Tag: Toolroom

DHL Mix #219 By Eli Brown

Having emerged from Bristol’s Drum & Bass scene, Eli Brown has since established himself as an artist of distinction in the House world. With imprints like Repopulate Mars, ViVA Music, and Toolroom having all recognised Brown’s talent it’s easy to forget he only made his debut in December 2016 with ‘Can You Feel It / Acid Test’ on Of Unsound Mind. This year has seen releases with Relief, Sola and elrow: an impressive roll call by anyone’s standards, further proof that Eli Brown is at the cutting edge of electronic music. With these impressive accolades and accomplishments coming in such ... Read more

Premiere: DJ Rae & Felix Baumgartner - Crazy (Original Mix)

DJ Rae and Felix Baumgartner collaborate on ‘Crazy’ – a fresh interpretation of a classic house anthem, released on DJ Rae’s own RATED imprint. DJ Rae is a sought after industry figure who produces, DJs, and runs the RATED label, while also handling songwriting and vocalist duties across an array of projects. As a DJ she has held Ibiza residencies at Ushuaïa and Pacha Ibiza, while, as aProducer, releasing on the likes of Defected, Get Twisted, Armada, Toolroom and more. Here, DJ Rae joins forces with respected producer Felix Baumgartner for today’s exclusive premiere. “Crazy” is available 1 December on ... Read more

DHL Mix #175 By Secondcity

Born in the UK, but raised in Chicago, Secondcity has a unique pan-Atlantic outlook on House and Techno music that takes influence from his exposure to both of these musical hotspots. Kicking off 2017 with a a remix on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth on VONDA7’s latest EP. A sign of things to come, this year has seen the producer release a flurry of critically acclaimed hits, including three different EPs as well as ‘Music is What Brings Us’, huge summer anthem, ‘Kwelanga’ on Toolroom Records and ‘Terrace Tales’ with Max Chapman on Green Velvet’s Relief imprint. Aside from his ... Read more

Premiere: Nihil Young & Less Hate - My Friend (Original Mix)

Let us introduce you to the world of Nihil Young aka Less Hate. Make no mistake, this prolific artist doesn’t care about any trend, rarely plays at any of the gigantic commercial festivals but the man truly makes good music. In an industry that is now so often formatted, where most artists are pushed to do something similar to their neighbors, Nihil subsists and has been running now his label Frequenza Records for over 7 years. First mentored by John Acquaviva, his releases are now a true form of expression, just look at their titles, “True Shaming”, “Touched The Sky” ... Read more

DHL Mix #146 By Prok & Fitch

Striking an appealing balance between melodic intricacy and dance floor heft, over the past few years Prok & Fitch have cemented their position as one of the most respected and successful DJ/productions outfits in electronic music. Their 2016 collaboration with Green Velvet – ‘Sheeple’ – spent an impressive 10 weeks atop the Beatport charts, a position none too rare for the Southern UK duo. As both prolific and with the talent necessary to match their output, Prok & Fitch have since released on credible labels like Relief, Toolroom, Suara and Stereo while having collaborated (aside from Green Velvet) with Dosem, ... Read more

[Playlist] Flashmob’s Summer Sizzlers

Since the chart topping success of ‘Need in Me’ back in 2012, Flashmob has been held in high demand ever since with recent outings on the likes of Viva, Avotre, Gruuv and Roger Sanchez’s Undr The Radr. Now, Flashmob debuts on Mark Knight‘s Toolroom with ‘Freakin’ Babe,’ a track that has been causing a stir on the shores of Miami at the WMC and an A-list radio plot is already under way with early recognition from Pete Tong at the towers of Radio one. Anticipating the tune surely to be one for the summer 2017 records, Flashmob gave us 10 ... Read more

Premiere: Dateless – The Slammer (Original Mix)

Nothing less than a rhythm junkie, Dateless has released on some of the world’s most prestigious, like Dirtybird, Snatch!, Toolroom, Confession, Basement Leak, This Ain’t Bristol, Sweat It Out, Cr2, & Glasgow Underground. Having spent years of his youth in both Chile and Argentina, Dateless incorporates the unique flavors of Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, and more into his timeless productions. Now, he is set to release his latest EP “The Slammer” via Oslo’s SNOE inprint. Here, we exclusively premiere its title track. This one is a go hard or go home tune getting down and dirty with an addictive groove that ... Read more

DHL Mix #121 By Piemont

Piemont has proven itself to be an absolute production power- house over the last half decade. Since 2007, the German duo has established themselves as one of the foremost in Techno, releasing Music on acclaimed labels like Area Remote, Exploited, Glasgow Underground, Kraftek, Terminal M, and Toolroom. Stuffed with a sly robo-funk and built in many rich layers, Piemont’s sound is best describe as organic techno with each release telling its own story. With many EPs, 2 LPs, and a touring schedule that is nothing short of globetrotting, Piemont continue to carve out there place amongst the upper ranks of ... Read more

Interview: Mihalis Safras

Greece is a country that turns out a high quality brand of DJ, and proof of that comes in the form of Mihalis Safras. A famously devoted vinyl purist, he runs his own label Material, which is a hotbed of taste making house and techno treats, is a DJ who joins the dots between disparate sounds and styles and scenes with ease and a producer with very real chops. When this man relate a tune, the world listened, and as such he was ranked as the most charted tech house artists of 2015 on Traxscource and Resident Advisor. Before now ... Read more

Exclusive Interview: Tough Love

Tough Love first appeared on our radar a couple of years with the excellent ‘Can’t Find The Words’ on one of our favourite young labels, Love Not Money. Fast forward to 2014 and they’re traveling all over the UK playing high-profile gigs and releasing one hot EP after another. Most recently they had the storming ‘Dreams’ on Toolroom and next up is a seriously fresh collaboration with friends of Deep House London, Amine Edge & DANCE, which you can check out below. With all this in mind we thought it was high time we had a chat with the guys ... Read more

Review: Cleavage & Lars Vegas – Grace

We all know Detroit Swindle, the Dutch duo who have been taking the world by storm over the last couple of years. Of course before the duo got together they were had successful careers as individuals. One half of the twosome recently got together with Cleavage to work on some new material and one of the tracks is this excellent new release on Toolroom. “Grace” is a track that most definitely lives up to its name. One of those summery jazz-infused tracks that lifts your mood instantly. From its smooth, euphoric breakdown featuring a glorious female vocal, to the bright ... Read more