In our world, in their world: When style outranks substance, take the rubbish out

We continue our series looking at what’s wrong with the dance music scene with a look at style over substance events, and why these are destined to disappoint.

Mark Knight presents Toolroom Knights Radio – May 2014 – The Album

One the world’s leading dance record labels, Toolroom Records has released some of the most defining club tracks of the past decade, carving a distinct musical identity through the work of label boss and Grammy nominated DJ/producer Mark Knight. The events arm of the label, Toolroom Knights, has held club residencies all over the globe […]

Toolroom Records Selector Series: 17 Manuel De La Mare

Returning to the label with the seventeenth volume in the highly successful Toolroom Records Selector Series is Tuscan born DJ & producer, Manuel de la Mare. Since making his debut on the label in 2010, Manuel has been welcomed firmly into the Toolroom family and his impressive production & mixing skills make him a worthy […]

Toolroom Records Selector Series: 16 The Cube Guys

Delivering the third Selector Series of the year are infamous Italian Tech House DJ’s, The Cube Guys. Delving through the back catalogue, this dynamic duo select their favourite Toolroom hits, remixes and a selection of their own critically acclaimed releases on the label. Featuring 16 tracks from Mark Knight, UMEK, Federico Scavo, Rene Amesz, David […]

Bontan “Move On Out”

UK underground sensation Bontan returns to Toolroom Records for his debut single release; ‘Move On Out’. With a top 10 smash hit and Radio 1 support from Pete Tong and B-Traits on his remix of ‘Got A Feeling’, 2013 was a huge year for this young UK artist. Following a swell of underground support from […]

Pete Griffiths Feat Cevin Fisher “Chicago”

Toolroom’s very own Pete Griffiths teams up with house music heavyweight Cevin Fisher to bring you ‘Chicago’; a shining tribute to the spiritual birth place of house. Whilst tirelessly pushing the label forward, Pete Griffiths has enjoyed his own success with previous releases like ‘Filtered’, ‘No Soul’, and his recent remix of Doorly’s ‘Rush’, alongside […]

KORT ‘Spirit’ (incl. Tony Barbato Remixes)

  KORT ‘Spirit’ (incl. Tony Barbato Remixes) Favouritizm / November 2013 Unleashed like a caged tiger, KORT’s new ‘Spirit’ single for Favouritizm come’s bounding into the arena in bid to take centre stage, just in time for ADE! Armed with a HUUUUGE “chugga-chugga” bassline and a high octane gospel vocal hook, ‘Spirit’ blows a kiss to the heady days of 90’s warehouse parties […]

Mike Shannon ‘Reset, Bleep’

A man who usually pleases us with his productions once again proves himself to be consistent, arriving on his own label with three quality curveballs.

Deepfunk & Acidulent ‘Cosmos EP (inc. Boom Merchant Remix)

Quality dubby techno, tech-house business that should serve more than a few record boxes well.

Alex Smoke ‘Dust’

One of our favourite techno producers teams up with the legendary techno label for a bout of otherworldliness. We enjoyed it immensely.