Toolroom has become a very important name in the house scene in a relatively short amount of time. Despite being based in the UK, the label has a very international feel about it, catering to a massive array of tastes while highlighting the diverse-yet-inclusive nature of house music. At the forefront of it all is label founder Mark Knight, and his latest release is the epitome of what Toolroom is about.
The Return Of Wolfy features the usual house suspects: a solid-yet-funky beat, a catchy piano riff, and some simple, rock-solid arrangement. But it’s more than just that–there’s something about this track that would’ve worked just as well in 1992 as it would now. The operatic vocal samples and disco-style string stabs manage to give the track a unique edge, but there’s still something timeless about The Return Of Wolfy–it hits a sweet spot that should make it work in a house set 20 years from now, much like those house classics from 20 years ago that still send crowds wild today.