The tech house establishment turns five with a two-disc collection and a tour.
Owned by DJ and producer Matt Tolfrey, Leftroom is a well-established outlet of minimal, house and tech house (and in the sole case of Marc Ashken's Skream Remixes EP, dubstep). 5 Years of Leftroom looks back on the label's catalog so far, while also showcasing a bit of new material: the collection features new collaborations by Waifs & Strays, Matthew Burton and Kate Rathod, Oscar G and Lazaro Casanova, and Tolfrey with INXEC. Those three tracks will come out digitally and on vinyl later this year, and the rest of the collection will be released digitally only.
Meanwhile, Tolfrey and other core artists will be appearing at 5 Years of Leftroom parties around the world through the summer. The tour includes stops at Sankeys, fabric and Ultra week in Miami. The revolving cast of DJs along for the ride features INXEC, Russ Yallop and Pablo Cahn, with a raft of other artists showing up for one-off gigs.
01. Ali Khan - Waterbomb
02. Seph - Bats
03. Marc Ashken - Nimrod (Marc Houle Is A Nimrod Remix)
04. Xpansul and Alexi Delano - Antioxidation
05. Marc Ashken - Root Rot (CB Funk's Root Down Remix)
06. Marc Asken - Empty Room
07. J-Mode (AKA Jamie Jones) - The Trouble (Lee Curtiss Remix)
08. Eric Johnston - Tied To The Door
09. Oscar G and Lazaro Casanova feat. Leslie Cartaya - Alone (LC Dub)
10. Matthew Burton and Kate Rathod - Military Buzz
01. Sr Replicante - Mala Leche
02. [a]penidcs.Shuffle - Steady Road (Szenario Remix)
03. Marc Ashken - Roots Dyed Dark (Skream Remix)
04. Lunatik (USA) - Yeahuhhuhrightthatsit
05. Szenario - Pleaseasy (Raudive Remix)
06. Glimpse - For Fleur (Johnny D Remix)
07. Giuseppe Cennamo - Cleirosh
08. Inxec and Shadi Megallaa - Put A String On It
09. Inxec and Matt Tolfrey - In Excess
10. Waifs & Strays - Heartbreak
Leftroom will release 5 Years of Leftroom on June 6th, 2011.
Mar 09 5 Years of Leftroom, TBA - Mexico, Center Mar 19 As You Like It Meets.., TBA - San Francisco, San Francisco Mar 25 Listed Plays It Safe, Hotel Victor, Miami Apr 01 5 Years of Leftroom, La Santanera, South Apr 09 Welcome To The Future presents 5 Y.., Studio 80, Amsterdam Apr 23 5 Years of Leftroom, Unwound Club, North Apr 28 5 Years Of Leftroom Seth Troxler,.., Crucifix Lane, London May 27 The Swedish House Mafia Afterparty, Sankeys, Manchester Jul 02 5 Years Of Leftroom, fabric, London