Dj Antwone (Anthony Sandstrom) began his career in the mid 90’s. “Grasped by the clutches” of the underground rave movement in Vancouver, Canada he began his appreciation for electronic music. After many late nights of these social interactions so began the infatuation with the turntables. Musically, Dj Antwone has always been heavily influenced by the old classics and the disco era. Adding the flavor of these musical genres into the latest ‘cutting edge’ House sound with his tactical prowess on the decks, Dj Antwone has emerged an international Dj with his own infectious blend of solid funky house. Known to lay down either a sweet blend of deep groovy funky house or whip the dance floor into a ‘frenzy’ with a hard pumpin’ funky tech tribal set. One thing is for certain, there will always be this element of ‘funky’ in Dj Antwone’s music.
Along his musical journey, Dj Antwone formed friendships with some amazing people, and conceived the TLC Productions family, (Vancouver, Canada). Feeling the need to give back some of the pleasures and wonderful experiences in the ‘party scene’, Dj Antwone joined forces with friends and Dj’s alike: Dj Lawrence and Dj Coitus thus creating TLC Productions. With the help of other key TLC members and many supportive friends that made up the TLC family they promoted many fantastic and memorable events in Vancouver. Such as the legendary TLC ‘Lost at Sea’ boat parties. Whether TLC was either hosting an event, playing a club residency, or their private house parties there were always dancing happy smiling people to be found.
Late 2001, after finishing a web design program, Dj Antwone internationally relocated himself to Bangkok, Thailand. 2002-2004 had Dj Antwone spinning at all of Bangkok’s top venues. With full-time residencies at the award winning Mystique Club and the famous Bed Supperclub, Lucile Disko, Club 87(Conrad), monthly-featured guest Dj events at Q Bar and Faith clubs, plus two 6 week residency tours at Home Club in HK and various corporate events like the Nokia(HK) launch party. As well he was invited to Dj for the exclusive Vivienne Tam Fashion Week Finale party at the ultra plush Guan-Di Club in Shanghai.
With the highly anticipated opening of Mystique Club, Dj Antwone’s talents were quickly secured as resident Dj, where he was given creative freedom and developed the very successful “SINDUSTRY” Divine Divas night. Due to over capacity they’ve been forced to open the 2nd floor of Mystique, and asked #1 hip-hop Dj Domination to add his own flavor to the night. People have quickly taken notice of Dj Antwone’s talents, as promoters have him traveling through out SE Asia, with various gigs booked at Zouk and Liquid Room(Singapore), Volar Club(HK), Embassy club (Jakarta), launch event for CREAM Club(Kuala Lumpur), and corporate events like Nokia (HK), and Gaysorn (Bkk)
If asked what his personal highlight of last year was? He’s torn between either the infamous Thailand Full Moon party where he rocked out a memorable early morning sunrise set to 8000+ party goers at the Big Boom Bar. Or the Fridae.com Slurp Event, were Dj Antwone played to a full house at the world famous Zouk Club (Singapore). Or possibly, when Dj Antwone shared the decks as a Bangkok Finalist in the Heineken Thirst DJ Contest with host dj, worlds #1, Dj Tiesto! This Heineken party was off the hook, with 1000+ fans, and scores of press and media. Channel [V] was quick to do an exclusive interview with Dj Antwone, and then called him back once again for a Club [V] Dj profile highlight!
Dj Antwone produced a funky disco track called “Fantasy Female” with Groovalax records, on the “Bkk Dj’s” CD House compilation (VooDoo records). Dj Antwone plans to be in the studio producing fresh new tracks allowing Dj Antwone the opportunity to spread the good vibes of house music!