Lil Tony

“Underground Sound Of Helsinki”

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Cat. No.RB019
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RB presents: The Underground Sound of Helsinki! Finland’s hardest working DJ Lil Tony is no stranger to people who spent the last 15 years with house music. Part of Nu-Spirit Helsinki, the powerful Future Beat Investigators and the driving force of the city’s pulsating club scene, this man did it right from start to finish (no pun intended). Recently, Tony started to flex his muscles as a solo artist as well with recordings for Innervisions, Versatile or Mood Music and most of all the inspired jacking re-work of Arthur Russell’s Treehouse that the RB office is still jealous of. Blindfolded we would have declared on oath to listen to a missing Ron Hardy rework. But to move on to pastures new, The Underground Sound of Helsinki EP is also a kind of a lost gem with its roots house approach. Three big tracks from Lil Tony: Mona evokes gentle feelings of rough classics from the vaults of Steve Poindexter, Armando and Mike Dunn or all the other cats living in oblivion - ruff, rugged and raw. Saturday Morning is a perfect mood builder and does what straight house music does best, while Employee Only spreads as much optimism and hope as it multiplies those feelings of melancholy just house can evoke to make sad people happy. Subterranean vault music with a fine ear for the action.

RB019 in the media

AME (Innervisions): “tony is the man:-)!”

Baz aka Dicky Trisco (disco de: “loving saturday morning on this one. Got that early morning warehouse chez damier...good for licking the walls at sunrise to!”

Chloé (kill the dj): “this track is ace!”

De:Bug Magazin: “Wenn ichs nicht besser wüsste, hätte das auch der Underground Sound von Chicago sein können. Sehr locker mit Snares aus der 808 und einer Bassline mitten aus dem Herzen des Oldschoolfunks, ein paar Stabs als Melodien und ein paar abseitige Bleeps. Mal harscher, mal sehr deep, aber immer mit diesem Oldschoolhousesound in dem man die Maschinen atmen hört. Fein. ”

Dplay (mild pitch): “b seite auch super...aber a seite ist für mich der knaller :)”

Efdemin (Dial): “Nixe One”

Fe=derico Molinari (Oslo): “nice house tunes!”

Jacques Renault (runaway, dfa): “I'm loving mona - i like all the changes, definitely will play this out!”

Karotte (CocoonGreat Stuff): “love it since weeks. great tracks again on rb.”

Lawrence (dial): “ich liebe die platte! Besonders saturday morning- spitzenstück!!”

Len Faki (berghain, ostgut ton: “mona for me! Deep jackin acid influenced track as ist best.”

Lexx (drumpoet, zukunft): “the b-side wins again! Saturday morning is top.”

Mathias Kaden (Freude am Tanze: “just great!!!”

Michael Reinboth (compost reco: “lil tony is dope! Love it, play it support.”

Sasse (moodmusic): “great ep, been playing mona, but the new master sounds even better!”

Sebo K (Mobilee): “oh baby i like it raw! great release by tony! full support.”

The Mole (wagon repair): “hey this lil tony is good stuff too by the way. Looks like you might have another floor burner on your hands...”

The Revenge (instruments of ra: “this is wicked - will be playing loads.”

Tobias Becker (platzhirsch): “like all three.”

Willie Graff (cielo): “lovely old feel to this ep. i like mona!”

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