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First Listen: Gene Farris rocks back onto Toolroom roster with ‘Nursery’ [Stream]

If you really live for house music, you’re already well-acquainted with Gene Farris. Always serving as a living link to the metronomic genre’s historical beginnings, Farris is an example of a four-on-the-floor jockey who honors his funk-ified Chicago roots with every track and every set. It doesn’t matter whether he’s topping the bill or kicking […]

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Mark Knight’s Toolroom Academy: learn to produce from the best

Toolroom Records has bred house and techno connoisseurs alike since its 2003 foundation. Headed by UK-born DJ/producer Mark Knight, the label has launched booming careers for the likes Dombresky, Weiss, Danny Howard, and more—outside irs. In an effort to nurture more rising talent, Toolroom Academy recently announced some new production courses for beginners. These courses […]

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Mark Knight’s Toolroom Academy: learn to produce from the best

Toolroom Records has bred house and techno connoisseurs alike since its 2003 foundation. Headed by UK-born DJ/producer Mark Knight, the label has launched booming careers for the likes Dombresky, Weiss, Danny Howard, and more—outside irs. In an effort to nurture more rising talent, Toolroom Academy recently announced some new production courses for beginners. These courses […]

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Mark Knight paints a retro house track with ‘Mona Lisa’

One of the most persistent and longest lasting forces in house music, Mark Knight offers his first track of 2020. “Mona Lisa” is built for the dance floor, with a dance-commanding vocal overlaying a classic four-on-the-floor rhythm. The ever-touring Knight has been testing his new bop at clubs across the world for months, but only […]

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Mark Knight paints a retro house track with ‘Mona Lisa’

One of the most persistent and longest lasting forces in house music, Mark Knight offers his first track of 2020. “Mona Lisa” is built for the dance floor, with a dance-commanding vocal overlaying a classic four-on-the-floor rhythm. The ever-touring Knight has been testing his new bop at clubs across the world for months, but only […]

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Mark Knight paints a retro house track with ‘Mona Lisa’

One of the most persistent and longest lasting forces in house music, Mark Knight offers his first track of 2020. “Mona Lisa” is built for the dance floor, with a dance-commanding vocal overlaying a classic four-on-the-floor rhythm. The ever-touring Knight has been testing his new bop at clubs across the world for months, but only […]

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Discovering Amsterdam through ADE’s wide venue menu [2019 Review]

Words by: Josh Stewart & Bella Bagshaw For a festival older than many of its attendees (including a co-author of this review), Amsterdam Dance Event hasn’t lost an ounce of prerogative in the electronic music space across its 24-year tenure. Much like its increasingly international soil, ADE is voraciously traveled to by electronic infatuates across […]

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Exclusive: All night dancing on the menu with Mark Knight’s extension of ‘Let It Go’

Out of Toolroom‘s sonic toolbox Mark Knight lifts a bustling house jewel: his remix of C.O.T.’s “Let It Go.” The edit has become a staple of Knight’s live sets of late, and in this time it’s proven infallible in its ability to draw club crowds to the dance floor in droves. Now, in the titular […]

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Exclusive: All night dancing on the menu with Mark Knight’s extension of ‘Let It Go’

Out of Toolroom‘s sonic toolbox Mark Knight lifts a bustling house jewel: his remix of C.O.T.’s “Let It Go.” The edit has become a staple of Knight’s live sets of late, and in this time it’s proven infallible in its ability to draw club crowds to the dance floor in droves. Now, in the titular […]

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Exclusive: All night dancing on the menu with Mark Knight’s extension of ‘Let It Go’

Out of Toolroom‘s sonic toolbox Mark Knight lifts a bustling house jewel: his remix of C.O.T.’s “Let It Go.” The edit has become a staple of Knight’s live sets of late, and in this time it’s proven infallible in its ability to draw club crowds to the dance floor in droves. Now, in the titular […]

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Mark Knight puts a 21st-century spin on Mr.Roy’s ‘Something About U’

Throughout his decades-long career, Mark Knight has never remained stagnant. Whether it be through his own pursuits or his leadership of the trendsetting brand, Toolroom, the UK multi-talent always has his finger on the dance music pulse. Knight knows when to stay the course, he knows when to push forward, and he even knows when […]

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Mark Knight puts a 21st-century spin on Mr.Roy’s ‘Something About U’

Throughout his decades-long career, Mark Knight has never remained stagnant. Whether it be through his own pursuits or his leadership of the trendsetting brand, Toolroom, the UK multi-talent always has his finger on the dance music pulse. Knight knows when to stay the course, he knows when to push forward, and he even knows when […]

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Mark Knight puts a 21st-century spin on Mr.Roy’s ‘Something About U’

Throughout his decades-long career, Mark Knight has never remained stagnant. Whether it be through his own pursuits or his leadership of the trendsetting brand, Toolroom, the UK multi-talent always has his finger on the dance music pulse. Knight knows when to stay the course, he knows when to push forward, and he even knows when […]

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Mark Knight puts a 21st-century spin on Mr.Roy’s ‘Something About U’

Throughout his decades-long career, Mark Knight has never remained stagnant. Whether it be through his own pursuits or his leadership of the trendsetting brand, Toolroom, the UK multi-talent always has his finger on the dance music pulse. Knight knows when to stay the course, he knows when to push forward, and he even knows when […]

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NMF Roundup: Seven Lions, Excision, and Wooli link for ‘Another Me,’ Four Tet releases new EP + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. Seven Lions continues his string of star-studded collaborations by teaming up with Excision, Wooli, and Dylan Matthew for “Another Me,” and Four Tet says farewell […]

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NMF Roundup: Seven Lions, Excision, and Wooli link for ‘Another Me,’ Four Tet releases new EP + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. Seven Lions continues his string of star-studded collaborations by teaming up with Excision, Wooli, and Dylan Matthew for “Another Me,” and Four Tet says farewell […]

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NMF Roundup: Seven Lions, Excision, and Wooli link for ‘Another Me,’ Four Tet releases new EP + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. Seven Lions continues his string of star-studded collaborations by teaming up with Excision, Wooli, and Dylan Matthew for “Another Me,” and Four Tet says farewell […]

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Exclusive: Mark Knight breaks down his pre-Splash House playlist

Palm Springs’ premiere poolside festival is gearing up to welcome one of house music’s most hallowed patriarchs, Mark Knight, amid its second leg of 2019, August 9-11. Hailing from the UK, the Toolroom Records boss has remained one of the most in-demand international forces in four-on-the-floor for decades running. Alongside fellow masters of the dance […]

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NMF Roundup: Skrillex drops new EP, Knife Party return + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. With just a day’s notice, Skrillex has surprised-dropped a two-track EP on OWSLA, consisting of “Fuji Opener” and “Mumbai Power.” Knife Party came out of […]

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Mark Knight adds a tech house spin to David Guetta’s ‘Stay (Don’t Go Away),’ featuring RAYE

The Toolroom Records label boss and tech-house maven, Mark Knight, has crafted a house remix of David Guetta‘s “Stay (Don’t Go Away)” featuring RAYE that provokes that festive elrow atmosphere. With a twinkling marimba melody atop a walking bass line, the track rides those mesmerizing loops through RAYE’s dance floor vocals. The hook glides in […]

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