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TOOLROOM KNIGHTS ASIA TOUR 2012
Featuring DAVE SPOON
'A rare chance to get white hot electro talent and label showcase from Mark Knight's Toolroom Records together in Asia'
The club nights, based around the label's and Mark's distinctive sound will bring the underground sound of Toolroom Records to the overground, hosting parties at key venues around the world, creating a unique party atmosphere that so many 'nerdy label-nights' lack. This is a night that will push the musical boundaries of a scene that often fails to recognise new talent exposing leaders of the new school!
Though he was still far too young to go clubbing at the time, Neale became increasingly hooked into the electronic dance scene after hearing a Kevin Saunderson (i.e., Detroit techno) mixtape in 1990 and then a Krome & Time (U.K. hardcore) mixtape in 1991. He also began listening earnestly to the BBC Radio 1 show Essential Selection. His musical interests developed over the course of the remaining decade, moving from rave to jungle and then to progressive house during the latter half of the '90s. After the turn of the century, he began working at a friend's record shop and, in the process, was turned on to Propellerhead Reason music production software, which proved a revelation for him.
In 2004 Neale, who by this point had been christened Dave Spoon by friends, made his recording debut, 21st Century, on Mark Knight's Toolroom Trax label. The EP's title track became fairly popular after Knight used it to open an Essential Selection mix on BBC Radio 1. After an EP on Big Love, Sunrise (2005), and a round of remix projects, Neale released his second Toolroom Trax EP, Outside (2006), which featured "At Night." A massive hit whose popularity extended well over a year's time, the track was licensed by numerous labels for international release and was eventually reworked as "Bad Girl (At Night)" for major-label release with So Solid Crew member Lisa Maffia on vocals. Meanwhile, Neale continued laboring as a prolific remixer, notably collaborating with Pete Tong for a 2007 remix of Robyn's "Every Heartbeat." Also in 2007 he released This Machine on Toolroom Records and Sylo on Toolroom Trax, the latter a joint effort with Mark Knight.
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