Mark Knight, head honcho of tech-house behemoth Toolroom Records, has revealed he’s working on a band project called Black Zeus.
“I’ve been working on a project for the past six years,” Knight told DJ Mag editor Carl Loben in a live streamed interview yesterday (2nd March).
“It’s a band project,” he continued, “it’s something I did off the back of working with Underworld, because I helped to produce their last album and I worked with Faithless producing music for them.
“I think you have a bucket list of things you want to do in your career — and I always wanted to do something I could perform at Glastonbury, that was always something I’ve aspired to.”
“I suppose if you had to draw a parallel it’s something between Underworld and the Chems [Chemical Brothers and Prod [Prodigy], all mixed up, and me, all whacked in together, so it’s very different and I’m really excited to hear what people think of it.”
“We’re gonna turn it into a live show and there’s lots of different ways we’re thinking of launching it into the marketplace, I don’t think we’re gonna take a conventional route, I want to do something that’s very progressive and forward-thinking, and not your standard approach like let’s write some radio records, it’s an experience as an album.”
When questioned further on the live element, Knight added that he’s currently in talks for something potentially “big and theatrical”.
In the interview, Knight also discussed his upcoming All Knight Long tour, which will see him play start-to-finish sets across the globe, and the launch of a new Toolroom Academy studio in LA.
The talk finished with the premiere of Knight’s new documentary Odyssey, which investigates the history of all-night-long DJ sets and features interviews with Danny Tenaglia, Andy C, Roger Sanchez and more.
Watch the full interview and documentary below.