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Get Down: Silicone Soul

Silicone Soul, composed of techno heads Graeme Reedie and Craig Morrison, carries the torch supporting club/dance music in Scotland. Hailing from Glasgow, Reedie and Morrison instantly clicked as kids, for the two were punk misfits who loved music. They formed a band, Dead City Radio, and played countless gigs in and around their hometown. The fire of the two, however, flickered out after Morrison witnessed a Primal Scream show, and almost immediately they scrapped their obnoxious snarl for an electronic outlook.

The early '90s were spent frolicking with techtronics, palling around with Slam's Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle while gaining confidence as house music makers. Forming Depth Perception Records by 1996 and establishing Silicone Soul as a legit act, Reedie and Morrison inked a deal with Soma in 1998 and released three raved tracks, "Climbing Walls," "All Nite Long," and "Right on 4 Tha Darkness." The duo gained praise from some of the genre's forerunners (Laurent Garnier, Pete Tong, Andrew Weatherall) and played festival dates at Roskilde and T in the Park, remaining perfectionists in their scope of intricate house music.

Since first appearing on Scotland's seminal Soma label in 1998, Silicone Soul, have occupied a special place in the over-crowded field of electronic dance music, mainly through the depth and quality of their recordings plus innate understanding of music‘s grand heritage and its constant development.

They have released four critically acclaimed albums, gained residencies at some of Europe’s most celebrated clubs, scooped numerous DJ Mag nominations, played festival arenas, stormed the UK charts and launched their own Darkroom Dubs imprint which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

The lads down at Lola have gone and done it again, another stellar booking well worth calling in sick on Friday for.

Silicone Soul play Holy Shit at Lola tonight, Thursday 29th May.