling ride that you better take cover....This is definitely one of my favourite tunes ever. By the way,the 2002 Smith & Selway remix could not reach a quarter of this level.


September 26, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
"Groovelock" certainly one of the finest late night / back-to-mine tracks of its day; simple and long (or relentless, depending on your state of mind) - but always beautiful. Also featured is the excellent pump and grind techno of "Program".
Essential collecting for all lovers of the Slam sound...


January 15, 2003
Beutiful Chunk of deep funky tech house with the trademark slam sound...well worth picking up for 'groovelock' alone