“This milestone is as much about us looking forward, as it is about us celebrating what we’ve achieved. What’s so exciting is that after 15 years we’re at the top of our game – putting on parties across the world and nurturing new talent coming through the ranks. Toolroom 15 is about where we are now as a label, not where we have been. Here’s to the next 15 years together”
– Mark Knight
Turning 15 years old marks a huge milestone for Toolroom. Since our inception in 2003, we have released some era-defining club records; built a roster of artists we truly believe in; and brought the Toolroom brand across the world with residencies, one-off shows and festival stages. Over the last 15 years we have remained true to our sound and values as an independent record label.
15 YEARS. 15 SHOWS.
Our birthday celebrations this year will take us all over the globe. One of the most genuinely international brands in electronic music, we’ll be visiting the Toolroom Family across the world with a 15-date tour.
Kicking off in Dublin – home to some of our most passionate fans – we’ll then be heading to Bangkok and Tokyo in Spring. Summer sees us visit major cities in North America: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montreal and Toronto, for a variety of warehouse events and outdoor beach parties.
We’ll be all over Europe as well – with dates in Amsterdam, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, BPM Festival Portugal, Malta and of course London. This year marks our very special debut at 338. Host to one of Europe’s biggest terraces, we are excited to bring together 3,000 clubbers in the capital.
Joining Mark Knight on these shows will be a number of the Toolroom roster – Adrian Hour, Weiss, Illyus & Barrientos and Dosem alongside some special guests including Secondcity, Booka Shade (Live), Hannah Wants, Dennis Cruz, Tube & Berger and many more TBA.
A Definitive Birthday Album
Marking a milestone wouldn’t be complete without a statement album – and in true Toolroom form, we have gone big.
Celebrating the famous Toolroom sounds of House, Tech House & Techno, this album is glued together by a whole host of label favourites, label friends and newcomers alike. The album is underpinned by our club ready ethos and with a sound Mark Knight has built his career on. “Toolroom 15” contains a mammoth 70 brand new and exclusive tracks.
Kicking off the album, Mark Knight welcomes ‘In The Other Pocket’, setting the pace from the very first track, that trademark Knight Tech House groove provides stacks of energy from the word go. We welcome Berlin based duo, Booka Shade, two of Dance music’s most prominent pairs to the compilation – Making their Toolroom debut with ‘Papua Beach’, offering something deep and atmospheric. Label favourites Tube & Berger come complete with ‘Cabala King’ – Keeping the listener on a dark and deep journey, weaving from Tech House to Techno seamlessly.
Joining them with exclusive are Weiss, Adrian Hour, Danny Howard, Format:B, DJ PP, Martin Ikin, Dosem, Mendo, DJ SKT, GotSome, Man Without A Clue, David Keno, Raumakustik, D’Ramirez & many, many more.
This anniversary isn’t about look back; it’s about pushing to the future. We’re 15 years strong. And we’ve only just started…