UK electronic dance music label Toolroom Records have reached their monumental 100th release and celebrate the mammoth occasion with single ‘Music Matters’ by the legendary Faithless featuring Cass Fox.
Simplicity is key and RolloÂ and Sister Bliss serve up a tasty slice of deep, bleepy beats with Cass’s lush vocals.Â The label has called in heavyweights Axwell, Pete Heller and Toolroom head honcho Mark Knight on remixing duties, but the icing on the cake comes in the form of Goldie, who has created the artwork for the ‘Music Matters’ single.
Toolroom say, “We’re extremely proud to have Faithless on board for our 100th release, we feel after 6 years & 100 releases signing a band of their magnitude really shows how far we have come as a label and brand.” Then goes on to say, “Goldie was a great choice for the artwork, a well respected name who has always pushed the creative boundaries, a perfect collaboration all round.”
Goldie, who has been making waves in the art world with his cutting edge street artÂ returns the compliment, chiming in, “Not only are Toolroom good at signing productions, they have a great eye and insight for the art which is now regarded as a key factor in a labels release schedule. Look at what Jamie Reid did for the Sex Pistols for example!”
The single package starts off with Mark’s remix, a pure tech-house monster with a driving bassline and an ominous overlay already being playlisted by Tongie. Axwell’s take is much more uplifting,Â with full on vocal and piano chords that make it a genuine peak time blinder. Pete Heller’s remix sweeps over you with blissed-out deep house beats, magnificent swooshes and an underlying bassline. Fluctuating between a sense of foreboding and beautiful orchestral-tinged house, this is a proper, sweaty, 5am underground club sound.Â