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.
From albums to globetrotting endeavors, tech house has never looked safer than in the capable hands of well-traveled Iron Curtain ambassador Umek. This month, his game is a second compilation for Toolroom Records, led by an early spoiler to set the tone for his welcome return to the label. In a spree of filtered digressions and sample work and his full-bodied grooves in full motion throughout, “Love To Dance” echoes the resilience that has seen the Slovenian heavyweight excel the more rhythmically refined shores of electronic music with consistent stamina.
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.
Before he hits the decks Sunday at No Sugar Added, EDX is back with another feel good anthem for summer. Like his remix of Cazzette’s “Weapon,” EDX brings melodic chord progressions and a feel good beat in his latest original production. The type of track that can warm up any winter day with it’s light and airy progressions, “Blessed” is the perfect tune for Ibiza season. If you’re going to be in Miami this weekend, don’t forget EDX plays the Dancing Astronaut stage at No Sugar Added on Saturday, grab tickets here.
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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While we continue to mark off days in our calendars in anticipation of this year’s Miami Music Week, so do all of dance music’s top record labels. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s compilation season. Toolroom Records throws down the gauntlet with not only 50 Beatport tracks, but 20 exclusives. There are three continuous mixes — offering up styles of house music for every taste. There’s the Poolside Mix, the Club Mix, and of course an Afterclub Mix to round it out. You’ll definitely notice some DA favorites on this list: Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Nicky Romero, Maya Jane Coles, Dannic, Shadow Child, Sander van Doorn, Andre Sobota, Umek — the list goes on. The best part is Toolroom has uploading the entire compilation to YouTube and you can stream them all in full right now.
Toolroom Records has once again released a huge compilation for Miami Music Week, and it doesn’t get much more Miami than Cedric Gervais. The Frenchman-turned-Floridian’s new track “Flip” brings a heavy dose of electro to the album, rounding out a selection that includes everyone from Deadmau5 to Digitalism. A sleeper of a track, “Flip” builds on a beat that breaks into full-on electro grunge madness, proving Gervais knows what his city wants. Just one of 50 tracks chosen to capture the spirit of Miami, “Flip” sets the tone to “groove” and refuses to let up.
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A few weeks back, we previewed the latest single “Still The Same Man” from Dutch superstar Nicky Romero, John Christian, and Nilson. The full release is now available for your enjoyment on Toolroom Records. This is a sound some of you might not recognize out of Mr. Romero: he returns to his “Camorra” roots with a clean cut and hopping tech house track that eases right in line with much of Toolroom’s catalogue. There’s no “Toulouse” or “Metropolis” in this one, ladies and gents, but seeing producers oscillate back and forth between different sounds is a beautiful thing. Catch the full stream and purchase link below.
Toolroom Records‘ latest outing is a bouncy and uplifting tech house cut from Spanish producer ATFC & Italian duo The Cube Guys. The track, titled “Work,” is a signature Toolroom release, checking all of the boxes to make a bonafide Miami Music Week poolside groover. With the Miami festivities closing in, expect this track to get playtime from some of the tech house world’s heavyweights. “Work” is quite a testament that these veteran producers still have what it takes to make a pure house gem. Take a listen and purchase after the break.
Toolroom Records is out with an official preview of the latest (or simply previously unreleased) track “Still The Same Man” from none other than Mr. Nicky Romero — with support from fellow Dutchmen Nilson and John Christian. We were pleasantly surprised to hear something a little different from Nicky; he trades out his signature growling bass line a la “Toulouse” or “Metropolis” for a cleaner, bouncy Toolroom tech track. It’s a refreshing breath of life for big room producers like Nicky, and we admire his diversity in production. Click through for the preview and watch out for a full release on February 4th.