You'd struggle to find many long-standing labels in our current electronic music scene, who still have the passion for what they do and who still do it for the love of the music, than Toolroom Records. In the creative hub of their Maidstone HQ, Toolroom are responsible for many of todays club anthems and have now reached their monumental 100th release!
Pulling out all the stops for this mammoth occasion, Toolroom have signed the single Music Matters by the legendary Faithless which features the vocal talents of Cass Fox. The label has called in heavyweight remixers, Axwell, Pete Heller, Rollo & Sister Bliss, as well as Toolroom Head Honcho Mark Knight to form a great single package. The icing on the cake comes in the form of Goldie, who has created the artwork for Music Matters.
Toolroom say, Were extremely proud to have Faithless on board for our 100th release, we feel after 6 years & 100 releases signing a band of their magnitude really shows how far we have come as a label and brand. For us, Music Matters perfectly encapsulates the ethos & idea behind starting Toolroom. Goldie was a great choice for the artwork, a well respected name who has always pushed the creative boundaries, a perfect collaboration all round.
Toolroom originally started out as an outlet for Marks music, but quickly evolved into a home for established and up & coming artists. In a time of decreasing sales they saw a niche in the market for a forward thinking and approachable independent label that operates within a structured business model. They were one of the first labels to embrace the digital revolution and one of the first to sell mp3s from their own website. Gaining strength & reputation year on year, with hits such as Dubfires Roadkill, D Ramirez & Mark Knights Colombian Soul, Fedde le Grands Just Trippin, the award winning Man With The Red Face by Mark Knight & Funkagenda, the chart topping hit At Night that later became Bad Girl feat Lisa Maffia with Dave Spoon, and most recently Baditude by Spoon, Harris & Obernik. Its their knack of signing great singles that have made Toolroom into one of the leading indie label & lifestyle brands.