Tony De Vit ( ; 12 September 1957 – 2 July 1998) də- VEE was a [1 ] British club DJ, producer and remixer and one of the most influential of his generation. [2 ] He was credited with helping to take the " [3 ] Hard house" and fast " Hard NRG" sounds out of the London gay scene and into mainstream clubs. His single "Burning Up" reached number 25 in the [4 ] UK Singles Chart in March 1995, with "To The Limit" making number 44 in September 1995. [5 ] During that year he won [6 ] BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix of the Year Award, as voted by listeners of the show, and Music Week's re-mix of Year Award for Louise's (Naked). He remixed many UK Top 40 hits during his career with artists like Taylor Dayne and East 17. Between 1994 and 1998 his popularity [7 ] with the clubbing public was rivaled by only [8 ] Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox. In September 2010, [9 ] [10 ] Mixmag UK announced the nominations of 35 DJs chosen by other big names in the world of dance music as those they considered the best DJs ever. A subsequent 15-month survey, which polled hundreds of thousands of global votes, asked who was the Greatest DJ of All Time and when the result was announced in January 2011, Tony De-Vit was ranked No 9 and one of four British DJs who made the Top 10. [11 ] [12 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Anthony de Vit was born to Raymond de Vit and June Silcock in
Kidderminster, England. Through his father's family he was directly related to Charles Anatole de Vit, a wealthy French immigrant who migrated to the UK in the 1840s. Kidderminster has also been the family's home since the mid-1930s. [1 ]
De Vit had contracted
HIV. On 2 July 1998, at the age of 40, he died of bronchial failure. After De Vit's death, a conflict kept his records off the shelves for many years, but finally a [1 ] compilation album of his songs and remixes was released called Are You All Ready? on Tidy Trax records. [13 ]
Influence [ edit ]
A number of artists have cited Tony De Vit as an influence, such as Andy Farley,
[14 ] Dave Pearce, Paul F1 King, [15 ] Steven J, [16 ] and [17 ] Lisa Lashes. [18 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Are You Ready 2xCD, Tidy Trax, (2003)
Singles & EP's [ edit ]
Feel the love/Make love to me (12"), V2, (1993).
Burning Up (7 versions), Icon Records, (1995).
To the Limit (4 versions), Xplode Records/PWL International, (1995).
99th Floor Elevator's (5 versions) featuring Tony De Vit-Hooked, Labello Dance/PWL International, (1995).
99th Floor Elevator's (3 versions) featuring Tony De Vit-I'll be There, PWL International, (1996)
I Don't Care/Resistance is Futile (9 versions), Jump Wax Records, (1996).
Are You All Ready/UFO (4 versions), Jump Wax Records, (1996)
Feel My Love/Get Loose (3 versions), TDV Records, (1997).
Bring the Beat Back (Club & Trade Mixes) (12" White Label), TdV Records, (1997).
Don't Ever Stop/Bring the Beat Back (3 versions), TdV Records, (1998).
Steve Thomas/Tony De Vit-Trade EP Disc 02 (12" EP), Trade Records, (1998).
Tony De Vit featuring Petronella-Do What You Do (3 versions), TdV Records, (1998)
Paul King/TdV-Kick it In/Bring the Beat Back (3 versions), TdV Records, (1998).
Splash Down/Are You All Ready (2 versions), Tidy Trax, (1999).
The Dawn (3 versions), Tidy Trax, (2000)
Tony De Vit-Stimulant DJ's (Tidy Trax Sound EP 12"), Tidy Trax, (2000)
Destination (2 versions), Plenty Records, (2002)
Tony De Vit (feat) Niki Mak-Give Me A Reason (4 versions), Tidy Two, (2003).
Give Me A Reason/Bring the Beat Back (12" TP), Tidy Two, (2003).
The Dawn/I Don't Care (12"), Tidy White, (2004).
Tony De Vit/Lee Haslam-The Dawn/The Music is a Drug (12"), Tidy Classics, (2005).
DJ Mixes [ edit ]
Mark Moore/Tony De Vit-Chuff Chuff Chuff Summer Ball 93 (2 cassette mixed), (1993).
The Remixers-Tony De Vit (CD Mix), Fantazia Records, (1995).
Tony De Vit & Jon of the Pleased Wimmin live at Bangkok (1995).
Global Underground GUOO1 Live in Tel Aviv (4 versions), Global Underground Ltd, (1996).
Graham Gold and Tony De Vit-Kiss Mix 97 (2x Mix CD), Polygram, (1997).
Jim 'Shaft' Ryan-Mark Moore-Tony De Vit-Glamorous One, Miss Moneypenny's Music, (1997).
Global Underground GU005 Tokyo (5 versions), Boxed, (1997).
Trade Global Grooves Volume 1 (2 versions), Feverpitch, (1997).
Seb Fontaine-Tony De Vit-Elements (1st Testament) (2x CD Mix Compilation), Warner Music UK Ltd, (1998).
Discography other releases [ edit ]
This section includes the body of Tony De Vit's work other than his own releases during his career.
Appearances (170) [ edit ]
Singles & EP's(5)
Unofficial (32) [ edit ]
Singles & EP's (5)
Credits (304) [ edit ]
Acting, Literay and Spoken (1)
Featuring and Presenting (8)
DJ Mix (25)
Writing and Arrangement (18)
Awards & nominations [ edit ]
BBC Radio 1 Awards [ edit ]
British Dance and Entertainment Awards [ edit ]
DJ Magazine Awards [ edit ]
DJ Awards [ edit ]
International Dance Music Awards [ edit ]
Music Week Awards [ edit ]
M8 Magazine Awards [ edit ]
Muzik Magazine Awards [ edit ]
Mix Mag Awards [ edit ]
Vice Magazine/Thump TV [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]