Toddla T

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Toddla T
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Toddla T in 2009
Background information
Birth name Thomas Mackenzie Bell
Born (1985-02-22) 22 February 1985 (age 33)
Origin Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Genres Electronica, hip hop, UK garage, dancehall, breakbeat, house, grime
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer, remixer, composer
Instruments Keyboard, turntables, programming
Years active 2003–present
Labels Ninja Tune
1965 Records
Associated acts Shola Ama

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


Toddla T was raised in Sheffield where he attended King Edward VII School.[2] 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.[3] He has a son, born in May 2013,[4] with his wife, fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac; the couple later had a second child, born 6 January 2017.[5]


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 such as Roots Manuva, Skepta, Wiley, Ms. Dynamite & Róisín Murphy. He has also remixed the likes of Little Dragon, Major Lazer & Hot Chip.[11] In 2010 he signed to the record label Ninja Tune and released Watch Me Dance in 2011 he is currently working on a new album. In 2012, Toddla T started his record label Girls Music with Raf Rundell from The 2 Bears.[12]


Studio albums[edit]

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

Compilation albums[edit]


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


  • 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)

As producer[edit]

  • 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)
  • Hear Dat on Pastiche EP, by WILDLIFE! ft. Toddla T (2012)
  • I Don't Wanna Hear That, by Jammer, Toddla T and Danny Weed (2014)


  • 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

Music videos[edit]


  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] 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]

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