Trinidad-born, Timmy Regisford is undeniably a legendary figure in the realm of dance music. Since 1991, he has been at the forefront of the soulful house music movement, thanks to his internationally acclaimed Club Shelter parties in New York City.
His journey began in 1985 when he joined WBLS radio station in New York City as Assistant Music Director, later being promoted to head Music Director of the station.
In 1988, he became A&R Director of Atlantic Records, signing such acts as Miki Howard and Levert. His next career step embarked on working with MCA Records as their A&R Director, where he developed artists such as Loose Ends and Colonel Abrams. At that time, he signed acts like Guy and Eric B & Rakim.
Moving forward, Regisford became Vice President of A&R at Motown Records, where he signed a multitude of talented artists, including Milira, Blaze, Basic Black, Today, and Johnny Gill. He also garnered recognition for his involvement in numerous remix projects with esteemed musicians like Patti LaBelle, Steel Pulse, New Edition, Bobby Womack, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Boys, Diana Ross, Gerald Alston, and Stevie Wonder. In 1996, he became Vice President of A&R at Dreamworks Records.
Timmy Regisford was instrumental in establishing the legendary Club Shelter parties in New York City. These iconic events, which began 19 years ago, played a pivotal role in pioneering the soulful house music sound that has had a profound impact on the global house music scene.
Regisford’s prolific career is further exemplified by his highly sought-after productions and remixes. He has graced 157 Shelter Records, Restricted Access, and Un-Restricted Access, as well as international labels like West End, King Street, Apt, Pony Canyon, and more. Additionally, he has released numerous mix albums, such as ‘NYC True Classics‘ and ‘The Legacy Of Shelter‘ among others.