2020 May 20     
2 Bit Thugs

The collection offers a whopping 80 tracks plus mixes from Dombresky, KC Lights and Ben Remember

Money's a little tight for a lot of people right now, but if you're looking for maximum tuneage for minimum expenditure then this value-packed compilation from Toolroom is definitely worth checking out.

It's only been a couple of months since the label's last ruddy great V/A set, namely their annual Miami compilation – so with so little time having elapsed, it's perhaps unsurprising that this compilation sticks to a very similar blueprint to that one. Miami-based Frenchman Dombresky's mix is the first, and the place to head for more soulful, funky, discofied and uplifting house vibes of the traditional kind – in fact, older buyers shouldn't be surprised if they find they get a few 90s flashbacks while this one's playing. The second mix comes from rising Glaswegian star KC Lights and starts out in similar territory, then grows progressively tuffer, bassier and techier as time goes on, while the final mix from Toolroom's own Ben Remember is the place to find proper heads-down tech-house and techno drivers built for dark rooms and small hours (though the emphasis is still largely on the first part of that equation).

Meanwhile, in terms of the original tracks included… well, there are 80 of them, so we're not gonna go into much detail here! But what you do need to know is that 20 of those are previously unreleased exclusives, including cuts from Sharam Jey, Martin Badder, Tough Love and more… check 'em all out below.

Offering great value for money both for DJs looking for full-length, unmixed tracks to play out (or in), and for those who just want a few continuous hours of music to soundtrack their next, well, house party (when we're allowed them again), this is another very solid compilation from the Toolroom crew.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 15 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: Toolroom, Compilation, Dombresky, KC Lights, Ben Remember