Timmy Regisford

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DJ Timmy Regisford
Birth nameTimothy Regisford
Also known asAfrikan Jazz
Genres House, R&B
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
Website http://www.clubshelter.com/

DJ Timmy Regisford is an American DJ and producer. After working at the WBLS radio station in New York and as an A&R Director at Atlantic Records and MCA Records, he became Vice President of A&R at Motown Records, then Vice President of A&R at Dreamworks Records. He was the founder and resident DJ at the Club Shelter nights in New York City. [1] [2]



Regisford start deejaying in his teen years.

In 1981, he started his music production career by collaborating with Boyd Jarvis, who had a Yamaha CS-15 synthesizer. Regisford heard Jarvis play dubs over some local DJs at a club and asked Jarvis to collaborate with him. Soon they were making music at Regisford's place with the addition of a drum machine and reel to real and got some remix jobs, which also led to Jarvis getting a record deal. [3] [4]

He also hosted a radio show, Saturday Night Dance Party, on New York's WBLS with Jarvis. [5]

In 1991, he founded and started a residency at the infamous Shelter nightclub in NYC, where he became known for his long and soulful sets that blended elements of house, disco, funk, and R&B. [2] [6] [7]

In 1988, Regisford began working as an A&R executive and producer for some of the biggest record labels of the time, including Atlantic Records and MCA Records. He produced and remixed tracks for artists such as Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Bobby Womack, and helped to introduce the world to the sound of house music. [2]

Over the years, Regisford has continued to work as a DJ, producer, and remixer, collaborating with some of the biggest names in music, such as Sade, Madonna, and Chaka Khan. [8] He has also released several albums and mixtapes.

Regisford is widely regarded as a pioneer of the house music genre, and has been inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. He continues to tour the world. [7]


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