Review: On 'House Party Vol. 3' the party continues well into autumn with Toolroom's unmistakable blend of killer cuts, red hot exclusives and a host of essential tracks from the industry's leading imprints. Includes a whopping 80 tracks, plus three compiled mixes from current scene favourites such as Kittball co-owners Tube & Berger, Dutch house favourite Rene Amesz, and rising UK talent Iglesias. Highlights not limited to: boss man Mark Knight with the aforementioned Amesz on the funky house anthem "All 4 Love" (feat. Tasty Lopez), Hannah Wants & Eskuche serve up some slick and bouncy electro house on "The ISH", the dream team of Alex Mills, Danny Howard & Illyus & Barrientos delivering a properly soul-infused vocal epic on "Need" (Extended Mix) and the legend ATFC returns with the super sexy "Not Enough" feat. Mia Mendez.
Review: Toolroom is back with the second instalment of the 'House Party' series, with Chicago veteran Gene Farris, the enigmatic Wh0 and ascendant duo Raumakustik closing out the summer in style with their respective mixes. Featuring 80 tracks from leading international names including Carl Cox who goes for a minimal vibe on his remix of Hannah Wants & Kevin Knapp's "Call Me", Hot Since 82 serves up something different than usual on the summertime vibe of "Rise", Saved chief Nic Fanciulli gets some spiritual and life-affirming vibes in effect on "Virgo", Hamburg disco stu Tensnake gives Dombresky & Boston Bun's "Stronger" a neon-lit makeover and label boss Mark Knight impresses with the funky house anthem "Tonight" ft. Chenai and Mr. V.
Review: It's been a sweet three years for New York artist Joeski outta Queens, New York, with a hot streak of music making its way to labels like Dirtybird, Crosstown Rebels and Defected. Joeski returns to Pokerflat following his 2017 Lessons In Dub EP, which he continues here via the dub techno tipped "Drift Within". A super stripped-back and minimal vocal track to offset the alien frequencies and deep vibes of bassline hit "Wordplay", popping with percussion, skatty vocals to boot, and techy house rhythms.
Let The Drum Speak! (feat Rachel) - (7:34) 126 BPM
Expressions In Dub Love - (6:51) 125 BPM
As We Dance - (8:33) 123 BPM
Review: Legend of the New York City dance music scene Joeski is back on Damian Lazarus' Rebellion, with yet more typically rhythm heavy tech house work outs on this fittingly titled new EP. He explains how he and vocalist Rachel shared a clear vision of creating a track to personify the sound of the drum, experimenting in the studio until they achieved the eerie vibe they wanted. "Let The Drum Speak!" is an evocative and mesmerising cut that utilises sublime syncopation in various layers, and processed with incredible dub delay effects and splashes of white noise for dramatic effect. Prepare to reach near tribal moments on this one! This is supported by additional cuts such as the moody and ultra deep "As We Dance" and the darkly bass-driven "Expressions In Dub Love" which is perfect for the afterhours.