Tony is part of Hollywood Hamilton’s “Remix Top 30” mix-show which is syndicated in over 130 stations and 30 iHeart radio stations, was nominated for ‘Best Mixshow DJ’ last year during the iHeart DJ Remix Awards.
We wanted to get to know Tony, so we asked him to name some famous names that he would like to have a dinner party with living or not living. We weren’t prepared to learn how much of an impact the iconic Michael Jackson had on the New York City DJ. Erick Morillo and Roger Sanchez also topped his list of music idols.
“Top of my head-Michael Jackson. I want to know his roots, where he started, how things shaped and moved and lifted. He had so much impact on, at least for me, my musical career. This guy was a true show-man, and I would love to just sit down and pick his brain for a little bit.
I’m a DJ by heart. This is what I love to do. So, I would love to have guys like Erick Morillo or Roger Sanchez, and just sit down and see how they’re adapting to what’s going on in the world right now. The change between going from vinyl records to now everything’s on MP3, and now we’re using computers and software to mix. So, I would love to sit down and pick their brain.”
Tony indicated that one of his proudest moments in recent memory was last year when he took home a Billboard #1 for a remix he did for Lodato and Joseph Duveen for a track called “Older.”
“We took home the number one on that and the proudest moment was when that plaque came in. It said #1 right on it with my name on it. That was probably one of the proudest moments I’ve had recently other than jumping on [board with] a major radio-station legend such as Hollywood Hamilton, but when that number one plaque comes in and it says your name on it like that, it’s major- It’s almost like it lights a fire under you again and it’s like, this is why I do this right here.”
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