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From the humble beginnings of his parent’s outdoor tool shed, Mark Knight has become one of the most successful DJs and producers on the planet, responsible for some of the biggest dance tracks of the last decade.
In a career spanning almost a decade, Mark has not left the pages of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll since his first inclusion in 2008, been Grammy nominated and performed at the world’s most iconic music venues and festivals around the world.
In 2003 with a personal vision for a new direction in house music, Mark built his first studio and created his own record label. Toolroom Records quickly established itself as one of dance music’s flag ship brands. Fast-forward to 2013 and Toolroom celebrates its success as one of the biggest independent dance music record labels in the world, recently surpassing 3million downloads as well as smashing innumerable sales records, and scooping some of the industries biggest awards along the way.
As a producer, Mark has built a reputation for outstanding releases, consistently topping international charts with global hits such as Man With The Red Face (feat. Funkagenda), Downpipe (feat. Underworld), Beautiful World (feat. Tiesto) and Nothing Matters (feat. Skin). With a Grammy nomination for work on the Black Eyed Peas’ multi-platinum album ‘The-End’ in 2010, 3 of the biggest selling records on Beatport’s ‘Best Sellers List’ and an IDMA nomination for his globally syndicated Toolroom Knights weekly radio show.
Mark’s remix of Florence & The Machine’s You’ve Got The Love, and his single Your Love are the latest additions to his heavyweight music repertoire, which have been heavily supported across the board by fellow A-List DJs, industry tastemakers and FM radio playlists around the world.
As a DJ, Mark holds international prominence, recognised the world over for his extended 7 hour sets, headlining festivals and clubs from Ultra Music Festival Miami to the Terrace at Space Ibiza. In 2011, Mark became the first ever DJ to perform a live concert style show at the world renowned Brixton Academy in London which sold out weeks in advance.
In 2006, Mark’s belief and desire to inject freshness into a stale club scene, inspired him to launch his own events brand, Toolroom Knights, which has gone on to gain unrivalled success as one of the superior global club nights, regularly hosted by the UK’s legendary Ministry of Sound.
Continuing on from the worldwide success, 2008 saw the launch of the Toolroom Knights radio show & podcast, which currently broadcasts in over 30 countries to a growing audience of over 2million people.
2013 marks a major chapter in the history of Mark Knight’s career with a celebration of the label’s 10 years at the forefront of international dance music, appropriately titled ‘Ten’. It is only fitting that the brand will take a nostalgic look back over the last decade whilst also developing exciting new projects for the years that lie ahead, none more so than the announcement that Mark will be launching his brand new residency at Eden in Ibiza later this year. Representative of the pioneering success that has proceeded Mark Knight DJ to date, the show promises to change the landscape of electronic dance music yet again.