Toney D

Toney D

Real Name:
Antonio d'Addezio
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Toney D is one of the initiator of todays Dance music scene in switzerland. 1980 he opened one of the first DJ shop called “Fantasy”. 1984 he produced his first dance production called “Jules - I Want To...” on Blanco Y Negro. Became number 1 in spain. 1986 Toney D produced the second dance production with the singer „Shy Rose – I Cry For You”. This track became number 1 in the dance scene nearly allover the world, mostly in the USA, UK and Japan. In Japan it was no 1 in the pop charts in front of Michael Jackson, Madonna and Pet Shop Boys. Sold records 2,5 Million. 1989 Toney D organized the first rave in switzerland. At that time was called „Warehouse-Party“. It was the first party with live broadcasting on „Couleur3“. Line Up: Adeva, Joice Simms, Keith Thompson, Arnold Jarvis, Norman Jay. 1991 Toney D produced the us singer „Arnold Jarvis – I Want To Have Your Love“. The song is on the cult compilation „The Garage Sound Vol. 3“ by Joey Negro on Republic/Rumour Records. Later Arnold Jarvis was produced by other world famous DJ-producers like David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Masters At Work to mention a few. Before Toney D became a DJ, he started 1975 his musical career in a Funky Jazz Band, touring successfully for 5 years around the world. During this time Toney D made connection with one of the most important musician of this decade, „Bill Conti“, who would later win an Oscar for Best Soundtrack for „Rocky 1“. The band's drummer Steve Ferrone now plays for „Quincy Jones“ (producer of Ella Fitzgerald, composed the theme tune for „Starsky and Hutch“ and produced the albums Off The Wall &; Thriller by „Michael Jackson“, the best selling album of all times. Toney D left the band to set up his own group called „Toast“. Kelvin Bullen the guitar player of the band later joined „Zucchero“ (Baila Morena) and played guitar on the album of „Richie Havens“ (Going Back To My Roots) produced by Pino Daniele. By the 90's Toney D was a well respected producer and DJ, starting the recording label „Solid Pleasure Continental“ with „Dieter Meier“ from the group „Yello“, supporting new DJ's in the Electro scene. 1996 Toney D signed a label deal with Sony later SonyBMG and 2006 Toney D signed another label deal with EMI. In the meantime the production of Toney D, like Shy Rose or even Jules have reached "cult status", are scheduled "rarities" and are sold in the internet (ebay.com or musicstack.com) between 20$ and 500$ for one 12 inch.

Listen the first Remix of Toney D for MACK VIBE feat JAQUELINE - Sky Is The Limit (Eight Ball Records) remixed & played by TONEY D @ The Legendary FANTASY RECORDING STUDIOS, Berne Mack Vibe featuring Jacqueline - Sky is the Limit (Toney D.'s Classic Vocal Mix) and read the sky in love at deep movements
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Toney D Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Shy Rose Feat. Toney D.* And The Lovetrip Orchestra Shy Rose Feat. Toney D.* And The Lovetrip Orchestra - You Are My Desire (Single) Fantasy International Records Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
FAN 1206 Toney D.* & The Lovetrip Orchestra Toney D.* & The Lovetrip Orchestra - Housework(12") Fantasy International Records FAN 1206 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
Toney D.* Funk It Up! (Maxi) Fantasy International Records Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
FEMCD 001 Toney D.* Presents Tropea Bros.* Toney D.* Presents Tropea Bros.* - This Masquerade / The Mask(CD, Single) Fantasy Empire Recordings FEMCD 001 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

22011-2 DJ Toney D.* Disco Nights, Volume 1(CD, Comp) Radio BE1 22011-2 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

22001-2 Toney D.* Line Up - House Collection Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Mixed) Fantasy Empire Recordings, Up All Night 22001-2 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
22008-2 She DJ Dulce & DJ Toney D.* She DJ Dulce & DJ Toney D.* - Tonis The Club - Housemix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Fantasy International Records 22008-2 Switzerland 2000 Sell This Version
001 DJ Toney-D* Trojka House Session Volume 1(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Trojka 001 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version

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