Mark Knight and Toolroom Knights return to the White Isle for their biggest season yet
10 huge weekly Monday parties packed with the biggest Toolroom artists start on July 8th
Eden Ibiza launches following a multi-million refurbishment showcasing the very latest in club design, intelligent lighting and sound technology
In a year of seismic change and a rapidly evolving clubbing landscape in Ibiza, It's only fitting that Toolroom Knights should now reside at the all-new Eden.
Label boss and international supremo, Mark Knight, fronts an envious line-up of talent spread across 10 action packed nights, including Digitalism, Friendly Fires, D. Ramirez, UMEK, and Tocadisco. Toolroom Knights will be the best place to be on a Monday night throughout the season.
Set against a backdrop of arguably the most beautiful club on the island, devoted hedonists will party to a soundscape of house and tech house until the sun comes up. Under new management and after a massive multi-million euro top-to-bottom refit, Eden claim to have 'changed paradise'. They're not wrong, it's breathtaking, and when Toolroom take over it'll be the perfect pairing of atmosphere and setting.
Having creatively programmed some of the island's most successful nights for over a decade, the formidable partnership of Mark Netto and Danny Whittle join the new team at Eden and are bringing a new heartbeat to the iconic venue. Expect dramatic live theatre, a huge golden crystal-clear Void incubus soundsystem with the very best in design and production that transports you to a futuristic interpretation of The Garden Of Eden.
Always listening to their dedicated audience, Mark and his team are bringing the party to the masses. Toolroom Knights moving across to the non-stop-party-hub of the island is a logical and exciting new chapter in a history steeped in quality and stand out events.
Toolroom's boss and resident Mark Knight talks exclusively about the summer ahead;
DATES AND LINEUPS - Mark Knight to perform at all shows with the exception of September 2nd
MONDAY 8th JULY:
As a talented Producer and DJ, Filthy Rich's innovative sound has made him undeniably one of the country's finest DJs today, largely because Rich knows the secret to going far is playing music that he loves.
Michel Cleis is of the those artists in electronic music that thanks to some huge tracks (think 'La Mezcla' and it's sinuous blend of Latin rhythms, tribal drums and an unforgettable Spanish vocal) and an innate ability to read and build a crowd, has a reputation for always delivering.
A long time champion of house music in all its forms, Stefano has been building his reputation for some time. This ability to innovate and cross into a broad range of genres has been a key factor in his well-deserved rise. Having been a pivotal force in Italy's burgeoning house music scene with his national radio show, Stefano forged a musical symbiosis with his homeland that still exists today.
MONDAY 15TH JULY:
A true purveyor of nothing but good, honest music, Federico Scavo enjoys playing the very best in Detroit house sprinkled with hints of funk & soul.
CHUS & CEBALLOS (TBC):
On the road since 2002, Chus & Ceballos are by far one of the most prestigious and successful production duo in the international electronic scene with their trademark Iberian Sound which harnesses an enticing fusion of tribal soundscapes and contemporary tech elements.
OR ALEX KENJI (TBC)??:
A tech house dynamo, Alex Kenji has spent the past decade reaching each and every corner of the dance music map with his impeccable deep house/tech ?selection. Outside the club, Kenji collaborates with Manual de La Mare and Marshall on their 303Lovers and Hotfingers record labels and receives the support of producers and music lovers alike.
MONDAY 22nd JULY:
Tocadisco has been around for over 15 years and after thousands of sets, more than 100 international remixes, two artists albums and 20 successful worldwide singles, his success continues to grow with every gig, every record spun and every high profile remix.
MANUEL DE LA MARE:
Emerging as one of Italy's forward thinking music creative, Manuel has formulated his own sound by fusing together elements of varying genres which have long been the aural identity of his native Italy. Combining Italo house, filtered and deep house, rolling techno beats and crossing minimal melodies, Manuel has been able to construct a unique musical presence that is eclectic and flexible, robust and cutting edge.
MONDAY 5th AUGUST:
seamless precision to create a musical mash up only attainable with his true skill and passion.
There are loads of rock bands making music for the dancefloor. Digitalism make electronic music that everyone can rock to. The duo's DJing reputation for moving melting the genre barriers is only possible due to their tireless search for obscure, unheard records to animate their crowds.
World renowned for their epic soundscapes as both DJs and live, and with unilateral appeal across fans of electronic and indie alike, Friendly Fires are undoubtedly a perfect booking for Toolroom Knights.
MONDAY 12TH AUGUST:
Claptone stormed to success in 2012 with his dominating track 'Cream' topping new world charts and alluring all those who heard it. Deep and woozy, Claptone's infamous sound blends euphoria with acute melancholia and earthy elements.
Driven from his Italian motherland to the thriving nestles of London, Riva Starr spends his days juggling a manic DJ schedule alongside heavy production duties. From his infamous debuts on Dirtybird to his fanatical support from the likes of Giles Peterson and Tiesto, he's certainly prolific and cannot be pigeonholed.
Renowned for his deadly mix of house, techno and tinges of funk, Ruben Mandolini began forming his illustrious music career at the tender age of 13. Ruben's thriving dedication and trademark sound has made him a favourite of international superstars Pete Tong, Jay Lumen and Toolroom's very own Mark Knight, to name but a few.
MONDAY 19th AUGUST:
TOCADISCO - As above
STAFANO NOFERINI - As above
MONDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER:
Mihalas has a long history in the electronic music scene. Over the course of the last decade he has tirelessly established himself as one of electronic music's most hard working artists, appearing on at least a dozen vinyls per year.
Traversing the globe with his trusty laptop in tow, the roving Ramirez always dispenses his razor sharp productions to unassuming dancefloors with the precision of a truly passionate and experienced professional.
The Slovenian born producer and DJ has been setting trends and rocking dance floors for two decades now and still shows no signs of slowing down. He's tireless in his techno and tech house production and with more than 100 gigs per year, probably one of the busiest techno DJs out there.
PROK & FITCH:
They have fast become 2 of the most respected and hard working DJs that globally have made a huge impression in such a short amount of time. Their Floorplay label and parties are the stuff of late night legend and this summer is set to be one of their busiest yet.
MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2013
FRIENDLY FIRES - as above
When it comes to rocking down the house, only a select few do it quite as well as Rene Amesz. A pioneer of the finest tunes around, Amesz has consistently pushed the movement across the globe whilst putting forward his unique take on sound and performance.
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