After another phenomenal Summer season at Marula Beach Club in Follonica, resident dj/producer Tony Barbato dedicates his brand new box of house delights to the Italian hot-spot with his new ‘Marula EP’. This sublime 3 track EP features a smouldering deep house outing, laced with sultry vocal stabs and atmospheric synthscapes titled ‘Shaka’. Riddled with a monster piano hook and soaring synths, ‘Feel It’ is ripe and energetic for the peak hour, armed with playful breakdowns to ignite the dancefloor. ‘Falling’, with its percussive punchy beats, sports a tribal house flavour that breaks down into beautiful and deeply captivating ethnic strings.
Italian producer / DJ Tony Barbato released his Favouritizm debut ‘Hoben’ in Autumn 2012, which reached No. 3 on Traxsource.com. This was followed by ‘Jump’ in March 2012, again hitting the NO.3 chart spot. Summer 2012 saw the release of Tony’s ‘the Tuscan EP’ armed with 4 spicy house cuts ‘Give Me’, ‘Pharda’, ‘Walkin On Music’ and the Latino favourite, ‘Rioja’. Tony’s releases have been championed by some of the World’s top house DJ’s including Tony Humphries, Grant Nelson, Jask, Groove Assassin, Phil Asher, Richard Earnshaw and Rocco, to name a few, dubbed “one of the outstanding newcomers on the scene” by deep house pioneer, Aki Bergen.
Tony first began Djing in and around Italy in the late 90’s. In 2001 he arrived at the console of the Tartana Club (one of the most important house clubs in the country) for ‘Souvenir de Ibiza’ where he made a huge impression and has since been enjoying a residency there again this season. Tony is known for the incredible energy he irradiates from behind the decks during his sets, delivering big deep house sounds with a Latin twist. In 2005 he teamed up with fellow Italian producer Alex Vanni to create the electro-house duo “Mono”. Mono had big success with their first EP ‘Flowers’ on Rewind Records, which gained the support by big name jocks including John Digweed, Alex Neri and Steve Lawler who use it in his “Lights Out 2” compilation. Since then Mono have released tracks including ‘Istanbul EP’, Florence EP’, Out Of Time’, ‘Kilt Of Africa EP’ and many more on labels including Revox, Black Strawberry and CR2. As well as their own productions Mono have also remixed tracks by Roger Sanchez and Pasta Boys. In 2005 Tony secured a new DJ residency at Marula Beach – a soulful club on the beach of his hometown in Follonica where he plays every Friday night, in addition to his new Summer monthly residency at Tartana starting in July. Tony has graced the decks of many Tuscan clubs over the years from Tenax, ExMud, Central Park and Frau e Costes, among others and also some of the biggest clubs in Italy including Plastic (Milan), Magazinni Generali (Milano) and Doc Show (Bologna). He’s also the official deejay of Cannavera Party (Cagliari, Sardinia) and earlier this year he played at famous house-club Djoon in Paris. Tony hosts a monthly radio show on the Radio Espana Network and also does regular guest shows around the world.
2. Feel It
‘Marula EP’ will be released on October 15th 2012 on Favouritizm (UK)
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