In our world, in their world: When style outranks substance, take the rubbish out

We continue our series looking at what’s wrong with the dance music scene with a look at style over substance events, and why these are destined to disappoint.

Toolroom Records Selector Series: 17 Manuel De La Mare

Returning to the label with the seventeenth volume in the highly successful Toolroom Records Selector Series is Tuscan born DJ & producer, Manuel de la Mare. Since making his debut on the label in 2010, Manuel has been welcomed firmly into the Toolroom family and his impressive production & mixing skills make him a worthy […]

A Sagittariun ‘Dream Ritual’

The full length album from Bristol’s mysterious A Sagittariun finally arrives, and is every bit the mature tech outing we predicted. In short then, buzzing.

North Lake ‘Moonwalker’

Deep, mystifying leftfield house tones inspired by jazz, sci-fi and dancefloors. Needless to say, we’re both intrigued and impressed.

Alex Barck ‘Reunion’

Jazzanova’s Alex Barck is back with a thoroughly accomplished collection of soul inflected dance music, taking in everything from African tribal tones to house.

Interview: Around the world in 80 labels- Animal Language

Next up on our global imprint tour we’re in Holland, where Animal Language are tearing it up. Read on if you want to find out how they do it.

Raw Cutz Hip Hop sample label launches + FREE SAMPLE PACK!

  Raw Cutz ( is the fresh sample label from Erik Svahn and Matt Pelling, the guys behind Loopmasters and Equipped Music– it’s a fresh look at the  world of sampling through the eyes of those that have been involved with the sampling industry since its inception in the early 1990s. Equipped Music and E-Lab has been around since the first wave […]

Washerman ‘Raw Poet’

A fine example of less is more production, Gianni Siravo serves up an album made with a Roland 909, Juno 60, and very little else. Stripped house goodness.

Pierre Deutschmann ‘Betroit’

Serious techno from a man who should know how to do it properly, given he’s been around for two decades and stands as a bona fide German stalwart.

Mind Against ‘Atlant’

Nodding to Giorgio Moroder, along with the likes of John Digweed, Italian brothers Alessandro and Federico Fognini unleash three epic, atmospheric techno bombs.