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Toolroom Records Ibiza 2012 Mixed By Mark Knight
WRITTEN BY DAN CARTERDan Carter is a British journalist and professional writer to the Dance music industry.
The perfect summer soundtrack is all too often claimed, but rarely attained. Given his long serving presence on the global clubbing circuit, Mark Knight knows this better than your average industry icon. Following a successful first month of action at his weekly home from home of Space Ibiza, the Toolroom Records head honcho turns his head to filling the speculative void with an affirmative bag of gems to fuel the increasingly popular domain of the Ibizan summer.
Bridging the gap between underground clubbing culture and the dazzling White Isle demeanor, Knight’s seamless ability to balance tropical House gems with gritty Tech fuelled endeavors forges ‘Ibiza 2012’ as one of the most persuasive island soundtracks to emerge within the full-flamed summer season. While both ‘Together’ and ‘Alright’ prove vital forces from volume two of Knight’s highly acclaimed Bullets EP series, label favourites Rene Amez, Luigi Rocca & Manuel De La Mare push forward the familiar Toolrom mindset that has forged them as such a to-the-mark imprint in modern Dance music. Accompanied by exclusive content from Mihalis Safras & Siwell aswell as further label triumphs from Tocadisco and Adrian Hour, imported summer anthems including Miguel Campbell’s ‘Something Special’ and Cadenza’s own Technasia for ‘Heart of Flesh’ see Knight approach the composition of his summer soundtrack selflessly with maximal aural impact.
While every compilation aimed at the unhindered edge of the Balearic island will claim to embody the definitive soundtrack to Mediterranean club culture, the Space veteran turned British industry leader behind wave-after-wave of seamless House gems comes dangerously close to taking the biscuit with this fluid collection of seminal floor fillers from the definitive scope of a label that has more than earned its keep on the digital market and White Isle alike.
Toolroom Knights Ibiza 2012 Mixed By Mark Knight is out August 12 on Toolroom Records.