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.
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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.
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Tropical Heat has the the sample-based house music locked down. Their output is always lush and the release from VANILLA ACE and THEE COOL CATS is no different. If you’re after the summer vibes, the collaborative double single is exactly what you need. Grab the Beatport exclusive here.
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If you like house music in the twilight hours, KEVIN KNAPP‘s latest for OFF Recordings is exactly what you’re after. Brooding and sinsister, the two originals and a remix from EINMUSIK, have a firm grasp on the dark corners of the dance floor and they’re not letting go.
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Pure summer vibes on this deep jam from JUST KIDDIN. The single is released by hot-tipped crew at Eton Messy with a full release coming soon in collaboration with FFRR. In the mean time, snap it up over at Beatport.
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HANNAH WANTS could arguably pass for one of the most talked about producer/dj combos in the bassy house world of 2013/14. Her seemingly perpetual rise has gone nearly exponential over the last year and some, with production work signed to labels such as Food, Dirtybird, and Rinse.
The production work under Hannah’s belt has consistently been co-produced by CHRIS LORENZO, whose handywork has been stamped on countless releases over the past year or two.
The latest from the pair of skyward house and bass enthusiast won’t disappoint, but if you’re expecting something a bit more raw, you may want to simply savour this. The sonics from the pair’s past collaborations are there but this one, featuring the vocal work of Janai, is a bit harnessed. Sultry and perhaps slightly smokey, the single on Ultra Music would serve well for both the dance floor as well as the soundtrack to practically any life-defining moment.
Grab it from iTunes
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