Tony Humphries - Fabric 04When thinking about warhorses in the dance industry, Tony Humphries is a name that springs to mind. From his first professional DJ gig in 1975 in Manhattan to his residency at Fabric, he is a legend in the DJ circuit. His production career is just as impressive, with remixes for Janet Jackson amongst others. His latest mix is also another chapter in the ever-impressive Fabric series.
This mix is a little different to previous efforts from the likes of Richards and Marsh. It’s a mix with great variety. Mostly consisting of the trademark soulful Humphries sound with records such as Partial Arts “Canopy” and Yukihiro’s “Playback”. There are the techier moments on there as well with Floppy Sounds excellent “Late Night”. Some classic vocal house numbers come in the shape of "How Does It Feel?" by Househeadz and Soldiers of Twilight's "Believe". “Sunshine Yellow” by Bertrand Burgalat adds a more twisted element later on in the mix with it’s quirky beats and sampled vocals. The mix then ends with some soulful house in the shape of “Kingsburg” by Projections and “Zoology” by Jazztronik.
The result? A very laid back mix for those lazy Sunday afternoons. Well constructed with a vibrant track selection, fans of Tony Humphries will not be disappointed.
When thinking about Tony Humphries, you might be minded of his epic stint at KISS FM as one of its greatest Mastermixers; or of his residency at one of the greatest US clubs, The Zanzibar; or, even, the walls that are lined with gold discs, from Indeep to Janet Jackson; or even his legendary eclecticism. Tony is all of those things and more. But then, there’s the Tony of today, restless, questing, searching for new challenges. Which is pretty much how Tony has always been. View the full artist profile
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