Like last year’s escapades are Toolroom now embellishing the Fall of 2011 with the second issue of their characteristic Amsterdam Dance Event compilation. Having the fifth anniversary of their Toolroom Knights shows in full swing and a year of countless triumphs behind them, the Maidstone-based release platform comes off months of spectacular endeavours that includes the releases of DJ Boris’ I Can’t Wait, Fedde Le Grand’s Metrum and So Much Love singles and Mark Knight’s own Beautiful World and the charitably released remix on You’ve Got The Love to present us the massive, new compilation, which comprises a whooping 10 previously unreleased hit singles from numerous wildly recognized producers.
The headlining position falling into favour of label honcho Mark Knight and Manuel De La Mare’s Snapshot, made up by the highly-prosperous and popular fluctuation in between big room synth chords and twisted, but solid tech beats, the distinguished John Dahlback also returns to the label for the follow-up to the single from Toolroom’s first Ibiza compilation this year – Work It Out. Having defined himself as a producer of the highest notch with his throbbing and uniquely knitted records, Dahlback shows his skillful and creative production ability yet again as the progressive chord array of Phoenix is released as the more harmonic piece of the Amsterdam-tributed, tech-dominated collection of anthems.
Brought back to fire away a 2011 rework out of his tremendous drum and piano-driven Marsch Marsch single from last Fall is Thomas Gold, whom is currently riding on the infectious wave of positive vibes from his recent Alive single alongside Dirty South. Ever the mastermind of club gems, the rise of Gold, that was initiated with the launch of What’s Up (with Alex Kenji) in post-summer of 2010, has literally been indispensable. Merely a few months after his aforementioned instalment on Spinnin Records, the inspiring German could proudly showcase his release marathon that included nothing but full-on hits such as Areena, AGORa, the remix on We Want Your Soul and the Toolroom piece, which is now well on its way back to make another go at a pole positioning on the charts. Not only was 2010 a complete and utter success for the golden producer, but as this year was kicked off massively with the outing of his monstrous remix on Blow Up with Axwell, the expectations from all progressive-house heads as to whether his talent was sufficient enough to establish him amongst the very forefronters of clubland. And now, a bare 8 months and prominent remixes of Lady Gaga’s Judas, Reach Out and Set Fire To The Rain later, Gold contemporizes one of his first break-through singles which is still being supported strongly by the likes of the entire Swedish House Mafia into a killer cut, hard to equal. Having the storming and long-anticipated Sing 2 Me release coming up on Axtone, the Disney-inspired drum lines and common synth filled chords are pulled out and back in the game.
To round off the Toolroom’s essential 2011 pick in preparation for the Holland festival in late October, Koen Groeneveld provides his Dutch tech twist with Richard Dinsdale instilling some disco tinged house. Stefano Noferini, D Ramirez, Rene Amesz, Filthy Rich and Alex Kenji cover the groovier side of Toolroom to complete a peerless package of huge ADE hits and future chart-toppers.
Steve Angello has, time after time, proven himself worthy of hand-picking the absolute hottest records out there to represent his beloved and prestigious Size Records. This release from the Netherlands and recognized Dj and producer Koen Groeneveld shows no exception. Going from warped weapons of mass destruction to tech beats bouncing all over the place. This three-headed monster of an EP is being headlined by Slides which has quite some entourage of Yaw Damper and Tormenta Electronica!
As an established and highly acclaimed techno producer that he is, the Dutch Koen Groeneveld strikes again with a great upcoming EP for Steve Angello’s dear imprint Size Records, which includes three tracks called Slides, Tormenta Electronica and Yaw Damper and is due to hit the market the 23rd of February, have a listen!
A bunch of respected remixers take on one of the most respected pop act of the 80’s, Stars On 45 and their self-righteous original single from 1981 with the same name . Influenced by the amazing disco beats, Olav Basoski, Koen Groeneveld, Addy van der Zwan and Criminal Vibes reveal a remix each which are out now on Work Records, don’t miss out!
