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Thomas Mackenzie Bell (born 22 February 1985), better known by the stage name of Toddla T, is an English DJ, record producer, remixer and songwriter from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.[1]

Toddla T
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Toddla T in 2009
Background information
Birth nameThomas Mackenzie Bell
Born (1985-02-22) 22 February 1985 (age 34)
OriginSheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active2003–present
Labels
Associated actsShola Ama
Websitetoddlat.com

Contents

BiographyEdit

Toddla T was raised in Sheffield where he attended King Edward VII School.[2] He started DJing at the age of 14 in the clubs and bars of Sheffield and by the age of 16 had left school to pursue a full-time career in the music industry. His stage name was given to him by the older Sheffield DJs who influenced him and was used to indicate his relative youth.[3] He has two children with his wife, fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac: a son, born in May 2013;[4] and a second child, born 6 January 2017.[5]

CareerEdit

Toddla T's first album, for 1965 Records, encompasses hip-hop, electro, garage, dancehall and house and was released in May 2009. The major collaborators were Serocee and Mr Versatile. The album also features further collaborations with Matt Helders from the Arctic Monkeys, Benjamin Zephaniah, Roots Manuva, Tinchy Stryder, Joe Goddard and Hervé.[1] He has created a mix album for the London nightclub Fabric.[6] Toddla T is currently DJing in clubs and festivals throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Australia, he has a successful quarterly residency at XOYO[7] and a soundsystem at Notting Hill Carnival.[8] He has a weekly show on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra[9] which has featured guests such as Skepta, JME, Novelist & Wiley.[10] He is involved in recording and producing various artists including Roots Manuva, Skepta, Wiley, Ms. Dynamite & Róisín Murphy. He has remixed Little Dragon, Major Lazer and Hot Chip.[11] In 2010 he signed to the record label Ninja Tune and released Watch Me Dance in 2011. In 2012, Toddla T started his record label Girls Music with Raf Rundell from The 2 Bears.[12]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Album title Album details
Skanky Skanky
  • Released: 22 May 2009
  • Label: 1965 Records
Watch Me Dance
  • Released: 22 August 2011
  • Label: Ninja Tune
Foreign Lights
  • Released: 28 August 2017
  • Label: Steeze

Compilation albumsEdit

EPsEdit

  • Do U Know, 1965 Records (2007)
  • On Acid, Defected (2014)
  • Kensal Road EP, Girls Music (2015)

SinglesEdit

  • Fill Up Mi Portion, Do U Know (2007)
  • Backchatter (Mica's Version), Do U Know (2007)
  • Inna Di Dancehall, Do U Know (2007)
  • Girls, Do U Know (2007)
  • Do U Know (Count of Monte Crystal And Sinden Dub), Do U Know (2007)
  • Inna Di Dancehall (Count of Monte Crystal And Sinden Remix), Do U Know (2007)
  • Do U Know (Rob G's Dub), Do U Know (2007)
  • Manabadman, feat. Serocee & Trigganom, (2008)
  • 65 Dubplate feat. Serocee & Trigganom, (2008)
  • Soundtape Killin, (2008)
  • Soundtape Killin (Detboi in the Red Mix), (2008)
  • Soundtape Killin (Nastee Boi Remix), (2008)
  • Shake It feat. Serocee (Original), Toddla T & Hervé, Shake It, (2009)
  • Shake It feat. Serocee (Original Edit), Toddla T & Hervé, Shake It, (2009)
  • Shake It feat. Serocee (Count & Sinden Remix), Toddla T & Hervé, Shake It, (2009)
  • Shake It feat. Serocee (Donaeo Remix), Toddla T & Hervé, Shake It, (2009)
  • Shake It feat. Serocee (Wittyboy Remix), Toddla T & Hervé, Shake It, (2009)
  • Shake It feat. Serocee (Redlight Jungle Revenge Remix), Toddla T & Hervé, Shake It, (2009)
  • Sky Surfing (Dope Man), (2010)
  • Sky Surfing (Benga Remix), (2010)
  • Streets So Warm feat. Wayne Marshall, (2011)
  • Streets So Warm (Zed Bias Old Skool Remix) Wayne Marshall, (2011)
  • Streets So Warm (Serial Killerz Remix) Wayne Marshall, (2011)
  • Streets So Warm (Ross Orton & Pipes Dub Vocal) feat Wayne Marshall, (2011)
  • Streets So Warm (Ross Orton & Pipes Dub) feat Wayne Marshall, (2011)
  • Take It Back (Club Edit), (2011)
  • Take It Back (The 2 Bears Remix), (2011)
  • Take It Back (D1 Remix), (2011)
  • Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix), (2011)
  • Take It Back (Des Demure Remix), (2011)
  • Take It Back (DJ Q Remix), (2011)
  • Watch Me Dance - Toddla T & Roots Manuva, (2011)
  • Watch Me Dance (Andrew Weatherall Remix) - Toddla T & Roots Manuva, (2011)
  • Cherry Picking feat. Róisín Murphy, (2011)
  • My God - Trojan Sound System vs Toddla T, (2011)
  • Alive - Toddla T & Shola Ama, (2012)
  • Alive (Radio Edit) - Toddla T & Shola Ama, (2012)
  • Alive (Sticky Remix) - Toddla T & Shola Ama, (2012)
  • Alive (Dismantle Remix) - Toddla T & Shola Ama, (2012)
  • I Don't Wanna Hear That- Toddla T, Danny Weed & Jammer, (2015)
  • Walkin - Toddla T meets The Suns of Dub, (2015)
  • Big Tune A Drop - Toddla T VS The 2 Bears, (2015)

