Not Not - "Club Compass" (extended mix) - (5:28) 125 BPM
CHANEY - "Toolroom House Party Vol 7" (Mixed By CHANEY) - (1:14:49) 123 BPM
GW Harrison - "Toolroom House Party Vol 7" (Mixed By GW Harrison) - (1:19:59) 126 BPM
Tim Baresko - "Toolroom House Party Vol 7" (Mixed By Tim Baresko) - (1:16:07) 126 BPM
Review: With a whopping 70 tracks featured on this latest installment in the 'House Party' series, you'll forgive us if we don't go into each one individually! It's fair to say though that whether it's peaktime tech-house, pumping discofied grooves, tuff tribalism, off-kilter jazzy bizniss or sweet soulful vibes you're after, you'll find it all here and more besides, with Hoover stabs, rolling Afro beats, speed garage basslines, the Korg M1 organ, torchy fem vox and ragga chat all making cameo appearances along the way! Dive in and find your personal faves, or just sit back, press play on one of the three bundled DJ mixes and let GW Harrison, Chaney and Tim Baresko do the selecting for you.
Review: Four irresistible orders to dance here, coming courtesy of Israeli producer Adam Tenenbaum AKA Adam Ten, and brought to you by LA-based Crosstown Rebels sub-label Rebellion. 'We Move' is a mid-paced throbber centred around a fat, squelching bass synth and a "we move" female vocal, 'Mita In Reverse' is a low-slung machine funker with exotic, chopped-up fem vox, 'The Queen' stirs deep, tech, prog and disco house influences into one surefire 3am groover while 'Hamakor' closes the EP on a tuffer, struttier note. The EP as a whole has a far greater funk sensibility than most in its field, and as such deserves checking immediately.
Review: Mark Knight & Co.round out the year with 'Best Of Toolroom 2020', a 50 track compilation delivering a collection of the label's biggest releases from the year that was into one package. Boss man Knight teams up with Rene Amesz on the year's most massive funky house tune "All 4 Love" (feat. Tasty Lopez) with other highlights coming from: Carl Cox on his stomping heads-down rework of Kevin Knapp & Hannah Wants "Call Me", the anthemic and utterly uplifting soul of legends Gene Farris & ATFC's "Spirit of House" plus the return of the legendary American vocalist Ann Nesby - whose unmistakable voice dominates LEFTI's "Rejuvenate". There's also the worthy addition of two continuous mixes by Mr Knight himself. 'Best Of Toolroom 2020' delivers the perfect annual sign off, as the label prepares for yet another landmark year in 2021.