DJ Fat Tony first found fame in 1980’s London as a DJ and is now one of the best-known faces on the global social scene. He curated the playlist for The Other House, working with the team to create a selection of his favourite songs that he feels will resonate with our Residents.
Below Tony gives his recommendations of the must-visit music shops and evening venues in London.
How do you define what you do for work?
I make people dance and bring joy to people’s lives through music.
Where did you start from in building the music list for TOH?
The music for The Other House was easy to put together because it’s a very eclectic mix and the other house will be catering to all sorts of people and people of all ages. I started with the best tracks and added even more great tracks after seeing the space first hand.
What were you trying to achieve?
I wanted to bring that eclectic sound to cater to the wonderful mix of people and the unique space. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!
How can music change the atmosphere of a space?
It uplifts the crowd and takes people on a journey. It adds feeling and drama to the room.
What is your favourite genre of music?
I don’t have one. All music is amazing, and has the power of being magical.
What’s your favourite song of all time?
Tear Drops, Womack & Womack
What is your favourite song of 2022?
Devoted, Byron Stingily and Martin Ikin
What do love most about London?
London’s the best city in the world. I’m biased because I was born here but I get to travel the world a lot and nothing beats London.
Where do you like to go out in the evening? Any particular night spots? Restaurants? Bars?
I love restaurants, I’m a foodie. I go wherever my friends are and I like to keep an open mind when it comes to new hotspots.
Where is your favourite hang out in London?
Bibendum Oyster Bar. Nothing like it.
What do you particularly love about TOH?
I love the concept, the feeling of having a home away from home… a comfort blanket if you will. Unlike most members clubs, The Other House isn’t stuffy or pretentious – but remains incredibly elegant.
You have travelled the world with your music career, what do you look for in a hotel?
All of the above really. It must exude elegance and comfort but without being over the top pretentious.
What is your favourite cultural destination in South Kensington?
The museums and the Royal Albert Hall.