For those that know him and those that don’t, Tony Colman (no ‘e’!) cuts a formidable figure. The co-founder and CEO of Hospital Records, mastermind behind the multi award-winning Hospital podcast, producer and vinyl-only DJ, has been instrumental in the development of D+B as we know it today.
Responsible for some of Hospital’s biggest anthems, such as “Round The Corner”, “Different Drum” and “Just One Second”, London Elektricity has cultivated a first class reputation as both a producer and DJ and continues to push the genre he fell in love with in the mid 1990s to this day.
With an impressive back catalogue of singles, EPs, remixes and no less than five artist albums under his belt, London Elektricity is an undisputed legend in the D+B scene with legions of fans and a global following. His debut album “Pull The Plug” was released on Hospital in 1999, with the follow up “Billion Dollar Gravy” in 2003 and “Power Ballads” in 2005.
Between 2003 and 2005 Tony fronted London Elektricity Live with jazz/soul legend Liane Caroll, vocalist MC Wrec and co-producer/drummer Landslide. Touring everywhere from Birmingham to Brazil, they released two DVDs – “Live Gravy” (2005) and “Live At The Scala” (2007).
Returning to production, the next London Elektricity album was “Syncopated City” (2008) and most recently, his fifth studio album “Yikes!” which features the vocal talents of Swedish vocalist Elsa Esmeralda and was launched at the iconic Hospitality Brixton in April 2011. This was followed up by a “Yikes! Remixes!!” album later in 2011.
There are few people who can balance running what is arguably the most successful D+B label in the business with the demands of DJ-ing, producing and being an artist, but London Elektricity is one such person. Keep up to date with everything on www.londonelektricity.com or follow him on Twitter @LondonElek .