Review: This compilation to celebrate Miami 2014 features 67 tracks in total, each one resonating with forward-thinking creativity and contemporary commercial dancefloor charm. There are millions of highlights but be sure to check out the slamming stomps and vocal edits on "Unspoiled Perfection", Angello, Matisse & Sadko's cathedral-level synth anthem "SLVR" and the mad-jack fusion of Nile Rodgers and Eats Everything "Do What You Wanna Do". These are just three of many - CR2 have raised the bar ridiculously high right here.
Review: With dance music's annual Winter Music Conference in Miami fast approaching, Toolroom present a selection of tunes to impress the gathered industry boffins, clubbers and well-watered music journalists. Oh, and DJs who fancy getting the label's next "big tunes" well in advance of their regular release. At 47 tracks deep, with three DJ mixes thrown in for good measure, it's a bit of a beast, but there's more than enough to excite those who want fresh, recent and forthcoming bangers. All the big players are present - Deadmau5, Huxley, Maya Jane Coles, Duke Dumont, Mark Knight etc - as well as Toolroom favourites such as Hoxton Whores, Dirty South and Nicky Romero. Basically, if you're after big tunes to please big rooms, you should give it a whirl.
Michael Brun/Dirty South - "Rise" (Dirty South edit) - (5:55) 126 BPM
Lee Cabrera vs Thomas Gold - "Shake It (Move A Little Closer)" (DJ PP 2012 Terrace mix) - (7:03) 126 BPM
Inpetto - "No More Serious Faces" - (6:12) 128 BPM
Various - "Live & Direct Ibiza 2012" (continuous DJ mix 1 by Daytime) - (1:18:00) 128 BPM
Various - "Live & Direct Ibiza 2012" (continuous DJ mix 2 by Mainroom) - (1:08:53) 128 BPM
Various - "Live & Direct Ibiza 2012" (continuous DJ mix 3 by Mario Fischetti) - (1:13:15) 128 BPM
Review: Cr2 kick off their summer on the island with this extensive haul of the biggest mainroom house bangers out there at present. Comprising three mixes - split between Daytime, Mainroom and a further mix by Mario Fischetti - thirty huge beats are on offer as full-length tracks. Definitely check out Chuckie's huge "What Happens In Vegas" (feat Gregor Salto), Freddie See's proggy "Dreamers" and The 8th Note's storming "Fire".