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Following up last year’s highly successful Miami compilation from Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records, an equally impressive 2012 edition has been released, jam packed with exclusive contenders for this year’s Miami Music Week. Now boasting an exclusive signing with the renowned imprint as the next wave of their undeniable eye for ecstatic Electronic talent, CaPa leads the way for the label’s updated roster on the route to Miami in less than a month with a blissful offering. Whereas ‘Atlantis’ blasts through a stern wave of euphoric leads, London duo Hoxton Whores take it upon themselves to deliver a modern remodel of Blue Boy’s ‘97 original, consisting of unremitting vocal lines and captivating grooves.

With early approval from Axwell, Toolroom call upon the young talents of Toronto’s Mark Mendes for ‘Arisana’. Featuring the heavy-stepping properties of early Deadmau5, this outing does not only encapsulates the impressive steps taken by Mendes lately, but Mark Knight’s undisturbed passion for bringing new blood to the forefront of Electronic Dance music.

Returning after the remix for Sander Kleinenberg, the drum-specialist that is René Amesz continues to impress with this bumpy and delightful contribution to what is looking to be a successful second and certainly not final Toolroom Miami compilation, leaving room for Gina Star’s synth-tinged revamp of ‘Beautiful World’ to take an essential position amid this 41-track package.

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CaPa – Atlantis
Blue Boy – Remember Me (Hoxton Whores Remix)
Mark Mendes – Arisana
Rene Amesz – Stars Under The Sun
Tiësto & Mark Knight feat. Dino – Beautiful World (Gina Star Remix)

/Anton & Dan Carter

Ahead of their highly aniticpated soundtrack to Miami Winter Music Conference, Toolroom Records call upon the young talents of Torronto’s Mark Mendes to lead the way for their ever expanding repertoire of fresh global talent. As the nephew of Matteo DiMar and an already shining asset to America’s nearest rivals in their bid to cover the same ground as that of the Stateside House explosion, Mendes has risen to the task by establishing a solid studio etiquette that has already received appraisal from the likes of Swedish House Mafia. Boasting early support from Axwell himself, ‘Arisana’ hits the middle-ground between the imprints signature peak time persuasions and the heavy-stepping properties of early Deadmau5 for an outing that not only encapsulates the impressive steps taken by Mendes amid his global ascent, but Mark Knight’s undisturbed passion for bringing new blood to the forefront of Electronic Dance music.

‘Arisana’ is released February 26th via Toolroom Records Miami 2012 compilation.

Mark Mendes – Arisana

Words by Dan Carter

As the year of 2011 draws to an end and building excitement and anticipation for what’s to go down over the next 12 months, Torondo based Mark Mendes combines forces with fellow Montreal duo Paris & Simo for 2011’s last release from Starter Records. And as the track title would suggest, this collaborative effort from three talented Canadians showcases a graceful charisma in its summerish synth filled lead and a certain powerfulness in its complementary bottom layers that, combined, make for Aura to be an optimal emittance of euphoria. Although things were left quite uncertain in terms of Mendes’ release of Telos and the take on Someone Like You with Thomas Gold earlier this Fall, the Starter Records label head wanders a tad out of his ”techy” comfort zone to team up with the Canada duo known by their recent appearances on Musical Freedom and Revealed for the six minutes of pure progressive house bliss that are Aura and to finish the year off in glamour.

Mark Mendes, Paris & Simo – Aura [Starter Records] – Beatport Link

/Anton

As the year of 2011 is steadily coming to an end and setting excitement and anticipation for what’s to go down over the next 12 months, Torondo based Mark Mendes combines forces with fellow Montreal duo Paris & Simo for 2011’s last release from Starter Records. And as the track title would suggest, this collaborative effort from three talented Canadians showcases a graceful charisma in its summerish synth filled lead and a certain powerfulness in its complementary bottom layers that, combined, make for Aura to spread euphoria. Although things were left quite uncertain in terms of Mendes’ release of Telos and the take on Someone Like You with Thomas Gold earlier this Fall, the Starter Records label head wanders a tad out of his ”techy” comfort zone to team up with the Canada duo known by their recent appearances on Musical Freedom and Revealed for the six minutes of pure progressive house bliss that are Aura and to finish the year off in grace.

‘Aura’ is due out December 28th.

/Anton

Racking up an impressive 8 million plays on the remix of Set Fire To The Rain that struck clubland hard in mid June, Adele continues her onslaught on electronic dance music as her Someone Like You single is gloriously reassembled by the permanent forces that are Thomas Gold and Mark Mendes.

