Based in the city that never sleeps (and with his music you would never want to), Tony G has been quietly making waves in the NY underground. Co-founding Sorry Records alongside Nick Boyd, Tony’s cited as one of the few young producers in the city to be doing new things with classic house. And his latest contribution to Sorry Records continues to prove just that – his first solo release since 2019’s mission statement T.O.N.Y. EP.
A label for housing pop dance records, the ‘Pianoman’ EP covers all ground from piano house, breakbeat joy, Florida Breaks to nineties Italo House cheese. It’s full of flavour! Completely and utterly morish, you just can’t get enough.
The nod to pop music comes through the sampling with Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson + Diplo’s ‘Electricity’ and Billy Joel ‘Piano Man’ in the titular track whilst the flip ‘Good Will Hunting’, well, samples Good Will Hunting. There’s also a mammoth four remixes thrown into the works from two of the most exciting producers in the American dance music underground – Philadelphia ballroom luminary DJ Delish (Sweat Equity, PUMPDABEAT) and Oakland rave queen Bored Lord (Club Chai, Knightwerk).
Here we have DJ Delish’s ‘Sunday School Mix’ of ‘Pianoman’ who takes us to church with huge baptist preacher vocals and claps of a congregation at worship. It’s a big ol’ slice of house heaven.
‘Pianoman’ by Tony G will be released on the 5th March via Sorry Records – pre-order here.
Mastered by DJ Swisha
Artwork by Zack Handler Oakland