Anything-goes house from the NY underground.
Tony G - T.O.N.Y.
Tony Giambrone is one of a few young New York producers doing new things with classic house. Take "Mmm," the lead track from his new EP for Sorry Records. It has jacking hi-hats, but uses a Baltimore club kick pattern. He works in a garage-style bassline, a diva vocal and some breaks, one by one. It's a parade of house music styles.
MoMA Ready, another rising star, finesses "Mmm" for the dance floor. The percussion is thicker, the melodic elements are piled into a single thick swirl of sound. The remix approaches sensory overload, but it never gets too much. Intense and invigorating, "Mmm" more evidence that MoMA Ready is one of the ascendant house artists in New York. "Mmm" suggests Tony G isn't far behind.
Tue / 10
2. What You Need?
3. (You Give Me) Such A Rush
4. Mmm (MoMa Ready Remix)