After over a decade in the music industry, Toolroom Records is going back to their roots, re reigniting their passion for house music with their #RESET campaign. It’s about refocusing; it’s about credible House music.
The label has always held a strong musical vision and tight artist roster and Toolroom’s new album series and new events concept is sure to spark this new journey. The first single in the project comes from AMTRAC. “Those Days” may sound familar. The tune has been around since 2012 but now has an official release on a mighty label.
To compliment the #RESET project Toolroom unleashed a brand new website with interviews, new videos (more to come over the next week), events and more. Read more at toolroomrecords.com. The label’s founder, MARK KNIGHT, also explains the project in this video. Catch it below.
Toolroom on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | toolroomrecords.com
Amtrac on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | amtracmusic.com
I had a fantastic time on the white isle this year, and with my August chart wanted to share some of my favourite tunes that were rocking the island’s many clubs. As always, the parties were a blast, and a special shout out to Bora Bora and Danny O for the great hospitality. Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing my live set recorded at Bora Bora beach club, where I went B2B with Danny O for a special 2 hour set. Until then, enjoy these tunes!
Nathan Surreal – Binary Omania (Eversines Remix) – KMS Records
Rennie Foster – Perimeter Abstract (John Norman Remix) – Thoughtless Music
Sailor & I – Turn Around (Ame Remix) – Life And Death
John Norman – Approaching Tiffany – Dynamo Recordings
Harvey McKay – Something Good – Intec
John Norman – 313 (Antwon Faulkner Remix) – KMS Records
&ME – After Dark – Keinemusik
Etai Tarazi – Ready Or Not – Octopus
Skober – Membrane – Drumcode
Dantiez Saunderson & John Norman – Resonance – CR2 // KMS Records
Here’s a deep and sexy jam from TÂCHES. Exploring the boundaries of RnB, TÂCHES redirects WET‘s “Move Me” into the sonic territory of house music. The time is right, let those hips sway and feet wander.
Wet on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
TÂCHES on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
Catching the end rays of summer, NYC-based duo SAVA & RAZZ, bring the beach vibes with their bootleg of the “Wonderwall.” Clearly the duo aren’t shy to introduce new friends either. Their shimmering twist on a classic Oasis tune brings together a little moombah shuffle, sax, and calypso rhythms.
Sava & Razz on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
Here is quite simply, the meanest and darkest track of 2014. The sonics are huge, while the track itself isn’t exactly. In his latest single for Black Butter Records, the Bristol producer, WOZ, hammers out a massively sinister, minimal, bass-saturated cut. When this one drops, it’s all serious business. Grab it from Beatport or order it from the label direct.
We posted the b-side, “Trust Meh” a few weeks back. It’s no walk in the park either.
Black Butter on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | black-butter.co.uk
Woz on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Hey guys, remember dubstep? It sounds like this now.
Anybody catch Datsik at Shambhala?
Protohype on Soundcloud
Datsik on Soundcloud
Prairie techno lovers unite! We are just a few short days away from the MEME Festival, which will feature sets from techno originator Kevin Saunderson, Montreal duo Blond:ish, Phil Western, Addison Groove, & more. The Cube and Old Market Square will be transformed by dark techno beats for 3 full days, on top of after parties at some of the hottest venues in the city.
I myself will be hitting the stage Saturday August 16th at 8:50pm at the Cube – Check out the Facebook event here.
To help get you excited, I have teamed up with MEME in my role as Ambassador Artist, Manitoba Music, and UNT Records to provide a limited-time free download of one of my original tunes, Tunnel Vision.
Check it out via Manitoba Music’s site. It is only available until August 15th, so don’t wait.
If you need some tunes to help keep you patient until the fest, I strongly recommend these mixes:
John Norman live at MEME 2013:
Kevin Saunderson live at Boooom Ibiza on the Tronic Podcast:
John Norman’s Website