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Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:27

Best known for: 
Toolroom Records
Tune of the year: 
Dubfire 'Road Kill'
Producer of 2007: 
Funkagenda, Shlomi Aber and Dave Spoon.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Bart B More
Your musical inspiration: 
This year I have to say Dubfire from Deep Dish.
Best festival on the planet: 
I just did the Nocturnal Festival in LA, which was phenomenal.
Best bit of kit: 
The DJM-800 has everything you could ever need.
What tune makes you cry: 
The theme tune to the Incredible Hulk... lumpy throat business.
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
There's enough ammo for a supplement!

If it wasn't for Mark Knight the main rooms of Britain would still be dancing to funky house, but after bringing in big system electro he's again on the move.
"The big thing for me this year has been a shift musically to a more techy sound," he says. "I'm trying to push a fusion sound of techno meets house meets minimal, incorporating sounds and production techniques from each sub genre to create something new."

As well as huge gigs across the world that included a set on the main stage at Global Gathering, his label Toolroom has continued to create powerful tunes on a monthly basis. He's also managed to develop his 'Toolroom Knights' into a touring and compilation brand to rival the likes of 'Defected In The House' or 'Subliminal Sessions'. Mark's next 'Toolroom Knights' mix is expected in February.
The production highlight of the year has been his 'Colombian Soul' collaboration with D.Rameriez and a destructive mix of Axwell, Angello, Ingrosso and Laidback Luke's 'Get Dumb'.

"One of the highlight gigs of the year for me was when me, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso played 12 hours back-to-back in Stockholm," recalls Mark. "It was an amazing party. We plan to do the same again next summer, this time in Stockholm and London."