Hailing from Essex in the UK, DJ Toph is an artist heavily influenced by clubland history. Starting his love affair with dance music over two decades ago, having been exposed to the prominent sound of UKG, Toph has ventured throughout many genres drawing influence for his sound.
Toph’s style can be described as an uplifting blend of vocal House and Disco, laced with smatterings of Funk, Soul and more. Inspired by some of the most influential brands in electronic music today; Toph’s definitive sonic personality has been shaped by the likes of Defected, Glitterbox, Hed Kandi and Good Times - among others.
Citing influence from artists such as Mark Knight, Low Steppa, the Shapeshifters, Simon Dunmore, Dimitri From Paris, Melvo Baptiste & Norman Jay, Toph has begun to build a developing back catalogue of self-released productions - with one particular track, ‘Destiny’, received major kudos from the iconic Marshall Jefferson.
Starting in March 2020 as a response to the emerging coronavirus pandemic, Toph created the Stay Positive House Party, a twice weekly DJ set live streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. It attracted a regular following from all over the UK as well from around the world, including Europe, the USA, Brazil, Australia, South Africa and Bahrain. The highlight of this was a 24 hour DJ set for the mental health charity Mind in May 2020, which raised over £8000. The Stay Positive House Party was covered by the BBC and the Daily Mirror and Toph was featured in the Top 50 of the Independent’s Happy List 2020 as a result.
A keen podcaster, Toph’s ‘House Heat’ show has already seen some relative success - boasting a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts. The show is also gaining momentum on Spotify, Mixcloud and Soundcloud.
The Point Blank Music School graduate continues to cut his teeth in clubland, running his events in and around Essex as well as running the Silent Disco at the Kelvedon Festival every year. An artist with a rich understanding of DJing as an art form, Toph is hailed by many as a storyteller - capable of delivering the right set for any hour of the party due to his many years of experience gathered via different residencies across Europe over the last decade and beyond.