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UK music legend Norman Cook donned the Fatboy Slim alias in the late '90s and released the classic You've Come A Long Way, Baby LP -which turns 20 years old this year. To celebrate, Cook has got some very special in friends to remix some of his most loved tracks. All run in conjunction with Toolroom Records, who are also celebrating their 15th! The first guest on the list is UK masked super duo Camelphat, with a new remix of the Fatboy Slim anthem "Right Here, Right Now". The epic big beat bonanza from '98 is now turned into an adrenalised and euphoric mainroom tech house cut, that rolls along just like everything you'd expect from the Grammy nominated duo.
Inside Out is a brand new series from Aus Music label head Will Saul. It invites DJs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. The concept encourages them to showcase their own music, or the music of those in their own individual circles. Depending on who is curating, it will take different forms. The idea stems from Saul's own approach in the club, which often finds him seeking out brand new and unheard music to play for the first time. There's a strong Detroit techno aesthetic throughout his inaugural release for the series: from the emotive hi-tech soul of his own collaboration with Komon entitled "Positive", Amsterdam legend Gerd had no problem channeling similarly timeless retro vibes either, as heard on the funky techno-soul of "Echoes". They save the best for last on the flip, with the legendary Floorplan's riveting rendition of Primitive Trust's "Little Love" - perfect to get that 3AM style strobe-lit tunnel vision in effect.
VARIOUS - Best Of Toolroom 2017
VARIOUS - This Is Toolroom 2018 (Toolroom)
VARIOUS - Robbie Rivera & NXNY Present Amsterdam 2017 (Juicy Music)
THE COCREATORS - The Lift Off EP DJ Superpack (Love Vibration Nation)
MOLOKO	All Back To The Mine: Volume II - A Collection Of Remixes
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