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DT739 – Tuff London


Following the recent anthem ‘Only You’ alongside Mark Knight on Toolroom, esteemed duo Tuff London now make their way to Piero Pirupa’s NONSTOP label for dazzling new single ‘Strobe’.

After exploding onto the scene with breakthrough single ‘Sending Love’ via Toolroom which reached no.10 on the Beatport Chart, Tuff London have continued to make waves on the imprint as well as landing releases elsewhere on the likes of Relief, Ultra, Elrow, Get Twisted Solotoko, Sola, Stashed and more.

Tuff London have also gained critical acclaim in particular with ‘Psychodrama’ alongside house pioneer Todd Terry, receiving support from the likes of techno luminary Carl Cox and BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard.

Following their collaboration with Toolroom label head Mark Knight on ‘Don’t Give Up’ last year, the talents joined forces once more on the ‘This Is Toolroom’ 2021 compilation for ‘Only You’, geared up for club re-openings in the months to come.

Now gracing Piero Pirupa’s NONSTOP for ‘Strobe’, the single is already seeing approval from Calvin Harris, Motez, Riva Starr, Claude VonStroke and more. Boasting weighty drums and trippy synth stabs that underpin hypnotic vocal chants, ‘Strobe’ is a club-ready cut set to transport listeners to strobe illuminated dancefloors and beyond.

Today, they join us on the podcast again. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A collection of our favourite tracks from the last 12 months.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Adelphi Music Factory – My People (Love Can Live Forever) (Mark Broom’s 4am Extended Dub) – BANGER!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The Tuff London special sauce that we sprinkle over every track.

Tell us about your next EP?
Our latest track Strobe was a track we did during the first Lockdown in the UK. It’s a club banger, but it was our ode to wanting to be stood in a big warehouse with our mates!

What have you got coming up?
Working on a new collab with Todd Terry, just signed a Disco Banger to King Street Records in NYC and we’re working on a track with Toolroom!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Keep safe and we’ll see you on the dancefloor soon x 


Kurd Maverick – Dancing To (Toolroom)
Airball – Darn it (Slightly Sizzled)
DJ Sneak – Stars (Too Many Rules)
Honey Dijon feat. Charles Mccloud – Personal Slave (Harry Romero Remix) (Classic Music Company)
Tuff London – Rhythm System (Sola)
Siege, Raumakastic & Gene Ferris – Circles (Toolroom)
Fredderick & Kusse – The Beat (Toolroom)
Ron Carroll x Tuff London – Aint No Pride (Ultra Music)
Adelphi Music Factory – My People (Love Can Live Forever) (Mark Broom’s 4am Extended Dub) [Warner Records Higher Ground]
Tuff London – Strobe (Non Stop)
Klingande & Jamie N Commons – By The River (Tuff London Dub) (Ultra Music)
Mark Knight x Tuff London feat. Alex Mills – Only You (Toolroom)
Bag Raiders – How Long feat. Panama (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) (Universal Music)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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