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Tony de Vit was a British DJ and producer He is best known for his dance-pop music in the 1980s and 1990s

Birmingham Music remembers de Vit as a pioneer and hugely influential DJ in the LGBTQ community who brought his music to a mainstream audience.

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On September 24th, the Custard Factory in Digbeth—where de Vit co-founded V2 Recording Studio with Simon Parkes and recorded or remixed many of the one hundred songs he put out in his lifetime—will host the official premiere. In the five years before his death, eleven of those singles made an appearance on the Official U.K. Chart.

As the Birmingham Music Archive puts it, de Vit was “a pioneer and hugely influential DJ in the LGBTQ+ community who brought his music to a mainstream audience.”

In honor of Tony De Vit, a trailblazing and enormously influential DJ in the LGBTQ+ community who brought his music to a mainstream audience, I helped secure a Blue Plaque from the city of Birmingham (@BirminghamCivic). Birmingham is rich in musical tradition, historical significance, and artistic expression. Released on September 24th, 2009 A big shout out to @djmarkkavanagh for his help with this! https://t.co/lyWElUvyrp Written by Birmingham Music Archive (@brummusicpics) The date will be August 19th, 2022.

Moreover, the Archive’s Jez Collins says I’m overjoyed that the Birmingham Civic Society is honoring Tony de Vit for his impact on the city’s dance and music scene and the lives of countless clubgoers, promoters, and listeners.

The festivities will culminate in a pulsating dance party at The Mill, featuring performances by de Vit’s protege Fergie, Tall Paul, and Seb Fontaine.

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