Crate Digging With Toolroom Records Vol. II

We’ve teamed up with the esteemed Toolroom Records to bring you the newest releases from the vibrant world of House music.


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Chaney feat. Laura Davie – ‘Back To Me’


Songs have the power to define places. Those slow acoustic ballads represent the mysticism of early mornings, where the dew glistens in the face of the dawn. On the other side of the coin we have Swindon native Chaney, who opts to speak for a far more sun-kissed setting.

Accompanied by the immensely talented Laurie Davie, ‘Back To Me’ is an uplifting piano house banger that kicks off the summer season with a short burst of dopamine. Contorted vocal chops climb the walls as flickering rim shots cavort with disco-inspired strings. Driven by a sonorously pulsing bassline, Davie’s mellifluous vocals tie the whole track together with one iridescently alluring bow. Ultimately, it exudes a buoyancy and optimism that leaves you feeling like dancing on cloud 9. If you close your eyes you can feel the warmth of the sun on your back and the taste of sweet cocktails on your lips.

Having previously released tracks on Stress, Loaded & Skint Records to name a few, ‘Back To Me’ is Chaney’s latest single on Toolroom since 2020’s ‘Good For Me’ feat. Morixo, and it really doesn’t disappoint.



Dave Spoon – ‘Steels’


After a 15 year hiatus from Toolroom, veteran Dave Spoon is back with a dog day anthem of the highest order. Having made his label debut way back in 2005 with his 21st Century EP, his illustrious discography features remixes of industry heavyweights Robyn, Paul van Dyk & Dizzee Rascal, as well as number of hit records under his Shadow Child pseudonym; to describe Spoon as prolific just wouldn’t cut the mustard.

‘Steels’ is exactly as its title suggests, a caribbean pan inspired anthem of brightness and exoticism, possessing a shimmering gleam with an edginess that excites and a sustain that soothes. It brings an invigorating vitality to the party, veiling any shred of despondency with a shimmering combination of punchy brass and an ear-worm of a melody that’ll stay in your head until the sun comes up.



Dave Spoon – ‘Steels’


After a 15 year hiatus from Toolroom, veteran Dave Spoon is back with a dog day anthem of the highest order. Having made his label debut way back in 2005 with his 21st Century EP, his illustrious discography features remixes of industry heavyweights Robyn, Paul van Dyk & Dizzee Rascal, as well as number of hit records under his Shadow Child pseudonym; to describe Spoon as prolific just wouldn’t cut the mustard.

‘Steels’ is exactly as its title suggests, a caribbean pan inspired anthem of brightness and exoticism, possessing a shimmering gleam with an edginess that excites and a sustain that soothes. It brings an invigorating vitality to the party, veiling any shred of despondency with a shimmering combination of punchy brass and an ear-worm of a melody that’ll stay in your head until the sun comes up.


Simon Kidzoo & Elliot Fitch – The Reason


If you’re searching for a dance floor filler to serenade your precious weekend with, look no further. The dynamic collaborative duo of Simon Kidzoo and Elliot Fitch are slowly snowballing themselves into becoming household names, releasing swathes of delicious content under the likes of Toolroom’s Trax Imprint and Glasgow Underground respectively.

‘The Reason’ is a nu-disco bop that coalesces sampling with all the salient ingredients of conventional house music. A rolling sub-bass cuts through the low end like scissors through wrapping paper. Lucious keys imbue into chorus-drenched guitar loops, all sat above crisp off-beat high hats and a kick harder than bronze.

Kidzoo & Fitch have channelled the magic of the 80’s in this nostalgically majestic spectacle of production prowess. Given the tumultuous nature of the last year and a half, I think it’s safe to say we all have a reason to dance, and this record is a shining example of one of them.



GotSome & George Kwali – ‘In The Dark’


Following on from his 2020 Toolroom release ‘Caught In Your Rhythm‘, the eminent GotSome has teamed up with one of Brighton’s brightest burgeoning new talents in the form of George Kwali. With late night exploits in mind, the spirited duo have set themselves up under the multicoloured hue of gas lamps and LED headlights, paying homage to the magical twilight of the clubbing scene.

Leaving no stone unturned, murky sensibilities blend the innovation of contemporary electronica with old school 4/4 house, marinating a full and rich soundscape with breathily seductive vocals and a bassline that could melt your face off.

It’s true what they say, the darker the night, the brighter the stars, and this zealous pairing are a testament to that proverb.



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