Over the past few years, Mark Knight has forged himself a reputation as one of the foremost house producers on the planet – a true ‘leader of the new skool’ - prolific both in the quantity and quality of his releases. A string of consistently hot productions and skilfully written remixes has catapulted Mark to the top of the dance charts, earned him a nomination as “Artist of the Year” at last years House Music Awards, and has made him a firm favourite with a cross section of the house community; everyone from Deep Dish to Pete Tong, Sander Kleinenberg to Roger Sanchez has supported his productions.
Regarded as one of the hardest working DJ’s in the industry (42 countries in 12 months and a staggering 20 gigs in 1 month!), Mark’s technical ability is second to none, and his DJ style totally reflective of his attitude to production; rather than finding one style and sticking to it Mark likes to keep his sets as varied as possible, playing right across the board, from electro to tribal and everything in between.
Securing a residency at the infamous Ministry of Sound in 2003 was Mark’s real breaking point - the place where his ability to command and rock a dance floor has since been both tested and truly perfected. In 2004 with a soaring profile and a growing fan base, Mark launched ‘Toolroom Records’ – initially as an output for his own production. As house music returned to its underground roots the label embodied this shift and began re-shaping the scene with its own distinctive sound - the ‘Toolroom Sound’, releasing quality, cutting edge tracks at a time when the scene was lacking originality. In the space of 12 months the label established itself as one of the most respected dance labels in the UK – receiving a nomination for “best breakthrough label” in 2004 at the inaugural House Music Awards, followed a year later with a nomination for "Label of the year" at the HMA’s 2005.
Never one to rest on his laurels Mark launched his brand-new concept ‘Toolroom Knights’ at the 2006 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The night, based around the label’s and Mark’s distinctive sound aims to bring the underground sound of Toolroom Records to the overground, hosting parties at key venues across the UK and Europe, creating a unique party atmosphere that so many ‘nerdy label-nights’ lack. The Toolroom Knights brand will be further supported by a compilation series in 2007 reflecting the sound of the label featuring artists from the Toolroom roster.
Mark Knight is a DJ/producer who continues to push the musical boundaries of a scene he is truly passionate about – playing and producing cutting edge house music, pioneering his own distinctive sound. From the start of his Ministry residency in 2003 to the launch of the ‘Toolroom Knights’ brand, Mark has continued to build a solid worldwide fan base, and further establish his status as a world premier DJ/producer.