Various Artists: Toolroom Knights, Vol. 1
A disc offering two distinct sides of dance music
Toolroom Knights is a club dedicated to Toolroom Records and producer/DJ Mark Knight’s electronic dance sound. This two-CD set is broken down into one disc that features Martijn Ten Velden’s mixes, and the other made up of Paul Harris’ work. Martijn is from Haarlem, Holland, and he’s given great talent—such as Tracy Thorn on “Tiefschwarz”—to work with. Paul Harris is a Grammy Award-winning artist best known for his role in Dirty Vegas. This disc represents the music he has dedicated himself to since leaving Dirty Vegas in 2005. There’s plenty of music here, all nicely repetitive and danceable.
Dan MacIntosh is a freelance writer from Bellflower, California, “The friendly city”. He’s married with two children, two cats, one dog, one bunny, and one bird. He earned his B.A. degree in Communications (emphasis Public Relations) from California State University, Fullerton in 1986. By day, he works for a software company (Ah, but doesn’t everybody these days?), and in the evenings he works at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts where he is hardly recognizable in a suit and tie. He also dearly loves his church, Calvary Baptist Church, Bellflower, where he is a deacon, a praise choir member, and a small group leader. He also plays guitar, but mainly in the privacy of his home.