Interview With Tone Depth: Canada, Sudbeat and Bad Pony Records
Hi Tone, Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
How are you doing these days? can you share with us a something exсiting that relates to music thing that happened to you recently?
Hey guys ! No problem it’s my pleasure thanks for reaching out to me.
I’m doing great, things have been quite busy since the start of 2016 so I’m definitely excited about the past year so far. First of all, I took a big leap and moved out of the city to the country to focus more on my productions. Leaving the city was probably the best thing for my productivity as there are far less distractions, no neighbors to complain about the loud music and lots of mountains and nature for inspiration. I still visit to play events and enjoy the night life but mainly staying secluded and locked in the studio these days. It’s also very exciting to be back on Sudbeat with a new EP as it’s the first release of mine for a while and is great to see my efforts in the studio paying off 🙂
You’re Canadian and we don’t know a lot about the local scene, though we know that Matthew Jonson and Konrad Black come from there.
Other than Stereo & Mutek Festival we don’t know what is going on in the scene in Montreal, can you Tell us about the nightlife in Canada, the scene in MONTREAL and how you’re feeling in it. Is it much different compared to Europe?
As far as Artists from Canada we’ve yes we have good ones like the ones you mentioned from here but the list goes on and on from Night Vision, Greg Pidcock, Blond:ish , Deadmau5, Simply City, Sydney Blu, Return of the Jaded, Gabriel Rhome, Paulo Rocco and many more who are making big waves in the industry now.
Other than Stereo we are also home to Picnik Electronik which do great events in summer here outdoors and also they put on Igloofest in winter which is outdoors as well. So you know that if it’s -40 Celsius outdoors and you have 12,000 people jumping then you’re living in the right city so I enjoy it.
I would say for a North American city it is pretty close to what you get in Еurope. The main thing Montreal is known for is it’s after-hours scene which is probably the main difference I would see in general. Afterhours here don’t serve alcohol so they don’t have any rules on how long they can be open for. This leaves great freedom to play long sets and really expand as a DJ. I love having a residency at Stereo as for me it’s the best club to play in North America and is my home. Every facet of the club has been designed for sound which is the main priority and fits with my ethics.
Tone Depth about his alias:
Where does your name come from? How did you come up with it and why did you decide to take this name instead of staying with your given name?
Well, my full name is Anthony so most people call me Tony or Tone. When I started producing music in the 90’s I was focusing a lot on making pieces of music with a filmmakers vision in mind and creating a movie with sound and layers of ambiences. My friends would always say how I had a lot of “Depth” to my work so the name “Tone Depth” just stuck from that. Creating scenes with sound has always been a hallmark of what I do as I’ve always been a film and soundtrack fan.
Tone Depth about Sudbeat:
Tell us about your release on Sudbeat, how did you team up with the label?
A few years ago I teamed up with my good friend Cesar Romero (Simply City) because we had the opportunity to remix the vocal for a classic track that both of us loved which resulted in our track “Skydivers”. Hernan got a copy from us and played the track out to a great reaction, so Graziano Raffa his label manager contacted us with a request to release and of course we were honored and obliged to say yes. Working with Sudbeat from the start has been a great pleasure. Hernan always responds to emails promptly and takes the time to listen to everything which is always appreciated in such a hectic industry. Graziano is super efficient and always there to help take care of anything, so it feels like home and very professional. Definitely a label that suits me and happy to join the family so I’m already working on tracks to follow up at the moment. Once I moved out to the country and started getting back to focusing on music the first person I sent out to was Hernan and Graziano for their thoughts and the positive reaction and feedback led to the EP we have coming out now.
What are your musical plans for the rest of the year?
Right now my main focus is staying prolific in the studio and keeping my output consistent. I would definitely like to follow up my EP on Sudbeat as soon as possible so working on new music full time these days and keeping the inspiration flowing. I re-launched my label Bad Pony just recently so loving working with artists and having the opportunity to showcase them with our events and releases going global. We have some great artists on board so far such as Stas Drive, Black 8, Dish Dash, Night Visions, Greg Pidcock, Simply City and more to come so I’m looking forward to how this next year pans out.
Five Favorites from Tone Depth:
Chicola, Sahar Z – It is what it is
Stimming – Albe Lusia (Robag’s Bodeshwing Sovar NB)
Kyodai – Let’s Get Away (Dub Mix)
Tube & Berger, Juliet Sikora – Back Drop (Original Mix)
Noir – LumiÃ¨re Sombre (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix)