My life has always been surrounded with music: my father was a piano player, and when his band rehearsed, I found myself in the middle of cables, amplifiers, guitars, drum, and of course, the piano. It was more than obvious, that I would learn to play, and so I did, right in elementary school.
However, when I got my first cassette-radio combo, I realised that recording (and playing) songs is much easier, than playing them on piano. I remember, that in 1980 I did my first "gig" in my class, where I tried to balance between the Boney M, and the ABBA fans of the class. With one cassette deck...
In the meantime I started to produce some so called "radio shows", obviously imitating what I heard on the radio. The only recording that is still available is from 1981, announcing this song, so I have proof. :)
In 1985 I produced my first "megamix" with two cassette decks, a great mix from Kevin Mac Donald highly inspired me. I started to collect vinyl records, and became familiar with many genres, including hip-hop, thanks to the break dance fever back then...
As my record collection expanded - I literally spent ALL my money to vinyl - I was ready to hit the floor, and in June 1989 my dream came true: I got my first residence in a small club of a hotel. Two Technics decks, plus a classic Dynacord mixer, and of course cassette decks.
I spent two years there, and in November 1991, I moved to Budapest's oldest university club, and spent 10 (!) wonderful years there. In 1995, I was hired by Juventus Radio, the market leader commercial station back then, and I was the host of the Friday Night Mix, until 2006. 11 unforgettable years!!!
In 2007 I was one of the founders of Jazzy Radio, while still DJing, between 2009-2013 I was resident at Moulin Rouge Budapest.
In 2013, under the pseudonym 'Tom Hunter' I started to produce remixes. The nu disco remake of Prince's Kiss went up to #2 on the Traxsource Nu Disco chart, but due to some sample clearing problems, later had to be removed. So, if you browse the Letöltések page, and bump into a Tom Hunter track, don't be surprised - that's me, (Why Tom Hunter? Tom refers to - and a tribute to - Tom Moulton inventor of the 12'' single, while the word Hunter contains HUN, my nationality.)
A few words about the Menu here:
- Kezdőlap is the homepage with a general welcome message, and a summary of what you find here,
- Kiadványok means "Releases", here you find all my mixes and remixes that've been released on physical CDs over nearly two decades. Juventus Mixes became my signature products, all 8 releases were certified gold, and 3 even platinum, we sold nearly 150.000 copies! Among other remixes, I've been asked by Coca-Cola Hungary to produce a limited edition promo megamix for them. I'm very proud of this too!
- Letöltések is the Download page, here you find my mash-ups. Remixes will be available via Bandcamp.
- Blog is my blog in Hungarian
- Rólam means "About Me", and when you go to
- Kapcsolat, there you can contact me.
And what about Deluxe FM? Well that is my hobby: after spending 20+ years in the radio (and music) industry, I felt the urge to launch my very own station, where I'm in total control. Carefully selected music, ripped from CDs, downloaded from record label ftps, vinyl rips from my collection, all songs tagged, mastered (even edited, where needed), no talk, no ads, only Deluxe quality music. Give it a try: www.deluxefm.com
Uh, I almost forgot: what the heck "nagyember" means? Well, it means "Big Man", referring to my above-the-average height. 😎
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