Gabriel & Dresden is a musical partnership responsible for 17 #1 hits on the Billboard charts, remixes of The Killers, Shiny Toy Guns, Annie Lennox, Dido, Jewel, and were also tapped to remix Gustavo Santaolalla’s Academy Award winning theme track from Brokeback Mountain “The Wings”. With the success of their just completed year-long tour in support of their critically acclaimed artist album released just last year, Gabriel & Dresden have proved that both in the studio and behind the decks at venues around the globe, they have become known as a genre defying and dance floor mastering duo. They are set to do it all over again – with Toolroom Knights Vol 2, releasing on Oct 23rd backed with a long list of tour dates – all kicking off at Lovefest.
At this year’s Lovefest, Gabriel & Dresden will be performing both in the Parade and at the much anticipated after event with Sasha, with quite a bit to celebrate. Toolroom Records tapped the famed team to mix their second edition in the Toolroom Knights series. Toolroom Records is responsible for some of the most forward thinking house music releases in the last 4 years, and has received numerous nods in recognition for the feat. Recent Toolroom releases include Mark Knight’s chart topping “Insatiable”, Artificial Funk “Your Never Alone” Noirs “My MTV” and recent club anthems from Robbie Rivera “Your Mistake”, Paul Harris “Find Yourself A Friend, Dave Spoon “Outside EP” & Fedde le Grand “Just Trippin’
Toolroom Knights Volume 2 is a dual disc that again refutes any attempt to pigeonhole the sound that Gabriel & Dresden encompass. This mix takes the listener on a more organic and textural musical landscape, adeptly blending sounds from indie rock band Junior Boys to Claude Von Stroke, Apparat, and The Knife. This collection brings the debut of Gabriel & Dresden’s popular remix of the Killers “Read My Mind,” and includes exclusive tracks such as Gabriel & Dresden’s re-interpretation of label boss Mark Knight’s (with D. Ramirez) “Columbian Soul”, their remix of Monochrome “Pearl”, and Shlomi Aber & Itamar Sagi’s “Blonda”. Unreleased Josh Gabriel tracks “Summit” and “Crosstalk” add a peek into the solo record he’s quietly making.