Late Nite Tuff Guy: Mixing Maestro
Late Nite Tuff Guy (an excellent name) is a disco aficionado, despite being a big name in the world of techno as DJ HMC first, who seriously knows how to remix a track. The acclaimed DJ is wonderfully described as a mixer that is ‘deftly reworking vintage disco and soul tunes into modern clubbing wonders and proving that Cam [LNTG] is an alchemist of dance music’. The numerous edits and remixes LNTG produces are predominantly disco, but vary from funk, soul, house, and pop, have a listen to his soundcloud page where much of his work is on display. He has a knack for reworking classic funk or soul tracks into dance music, but without wrecking the original, Mr. Tuff Guy instead reimagines the songs and reinvents them for a contemporary audience whilst keeping the soul and feeling of the songs previous form.
LNTG edits are loved by his fans and contemporaries, such as Greg Wilson or Todd Terje, and he is continually on the rise. A personal favourite of mine is his edit of Jermaine Jackson’s ‘You Got To Hurry Girl’, he transforms the song into a disco house banger, and the funky feeling of the original blends seamlessly with the house style he employs; the LNTG version is appropriately called ‘Make U Happy’, and it does. These cuts range from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer to The Eagles and Two Door Cinema Club, there is no limit to the man's ability and diversity.
Despite being predominantly based in Australia, we are lucky enough in England to have Late Nite Tuff Guy grace us with his presence regularly throughout the year. LNTG appears across club nights and on the festival circuits, the man is in demand both in the UK and around the world, but rightly so. Late Nite Tuff Guy is a man who should be on your radar, check him out online, or get a proper feel for how this mixing maestro can groove a crowd by seeing the real thing. LNTG is playing a Bowie tribute as part of the GALA line-up in Brixton (which we are going to), and on the same day (Sunday 28th May) he is headlining at The Prince of Wales in Brixton for Slide. If you can’t catch him during your May bank holiday then he is also part of the Lovebox Festival line-up on Friday 14th July, and he will inevitably be appearing on many festival posters in the line-up reveals over the coming months.
‘There is magic in his fingertips, fire in his loins and hair on his chest. He is tuff, but he’s a lover too.’