The much-anticipated documentary trailer about the hugely influential British DJ Tony De Vit has been released. The world premiere of ‘Don’t Ever Stop’ is scheduled for October 30th in Tony’s home city, Birmingham.
The film tells the story of Tony’s rise to fame, his tragic passing and his incredible legacy, starring DJs including Fergie, Danny Rampling, Judge Jules and Eats Everything.
In his early 20s, De Vit had his first residency at Nightingales in Birmingham and went on to play at iconic UK club events such as Legacy, Slinky, Cream, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, and Creamfields.
Other major accolades included his first Radio 1 Essential Mix in 1995, a year when De Vit featured on no less than twelve of the top compilation mix albums.
Just months prior to his untimely passing in 1998, De Vit left an enduring mark on the scene with the release of his iconic hard house track, ‘The Dawn,’ on the revered Tidy Trax label.
For those in the UK, grab tickets for Don’t Ever Stop via Doc’n Roll Film Festival.
Official promo blurb: Working-class gay DJ Tony De Vit invented hard house music and made it mainstream – his fans included Madonna and Boy George when he was the star attraction at all-night London club Trade.
In 1996, in his late 30s, he was on the cusp of becoming one the biggest DJs in the world. Robert Ferguson, already known as Fergie, was a 15-year-old budding DJ in a small town in Northern Ireland. At the same age, teenage rebel Andi Buckley had been kicked out of school and out of home in Birmingham – but had begun to work in the dance music industry.
This powerful documentary tells the story of how the three men’s lives became intertwined in a tale of love, loss, gay identity, hero worship, attitudes to AIDS and the 90s boom in dance music.
Tony De Vit – ‘The Dawn’: