Tommy Bones - In 5 Records
With Tommy Bones’ upcoming ‘Black Concept’ EP on the recently revived Strictly Rhythm Records coming first Exclusively to Traxsource this Monday (March 23rd, 2015) – He shares 5 records from his catalogue over the years that have shaped his career.
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1. South Africa Deep – Lion1music.
My first self-produced record back in 2006. Fresh out the gate, this track was licensed to Dennis Ferrer’s Defected in the House CD & also Kerri Chandlers Southport Weekender 6 CD. I remember Kerri telling me… “That bassline… Why hasn’t anyone thought of that?” Teaching myself keyboards, I used mostly analog synths. The drums came from my Emu Planet Earth (IMO the best world percussion module ever made.).
2. After The Club – Realtone
The track was a mistake. I was working on a beat while my girlfriend at the time was watching porn on her computer. I heard the noises, and I was like that sounds hot. I imported the audio into Logic and cleaned it up a bit, and the claps at the end are ass smacks. This track got a lot of love from DJ’s Seth Troxler and Richie Hawtin. Deep, raw and erotic this bangs in the darkest rooms.
3. Give it To Me – Wonderwax
When I first handed this to DJ Spinna to test at the club, he gave me the craziest face. (like oh my God this is going to kill’em!) “I need to have this for my label.” I created the chords in Logic’s EXS 24, and Groove Collective’s Jay Rodrigues played the Sax. He knocked it out in 2 takes. The way the drums looped made it difficult to edit so I took stabs at editing it over a two year period as I wanted to get the best parts. A close friend of mine recorded the vocal in my studio. She said the words “Give it to Me” and kind of went in.
4. Me Against The World – Lion1music
My second release on MKL’s Lion1music label and is more of my future sound. I have two sounds; one is more future or forward thinking, and the other is classic. Classic is the raw sound where house music came from. While mastering, the engineer told me he had never mastered a track where the kick drum had the studio ceiling vibrating. It was released in 2012 and played by many top DJ’s around the world.
5. Black Concept – Strictly Rhythm
Wayne Gardiner is a close friend of mine. I have always looked up to his Logic / Classic Man sound. I was asking him about his technique, and he told me to keep introducing new sounds. That is how Black Concept came into existence. Tested first by Lars Berenroth on his Deeper Shades radio show it caught the attention of Defected Records Andy Daniel. Andy and Simon Dunmore thought it would make a perfect fit for the re-launch of Strictly Rhythm.