Grammy nominated artist, Mark Knight, is responsible for some of THE biggest dance records of the last decade. His signature sound burrs the boundaries between mainstream and underground and has propelled his revered imprint, Toolroom Records, to world domination. Headlining Toolroom Knight’s 5th Birthday at London’s O2 Brixton Academy proved one of the DJ performances of last year, whilst Toolroom’s Miami showcase quickly became the talk of Miami Music Week 2012. So where did it all start?
As the name suggests, a million miles from the heady world where he now resides, he built his first studio in the humble settings of his parent’s outdoor tool-room!
In 2004, with a personal vision for a new direction in house music, Mark created his own workshop for 21st century dance musicians. Toolroom Records was born, and with it a new way of thinking.
In a very short space of time the label developed into an uncontrollable beast that currently celebrates its success as the biggest selling label on Beatport.
As a producer, Mark has built a reputation for outstanding releases, consistently topping international dance charts with timeless anthems; You Got The Love (Mark Knight remix), Man With The Red Face, Downpipe, Conscindo, Good Times, Devil Walking, Alright… the list is endless.
As a DJ, Mark holds international prominence, recognised the world over for his extended 7 hour sets, headlining clubs and festivals from the infamous Terrace at Space Ibiza to Ultra Music Festival, Miami.
In 2006, not content with turning up and merely performing at other people’s parties, Mark’s belief and desire to inject freshness into a stale club scene, inspired him to programme his own events. This concept became a reality with the launch of Toolroom Knights at Ministry of Sound, London in October ’06 and has gone on to gain unrivalled success as one of THE superior global club nights.
Today, Toolroom Knights reign supreme with Mark headlining Toolroom residencies at Space-Ibiza, Ministry Of Sound-London, Cocoon-Frankfurt, Club Space-Miami, as well as hosting Toolroom arenas at key festivals including; SW4 London, Global Gathering UK, Dance Valley Netherlands.
All in all, it’s been a BIG journey for Mark Knight, pioneering a sound and attitude that’s gained respect from fans and industry people alike hungry for the integrity of Mark’s production skills and quality of Toolroom Knights’ parties. And there’s so much more to come.
Catch Mark Knight every Saturday from 8pm GMT exclusively on Ministry of Sound Radio for the very best in underground electronic music and guest mixes from the greatest DJs and producers on the planet.
Latest Show - 18th May > Mark Knight's Toolroom Knights
Prok And Fitch - Here Comes The Noise - Stealth
Mark Knight - Your Love - Toolroom
Tuesday Born Ft Dnae - Wake - Two Inch Punch - Audio Doughnuts
Kill Frenzy - Make That Booty Clap ft DJ Funk - Zombie Disco Squad - DirtyBird
Jay Lumen - Project 94 - Suara
Matt Smallwood - What I'm Gonna Do - CDR
DJ PP And Do Santos - The Lost Track - Great Stuff
Marco Lys And Tommy Vee - It's Not Me - Skint
IN AT THE DEEP END
U-Lot Sound Ft Jem - Made Of Stars - Steve Mill - Jeepers
Jon Johnson And Buraq - Hang Around - Soul Minority - Savoir Faire
Rue, Jay And Ic3 Cream Social - All Night - Maquina
THE HOT MIX TAKEOVER 'SQUARE 2' ALBUM LAUNCH WITH WEHBBA
Wehbba - On You - Tronic
Wehbba - Glider - Tronic
Wehbba - Attitude - Tronic
Wehbba - Common Ground (Album Mix) - Tronic
Wehbba - No Face No Problem - Tronic
CLASSIC TRACK 2005
Roy Ayers - Holiday - DJ Spinna - Rapster
THE 60 MINUTE GUEST MIX WITH LUIGI ROCCA
Luigi Rocca - I Use To Dance In The Rain - Original Mix - 303Lovers
Superjunk - Women - Original Mix - Witty Tunes
Hoxton Whores, DJ PP - Bass Bump - Original Mix - Whore House
Filthy Rich - Snake Eyes - DJ Anna Remix - Incorrect Music
Fernando Mesa - Pantera - Original Club Mix - Toolroom Records
Hoxton Whores - Samara - Original Mix - Whore House
Olivier Giacomotto, Simon Doty - 310-Funk - Original Mix - Definitive Records
Ruben Mandolini - Aporia - Original Mix - Toolroom Records
Rene Amesz - This Is True - Original Mix - Stealth Recordings
Marc JB, Polina Griffith - Don't Close Your Eyes - Manuel De La Mare & Joy - BG Remix -