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: Turning the winter cold into groove paradise, "We Love House" is back with another exemplary installment of top-shelf house music. Dropping delicious cuts at the pace of snow falling during a blizzard, this Winter edition sees the genre's most esteemed acts fuel the groove fire. Totaling to no less than 40 tracks, this edition of 'We Love House' certainly ain't frosty. Highlights come courtesy of: Berlin enfant terribles Format: B on the bouncy stomper "The Scoop", the old school rave flavour of Todd Terry presents CLS vs Montel - "Can You Feel It" (Montel remix), the deep tribal phunk of Kryder & Erick Morillo - "Waves" (feat Bella Hunter - Erick Morillo & Harry Romero extended remix) or power duo Leftwing & Kody's "With My Body" (feat Isis Salam) that rolls with utter force as always. We must also mention the worthy addition of the classic upon all classics: Inner City - "Big Fun 2017" (extended mix).