Don Tinsley

Also known as Don T
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Discography of Don Tinsley:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Old Life (Josh Harrel Remix) 4 Audio 2004-08-10 Inhale Music
2 Bring Out The Funk EP 4 Audio 2006-09-22 Photo Records
3 A1A 4 Audio 2007-04-07 Flatpack Traxx
4 Save The 88's 4 Audio 2008-04-23 Goodfamily Recordings

Since his first compilation tape at age 12, made as a gift

for his father’s birthday, Don has been driven by a love for

music. In ’88 at underground parties around the St. Louis area

Don began his DJ career, spinning industrial from such labels

as, Wax Trax, Nettwerk and TVT. In the years to come, he

studied the art form then generically known as rave or techno.

By 1990 Don had found House music, at the time only found in

small underground clubs. Shortly after Don began producing house

music, which yielded his first live production in 1993. This

began a six-year period of toning his style and technique. After

meeting a group of local Dub producers with a talent for “doing

it live”, the five performed their debut as the live "Space

House" House music production, 84 Glyde.

Within a year 84 Glyde reached the top of the St. Louis dance

music scene playing headlining slots with likes of ESP Woody

McBride, DJ Digital (Aux 88) and DJ Swamp (World DMC Champion).

After two years as 84 Glyde the group disbanded in late 1998 to

pursue individual goals and projects. Within six months after

the separation of 84 Glyde, Don wrote, recorded and mixed his

first vinyl release, a song of the Tech-House genre entitled “G

Force training kit” under the pseudonym SUB-STANCE.

From October 2000 to the present Don has been working on his

Jazzy House project entitled Urban Jazz Naturals. Urban Jazz

Naturals is a collective of four musicians, Don Tinsley (drum,

synth, bass and sample programming) Mo Egeston (keyboard,

backing vocals), Dawn Weber (lead vocals, trumpet and

flugelhorn), and Christian Oncken (guitar drum, synth

programming, backing vocals). Combining sequencing techniques,

live horns, digital and analog synthesizers, drum machines and

vocals; Urban Jazz Naturals has carved a unique niche in live

performance and studio production. Drawing from many musical

genres encompassing Jazz, Soul and House music among others the

Urban Jazz Naturals took the House music community by storm with

the debut promo “How Can I?” remixed by veteran Producer and DJ,

JT Donaldson.

In addition to two residencies in St. Louis Don is busy

playing guest appearances at dance clubs throughout the U.S.

alongside industry greats such as Lenny Fontana (Ministry of

Sound), Mark E. Quark (Spundae), Q-Burns Abstract Message

(Eighth Dimension) and Demarkus Lewis (Aesoteric) to name just a

few. Don has become known for his ability to excel at many

production / DJ styles of music ranging from Deep House to German Techno and

everything in between.

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