The Three Chimneys (feat The Black 80s) - (4:57) 80 BPM
Out Of The Pain - (3:37) 108 BPM
We All Try (feat Mike Leary) - (5:25) 126 BPM
Fear Is Gonna Be A Player In Your Life - (5:20) 129 BPM
1+1 (feat Thomas Gandey - album mix) - (3:50) 129 BPM
Wanna Do Right, Wanna Do Wrong - (6:48) 130 BPM
I May Be Dead, But One Day The World Will Be Beautiful Again - (3:20) 128 BPM
Waking Up From Anxious Dreams (Metamorphosis) - (4:08) 166 BPM
Dia Uno (The Beginning Of A New Era) - (3:08) 140 BPM
La Coherencia De No Ser Coherente - (3:47) 129 BPM
Happiness? Go Ahead - (2:07) 130 BPM
Volare - (6:12) 132 BPM
My First Pill (feat The Horrorist) - (6:08) 133 BPM
Unite (feat Gabriella Vergilov) - (7:02) 132 BPM
Insania - (2:54) 190 BPM
Review: While Suara is one of the most prolific techno labels out there, its owner, Coyu has taken a back seat recently with his own productions. This is changing with the release of his debut album, You Don't Know, which also coincides with him broadening out his sound. Tracks like "Out of the Pain" and the melancholic "1&1", featuring Thomas Gandey, sees him explore mournful, down tempo sounds, while on "Insania", the Suara boss veers into abstract mode, with rattling percussion. While there is no shortage of dance floor material - most notably the throbbing, acid-soaked "Volare" - the most impressive material tends towards the downtempo melodic vein, audible on his excellent broken beat collaboration with Moby, "'I May Be Dead, But One Day The World Will Be Beautiful Again".
Review: It has been quite a year for the Toolroom institution. Celebrating their 15th birthday last year, they weren't ones to rest on their laurels, instead going full steam ahead with a bunch of genre defining compilations this year. But most importantly they have been instrumental in the comeback of funky house after a 20 year dormancy, with killer releases by the likes of Weiss, Cashio and boss man Mark Knight himself. Add to that one banging party at Chicago Social Club for Amsterdam Dance Event and it's evident that these guys are proper 24 hour party people. With a glorious year sadly coming to an end, celebrate a wonderful one that was on Best Of Toolroom 2019 with highlights not limited to: the rework of the Cevin Fisher classic "Freaks Come Out" by Jack Back, Hannah Wants & Kevin Knapp's deep down and dirty "Call Me" (extended mix), UK heroes Alan Fitzpatrick & Wheats delivering the certified banger "M27" and New York legend Todd Terry teaming up with Tuff London on "Psychodrama" featuring Jasmien Nanhekhan. If that was not enough, ascendant producer Maxinne delivers two mixes compiling all the tracks: one smooth House mix followed by a thumping Tech House mix.
Review: Given her rising reputation in recent years, it's something of a surprise to find that Rembo is Karen Gwyer's first full-length excursion since 2013's Kiki The Wormhole on Opal Tapes. While that latter set was impressive, Rembi is arguably even better. For starters, Gwyer refuses to settle on one groove, following a glistening ambient opener with a fuzzy, IDM-influenced chunk of left-of-centre dancefloor techno, which in turn makes way for a beat-less slab of hazy synthesizer positivity. It's a pattern that continues throughout, as the talent American producer delivers bustling, redlined techno jams laden with dirt-encrusted synthesizer motifs, spacey IDM club tracks and picturesque electronic soundscapes that sidestep easy categorization.