High quality compressed file. The file includes embedded artist/title info & artwork and is suitable for home/iPod/phone use. Usual price £1.15 per track.
Uncompressed lossless file, with large file size (e.g. 70MB per track). The files contain no embedded artist/title info or artwork but playback is universally compatible on all software/hardware. The usual price for WAVs is £1.65 per track.
Compressed lossless file with very efficient file sizing e.g. 40MB per track. The files also include embedded artist/title info & artwork. Playback, metadata and artwork are moderately well supported (but not for iTunes, iPod or Windows Media Player). The usual price for a FLAC is £1.65 per track.
Compressed lossless file with efficient sizing e.g. 45MB per track. The files contain artist/title info & artwork, and while not widely supported for playback at present, they are compatible with iTunes/iPod. The usual price for a ALAC is £1.65 per track.
Uncompressed lossless file with a large file size (e.g. 70MB per track). The files include embedded artist/title info and artwork in iTunes and some others, with playback universally compatible on all software/hardware. The usual price for AIFFs is £1.65 per track.
The label's suffered a little from Man Utd Syndrome over the years but for me, you just can't fault a Toolroom comp: they always offer great VFM, and as quick bi-annual (or whatever) snapshots of 'where house is at right now', they're unbeatable. The headline for this installment is that, where the Toolroom story over the past few years has mostly been about label boss Mark Knight getting back in touch with his soulful roots, this set leans a little more to the tuff n' techy side. But with 50 full-length tracks to choose from, plus two hour-long DJ mixes - and with that M1 drop on Azete's 'Born Bad' worth the price of admission on its own! - you really can't go wrong here.
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