Review: Alongside the likes of yourself, you can bet that Mark Knight & Co. will be also be a known presence at Amsterdam Dance Event in 2018 and indeed they'll be well prepared with the appropriate tools - as this killer compilation proves. Highlights on this annual edition come from Maceo Plex - whose remix of "Nervous Tics" (feat Holly Walker) by hot British duo Maribou State takes you to the dark side, label chief Knight's massive rework of Sterling Void's eternal anthem "It's Alright" (feat Paris Brightledge) will surely get the hands in the air, as will Adesse Versions' edit of legend Kerri Chandler's "The Boom Can" and many others over the collection's five dozen tracks. To take you through every part of your trip, the album comes complete with three perfectly crafted and perfectly primed mixes.
Review: Toolroom sets out an ambitious programme for its annual Miami trip. Patrick Topping gets the party started with the diva vocals and crowd cheers of "Be Sharp, Say Nowt", a true good-time house tune, while a more considered but no less infectious take on vocal house is audible on The 2 Bears' "London Are You There?" and Bicep's wonderful electro-synth-led "Metro". However, this compilation isn't limited to house music: the OC & Verde remix of Eli & Fur's "Around You" is frosty Euro trance at its most memorable and Dubspeeka's "Lyssa" is a gorgeous piece of dubbed out, dreamy techno. Miami won't know what hit it.
Review: There's no doubt that the tenth instalment of Munich Disco has got the neo-tribal house sound down to a tee. While there are some diversions from the script, most notably on Pleasurekraft's rave stab-heavy tech-house and the throbbing techno of Deepgroove's contribution, the focus here is on rolling DJ grooves fuelled by infectious filters and insistent samples. There are a number of stripped back interpretations of this sound - check the Umek & Jay Lumen collaboration or Coyu & Edu Imbernon's sparse "Burn Myself" - but the most memorable moments are big tunes like Sultan & Ned Shepard's brass-sampling "Kitsch" and Mario Ochoa's "Brujos Y Hechiceros", where chiming bells and Latino chants have a bewitching effect.