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Mark Knight’s Debut Album ‘Untold Business’ Lands On Toolroom

Toolroom founder and Grammy-nominated producer Mark Knight announces his new album  Untold Business: 13-track collection of vocal house music which aims to inject a much-needed  dose of meaning and longevity into the world of dance music.  

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Mark Knight has gone back to his roots on his new album Untold Business, reprising the sounds  and records that made him the artist he is today. Diving through his extensive collection of  classic Funk, House, Soul and Disco records from the 1970s and 80s has provided the bedrock  for the album, which is an homage to the soulful, vocal-led house music that Mark first fell in  love with in the 90s.  

A criticism often levelled at some modern dance records is that they are highly disposable. As  the barriers to both production and releasing records have lowered, house music has become  saturated with countless tracks, some of which take mere hours to throw together and are  forgotten even more quickly, while the never-ending treadmill of DJ gigs have forced even experienced producers into a cycle of producing purely functional records, with longevity  and meaning barely considered.  

Step forward Mark Knight with a collection of meticulously crafted, positive, life-affirming  records with a focus on real instrumentation and properly crafted songs that will stand the test  of time. Untold Business is the antithesis of the functional, cookie-cutter dance music that has  become increasingly ubiquitous over the years, and it sounds absolutely glorious.  

Lead single ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ features vocals from Beverley Knight as well as the  London Community Gospel Choir, who together bring a powerful message of positivity,  solidarity and hope: themes that echo throughout the rest of the album.  

“I wanted to write a song of hope as we come out of this incredibly tough time. I feel that  musicians and producers have a responsibility to provide the soundtrack to people’s lives, and  with this glimmer of hope on the horizon, I wanted this song to be a moment of positivity for  the future ahead.” Mark Knight 

From the string section, to the 14-piece London Community Gospel Choir, to the incomparably  brilliant Beverley Knight on lead vocals – Mark worked with some incredible musicians on the  single: an approach that informs his approach for the entire album. Untold Business features  further collaborations with the likes of Shingai (Noisettes), Michael Gray, Robert Owens and  many more. In addition to the 10 new tracks recorded especially for the album, Untold Business also  includes three of Mark’s singles from 2020, including one of the biggest releases of his career  to date. All 4 Love was a collaboration with Rene Amesz and Tasty Lopez which became firmly  lodged on the Radio 1 A list for six weeks with worldwide success following soon after. Picking  up more than 10 million streams on Spotify it was without doubt one of the biggest house  records of the year. Also included here are ‘If It’s Love’ – a joyous celebration of a soulful house  sound that came to prominence in the 90s – and ‘Tonight’, which took inspiration from the  brisk, looping, filtered house music of the early 00s. 

ABOUT MARK KNIGHT 

Grammy-nominated and the second highest-selling Beatport artist of all time (with no less than  ten No.1’s), Mark Knight has released on some of the most revered dance labels in the world  including BBE, Stereo and Saved, and founded one of the most successful dance music  companies of all time in Toolroom, which marks 18 years in the businesses in 2021.  Drawing crowds in the tens of thousands at venues worldwide including elrow, CRSSD Festival,  Space Miami, Studio 338, Warehouse Project, Womb Tokyo, Exchange LA, and Amnesia Ibiza,  Mark has also remixed some of the biggest names in music with significant crossover success,  including Dido, Florence and the Machine, SG Lewis and U2. 

Mark’s extensive discography includes global hits like Man With The Red Face, Alright,  Downpipe, All 4 Love along with production for bands such as Faithless and Underworld. 

MARK KNIGHT – UNTOLD BUSINESS 

1. Mark Knight & Beverley Knight (feat. London Community Gospel Choir) – Everything’s  Gonna Be Alright 

2. Mark Knight (feat. Chenai) – Bit By Bit 

3. Mark Knight (feat. Shingai) – Feel The Pressure 

4. Mark Knight & Michael Gray (feat. Gia) – Love Is All We’re Living For 

5. Mark Knight (feat. Damon Trueitt) – You Saw Me 

6. Mark Knight (feat. Alex Mills) – It’s a Wonder 

7. Mark Knight (feat. Clementine Douglas) – 10,000 

8. Mark Knight (feat. Gene Farris & Jafunk) – Untold Business 

9. Mark Knight & James F. Reynolds (feat. Mike City) – Fire Burning 

10. Mark Knight & D.Ramirez (feat. Robert Owens) – Pass It Up 

11. Mark Knight & Rene Amesz – All 4 Love (feat Tasty Lopez) 

12. Mark Knight (feat. Laura Davie & The Melody Men) – If It’s Love 

13. Mark Knight (feat. Chenai & Mr. V) – Tonight 

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