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Toddla T

Background information
Birth name Tom Bell
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Hip-Hop, Dancehall, House, Grime
Occupations producer, radio dj, selector
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Years active 2003-Present
Labels 1965 Records
Website www.toddlat.com

Toddla T is the stage name of Tom Bell - a DJ, record producer, re-mixer and composer from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. [1]

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Biography

Toddla T was born and raised in Sheffield. The son of two lecturers, Toddla T 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. Despite DJing worldwide and originating from Sheffield, Bell currently resides in London, where he shares a studio with 1xtra DJ Redlight and is reported to be dating fellow club and radio one DJ Annie Mac[2].

Career

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[2]. Toddla T is currently DJing throughout the UK, Europe and North America and he is a resident DJ at Fabric. He has a regular slot on BBC Radio 1 in the "In New DJs We Trust" slot[2]. He is involved in recording and producing various artists such as Jammer,Trojan Sound System and Tinchy Stryder. He is currently working on his next album.

Discography

Albums

Skanky Skanky, 1965 Records (2009)
Fabric Live 47 Mix (2009)

Singles

Fill Up Mi Portion, 1965 Records (2007)
Manabadman ft Serocee, 1965 Records (2008)
Sound Tape Killin, 1965 Records (2008)
Shake It, 1965 Records (2009)

Production

Buff Nuff,Do Nah Bodda Mi & Im A New Man on the album, Slime & Reason, by Roots Manuva (2008)
Story Unfold on the album, Catch 22 (deluxe edition), by Tinchy Stryder (2009)
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)

Re-mixes

One Pure Thought (Toddla T remix) Hot Chip
Have I Been a Fool (Toddla T remix) Jack Penate
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

Compilations

FabricLive.47

Music Videos

Fill Up Mi Portion
Sound Tape Killin
Shake It

References

  1. ^ a b [1] Independent on Sunday, 22 May 2009
  2. ^ a b c [2] Daily Telegraph, 27 May 2009

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