Review: With a moniker that can be interpreted both as the loving practice of a vinyl junkie or just, well, the practise of another kind of junkie, Wipe The Needle like to play with audience expectations. Here though, they have produced a smooth, uplifting soulful house gem complete with the strong diva vocals of Michelle Weeks. Also supplied is a remix by Opolopo which gives the track some much-needed grit and bass, resulting in laser beam sounds and low end gurgles aplenty. Of the three incarnations of the mix here, our money's definitely on the dub version. Dancefloor mayhem guaranteed.
Review: Despite the setbacks brought forth by the pandemic, we're confident that Toolroom will still have a stellar year as always! With that in mind, the fifth edition in their 'House Party' series' looks to be the biggest yet, with a whopping 70 tracks to keep the party going for days on end. As a bonus, label signees such as Wankelmut, TCTS and Siege (who appear with contributions to the compilation personally) provide a continuous mix each - bringing the party to your house. Other highlights come from a wide variety of artists within the tech/house spectrum such as: legends Technasia and Green Velvet with the aforementioned Siege on the mighty "Suga" (Siege extended mix), the ascendant Luxembourger Amii Watson with the sensual mood music of "Higher" and the Fuse London affiliated Rich NxT teaming up with minimal techno vetran Christian Burkhardt on the slinky and hypnotic "Basics" - plus many more.