Mark Knight and Toolroom Records continue their ten year anniversary celebration of releases with the release of a remix EP of the iconic “Man with the Red Face.” The iconic original mix was done back in 2000 by techno legend Laurent Garnier, whose production caught on from the saxophone lead and quick, animated bass line accents and has stayed memorable even in the current house music environment. Mark Knight and Funkagenda teamed up on an award-winning remake of the track in 2008 that would become pivotal for earlier this year on the official Toolroom Ten album, with remixes released this week. One of the more notable appearances here is by Dutch superstar Hardwell, who returns to the techier, bass-led style that once trademarked his tracks in his early days (think 2011’s “Asteroid”), making people like me thrilled to see that he's still got an awareness for it. Just as worthy of mention is the deep and dark tech remix by Toolroom favorite Rene Amesz and a funky downtempo disco flip by house pioneer ATFC. As usual, Toolroom brings a diverse gathering together to pay homage to the roots of house music.
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