Still tending to the flames of volume one of their annual Ibiza compilation for the year, Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records imprint dig deeper into the deep Balearic vibes for volume four of their recently forged Club Tools EP series.
Led by the imprint’s trusty Scottish resident Mark Storie, ‘Do What You Do’ alongside Blackhill musters considerable Ibizan energy courtesy of its simple yet stirring key work and gentle percussive swings, while London based Vanilla Ace’s ‘Layer Cake’ digs deep with a solid collection of stern yet slothenly rhythmic manoeuvres. In a firm reminder of the nostalgic values that the White Isle still musters throughout the industry, Toolroom’s secret weapons bring the Mediterranean heat seamlessly with another fine instalment of essential battle weapons.
Blackhill & Mark Storie – Do What You Do
Vanilla Ace – Layer Cake
Words by Dan Carter