Review: Amsterdam Dance Event holds a special place in the electronic music community's calendar, and it just wouldn't be the same without the Toolroom family putting on a very special showcase for the industry and punters alike. The Dutch capital's clubbing culture is one of the best in Europe and there's only one place to be this October. They join the fun once again this year and this are kicking off the week at Chicago Social Club for an opening to ADE like no other. In celebration, Mark Knight & Co. anticipate the event with this solid collection of sonic arsenal with highlights not limited to: label staple Weiss serving up classic vocal funky house on "Let Me Love You" (extended Club mix), legends Dirty Vegas getting remixed by CamelPhat on the extended remix of "Days Go By" (which reaches near acid moments), the ever impressive Alan Fitzpatrick providing austere peak time tackle on banger "The Approach" and rising stars like Jacky (with Example) on the wonky tech house of "Another 24" and label newcomer Maxinne dropping the riveting main room thriller "The Message" amongst many more. Comes with two continuous mixes: the first by Romanian upstarts Sllash & Doppe and the second by Swiss scene hero Mendo (Clarisse).
Same Little Thing (Michael Mayer remix) - (7:25) 119 BPM
Same Little Thing (Alternative mix) - (3:30) 119 BPM
The Weight (Lake Turner remix) - (4:11) 51 BPM
Roll Together (Steve Moore mix) - (5:31) 116 BPM
Doesn't Do Anything (Silicon mix) - (3:04) 125 BPM
Are You Even Real (TRS-80 mix) - (4:24) 107 BPM
Review: Featuring tracks from Weval's second artist album, The Weight, this series of remixes includes some outstanding reworks of Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers' work. Michael Mayer turns "Same Little Thing" into a pulsating, low-slung groove that resounds to cosmic melodies and golden, vocodered vocals. On the Alternative remix of the same track, rolling live drums and woozy melodies prevail, while Lake Turner's take on "The Weight" offers another different approach as understated kicks underpin swirling trance melodies that could have come from Border Community's back catalogue. Most impressive of all though is synth wizard Steve Moore's take on"Roll Together", which evolves from a murky bass into an epic, ominous stepper.