Boss Ass Bitch (feat PTAF - Original Boss Mix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
Boss Ass Bitch (feat PTAF - Dub Bitch mix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
Boss Ass Bitch (feat PTAF - instrumental mix) - (6:21) 121 BPM
Boss Ass Bitch (feat PTAF - radio edit) - (3:36) 121 BPM
Review: Ghetto house is not for the faint-hearted or the easily offended at the best of times, but it sounds like this French duo take a more pragmatic approach to the sound. Using a female vocal as the narrator, "Boss Ass Bitch" turns into a semi-autobiographical affair, with a litany of episodes and experiences unfolding over rolling snares and low-slung, jacking rhythm. The end result is an infectious and surprisingly high-end production that Amine Edge & Dance believe has chart potential - hence the radio edit. For anyone who doesn't want to hear the questionable vocals there is also an instrumental take, but it's a bit like going to a steak restaurant and ordering the vegetarian option.
Review: 2019 was a massive year for Mark Knight and the gang, celebrating 15 years in the business and commemorating such a milestone with extensive world tours in the globe's greatest clubs and festival stages. We are fairly certain that this collection of tracks were tested extensively on the road during the latter part of last year - and are certain to make a big impact on dancefloors in 2019 and beyond! Highlights on This Is Toolroom 2019 not limited to: the epic dancefloor drama of "Poison" by the young ascendant Brit producer Wheats, likewise boss man Mark Knight takes on the NYC house sound - complete with preacher man style vocals - on the ultra-emotive "The Mystery Of Old Ma Clifton" (original mix), while Lost Recordings head honchos Leftwing & Kody deliver the tough rolling UK tech house sound of now on "Wile Out" and label staple and all round legend D. Ramirez is on form as always on the deep down and dirty "Overload".
Martin Books - "Flitzepulver" (original mix) - (6:35) 128 BPM
Various - "Ibiza 2018 Closing Party" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:18:53) 124 BPM
Various - "Ibiza 2018 Closing Party" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:19:01) 125 BPM
Review: With the same certainty that the leaves will turn brown and fall from the trees, autumn sees the release of Toolroom's closing party album. It's the label's annual state of the (house) nation address and 2018 is no exception. While this year's edition contains a healthy smattering of feel good house - the most impressive exempts being the vocal grooves of Weiss' "Feel My Needs" and Illyus & Barrientos' "MEA" - there are also more adventurous variants on offer. These include Peggy Gou's tweaked acid take on Shakedown's "At Night", the chord heavy Dusky take on KiNK's "Perth" and the cut-up, abstract "Pale Blue Dot" by rising lo-fi house artist Ross From Friends, which demonstrate that this year, Toolroom is thinking outside the box.
Into The Groove (Amine Edge & DANCE remix) - (5:48) 127 BPM
Into The Groove (Amine Edge & DANCE remix - version 2) - (5:51) 126 BPM
Into The Groove (Jansons remix) - (6:06) 126 BPM
Into The Groove (Andre Salmon remix) - (6:47) 128 BPM
Review: Two right legends team up for the next killer out on VIVa Music: label head honcho Steve Lawler and the legendary american producer Arthur Baker. The latter is one of the most renowned producers and remixers, whose talents have benefited the likes of New Order, Afrika Bambaataa and Pet Shop Boys among many others. In recent times he's collaborated with Rennie Pilgrim, Vanilla Ace and former Bronski Beat singer Jimmy Somerville for a release on Defected. "Into The Groove" is a sweltering tribal house workout and perfect to get into the zone past 3AM and is reminiscent of Lawler's seminal sound that he brought from NYC to the UK at the turn of the millenium. It's jam packed with a bunch of wicked remixes too: our favourites came in the form of Amine Edge & DANCE's exhilarating acid house makeover and Jansons' low slung disco house rendition.