EP. 041 - DJ TonyTempo (My DJ Story Podcast)

DJ Name: DJ TonyTempo


Instagram: @djtonytempo

Primary Genre: Reggae/Soca/Dancehall

Other Genres: R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop, House, Afrobeat



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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's up everybody Darrell freighters the club CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast brought to you by the club APP the number one online Community for DJ is where you can stream for free and not get caught off.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Today we have DJ Tony tempo here to tell houses amazing story.


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DjTony Tempo: about it yeah.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: In the DJ industry brother K, please introduce yourself to the people, where you're from where you are.


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DjTony Tempo: Yes, this is international DJ Tony tempo i'm based out of at this time, New York City I wasn't Atlanta last 20 years but i'm back in the Mecca of DJ because there's a lot of DJ said oh my gosh the whole Jersey Connecticut area plenty dies.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: off and we're super excited to hear your story man, I know there's gonna be a good one, talk to us about the beginning days what sparked your interest become a DJ and how did you get started.


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DjTony Tempo: Well, I was always interested in the way how the DJ had that setup at that time we did not have the two.


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DjTony Tempo: techniques, the two separate ones don't think that we looked at was the what how the radio DJ had this setup was one big long console and I always for some reason I had that music inside of me wanting to do that, so I just started doing mix tapes.


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DjTony Tempo: and playing with that juggling and also.


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DjTony Tempo: It was.


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DjTony Tempo: How can I say that I started in New York see do my mixtapes and branching out and then, when I got to Atlanta in 94.


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DjTony Tempo: that's where my name Tony temple really hit because of the wholesale casino and the NF cost of the Internet now i'm an IT professional.


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DjTony Tempo: So I took advantage of the Internet, I think I was the first aka DJ to be out on the Internet, I bought soca to the Internet with mixes and actually with the with the music first.


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DjTony Tempo: Because I had contacts in Trinidad and it will send me music I said hey i'm going to put this stuff on the Internet.


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DjTony Tempo: So people will know, because what happens in Trinidad if you're from New York or wherever in the States and you go down to that the carnival you don't know the music right.


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DjTony Tempo: My idea is to have the music first put it up there, where people can listen to it, so when they go down to that they'll be in the vibe.


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DjTony Tempo: Because I happen to me, I went to tune out one time, I was like I don't know this music I don't know so that's what I get came on and kind of blew up from there, I started putting my mixes on there.


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DjTony Tempo: And, and I want to think that i'm the first DJ on the Internet nevermind that's just soca reggae i'm not sure about the other genres, though, but I know soca in reggae but.


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DjTony Tempo: i'm mostly know for soca DJ even though i'm very versatile.


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DjTony Tempo: You know and that's where everything kind of blew up from there as well, a lot of people know me from and also through I remixes because I started doing a lot of remixes when CDs came out because I know I knew how to do the Multi track mixing but we didn't have a place to put it on.


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DjTony Tempo: So CDs CDs, you can you know record on to the CD so that's where I got kind of hyped on that and famous for that.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's amazing man that's super exciting to hear that you really hit the ground running with your career and DJ.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: You know walk us through the journey, you know after you got started, you know where did your career go from there, how did you, you know learn the skill of DJ had you build the passion.


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