Hard Times heads to 53 Degrees North for another pre-party exclusive on the 16 the September 2017. We shall be celebrating those 24 unbelievable years and invite you to be part of something that will prove to be another very special magical night.
The event will move onto Chuch in which your hosts for the evening will be Tony Humphries & Roger Sanchez.
— Tickets on sale 12 midday Friday 30th June
— Tony Humphries
Tony Humphries has now been DJing nearly 35 years, an incredible achievement that in any other industry would have been rewarded with a carriage clock, service medal and a free bus pass. His big break came through a chance meeting with Mastermixer Shep Pettibone at the offices of Prelude Records. A shy Humphries handed over his 120-minute mixtape to Shep and then forgot all about it. A few days later, he received the following message from Shep. “Hey Tony! This is Shep Pettibone. I was the chillin’ on the beach listening to your cassette tape, and it was fierce! I work for a radio station in NYC called WBLS and there’s this new radio station starting called Kiss FM and I got a new job there where I’m responsible for 16 hours of music programming. Do you think you could put together four hours of music and have it delivered by tomorrow afternoon?” Kiss FM became the hottest station in the five boroughs and Humphries’ star rose and his show went on to last for many years both at KISS and, later, HOT 97.
Hard Times present Roger on the back of a far-reaching history that has seen the talent and events company collaborate on numerous occasions as far back as New Years Eve 93/94. Since then he headlined the now infamous Hard Times event at Bagley’s Film Studio in London alongside Tony Humphries. Not to mention collaborating with the Hard Times label with iconic releases such as ‘Time 2 Stop’ under the guise of the S Man.