To celebrate Toolroom Record’s 10-year anniversary, Digitalism have set out to remix “Truth” from British indie pop sensations Bloc Party. The duo’s knack for eclectic and interesting electro productions does well to transform “Truth” into a radio-friendly, yet dance-able outing with little compromise to the original’s endearing vocals. A steady four-to-the-floor beat drives the production along while robust and intricately layered synthesizers morph the indie vibes into something more suitable for a dance floor, representing yet another sound release from the dance music mainstays.
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.
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.
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…)
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.
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.
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.
We last checked in with Iban Reus with his ultra uptempo “Crazy Circus,” and now the resident Balearic groove master is back with a rework of the classic Todd Terry 1994 track “Jumpin.” Reus switches out Terry’s dominant hi-hats for a modern tech house drums and piano licks — the results are pretty killer. Keep doing what you’re doing, Iban. Hope to hear your stuff at a beach club with tropical drink in hand sooner rather than later. The remix is out today on Toolroom Records.
Also, be sure to check out Iban’s January 2013 Beatport chart here.