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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ MARK KNIGHT (TOOLROOM)

Mark Knight (Toolroom) interview podcast hosted by Lenny Fontana # 137 - True House Stories®

YOUTUBE PREMIERE - 26th June 2024 (last show before summer break)

Mark Knight (Toolroom)

Biography Mark Knight (Toolroom)

Mark Knight’s revered stature within the world of electronic music world is already assured. With a career that stretches across three decades, highlighted by his innovative work as a DJ, producer, and the force behind Toolroom Records, Knight’s journey is marked by significant milestones and a relentless drive to push the boundaries of house music.

Mark Knight’s revered stature within the world of electronic music world is already assured. With a career that stretches across three decades, highlighted by his innovative work as a DJ, producer, and the force behind Toolroom Records, Knight’s journey is marked by significant milestones and a relentless drive to push the boundaries of house music.

A key milestone in Toolroom’s recent history is its recognition as Beatport’s biggest-selling label in 2023, a testament to its forefront position in the electronic music scene. This achievement underscores Toolroom’s unwavering commitment to quality and its pivotal role in shaping the tastes and trends within the house and tech house spheres.

Knight’s discography is a testament to his versatility and influence, with tracks like “Man with the Red Face” (in collaboration with Funkagenda), winning the Track of the Season award at the DJ Awards in 2008, and “Second Story,” which was named an “essential new tune” by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong. His albums, “A Year in the Life” and “Untold Business,” encapsulate his evolution as an artist, featuring a mix of soulful, vocal-led house music and collaborations with artists such as Beverley Knight, the London Community Gospel Choir, and many more.

Knight’s discography is a testament to his versatility and influence, with tracks like “Man with the Red Face” (in collaboration with Funkagenda), winning the Track of the Season award at the DJ Awards in 2008, and “Second Story,” which was named an “essential new tune” by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong. His albums, “A Year in the Life” and “Untold Business,” encapsulate his evolution as an artist, featuring a mix of soulful, vocal-led house music and collaborations with artists such as Beverley Knight, the London Community Gospel Choir, and many more.

In addition to his solo success, Knight has continued to evolve as an artist. Recent collaborations with Armand Van Helden have yielded multiple singles, showcasing his ability to merge creative visions and push musical boundaries.

One of Toolroom’s most innovative endeavours is the Toolroom Academy. This educational branch offers a comprehensive suite of programs designed for aspiring DJs and producers, from music production courses to live events and mastering services. The Academy underscores Knight’s commitment to nurturing new talent and ensuring the continued vibrancy of the electronic music ecosystem.

Beyond his studio achievements, Knight is a globally recognized DJ, captivating audiences at the world’s most prestigious clubs and festivals, including Space Miami, CRSSD Festival, Womb Tokyo, and Amnesia Ibiza. His performances are celebrated for their energy, precision, and ability to connect with the crowd on a profound level. Knight’s influence also extends into the radio domain, where he hosts shows on KISS Nights and Mi Soul Radio, further amplifying his presence within the electronic music scene.

Beyond his studio achievements, Knight is a globally recognized DJ, captivating audiences at the world’s most prestigious clubs and festivals, including Space Miami, CRSSD Festival, Womb Tokyo, and Amnesia Ibiza. His performances are celebrated for their energy, precision, and ability to connect with the crowd on a profound level. Knight’s influence also extends into the radio domain, where he hosts shows on KISS Nights and Mi Soul Radio, further amplifying his presence within the electronic music scene.

Knight’s influence extends beyond the confines of underground club music. As a producer, he has penned and produced tracks for a slew of global superstars, including Calvin Harris, Jennifer Lopez, and Flo Rida, to name a few. His work has not only earned him critical acclaim, including a Grammy nomination for his contribution to the Black Eyed Peas’ album ‘The End’, but also cemented his status as a pivotal figure in the music industry.

As Mark Knight continues to navigate the future of electronic music with Toolroom Records, his legacy is characterized by a relentless pursuit of innovation, quality, and the nurturing of new talent. His vision for the label and its wide-reaching impact on the industry serve as a blueprint for success in the ever-evolving world of electronic music.

MARK KNIGHT (TOOLROOM)

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