Review: An outlet for both unreleased and exclusive music from the label's family members alongside rising talents, this is the fourth instalment of Toolroom's popular 'House Party' series. Featuring standout releases from Mark Knight's label plus the scene's biggest imprints, with highlights coming from: industry heavyweights Nic Fanciulli & Andrea Oliva on the slinky "Medium Rare", the inimitable Yousef with the pounding acid of "Save Me" (feat. Molly Green), legend Todd Terry with TCTS on the boompty bounce of "Get Freaky" and UK tech house hero Seb Zito delivering the peak time stomper "Don't Stop". As if that was not enough, there are also three continuous mixes by scene stalwarts such as Lefti, Piero Pirupa and label staple Maxinne.
Review: The trend of drum & bass workouts has been a rising one over the last few years and you can see why, as it's hard to imagine a more potent set of sounds to get the blood pumping than ferocious breaks and bubbling basslines. This LP kicks off with the seminal classic that is 'Incredible' by M-Beat, which you should all know by the back of your hand by now, and moves on into other iconic Ed Solo and Deekline tracks like 'Bam Bam' and 'No No No'. There are fantastic contributions from Nick the Lot and Jam Thieves with 'Concentrated' and 'Mista Lava Lava', and Kleu blows things away with a superb remix of Marcia Aitken's 'I'm Still In Love'. It's a rolling listen from start to finish.