It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to House icon Tony Humphries.
The legendary DJ, producer and remixer started his career at Kiss-FM Radio making a name for himself on WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM and Hot 97’s radio slots and then thanks to his residency at one of the greatest US clubs, The Zanzibar in New Jersey. Back in the days, Humphries turned the famous venue into a home for the new soulful electronic sound, labelled the Jersey sound. Since then, albeit his Brooklyn origins, he is often referred to as the Godfather of the New Jersey sound.
Humphries had also a great impact on Europe’s dance music thanks to his various gigs in London at Danny Rampling’s Shoom, Norman Jay’s High On Hope and at Ministry of Sound. Alongside Norman Jay, Larry Levan and DJ Harvey, he also paved the way for Garage House music.
Over the course of his illustrious career, he has worked with some of the best names in the music scene: Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson, Karen White, Regina Belle, Donna Summer, the Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, The Cover Girls… and the list goes on.
We had the honour to interview the House legend during his visit to our HQ. He spoke to us about his career, friendship with Frankie Knuckles, new DJ technologies and much more.