Born and raised in Chicago’s South West Side (Pilsen), Mr. Tony Technics began his DJ career in 97 but his love for House music began when he started listening to certain radio stations. Having Spun at many of Chicago’s well known clubs and having his own show on 88.1FM WCRX, Mr. Tony Technics has done other projects such as founder of SoulJack Digital and Founder of House of Sol and Ritmo De House..at the moment Mr. Tony Technics is working on producing and remixing music. Check out Tony’s exclusive Q&A with S&S below.
S&S: What’s your style of music? How do you describe it?
TT: My style of music is pretty much a mixture of Old & New House Music, HI Energy, Old School Hip Hop & 70’s & 80’s Disco Music
S&S: Who or what was most instrumental to you when it came to music?
TT: Honestly it was a mixture of Family & what I listened to on the radio. My mom wanted me to play an instrument & at the same time I remember listening to some of the sickest DJs on the radio. So i knew then and there
I wanted to become a DJ
S&S: What drives you creatively?
TT: Family. When it comes to DJing or making music, my family will always push me to never give up & gives me that push to stand out from the rest and to show my potentials
S&S: How much does your audience influence you and your music selection?
TT: I would say its 100% of an influence because People who know what I spin know ill either take them back to the old days of Disco, Hi Energy & House Music or give them a treat of the new House sounds.
S&S: What artists or genres do you listen to when you’re not working?
TT: When i’m not spinning, ill usually listen to a mixture of dusties, disco, 80s, hi energy, rock, old school hip hop & old school house.
S&S: Do you have any favorite memories of growing up with your family?
TT: I have way too many great memories but Honestly I would have to say the best memory is when my family first heard me on the radio introducing Chicago Talent.
S&S: Is there anything you would like people to know about you?
TT: Im a Sagitarius lol I kid. Well i’m not really sure what I would like people to know about me besides that I spin & make music. I guess its up to the person reading this.
S&S: Are there any charities you are working with or excited to tell us about?
TT: Currently I am not but I have in the past.
S&S: Are there any questions that you wish people would ask you?
TT: I’ve really never thought about that, but I would leave that open to the reader.
S&S: And on the flip side of that, are there any questions or references you wish people would stop asking or using?
TT: OH YA! I’m not a big fan of people saying “I’m gonna book you” and they never do or they do book you just to take you off or “can I pay you in drinks” when I don’t drink…True story!
S&S: What artist(s) have you been the most excited to work with?
TT: DJing wise there have been a lot! Music wise id have to say the best is yet to come.
S&S: Are there any artists that you dream of working with on a collaboration?
TT: I really don’t have one in general but I believe anyone that comes in your life can be either a blessing or a curse.
S&S: What can we look forward to next from you?
TT: Currently with my music label you can definitely expect a lot of surprises with new music from different producers from Chicago & around the globe. When it comes to spinning tunes, ill be going back out of state and hopefully out of country.
S&S: What legacy would you like to leave?
TT: Once my time comes, I want people to remember the things I’ve done to contribute to the House music scene here in Chicago, Whether it was on the radio, a festival or spinning at a club and making the crowd dance. I want people to remember that I did my part in contributing in the music I love we call House Music.
- GRAMMY® Nominated DJ Steve “Silk” Hurley “Remixes Live” on the new NS6ii - November 3, 2017
- Ralph & Louie – “Our Fans Are What Most Drives Us” - September 29, 2017
- The 4th Annual House Music Block Party Recap - August 31, 2017
- Steve “Silk” Hurley & Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas at SAE Cultural Impact Awards - August 28, 2017
- 11th Annual Global Mixx Game Changer Award Recipients Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas & Steve “Silk”Hurley - August 24, 2017
- Steve “Silk” Hurley Live @ CFP Chicago - August 18, 2017
- Ralph Tresvant – Inside The Ride Radio Show - August 2, 2017
- Various Artist – Ain’t That A Beach Vol.2 - July 18, 2017
- City of Chicago :: Millennium Park – Chicago House Music Party - June 3, 2017
- Steve “Silk” Hurley & Cece Peniston Live @ Chosen Few Music Festival 2017 (Chicago) - May 24, 2017