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SPTL069: Tony Humphries (Live from DC10)

Absolute stormer this week, recorded live from DC10's 20th Anniversary in 2010 and featuring 4 hours of Tony Humphries.

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Biography

Tony Humphries' name is synonymous to the early "New Jersey sound". As being exposed to The Loft and David Mancuso in the beginning, Tony has done a major contribution to the house music culture since then. He held court as resident for some time at the legendary Zanzibar Club in New Jersey. He did Kiss-FM NY for years spreading vibes across the nation to thousands of people, and soon after starting to lend a helping hand with productions for artist to many to mention.

He was also partly responsible for splitting the garage genre in half after he found out that "Closer Than Close" (performed by Rosie Gaines) was a Speed Garage anthem in England in the early 90's. He stopped playing the record in protest and therefore US Garage and UK Garage was born.
In 1998, Tony gave life to Yellorange where he released many garage classics for 5 solid years. He closed it down after the collapse of Strictly Rhythm.

There is no doubt that Tony Humphries has earned acknowledge and respect in the culture and is truly a house-hold legend. He also is known as the Godfather of the New Jersey sound to most. Today he runs Tony Records.

Check out the historical look back at the event from where this mix was recorded. 

tonyrecords.net

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