Born 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica, Tony Matterhorn is a dancehall deejay and selector residing in the US. The nickname "Matterhorn" originates from a Jamaican menthol cigarette brand.
Tony Matterhorn is a popular Jamaican dancehall deejay. Matterhorn's worldwide popularity came in 2006, when he made a somewhat controversial song called "Dutty Wine" (Smash Riddim). The song is also a dance performed by young women, and many "dutty wining" competitions take place in Jamaica. The success of "Dutty Wine" has allowed Matterhorn's latest single "Goodas Fi Dem" (Gully Slime Riddim) to get significant airplay in Jamaica, North America and parts of the UK.
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Tony Matterhorn (birth name Dufton Taylor Jr.) is a dancehall reggae deejay and sound system selector from Kingston, Jamaica.
Matterhorn got his start in the sound system arena in the early 1990s, on Inner City Sound System first, then landing on King Addies in Brooklyn, New York alongside selector Babyface. After leaving Addies in 1998 to form his own sound, he went on to win several international clashes, including World Clash Jamaica and the UK Cup Clash.
Tony Matterhorn eventually crossed over into deejaying, and his Dutty Wine became both a hit single and a controversial dance craze in 2006. Matterhorn continues to record and tour, as both a deejay and soundman.
The nickname "Tony Matterhorn" comes from Matterhorn, a brand of cigarettes sold in Jamaica.