Toolroom founder and Grammy-nominated producer Mark Knight recently released his new album ‘Untold Business’, a 13-track collection of vocal house music. Mark has gone back to his roots on his new album, reprising the sounds and records that made him the artist he is today. Diving through his 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 he first fell in love with in the ‘90s.
Mark has curated a collection of records with a focus on real instrumentation and properly crafted songs that aim to stand the test of time.
Lead single ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ features vocals from Beverley Knight as well as the London Community Gospel Choir, who together bring a message of positivity, solidarity and hope: themes that echo throughout the rest of the album.
Mark Knight: “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.”
The album 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, it 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 possibly one of the biggest house records of the year. Also included are ‘If It’s Love’ - a 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.