Dig a Little Deeper With These Essential Tracks from Toolroom Records
Since it’s founding in 2003, DJ and Producers Mark and Stuart Knight and have been releasing nothing but the best on their label Toolroom Records.
Over the course of it’s existence, the label has developed a fan base that covers all corner of the globe. Toolroom is best known for its releases of massive house and tech house tracks over the years, supporting only the artists who’ve proven to live up to the fans expectations. Choosing 10 tracks out of the hundreds that have been released over the years was not the easiest task but I believe that this list will show the diversity of music put out by the label.
Erik Hagleton - This is
This track is one of Hagleton’s more recent releases but is a great tech house tune nonetheless. We can hear some dark techno elements amongst the various percussion noises used which help bring the whole song together, definitely a track to remember.
No Requests - Staccato
The disco inspired string melody combined with the deep house bassline in “Staccato” makes this new release perfect for summer dance floors.
Weiss - If Ever I Dance
I only found out about Weiss within the past few months but he has slowly become one of my favorite house producers in the game. Definitely someone to look out for in the coming months.
Mambo Brothers - Momento
The heavy percussive elements, eerie vocals combined with the bassline make this an amazing first release on Toolroom for the Ibiza based duo.
Rene Amesz - Like It Deep
This was probably one of the very first Toolroom tracks I was lucky enough to find one day while scouting for music and ultimately led me to really dive into the label's releases, exploring the various gems put out over the years.
Doorly - Drongoism
“Drongoism” is one of the older tracks featured on this list but can probably be considered to be relatively new given that the label has been around for about 14 years now. Still a tune for the ages regardless of its age.
Mark Knight, Green Velvet & Rene Amesz - Live Stream (Original Mix)
Sadly “Live Stream” isn’t a b2b2b amongst three of the most talented DJs in the world, but this collaboration does show why label boss Mark Knight’s name carries so much weight behind it.
Weiss- Our Love
Generally with my label reviews, there will be one or two producers that I have to include more than once and Weiss happens to be the “it man” of Toolroom in my eyes. Even after two years since its release, “Our Love” once again shows why Weiss is one of the best artists on the labels roster.
Klangkuenstler - House Nation
Berlin based artist KlangKuenstler is just at the starting point of his career but is already showing the tech house world what he is made of. After topping the Beatport Tech House Chart with ‘Jam Master Jack’ in early 2016, there’s no telling where he’ll end up if we keep getting tracks of this caliber.
You've Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix) - Florence and the Machine
Out of respect to Mr. Knight and all that he has done for the club music community over the years with the work of Toolroom and his own releases, I think it was best that we close this list with one of his most famous tracks to date.