Interview tony joseph west coast pioneers 06 2007 by WCP III published on 2013/02/16 10:34:24 +0000 From DJ to Producer, from A&R to executive, Joseph has played a crucial role in the development and expansion of the Global Urban Music Scene. Originally from East Elmhurst, New York (aka "The Hurst") the talented and ambitious young man once known as DJ "T" helped establish the Mix Show concept as a bi-coastal radio personality and Master Mixer. From 1981-1986 Tony Joseph and Michael Moore had the highest rated radio shows in Los Angeles on KJLH and KACE. The shows were called "The Saturday Night Jam" ,"The Traffic Jam", and "L.A. Sunday". Tony's connections and credibility as a widely respected street DJ in both New York and Los Angeles allowed him to successfully cultivate and promote the Dance and Hip Hop scene throughout the late 70's, 80's, and 90's. DJ "T" went on to become visionary record executive Tony Joseph, helping to launch such musical talents as Vanessa Williams and Tony! Toni! Tone! . As a musical innovator Tony Joseph's indelible contributions can be heard in Club and Underground classics, Mix Show format staples, old school collaborations as well as creating and producing contemporary projects such as Unwrapped Vols. 1-3, Def Jazz, and The House Of Urban Grooves T.H.U.G. Jazz. With a history that instructs and a talent that inspires, Tony remains firmly rooted and on the scene.