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).
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - "Too-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)" - (3:03) 72 BPM
Louis Armstrong - "Christmas In New Orleans" - (2:54) 108 BPM
Alvin & The Chipmunks - "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" - (0:54) 81 BPM
Review: Yes, we can hardly believe it ourselves, but it's that time of year again - mulled wine, chestnuts roasting on open fires and all that. Now, we all may roll our eyes when we hear the inescapable refrains of Christmas tunes every year, but here's the thing: we all need them in our lives (imagine Christmas without them, it's simply not cricket!), but how many of us actually own them? Well, with 111 classics (from Bing Crosby to Elvis, Liberace and Alvin & The Chipmunks) packed on this album, it's safe to say you'll never have to worry about your festive soundtrack again (leaving us all more time to concentrate on the mulled wine and pies, hoorah!).