15 years ago a diverse and dynamic movement was born. That movement was Shelter and the child it has grown into has shaped the future of dance music along its journey.
Shelter has become well known and respected internationally for its acceptance of culture and lifestyle, to its founding parents, music is the spiritual source.
One of those founding parents, and Shelter’s resident DJ is the legendary Timmy Regisford. . This man is known as the Maestro, for every time he steps uo to the turntables, a new journey begins. From Vice President of Motown to director of A& R at MCA Records and Atlantic Records, it could be argued that this man has single handedly kept the spirit of soul music alive…
His career is multi-faceted, combining DJ, Producer, Remixer and A&R. Adding his unique touch as remixer to the works of Diana Ross, Gerald Alston, Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, New Addition, Bobby Womack, Gladys Knight and The Pips and Mary J Blige to name a few, he has shaped the face of modern music. In A&R, his aptitude for finding and developing new talent has brought the likes of Blaze, Johnny Gill, Basic Black, Eric B & Rakim, Guy, Miki Howard, Ten City and Curtis Hairston to the forefront of the music scene. He has solidified label agreements with NY’s Apollo Theatre and Motown’s first UK label Funki Dred Records, headed by Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B.
Timmy has never forgotten where and why he started, and that was as a DJ. His work as a DJ has attracted the likes of Stevie Wonder and Prince to drop in for a listen and Danny Tenaglia to regard him as inspirational.
Along with DJ’s like Larry Levan, Timmy was the link between disco and a new era of house music, a tradition that he carries with him today.