Toolroom Sampler Vol. 4 – Various Artists


A1: Mark Knight, Armand Van Helden - The Music Began To Play
A2: Julio Navas, Gustavo Bravetti, David Amo - Raw (Tony Romera Extended Mix)
B1: Majestic - Annie
B2: Alex Preston - Hunching
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Track listing


Next up on Toolroom?s 4-track vinyl sampler series is a tasty collab from label founder, Mark Knight and dance music royalty, Armand van Helden, a fresh new edit of a revered club weapon from Julio Navas, Gustavo Bravetti and David Amo, Kiss FM regular, majestic and Sydney-native Alex Preston.

Up first label boss, Mark Knight enlists Grammy nominated Armand van Helden for their debut collaboration, ‘The Music Began To Play’. Kicking off with a hard-hitting house groove and electrified bassline that drives the record, before dropping into the track’s golden moment and sampling the 1979 classic disco cut ‘I Don’t Need No Music’ by T.J.M; a gem of a record that encapsulates both Mark and Armand?s love for classic cuts.

Next up, a record that became a cult hit of the underground and one that defines the true sound of Toolroom’s heritage, Julio Navas, Gustavo Bravetti and David Amo?s ‘Raw’. Refreshed for 2022, we see one of France’s hottest exports, Tony Romera, deliver a high energy, club focused remix of ‘Raw’, bringing the classic club record back to dancefloors and sound systems across the globe!

Up next is another heater from Majestic, who debuts on Toolroom with ?Annie?. Recapping one of the hottest summers on record, Majestic embodies the Balearic, Ibizan heat, sampling Kid Creole & the Coconuts 1982 hit, ‘Annie I?m Not Your Daddy’, turning a slice of calypso / disco, into a club ready record for the dancefloor. From the brass melody to the hooky guitar riff, majestic lays down his signature style with a Groove Armada-esque vibe throughout.

Rounding things off is label favourite, Alex Preston with his unique blend of 4 to the floor dance music and live funk guitar riffs that have swept through clubs, moving feet, and bringing those feel-good vibes. Ticking all the right boxes on this one, ‘Hunching’ kicks off with its infectious groove and bassline, throwing in some lush strings, guitar flits and an 80’s inspired saxophone break that adds some serious flavour to the record.

DJ Support From Danny Howard, Annie Mac, Mistajam, Pete Tong, Charlie Hedges, Kraak & Smaak, Maxinne, Todd Terry, Alex Preston, Full Intention, GW Harrison, DJ Rae, Rudimental, Alaia & Gallo, Illyus & Barrientos, Johan S, David Penn, Sam Divine, Riva Starr, Claptone, Nice7, Dario D?attis, Mousse T, S-Man, Huxley, Kc Lights, Friend Within, Dombresky, Gorgon City, Chris Lake, Format:B, Pirupa, Tcts, Alan Fitzpatrick, Low Steppa, Mat.Joe, Raumakustik, Eskuche

Radio Plays on Radio 1 From Danny Howard, Sarah Storie, Pete Tong, Kiss Fm, Toolroom Radio, Sirius Xm, Data Transmission Radio, Radio 1 Dance Anthems, Radio 1 Party Anthems, Rinse Fm, Select Radio, Tomorrowland Radio