Olav Basoski takes on one of the most respected 80’s pop act Stars On 45 and their self-righteous original single from 1981 with the same name. Not only will this release be featuring a updated version of the original and this stunning remix, influenced by amazing disco beats, but also two other remixes by Koen Groeneveld and Addy van der Zwan, due to be released on January 4th 2011 through Spinnin’ Records, check it out!
A great mixtape by the Dutch DJ/producer Koen Groeneveld, enjoy!
01. Warren Fellow & Michel Steinbach Feat. Todd Terry – Got A Soul
02. Koen Groeneveld & Arturo Silvestre – Dordogne (Ahmet Sendil “Vocal In Love” Remix)
03. Ale Salas – New Ways
04. Hi_Tack – Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) 2010 (Koen Groeneveld & Addy van der Zwan
05. Koen Groeneveld & Arturo Silvestre – Agonac
06. Umek – Ljubljana
07. Blank & Jones – People Are Still Having Sex (Koen Groeneveld Remix)
08. Egor Boss – T.D.S.
09. Eugene Titov – Like This (Da Fresh Remix)
10. Bruce Alba & Neo-K – Sartana (Koen Groeneveld Re-Edit)
We proudly present Amsterdam 2010 to you, an exclusive collection of this seasons most upfront and powerful club anthems to coincide with one of the largest music conferences in one of Europe’s most cultured cities.
The release features 12 exclusive tracks, among them; Paul Thomas & Jerome Isma-Ae’s anthemic Tomorrow has already received Radio 1 support on the Essential Mix and Koen Groeneveld’s CVR has the official seal of approval in Mark Knight’s thrilling DJ sets aswell as Matt Samuels‘ massive Pretoria, Thomas Gold’s all-time marsching house with an epic piano tech sound in his Marsch Marsch! Outstanding collection of the upcoming house Autumn, getting released on October 13th through Toolroom Records. Take a listen through these 12 amazing tracks and choose for yourself!
Some sick releases are to be presented here below! Fresh release from Axtone; Sign Your Name, track of the day without a doubt! Smashing progressive from Andrés Cabrera and much more, check it out!
Brand new release on Axtone Records: Sign Your Name, made by Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid. A bright bouncing sound with a repeating vocal is a perfect way to describe this banger. Except the outstanding original version, a remix made by Sebastian Krieg & Roman F was released aswell, go get your copy now!
Heavy harmonic progressive sounds from the Swedish prog house label Nellie Recordings. I prefer the original version of this one, made by the Swedish DJ/producer Andrés Cabrera. This release also features a remix from Niklas Gustavsson.
Large release on Joia Records! Made originally by Tony Gomez is this track called Tell Me. The release features a great remix from the Swede John Dahlback aswell as a version from Stereo Riders. Aggressive prog sound, love it!
A loungy jazz house track, really cool combination! It’s made by the French DJ/producer Tristan Garner and is the premiere release on his new label Xtra Life Records, fresh!
EDX is back! This time together in a collaboration with Daniel Portman called Hip, signed and released by Big & Dirty Records, featuring three versions of this techy track, remixes from Essential Groovers and Koen Groeneveld. I prefer the original, what do you think?
Daniel Portman and EDX has together made this extraordinary track called Hip. It’s signed by and getting released through Big & Dirty Records on September 20th including remixes from Koen Groeneveld & Essential Groovers, check it out!
Toolroom Records Ibiza 2010 Volume 2 arrives with over 30 exclusive tracks written specifically for the second album. Pulling out all the stops, Toolroom have roped in the biggest artists around today for some seriously upfront tracks from the likes of D.Ramirez with his jumping 8 Bit Trumpit, Funkagenda & Michael Woods with their euphoric Alchemy, Harry Choo Choo Romero’s superb 80 Degrees as well as tracks from Mark Knight, Wolfgang Gartner, Koen Groeveneld, Umek and many more providing the anthems currently smashing the White Isle to pieces. The package also includes 3 full length DJ mixes from Toolroom Knights residents George Andrews warming up proceedings with a Terrace Mix, Pete Griffiths raises the tempo with a Club Mix and Gina Star keeping you going until sunrise with the Afterclub Mix. It’s getting released on August 23rd, check it out!