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Artist's DJ List & DJ Mag Rankings
DJ MagRanks :: (2010) N/A (2011) N/A (2012) N/A DJ List Ranks :: (Global) 1,770 (House) 388
Tony Humphries has entertained dance
music fans across the globe with his "Hump-in-the-Homefries"
brand of uptempo soul music. This Brooklyn, New York native
landed his first "professional" DJ gig at Manhattan's
posh Club El Morocco in 1975. From there Tony's trek to Boystown
a.k.a. Club Tribeca NY, NY would prove successful, where he
was then recognized as a talented DJ.
In July 1981, producer Shep Pettibone asked Tony for a mastermix
show tape to fill in for a no show on his KISS-FM NY radio
show. A vacancy left by Pettibone at the station opened the
door for his own permanent mix show. Simultaneously, schooled
under the "I'll-leave-you-in-the-booth-and-see-what-happens"
antics of resident DJ Larry Patterson of NJ's Club Zanzibar
fame, resulted in him gaining "THE" residency in
Developing his creative experiences behind the recording
studio's control board only enhanced his style and magic.
Artists like Mtume (Tonys' first gold record "Juicy Fruit"),
Chaka Khan, Karen White, Regina Belle, Donna Summer, Jungle
Brothers, Queen Latifah, and The Cover Girls were all governed
by the "Humphries handicraft".
By the mid to late 80's, Tony became the sole helmsman weaving
the tunes three nights a week, thus making dance music superstars
out of local talent embedded in the heartland of Newark and
her surrounding areas. Summoned across the Atlantic by the
British in 1987. The "Jersey Sound" was coined by
their press. In addition to traveling, remix projects mounting,
pumping out a weekly radio mix show, and holding down the
fort at the club, Tony was in his prime making the world of
dance music exciting, hip, and refreshing.
By November 1990, his 8 year tenure ended with a tearful
refrain, but this didn't discourage Tony as he became in demand
worldwide and relocated to London, England. In January of
1993, Tony took up the offer to be the resident jock at the
Ministry of Sound club. That year was rounded off with a residency
at "Echoes" in Rimini, Italy. This Italian residency
continued for 4 years while simultaneously relocating back
in NJ to launch his Yellorange Production Co.
It can be said that Tony Humphries has left an unerasable
impression on the global dance music industry. To date over
300 venues he has gigged worldwide, done over 200 studio remixes,
the latest being Janet Jackson's hit "Together Again".
Throughout tremendous recognition, tons of awards and accolades
from his peers, he has remained humble.
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Compilations :: Tony Humphries