Tony Montana is a respected & dedicated DJ. A true professional with a reputation for pace & style, carving out sets of incredible music spanning the last 50 years. With a particular penchant for House Music, Tony loves capturing that ‘feeling’ that is often associated with this genre. For Tony music & feel are very important. Ritualistic even.
Tony can be found at all the best night clubs and beach clubs across the world. His taste and experience makes him an obvious choice for anyone in search of the very best. Tony Montana is a master of music bringing delight to any crowd.
Raised in Bristol town Tony’s first exposure to music was the totally dope street-scene of the early 1980’s. Influenced by Grandmaster Flash & the movie Wild Style, Tony got into breakdancing & graffiti. From here he took to DJ’ing (age 14). Nobody was really DJ’ing at this time, it was actually un-cool, but inspired by Bristol’s multi-talented townsfolk Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead & Roni Size, he played on and began organising warehouse parties, raves, pirate radio shows and clubs. He formed the ‘DDT Crew’ with Dominic.B (now of Stanton Warriors fame) and together they took Bristol by storm.
Arriving in the ‘Big Smoke’ Tony immediately began working in the music industry taking jobs at Positiva Records & Power Promotions. He worked with luminaries Alison Limerick, Barbara Tucker, Josh Wink, Adam Freeland, The Shamen and Super-Clubs Ministry Of Sound, Miss Money-Penny’s, Gate-Crasher & The World Breakdance Championships. Tony also took DJ residencies many of the best Clubs in London, focusing on the exclusive venues found in Mayfair and the West End. He quickly gained a reputation for consistency and quality. During this time Tony Montana played private party’s for pop stars Justin Timberlake, Brittany Spears & Elton John. He also appeared on BBC London ‘live’ Radio, Groove-Tec Radio, Worldwide FM, Fusebox FM, Kiss FM, produced a weekly show for the worlds first internet based radio station www.uk-rumbal.co.uk and in 2008 played the UK BAFTA Awards, the UK film industry equivalent of the Grammys.
The World (2000-2013)
From 2000 Tony began to tour Asia & Australia, ending his trip in Miami for the Winter Music Conference where he played & worked with Brian Tappert on traxsource.com (the worlds leading download site for House music). He opened the Met Bar in Bangkok and Zeta in Kuala Lumpur. Zeta was particularly interesting as Tony brought singers & musicians from the UK to re-interpret tracks he played with a ‘live’ twist. This concept has since been much copied.
Ibiza & Bali (2004 – 2013)
Every year Tony makes Ibiza his summer home, playing world class venues with world class DJ’s. He resides at the Atzaro, Pacha, Sa Punta, KM5, Nassau Beach Club and many more venues. Outside of Ibiza Tony takes an annual Bali residency at the world’s most beautiful beach club Ku De Ta. And stunning venues such as Mozaic & Metis. Tony has also been chosen to compile and mix 3 licensed CD’s for Cocoon Beach Club in Bali, Anantara in Phuket, and One&Only in Maldives (all available on itunes). Tony has also recently toured with Fierce Angel in Australia.
Apart from delighting dance floors across the world Tony helps shape music policy for a select clients, Including Joel Rubichon’s L’atelier & Aubaine Restaurants, The Met Bar, Latitude Bar, The Rex, and The Mandeville Hotel in London. The One&Only in Maldives and Swiss’otel in Moscow.
London Residencies & Guest DJ
10 Room (resident DJ, 2004-06) · 57 Jermyn St (Guest DJ, 2004-05) · Abigails (resident DJ, 2003-05) · Aviva-Baglioni (resident DJ, 2006) · Attica (Guest DJ, 2004) · Beach Blanket Babylon (Guest DJ 2009) · Blue Note (resident DJ, 2002) · Café De Paris (resident DJ, 2000-02) · Club 9 (resident DJ, 1998) · Detroit Bar (Guest DJ 2013) · Freedom (resident DJ, 1999) · Fuel (Guest DJ, 2006) · Funky Buddha (Guest DJ, 2006-08) · Herbal (Guest DJ, 2004-07) · HOME (Guest DJ, 2001-02) · Just St. James (resident DJ, 2003) · Kensington Roof Gardens (resident DJ, 2003-05) · Loft 303 (Guest DJ, 2008) · Mahiki (Guest DJ, 2008) · Mars (resident DJ, 1998) · Mews Of Mayfair (resident DJ, 2008-2009) · No.5 Cavendish SQ (Guest DJ, 2007-08) · Nozomi (resident DJ, 2007) · Opium (Guest DJ, 2004) · O’ Bar (resident DJ, 1998-2000) · Pangaea (resident DJ, 2006) · Papa Gaio, (resident DJ, 2002) · Road Trip (Guest DJ, 2012) Salt (Guest DJ, 2009) · Salvadors (Guest DJ, 2006) · Seen Bar (resident DJ, 2003) · Smiths Of Smithfield (resident DJ, 2003) · Sound (resident DJ, 2007-09) · SW4 Festival (VIP Tent 2009) · The Penthouse (Guest DJ, 2009) · The Rex (resident DJ, 2005-07) · The Light Bar (resident DJ, 2005-09) · Thirst (Guest DJ, 2005-09) · T Rooms (Guest DJ, 2006-08) · The End & AKA (resident DJ, 2005-08) · The Met Bar (resident DJ, 2001-04) · The Brickhouse (resident DJ, 2007-08) · The Cross (Guest DJ, 2003-06) · Tokyo Joes (resident DJ, 2003-05) · The Retreat (resident DJ, 2003-05) · Tabernacle (Guest DJ, 2005) · The Collection (resident DJ, 2002-04) · The Fortress (Guest DJ, 2004-07) · The Embassy (Guest DJ, 2006-08) · Urban X-Games (Guest DJ, 2006-07) · Volstead (resident DJ, 2008) · Zebra (resident DJ, 1997) · Zeta (Guest DJ, 2006-08) · Zigfrid (resident DJ, 2006-09)
+ Private events for BBC, SONY, SKY, Wallpaper, Channel 4, Virgin Atlantic, Guinness.
Global Clubs & Events
America – Sky Bar, Nikki Beach, Honey Club (Miami, 2004) Burning Man Festival (Nevada, 2008) · Australia – The Ivy, East, Art House, Yu, Budekin Hotel, SHE, (Sydney) Tramp, Honky Tonks, The Prince, 161, Home, Candy Bar (Melbourne) East, La La Land, Zoots, HP Underground, Elsewhere, Baha, Syrup (Gold Coast & Adelaide) (2000-12) · China – Zeta (Beijing, 2009) · Germany – Berlin Love Parade (2003) · Holland – De Richter Club (Einhoven, 2005) · Ibiza – Sa Punta, KM5, Nassau Beach Club, Savannah (2011-13) · Indonesia – The Penthouse, Blowfish (Java, 2011) Ku De Ta, Metis, Cocoon, Déjà Vu, Anantara, Karma Kandara, Karma Batu Belig, Sky Bar, Vi-Ai-Pi, Sentosa, Maria Magdelena’s, S.O.S Supper Club (Bali, 2005–12) · Italy – Havana Club (Malta, 1993) · Malaysia – Sultan Lounge, NEO, Zeta, Bliss, Luna, Hive, Sevenatenine, Rootz, Formula 1 (2004-10) · Maldives – One&Only (2011-13) · Russia – Sky Bar (Moscow, 2007) · Singapore – Tajong Beach Club, New Asia, Formula 1 (2009-13) · Thailand – Met Bar, Bangkok Fashion Parade (Bangkok 2001-05) Full Moon Party, Mint Bar, Anantara (Phuket & Kho Samui, 2001-11)