If you’re not familiar with Tony Touch, you really need to be. Also known as Tony Toca, the Brooklyn born-and-raised mixtape king is the walking and talking embodiment of the sounds of the New York streets. In the 80s he was immersed in b-boy culture.
In the 90s he put out countless mixtapes culminating in the release of ‘The Piece Maker’ in 2000 on Tommy Boy Records - this featured Busta Rhymes, Gang Starr and Eminem amongst others and went on to shift over 400,000 units. Now he is quite simply a legend when it comes to rocking the party and we can assure you of this as we witnessed it with our own eyes on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Whilst the Master at Work himself, Little Louie Vega, rocked the main room at the monthly Deep party in Hollywood, all the action was in the backroom as Tony Touch held court to a packed crowd. Shifting effortlessly from boogie to house to funk to soul and then back again, his was one of the best sets we have experienced in a long time so we highly recommend you go check him out next time he spins in your town. He even threw in some Third World and Fela Kuti which blew the crowd away. Just good music. There’s nothing better.