My marathon nights at New York’s infamous Shelter Nightclub will always be indelibly tied in with Timmy Regisford‘s name – those long, hypnotic remixes of iconic R&B tracks, and of course his masterful blends of soulful vocals over trance-inducing beats. Timmy has an aural signature like no other DJ or producer. He was made for dancers to exist to.
It’s been 8 years since Timmy Regisford released his very successful album called At The Club on Tribe Records. It’s timely that he’s now come back with a gargantuan beast of an album complete with 17 tracks, 7pm, out now on DJ Spen’s Quantize Recordings.
“I feel this album is a mix of what’s currently going on in the Deep House scene,” he says, “where things are getting back to vocals and songwriting. Some of my instrumental tracks are more musical, where others are more Afro Soul, which I think represents all New York underground House music, so I hope you enjoy it!”
Here Timmy gives us a list of a few of his album’s choice tracks along with a little story behind each one. And to make the dish even sweeter, he’s even blessed us with an exclusive mix. Enjoy!
Listen: Timmy Regisford – Live at Shelter
1. Taken By Dreams
This is one of my favorite songs from the album. It was originally made by Corinne Bailey Rae. I like what the song says and I think women can relate to the subject, which is really important in today’s music.
Firstly because this is the album title track and… I actually made this song in only 35 minutes! It’s one of those songs where no matter what kind of styles of music you play, when you hear it, you can instantly picture yourself dancing to it. I think it’s a timeless and versatile piece that can be dropped on any occasion.
3. 1000 Roses
This features Tiger Wilson and it’s also high up there. I like it because it’s not really a typical “Shelter” type song. It has more of a commercial edge to it, but it’s really lovely to listen to.
“Smile” is a song that was originally made by Mary J. Blige. Tiger Wilson and Lisa Graham have done an excellent job of reinterpreting the track, keeping it underground and relatable.
5. Lie To Me
“Lie To Me” featuring Arnold Jarvis is something that’s been sitting on my hard drive for over two years. It’s been around for so long, it just didn’t come up on my radar until I started putting together the album. So I had Arnold touch up the vocals and we put it out. I’m very happy with the results.
Timmy Regisford’s 7pm LP is out now from Quantize.