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Touane's dancefloor-oriented, yet funky series of 12"s have caught the attention of DJs and music lovers around the globe since his signing with Stewart Walker's Persona Records back in 2004.
An italian expatriate who found his new home in Berlin some five years ago, like most of the contemporary electronic music producers Marco found in the german Hauptstadt the ideal habitat to develop his art. From here, he has been able to make himself a name through a series of releases which instantly displayed an original approach to techno, still avoiding to blindly follow the consolidated trends and revivals which seem to come up one after the other in the underground dance music scene. Appearing soon on the map as one of Italy's most respected electronic music producers, ever since Marco kept providing in various forms quality electronic music and an entertaining live show.
The consolidation of Tonni’s talents came first with the chart-topping single Bassic, licensed for Fabric Live – Tiefschwarz and for XLR8R’s Berlin Issue compilation CD back in 2006; then with releases on Dumb-Unit, Trenton, Regular, Liebe*Detail, Resopal, Minisketch, Lan Muzic, he's been able to trigger a successful serie of tours which spread from the U.S. to Japan, and while he appears regularly in some of Europe finest clubs he keeps evolving his live show bringing together the energy of the funk and the sharpness proper of the manipulation of sounds via cutting edge electronics.
On the way to release his third album, the follow up to 2007 Figura, Touane keeps up with his tradition of more laidback and daring music on his longer efforts: Self Quote, which will be released as a 2 part album, will be out this autumn on Miami's Schematic.
More hectic activity is soon to come from the man, since 2009 will also see the launch of Marco's own imprint, Left Handed , which will establish a small home base for the core of his productions, songs and sound design. Left Handed will feature exclusively Touane's music, and is intended as a free field of expression for dancefloor inspired excursions.