Tony Dixon (DJ)

Last updated
Tony Dixon
Died (aged 52)
Station(s) FM104
Time slotSaturday nights
Style Hip hop, R&B
Country Dublin

Tony Dixon (1958 – 25 November 2010) was an Irish disc jockey, blogger and a member of the "Northside mafia". He specialised in the hip hop and R&B genres.

Disc jockey person who plays recorded music for an audience

A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience. Most common types of DJs include radio DJ, club DJ who performs at a nightclub or music festival and turntablist who uses record players, usually turntables, to manipulate sounds on phonograph records. Originally, the disc in disc jockey referred to gramophone records, but now DJ is used as an all-encompassing term to describe someone who mixes recorded music from any source, including cassettes, CDs or digital audio files on a CDJ or laptop. The title DJ is commonly used by DJs in front of their real names or adopted pseudonyms or stage names. In recent years it has become common for DJs to be featured as the credited artist on tracks they produced despite having a guest vocalist that performs the entire song: like for example Uptown Funk.

A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (posts). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. Until 2009, blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject or topic. In the 2010s, "multi-author blogs" (MABs) emerged, featuring the writing of multiple authors and sometimes professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups, and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into the news media. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

Dixon grew up in Pinewood, Dublin's Northside. [1] [2] He was associated with Ian Dempsey, Tony Fenton and Gerry Ryan. [1] [2] He was part of the "Big D" station during the 1970s and Sunshine Radio during the 1980s. [2] Then he managed a nightclub called "Hollywood Nights" which occurred at the Stillorgan Park Hotel. [2]

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In February 2000 Dixon became part of FM104, presenting a show on Saturday nights and possessing his own catchphrase, "If it's Hip Hop and RnB, don't miss me, Tony D". [1] [2] While at FM104 he brought artists such as Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy and Destiny's Child to the attention of the Dublin public. [1] Blues & Soul magazine named him as one of the UK's Top 5 DJs. [1] He blogged regularly. [1]


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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Tony Dixon RIP". Hot Press . 25 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Irish DJ Tony D has died, aged 52". RTÉ Ten. RTÉ. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.