Songwriting and production creditsEdit

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credit Written with: Produced with:
"Story Unfold"[13] 2009 Tinchy Stryder Catch 22 Co-writer/Producer None
"Hear Dat"[14] 2012 Wildlife!, Toddla T Pastiche – EP Featured artist/Producer N/A
"Got Me Wondering"[15] 2015 Tayá Non-album single Co-writer/Producer
  • Shola Ama
  • Taylor Fowlis
  • Eyelar Mirzazadeh
"Ay Caramba"[16] 2018 Stay Flee Get Lizzy, Young T & Bugsey, Fredo TBA
"Boasty"[17] 2019 Wiley, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul, Idris Elba Non-album single
"Strike a Pose"[18] Young T & Bugsey, Aitch TBA
  • A Julius-Adewuyi
  • Harrison Armstrong
  • R Tucker
  • Buff Nuff, Do Nah Bodda Mi & Im A New Man on the album, Slime & Reason, by Roots Manuva (2008)
  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? on the album, Catch Me If You Can, by Bashy (2009)
  • Life on the album, Catch Me If You Can, by Bashy (2009)
  • I Don't Wanna Hear That, by Jammer, Toddla T and Danny Weed (2014)

RemixesEdit

  • "One Pure Thought" (Toddla T remix) - Hot Chip
  • "Have I Been a Fool" (Toddla T remix) - Jack Peñate
  • "You Know Me Better" (Toddla T remix) - Roisin Murphy
  • "Let Me Back" (Toddla T remix) - Zarif
  • "Let the Spirit" (Ross Orton and Toddla T remix) - Roots Manuva
  • "My Delerium" (Ross Orton and Toddla T remix) - Ladyhawke
  • "Alemao" (Toddla T remix) - MC Gringo
  • "My Spy" (Toddla T remix) - Ayah Marar
  • "Council Estate" (Toddla T remix) - Tricky
  • "Big Bad Wolf" (Toddla T remix) - Armand Van Helden
  • "Hold You" (Toddla T remix) - Gyptian
  • "101 FM" (Toddla T remix)[19] - Little Simz, Spragga Benz

Music videosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mugan, Chris (21 May 2009). "Toddla T - The steel pulse is reinvigorated". Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ Toddla T still enjoying the rocket ride to stardom - Local Business - Sheffield Telegraph
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "June 7, 2013 Episode of Toddla T BBC1 show". He mentions new son in first half-hour.
  5. ^ "Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac gives birth to her second child with Toddla T – BBC Newsbeat". BBC Newsbeat. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  6. ^ [2] The Daily Telegraph, 27 May 2009
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1. "Media Centre – Radio 1 announces changes to dance music line-up". BBC. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  10. ^ [5]
  11. ^ [6]
  12. ^ [7]
  13. ^ "Catch 22 (Deluxe Version) / Tinchy Stryder". Tidal. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Pastiche EP ft. Toddla T, J-Wow & Daniel Haaksman out May 11th!". residentadvisor.net. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Got Me Wondering / Tayá". Tidal. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Ay Caramba / Stay Flee Get Lizzy". Tidal. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Boasty (feat. Idris Elba) / Wiley". Tidal. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Strike a Pose / Young T & Bugsey". Tidal. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  19. ^ "101 FM / Little Simz". Tidal. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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