Review: The annual Toolroom statement of intent for Ibiza gets off to a raucous start with the good time house Camelphat remix of Fatboy Slim's "Right Here, Right Now". Despite this, the compilation isn't all about peak time pleasure. It features deeper nuggets like the sun-kissed deep techno remix of Bicep's "Opal" by Four Tet and the hypnotic break beat techno Kolsch remix of Nic Fanciulli's "Saying". However, Ibiza 2018 doesn't depart too far from the script, and label boss Mark Knight's "We Get High From the Music" is classic Toolroom - a tough tribal workout descending into filtered, vocal-heavy nirvana. That said, they deserve plaudits for keeping a close eye on new artists and the niggling acid and chimes of Peggy Gou's "It Makes You Forget" is testament to that.
Review: Turning the winter cold into groove paradise, "We Love House" is back with another exemplary installment of top-shelf house music. Dropping delicious cuts at the pace of snow falling during a blizzard, this Winter edition sees the genre's most esteemed acts fuel the groove fire. Totaling to no less than 40 tracks, this edition of 'We Love House' certainly ain't frosty. Highlights come courtesy of: Berlin enfant terribles Format: B on the bouncy stomper "The Scoop", the old school rave flavour of Todd Terry presents CLS vs Montel - "Can You Feel It" (Montel remix), the deep tribal phunk of Kryder & Erick Morillo - "Waves" (feat Bella Hunter - Erick Morillo & Harry Romero extended remix) or power duo Leftwing & Kody's "With My Body" (feat Isis Salam) that rolls with utter force as always. We must also mention the worthy addition of the classic upon all classics: Inner City - "Big Fun 2017" (extended mix).