Toolroom Records is known internationally as one of the most innovative major brands in dance music. After over a decade in the music industry, we are known for our passion for quality House music, and a close connection with our community of fans. Over the past ten years, we’ve signed and even discovered some legendary artists; we’ve led the way in an ever-changing industry, developing artists and even evolving ourselves – and this is just the beginning.
Toolroom Records began in 2003 when emerging DJ/producer Mark Knight and brother Stuart Knight started the label. Quickly developing a fan base of professional and aspiring DJs, the label became synonymous with credible House and Tech House. Rising in tandem with the career of label figurehead Mark, Toolroom rapidly grew into an internationally known brand through some defining club records – most notably Mark Knight’s remixes of ‘Man With The Red Face’ and ‘You’ve Got The Love’, among a host of original material from Mark and other heavyweight dance artists.
Toolroom has also diversified beyond a traditional record label model. We have successfully expanded into events, with Toolroom residencies and festival appearances all over the world. Moving towards other media platforms, Toolroom Radio, hosted by Mark Knight, is an overwhelming success with over 16 million listens per week, and Toolroom TV, a unique half-hour programme celebrating dance culture, found a home on Sky TV. 2013 saw us celebrating a decade in the business with ‘Toolroom Ten’ – an album of 100 tracks mixed by Mark Knight, a ten week international tour, and ‘Ten Years Of Dance Music’ – a feature length documentary. Most recently, we have expanded into the educational space, with the Toolroom Academy offering a range of innovative production and DJ courses.
With a strong musical vision and a tight artist roster, this is still the start of a journey for Toolroom – and we want to share it with you.