Tony Minvielle is regarded as one of the most respected and talented DJ’s in his field, receiving props from DJ’s and musicians as diverse as Gilles Peterson, Grammy award winning India Arie, Quest Love (the Roots), Jose Padilla (Cafe Del Mar – IBIZA), Anthony David, and Incognito’s Bluey.
He was a contributor to Straight no Chaser (including interviews with the late Curtis Mayfield) from the magazine’s inception in 1989.
He has established a reputation for himself as a man who values content over style, playing his own brand of Nu-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz, Soul and Eclectic Grooves, where the pieces always fit perfectly together to reach that point of near singularity – hence the term FOLDEDSPACE.
Tony grew up in South London and was a child of the London late seventies Jazz/Funk/Latin/Soul scene and as such was a disciple of the legendary Paul Murphy at Camden’s Electric Ballroom where he was a contemporary of Gilles Peterson, Russ Dewbury and Snowboy.
He has lived in the Atlanta (USA), spent time in Warsaw (Poland) and has worked with some of the most legendary artists of our time: Roy Ayers, Mark Murphy, Jazz Warriors, Gil Scott Heron, India Arie, Galliano, Omar, Weldon Irving, Jon Lucien, The Roots, Maceo Parker (James Brown band), Incognito and Curtis Mayfield to name a few. He’s graced the decks with guest spots and residencies at Cafe Del Mar (Ibiza), London’s Jazz Cafe, Atlanta’s Ying Yang, the (Southport Weekender run) Cool Note Sessions with Steve Butler and numerous festivals amongst many others. He has featured on BBC Radio 1 as one of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide family and his broadcast credits include a long running cult show on Virgin Radio’s Liquid London, appearances on WCLK Atlanta and presenting numerous shows on college stations around the UK.