Tony Matterhorn

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Tony Matterhorn
Born (1972-03-13) 13 March 1972 (age 49) [1]
Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, deejay
Years active1992–present
Website https://twitter.com/tonymatterhorn

Tony Matterhorn (born Dufton Taylor on 13 March 1972) is a Jamaican Dancehall deejay, recording artist, and sound system selector from Kingston, Jamaica.

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Matterhorn got his start in the sound system arena in the early 1990s, on Inner City Sound System first, then landing on King Addies in Brooklyn, New York alongside selector Babyface. [2] After leaving Addies in 1998 to form his own sound, he went on to win several international clashes, including World Clash Jamaica and the UK Cup Clash. [3]

Tony Matterhorn eventually crossed over into deejaying, and his Dutty Wine became both a hit single and a controversial dance craze in 2006. [1] [4] Matterhorn continues to record and tour, as both a deejay and soundman. [5]

The nickname "Tony Matterhorn" comes from Matterhorn, a brand of cigarettes sold in Jamaica. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 Brown, Marissa. "Tony Matterhorn – AllMusic". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  2. Henry, Krista (17 September 2010). "Matterhorn, King Addies reunite". The Jamaica Star. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  3. "Reggae veteran still winning respect". Music Week . 21 April 2003. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  4. "Is it the dance of death?". BBCCaribbean.com. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  5. Morgan, Simone (27 December 2011). "Popcaan, Tony Matterhorn, Kiprich shine at Sting". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  6. 1 2 Brooks, Sadeke (24 July 2009). "Matterhorn – man of many names". The Jamaica Star. Archived from the original on 28 July 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2012.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. Vibe Magazine, May 2007, p.122