Mark Knight Wins 2024 EDMA Icon Award

Renowned DJ and house music producer Mark Knight has won the coveted Icon Award at the 2024 Electronic Dance Music Awards.

It's a well-deserved win for Knight, a tried-and-true trailblazer whose record label, Toolroom, has deeply influenced the dance music industry for two decades. The imprint, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has been a launching pad for countless artists since its 2003 inception.

Thanks to Knight's cerebral approach to production, the terra firma beneath his music's feet has always been permeated with soul. In addition to his bottomless abyss of generational house anthems, Knight's remix work has also been pivotal, reinventing classics like Avicii's "My Feelings For You" and giving them new life for a modern audience.

"My entire career in music has been driven by my love of music," Knight tells "That's why I got into it, and why I'm still doing it today. For me it was never about awards, but the fact that people have recognized my passion and contribution to music is incredibly overwhelming and I'd like to say a huge thank you to the EDMAs and to each and every person who has supported me throughout my career."

Mark Knight, the winner of the 2024 EDMA Icon Award.

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The EDMAs are prevalently considered today's preeminent award show for its namesake genre. Driven by its fan-based voting system, the MTV-style ceremony dishes out unique trophies as mementos, which resemble DJ decks and feature a functional jog-wheel.

Last year's celebration in Miami saw wins by Martin Garrix, Zedd, NERVO and trance legend Armin van Buuren, among many other prominent electronic music artists.

"These accolades are a huge motivation for me because they mean that the fans genuinely care," van Buuren said at the time. "They see you, hear you and enjoy your music, which is the very reason why I do this."

The 2024 EDMA ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd at Miami's Eden Roc Hotel. A number of the nation's leading radio stations will broadcast the event both on-air and digitally.

You can find the full list of 2024 EDMA nominations here.

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