The much anticipated “Your Love” by Toolroom head honcho Mark Knight is finally here. In sampling Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” Knight uses a vocal effect over a deep and bouncy bassline to make what is sure to be one of the biggest tech house anthems of the summer. You may have heard this track played out over the past several months, but today you can head to Beatport to purchase your own copy and commence the heavy rotation.
Mark Knight‘s take on Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” has been bouncing around the dance music world for many months, but Toolroom has just announced an official release for what is sure to be a huge track in the tech house world. The track has been renamed “Your Love” and Toolroom has treated Dancing Astronaut to an exclusive preview clip. It’s an irresistible hybrid of driving tech bass and danceable deep house – a true Mark Knight production effort with a digestible nod to a pop favorite. Look for a full release on Toolroom Records on April 22nd.
Few tracks in recent months have received as much buzz as Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight, and Underworld‘s legendary collaboration — and rightfully so. “Ten” is out today on Toolroom Records, and the combination of Karl Hyde’s spoken lyricism, the energy of a Sander van Doorn track, and the classic tech house vibes everyone has come to know and love out of Mark Knight makes for a titanic March release.
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Official video and more details drop about legendary collaboration between Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight, and Underworld
The landmark collaboration between legendary acts Mark Knight, Sander van Doorn, and Underworld dubbed “Ten,” fittingly represents the ten-year anniversary the Toolroom imprint has arrived at this year. The coming together of these iconic names is an occasion worth noticing. If you look back on the 2009 conjoint between Mark Knight, D.Ramirez and Underworld on “Downpipe” — a song that is fastened into the abyss of dance music history — then you can understand the value of adding Sander van Doorn’s production prowess to this milestone release. The track is set to release exclusively on Beatport on April 3rd. Jump past the break to catch the official video. (more…)Posted by
When two powerhouse names like Sander van Doorn and Mark Knight come together to work on a track, it’s certainly a noticeable occasion. The worlds of big-room house and trance from Doorn collide with the tech house mastery of Knight to create an emotive progressive masterpiece. If you recount Knights previous collaborations with acts like Tiesto on “Beautiful World” and Wolfgang Gartner on “Conscindo,” you know that something big is stirring in the studio for these boys.Posted by
Mark Knight kicks off 2013 with a remix on his very own Toolroom Records – taking Leeds-based Submotion Orchestra’s dubstep original and re-crafting it into a progressive house gem. Along with the anticipation of his third Bullets EP, set for release sometime this year, comes the trending exploration into deeper realms of house music. As dance music’s popularity continues to spread, more and more labels and artists are turning to the classic roots of disco and minimal — the more simplistic nature of what electronic music once used to be. Click through the break for stream and purchase link.
Good Morning Mix – Markus Schulz’s New Year’s Eve ‘Rabbit Hole’ segment from Avalon in Los Angeles (12/31/12)
Today’s Good Morning Mix requires your full and undivided attention. Trance pioneer Markus Schulz has graciously uploaded an outrageous two-hour segment of his twelve-hour marathon set from New Year’s Eve at Avalon in Los Angeles. He dubs this section the “rabbit hole” — and as you make it through the tracklist, you’ll see why.
Be prepared to hear everything from dark, minimal techno from Dubfire to tasteful progressive house from Thomas Gold to a classic house anthem from Mark Knight & Funkagenda. More bewildering tracks include a legendary Deadmau5 original, a thumping Sander van Doorn remix, and plenty of Markus Schulz big-room reconstructions. No matter your taste, there’s a track in this mix for you. Brace yourselves for the rabbit hole. (more…)Posted by
Dubstep is evolving. Whether you’re on or off the bandwagon, the trajectory is evident from the staggering stylistic range of the past year’s brightest talents. From the lush lovestep of Seven Lions to the jazz-dub meanderings of Sub Motion Orchestra, a seven-piece live outfit situated somewhere between Adventure Club and Squarepusher, new artists are ensuring the oft-maligned genre continues to hold its own as an exciting and inspiring art form.
After extending a welcoming hand to bass music with the release of Noisia‘s tremendous “Nothing Matters” remix, Mark Knight is once again getting involved. This time, he’s lent his groovy tech house touch to Sub Motion Orchestra’s sultriest single “Thinking.” The Toolroom boss’s first release of 2013 showcases his funkier side with a buoyant bass and crisp layers of carefully chosen percussion that complement the track’s lovely vocals. New year, same old Mark Knight. No complaints here.Posted by
Capa rounds out the last Toolroom release of the year with “Chances” — a big-room, melodically infused progressive house track sure to pick up support from heavyweights across the scene. Adding to Toolroom’s onslaught of club-ready cuts, Capa delivers a synth-laden track with bombastic lead-play and a crashing drop. Expect 2013 to be a bigger year for the Swedish protégé, as Mark Knight has personally voiced his support as Capa being an artist to watch out for in the upcoming year.
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For years we’ve come to associate Funkagenda with superior production talent. He has been behind classic collaborations with Mark Knight on tracks like “Man With The Red Face” and “Antitode,” and has outed a slew of unforgettable original productions such as “Splinter” and “Budgie.” Since it’s the Holiday season and everyone is in the giving spirit, Funkagenda plunges into his bag of custom edits and picks out Indie band The XX’s “Fiction” to give away as a free download. The track is staple progressive house rework featuring emotive melodic play, full of galvanizing properties. Enjoy the stream below and head to his Soundcloud page for the free download.Posted by