Tony Senghore’s virtuous interest in music and technology proved very satisfying at an early age when the first ever demo tape he mailed out was signed to Stockholm Records at the age of 14. Drawing from early influences of his upbringing around West African music to his coming of age in the flourishing Leeds house scene soon saw him working up the inspiration and ambition to start his own label and manufacture his own vinyl just a couple of years later.
“One of my personal favorite early-day moments was when I was listening to Radio 1′s Essential Selection and they played four of my productions in the same show. It so made my day!”
Radio support continued on his track “Whaddup” on Underwater Records, (a bit of an underground hit selling 30k copies) and his remix of Audio Bullys “Turned Away” (2003) had the Midas touch having the rare accolade of reaching number one in both the Cool Cuts Chart and the Buzz Chart simultaneously, as well as cooking up huge hype in Miami. The old-school and analog-sounding remix became so widely played that the Audio Bullys replaced the original with the remix in their celebrated live shows.
With his own tracks having received remix treatment from top rated producers as varied as Ricardo Villalobos through to Brodinski, John Dahlback and Sebastian Ingrossso, his individuality, unambiguous originality and enduring quality that has become his trademark has earned him the recognition and privilege of constantly being championed by DJ’s like Pete Tong, Andy & Jaymo, Annie Mac, Atrak, Laidback Luke, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, Dada Life, Steve Angello and many others.
The current release of Anagogue (A collaboration with Brodinski) saw the light through Ed Banger Record’s “Let the Children Techno” collection and as a remixer Tony is just now coming out of an exhausting remix streak that has had him remix for labels like Dim Mak, Fool’s Gold, Mad Decent, Boys Noize Records, Sony, Interscope/XL recordings, Institubes, Sound Pellegrino for artists like M.I.A, Major Lazer, Brodinski, Highbloo, Mason ft Rosin Murphy, Mumdance, Buraka Som Sistema, Schlacht Of Bronx and Djedjotronic.
With a huge amount of fresh original tracks and exciting collaborations coming up with Brodinski, Crookers, Dave Spoon, Style Of Eye, Burns, Malente, Keith & Supabeatz, Beataucue and Tom Staar, there is a lot to look forward to.
The future of Senghore is bright. You might want to wear shades.
In recent years Dave Spoon (real name Simon Neale) has taken things to new levels in House music, pushing new ideas and boundaries along the way. His classic ‘At Night’ helped craft a global DJ career including a residency on BBC Radio 1, and remixes for many including Calvin Harris, Beyonce, Chase & Status and Dizzee Rascal, plus Robyn and Madonna with studio collaborator Pete Tong.
Pause the name-dropping and fast-forward to 2012, Simon is moonlighting as Shadow Child. Sandwiched perfectly between the world of quirky Deep House and subby 808 basslines, his debut release ‘String Thing’ came with great success via Claude Vonstroke’s Dirtybird label. With everyone from Eats Everything to Richie Hawtin in full support, his new sound is making waves across the cooler dancefloors generating remix requests from Riva Starr, Justin Martin, Zombie Disco Squad and many more. Stepping away from the main room craziness and hitting the reset button in the studio has already made Shadow Child much more than a side-project, with the DJ diary also filling up.
Future plans though see a return for Dave Spoon with Tony Senghore on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, and the cult monthly Spooncast will be back amongst the podcast elite. His label Televizion continues to deliver music from the larger sounding side of up and coming talent, and there’s one thing for sure.. the beats, grooves and basslines will keep coming in many forms from the South of the UK, to a sound system near you!