Mark Knight Bio

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Mark Knight bio

In 2004, with a personal vision for house music, Mark Knight created his own workshop for 21st century dance musicians, Toolroom Records, and with it a new way of thinking. Since its launch, the Toolroom imprint has found success as the biggest selling label on Beatport and reaching the milestone of 100 releases in 2009 courtesy of Faithless. Toolroom Records pioneered the arrival of an era where the role of the DJ was more than just two hours behind the decks on a Saturday night. Toolroom Records also has an underground sublabel ‘Toolroom Trax,' which focuses on pursuing new electronic talent. As a producer, Mark has built a reputation for outstanding releases, i.e., “Man With The Red Face,” “Downpipe,” “Good Times,” “Devil Walking,” consistently topping international dance charts, and has been involved in producing tracks for leading artists, including new output from Faithless and contribution to the latest Underworld album. As a DJ, Mark holds international prominence, recognized the world over for his extended seven hour sets, headlining festivals and clubs from Ultra Music Festival Miami to the Terrace at Space Ibiza. Since 2006 Toolroom Knights has provided the most visible, and hedonistic, face of Mark’s increasing popular clubbing brand, with concept led events in the world’s premier arenas from Cocoon (Frankfurt) to Space (Miami). It is testament to the popularity of Mark Knight the DJ that after a summer residency at Amnesia Ibiza in 2008, he currently holds court bimonthly at Ministry of Sound (London), the spiritual home of Toolroom Knights and also where Mark got his big break as club resident in 2003, as well as having recently confirmed new residencies at Pacha (New York) and Vanguard (Los Angeles). Mark has headlined Toolroom residencies at Cocoon Frankfurt, Space Miami, Ministry of Sound London, Pacha New York as well as hosting Toolroom arenas at key festivals including: SW4 London, Global Gathering UK, Dance Valley Netherlands.

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