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.

The early days he where nothing if not prolific. As well as releasing cool obscure underground techno under different guises he explored a more musical side under names like Blu Cocteau and La Cienda Honduras (with Martin Venetjoki) and Wackdaddies (with Paul Woolford) the Pandora's box was opened and the passion for music now virtually overran his life with acknowledgement arriving very soon after.

- "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 Audiobullys "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 a huge hype in Miami. The old-school and analog sounding remix became so widely played that the Audiobullys 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 Brodinski to John Dahlback & 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.

On his own labels Horehaus & Anonym even early releases like "This Is It" (2000) was quoted by Theo Keating (Fake Blood) as "The track that made me realize that things could be done different" onwards to releases like "If you Came Here", which was one of those instant left field classics that everyone played (and still play) and more recently "Burnin" which was top charted and quoted by Diplo as "Easily one of my favorite tracks of the summer!"

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.

tonysenghore   Tony Senghore, Stockholm, Sweden

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