Tony Lionni presents Straight Ahead Ep, his next soulful deep-house stomper on Goldmin Music
This guy shouldn't need any introduction for house music fellows as the british born artist has been one of the most creative deep-house producers of the last few years.
Tony Lionni, Liverpool born but Manchester bred, enjoyed a prolific and near-faultless debut year as a producer in 2008 thanks to his uplifting take on house/tech house, Detroit techno and all things deep. With a raft of releases on labels such as Ostgut Ton, Figure, Mule, Versatile and Wave, Lionni couldn't have scripted it better himself.
This new "Straight Ahead" is a pure splendor 3 tracker deep-house ep.
Our man succeeds where many fail, most likely because Tony is a syncere and passioned guy, more focused on the intrinsic quality of his music than his promo-business skills and this kind of devotion and sincerity means a lot to us.
With this new record, he's combining that brightful early 90's house feeling with a more contemporary, massive and effective approach, delivering an hammering energy yet keeping the dreamy lushness that makes this kind of stuff so charmful.
And the name of this Ep suits well the music since it's exactly what these few cuts get to spread..
It actually goes straight ahead, making the listener focus on the main loop while a lot of things are happening beside, behind, under, subtly but surely, avoiding the monotony which many today's house productions suffer of.
That's what real deep house is all about and Tony proves his amazing savoir faire and personality again!
How you feeling leads the way! A proper house weapon and very stomping cut that will please the foots as well as the lips that will rather go like this :) than this :(
Yes.. that's not a very lyrical description but that says it all! Ain't it? We kept the long sentences for the other tracks!
Oasis keeps the same vibe but in an even brighter way, a sublime uplifting track which swings between so-called "nu-disco" and deep-house (in the true sense of the word). The beat starts and you feel like a flashback to the 80's but not that quite common, outdated, boring flashback, No! Actually more of a beautiful trip to the 80's as you're flying over this disco era but you're into a futuristic aircraft, you got it now?
Before night falls.. Bang! you've just been kicked out of the club and oh! you landed at Panorama Bar at 10AM. Even the walls are sweating, the atmosphere is tight, epic. The music that escapes out of the speakers is definitely having an effect on your mind, your body, ok let's add "soul".. almost hypnotizing you.. You hear that subtle contrast between that energy, that bass avoiding you to sit and that delightful mix of harmonies, melodies, vocals perfectly arranged that make you feel like right here, right now, there's absolutely no need to care about how to get back home, how to wake up and go to work, how to pay your bills, why the world's so wild..
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