Since the release of the Tottenham-born singer’s debut album, off which ‘Hometown Glory’ was witnessed flooring the most prestigious dance venues across the globe in shape of a certain playful remix from Axwell, the soul-singing voice of Adele Adkins has seen the world of music bow to its knees. Seeing her spectacular advancement regain new strength after the second, and most stunning, album to date joined the chronology of Adele, the ravishing sing-along singles off her second artist album, entitled ”21″, have been a bundle of eleven fighting its way into House music to become a regular in the live sets of Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and many others. In truth, there was not really much of a fighting as it was a valued summoning and as her unremitting vocal cords have literally come to flaunt flawlessly in electronic dance music this year, in conjunction with already released productions from the aforementioned two and an abundance of customized instrumentals all trying to elaborate the ultimate club anthem.

And another club anthem cut out of the singer, whom is now at the pinnacle of her career, is exactly what sees the light of day after months of unsuccessful endeavors. Deemed the largest deal in music at the moment, the vocals of Someone Like You are now about to venture dancefloor’s around the world after having successfully gone viral in cyberspace. Uniting the sensual voice of Adele with dainty percussions, frisky beats and the original’s piano-tinged instrumentals for the creation of this emotional club interpretation, Thomas Gold and Mark Mendes have combined forces for a true ground-breaker. Currently preparing to follow up the astounding Alive collaboration with Dirty South and Kate Elsworth and the pumping remix on Blow Up alongside Axwell with the Balaeric Sing 2 Me, the Axtone-signed Gold, whose outlet over the past year has strongly blitzed the House music scene, has come to grow into an esteemed and distinct DJ and producer with numerous installments on Size, Phazing, Axtone, Spinnin and Toolroom under his belt. He now teams up with the head honcho of Starter Records, Mark Mendes, for this hotly tipped offering. The Toronto based avant-guard known for his triumphant releases and dexterity within the harder face of tech house, the revision of Gypsy Woman, Take That Sax and the more recent Telos and Tokyo 207 included, adds his chunky signature touch for the rounding of this supreme bootleg.

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/Anton

With intermittent support from label head of Size and part of Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello amongst other, Mark Mendes is back to release the follow-up to the previous tribute single, Tokyo 207. Well-known for his peerlessly refined version of Gypsy Woman in 2009 and instalments on Subliminal, Toolroom and 303Lovers to name a few, the Toronto-stationed Mendes returns to his fellow Starter Records for the 34th release of his own record label. Building upon a solid kick and hardly pounding beats, Telos is one serious contender of the harder face of tech-house. Also coming off the top notch-remix on Prok & Fitch’s Cabala single in April, Mendes shoots away another high-quality enacting of his pretentious signature sound.

Mark Mendes – Telos [Starter Records] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Featuring a blend of a crossover sound of electro and acid as well as chunky tech beats, Toronto talents Mark Mendes and Mike Jacinto join forces to present us their trademarker from the essential party weeks over in Miami during March. Representing Starter Records, Tokyo 207 was put together along with the the earth-quake tragedy dazzling Japan earlier this year. A brilliant tune, crammed with innovation. It’s available now, don’t miss out!

Mark Mendes & Mike Jacinto – Tokyo 207 [Starter Records] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Featuring a blend of a crossover sound of electro and acid as well as chunky tech beats, Toronto talents Mark Mendes and Mike Jacinto join forces to present us their trademarker from the essential party weeks over in Miami during March. Representing Starter Records, Tokyo 207 was put together along with the the earth-quake tragedy dazzling Japan earlier this year. A brilliant tune, crammed with innovation. It’s set for released on Monday, May 16th, have a listen!

/Anton

Prok & Fitch’s meaty instalment on Alex Kenji, Manuel De La Mare and Luigi Rocca’s 303Lovers imprint in early March returns in shape of a brand new remix package, consisting of three chunky remixes. Headlining the package of Cabala is part label owner Alex Kenji himself with the assistance of a pumping, big room sound. It’s accompanied by remixes from such talented producers as Angelo Ferreri and Toronto-stationed Mark Mendes.

Prok & Fitch – Cabala (Remixes) [303Lovers] – Beatport Link

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/Jesper & Anton

Toronto-stationed talent, Mark Mendes takes on Prok & Fitch and their recent instalment on Alex Kenji, Manuel De La Mare and Luigi Rocca’s highly-respected tech print, 303loversCabala. Going from sensitive sounds to a full-scale set of warped and twisted beats, this piece is headlining the forthcoming remix package of the track that is due out on April 22nd, have a listen!

/Jesper & Anton

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