Never confined to one solitary genre, Toolroom Records latest release expands the diverse range of styles the imprint continues to push.
Historical house cut ‘Do You Want Me Baby’ is brought back to life with an eclectic set of remixes alongside Victor Simonelli’s original Cloud 9 piece, sounding as fresh today as when originally conceived.
Celebrated as leading lights in UK house, London-based duo Dusky are first to deliver. Known for a melting-pot sound fused by a key drive to compose deep and soulful electronic music, the duo’s take on ‘Do You Want Me Baby’ slots perfectly into these eclectic ideals; a warm serving of bass-driven house with depth, the result. With Dusky support continually escalating from DJs as diverse as Pete Tong, Jamie Jones, Toddla T, Boddika, Sasha & beyond, this remix is cemented already as a future classic.
Remixing from the opposite end of the musical spectrum, legendary drum and bass producers Total Science return to Toolroom fresh from the Radio 1 playlisted ‘Piano Funk’. An intelligent sub heavy liquid remix that pays homage to old school DnB, the result mirrors the heritage that the original track holds in house circles. Plus with Total Science’s Toolroom support already including Bailey, DJ Marky, Friction and Mistajam, this re-lick holds promise to once more cause waves with the bass scene elite.
Finally, no remixes are ever possible without a fantastic source, and so it is Toolroom’s privilege to offer a fresh master of Simonelli’s US house classic for 2012. Raising the production just enough to complement the two accompanying stunning remixes, Cloud 9’s original anthem offers a fitting conclusion to another class Toolroom release.