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