Review: Above & Beyonds deeper but equally large offshoot have to be one of the most consistent labels around, and one that lends itself to such a wide scope of DJ sets. This latest EP of progressive goodness comes from Brooklyn new face Beckwith. Ever the experts at uncovering new talent, there are two tasty treats on offer. 'N To Brooklyn' leads the way, as a homage to his home town it's a faultless blend of house and trance elements with a chunky prog groove. On the flipside 'F To Manhattan' covers similar cross-genre ground albeit with a little less bite.
Review: Judging by Toolroom's latest mammoth collection, the sound of the White Island in 2014 will be uplifting house music. Granted, there are some diversions on this compilation thanks to Eric Sneo's rattling minimalism and Doorly's jacking "Thunder Clap", but these are few and far between. Even Kelis gets in on the vocal house sound, with Breach chopping up the singer's vocals on his tracky version of "Rumble". Breach faces stiff competition from his peers though, with Tensnake turning London Grammar's "Hey Now" into an epic vocal anthem. However, the stand out contribution comes from a real veteran and MK's piano-led take on Lancelot's "Givin' It Up (feat Antony & Cleopatra)" recalling classic KMS.