Toolroom Knights mixed by John Dahlback











Well, where do i start..  Ive been listening to a lot of house/tech house recently and was beginning to get a bit despondent with it all until i was lucky enough to receive a copy of the latest toolroom mix by John Dahlback. In one word, Amazing! I put it on my i-pod to listen to on the train on the way to work. Mix1 started of with soothing Deep melodic vocals, I was sure it was gonna be an after hours affair.. How wrong could i be. By track 4 the mix is pumping but still retains its soulful feel. Fat basslines, glorious heartwarming synths and it just got better and better.. By the time i walked into the office i was ready for a night out!  It set me up for the day and has instantly become my favourite morning mix this year, but that’s not to say it isn’t just as good at setting the night off to a good start. I have to say i had never been a massive JD fan but i am now! the man is a genius. His ability to blend tunes that could crossover into so many different styles is impressive to say the least. His music selection is world class. By lunchtime i was ready for a Mix2 and it didn’t disappoint.. Much more a peak time affair mix2 delivers some stomping hands in the air, eyes closed moments right through to some dirty twisted beats. A real journey which only highlights JD’s tune selection skills even more. If you have ever enjoyed any of the toolroom stuff or you are finding it hard to find inspirational music then go and buy this Cd, you wont be disappointed..

Keep an eye out for our exclusive interview with John Dahlback coming soon..

Here’s what the Toolroom camp had to say about Toolroom Knights mixed by John Dahlback..

With an insatiable appetite for serving up huge melodic anthems and an undeniable talent for delivering world class DJ sets that combine impeccable music selection with exceptional mixing skills, John Dahlback is one of the most revered names in House music. His ‘Toolroom Knights’ is testament to this young Swede’s talent, weaving his way through various styles with a number of his own exclusive productions, 38 carefully selected tracks alongside two superb mixes. The album features 3 new exclusives by the man himself, the first being ‘Feel It’, a stomping tech groover with an unforgettable driving top-line. The other 2; ‘Heroes’ and ‘Escape’ showcase Dahlback at his harmonious best, blending powerful melodies with slickly produced beats for 2 sure fire anthems.

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Key highlights of the mix include Mark Knight & Wolfgang Gartner’s epic, chart-topping collaboration ‘Conscindo’ and Oliver $’s ‘Granulated Soul’ which was undoubtedly one of 2011’s biggest hits. Michael Woods’ remix of ‘How R U Feeling Right Now’ continues the rolling beats and big room melodies, with further productions from Dahlack ‘Life’ and ‘Phoenix’ providing peak time action. Notable entries from Tiger & Woods, Zombie Disco Squad, D.Ramirez and Nicole Moudaber are a nod towards Dahlback’s ability to build a mix with percussive grooves, whilst the mash-up of Chocolate Puma with Alex Kenji demonstrates his esteemed DJing skills.

Packed with 38 of the biggest tracks alongside 2 quality full length DJ mixes, ‘Toolroom Knights Mixed by John Dahlback’ is undoubtedly one of this years essential albums.

‘Toolroom Knights Mixed by John Dahlback’ Running order:

1 John Dahlback – Feel It (Original Club Mix)
2 NO_ID – How R U Feeling Right Now (Michael Woods Re-Edit)
3 John Dahlback – Escape (Original Mix)
4 Mark Knight & Wolfgang Gartner – Conscindo (Original Club Mix)
5 John Dahlback – Heroes (Original Club Mix)
6 Federico Scavo Feat. Andrea Guzzoletti – Strump (Original Mix)
7 Plastik Funk & Dave Kurtis – Shake (Alex Kenji Remix)
8 Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter (Chocolate Puma Remix)
9 John Dahlback – Work It Out (Original Club Mix)
10 Ismael Rivas – El Farol (Original Mix)
11 Sergio Fernandez – Vivan Las Lolitas (Original Mix)
12 Studio Apartment – Hide Out (Tiger Stripes Remix)
13 Ian Pooley & Spencer Parker – Feel The Same (Original Mix)
14 John Dahlback – Defection (Original Club Mix)
15 Danny Daze & Matches – If This (Original Mix)
16 David Keno – Stars Above (Original Mix)
17 Oliver $ – Granulated Soul (Original Mix)
18 Lovebirds Feat. Stee Downes – Want You In My Soul (Original Mix)
19 Flight Facilities – Foreign Language Feat. Jess (Will Saul & Tam Cooper Remix)
20 Tiger & Woods – Deflowered (Original Mix)
21 Ferreck Dawn – Wannabe (Original Club Mix)
22 D.Ramirez – 8 Bit Trumpit (Original Club Mix)
23 DJ PP – Rub Rub (Original Club Mix)
24 John Dahlback Grunge (Original Mix)
25 Lunde Bros – If You Wanna (Original Mix)
26 John Dahlback Feat. Erik Hassle – One Last Ride (Original Mix)
27 Mastiksoul – Toque E Nosso (Original Mix)
28 Rene Amesz – Kek (Original Club Mix)
29 John Dahlback – Phoenix (Original Club Mix)
30 Koen Groeneveld – Ditsjz (Original Club Mix)
31 Pete Griffiths & Paul Thomas – Pandora (Original Club Mix)
32 Tapesh – Black Out (Original Club Mix)
33 Federico Scavo – You Know (Original Club Mix)
3 Doomwork – Ram Bam (Original Club Mix)
35 Zombie Disco Squad – Piano Man (Original Mix)
36 Nicole Moudaber – I’m A Gangsta (Alli Borem Remix)
37 DJ Boris – I Can’t Wait (Original Club Mix)
38 Bart B More – So It Goes (A Day In The Life) (Original)
39 Toolroom Knights Mixed By John Dahlback
DJ Mix 1
40 Toolroom Knights Mixed By John Dahlback
DJ Mix 2