After a decade working at the forefront of the house game, Toolroom Records have announced the launch of #RESET, a new project designed to take the label pack to its roots, reigniting the passion that has driven their success.
“After ten years, I wanted to show the world what we stand for musically. And that’s what #RESET is all about,” explains label co-founder Mark Knight. To achieve this, Toolroom is streamlining, cutting back their roster to a group of core artists they feel represent the core values of the label. The likes of Weiss, Adrian Hour, Prok & Fitch, Rene Amesz, Doorly, Amtrac and Bontan have all made the cut, with Toolroom expressing their status as essential artists. “I’ve known the guys at Toolroom for a long time… Where they are going musically is fresh; it’s exciting. Toolroom is my label. It’s my home and it’s where I’m proud to be,” says Weiss.
Alongside this reshuffle, #RESET sees the launch of the new ‘Toolroom Live’ album series. The inaugural release features mixes from Mark Knight, Weiss and Adrian Hour, which cover the entire Toolroom spectrum from underground house through to main room techno.
The final stage of the #RESET project brings in Toolroom Live events. Focussing again on core artists and presenting a clear view of the Toolroom sound, these events will tie together all the elements of #RESET to form a united Toolroom front.
As big fans of Toolroom we’re pleased to see the kind of direct action plan that will keep the label going strong for a long time to come. And if you still have any doubts, we’ll let Mark Knight do the talking: “It’s going to be a great time for dance music over the coming years. And we’re going to be right at the centre of that, trust me.” Thanks Mark!
To celebrate the launch of #RESET, Toolroom have launched a competition to win VIP entry to one of their launch parties, a CD copy of ‘Toolroom Live 01′ and a limited edition poster. To enter and for full details of #RESET head to the Toolroom website.