S-Tone Inc.

S-Tone Inc.

Real Name:
Stefano Tirone
Profile:
S-Tone Inc. has been for over ten years the primary music project of Stefano Tirone, musician from Milan, whose first music experiences date back to the early 80’s, during the new wave era (with tracks included into “Gathered” and “Body Section”, two compilations released by the magazine Rockerilla), but who, as a producer, starts working in the early 90’s, alternating house production to funky productions.

The influence of the British acid jazz scene of the early 90’s and his deep love for the 70’s soul and jazz music are the foundations of the S-Tone Inc. project, that starts in 1992 with the track Get Freaky Now, the received great appreciation in the UK and represents one of the earliest examples of made in Italy acid jazz music. His debut album was released in 1996 on the Milano 2000/Ishtar label under the title Love Unlimited and contains the track Ainda Sonhar, a composition that as the forerunner of the nu bossa genre and that got included into tens of compilations all over the world.

In 1997 he releases under the name Cosmorama a monothematic drum and bass project entitled “Space Odyssey”. Mainly through the third album under the name S-Tone Inc., released in 2002 on Schema/Ishtar and entitled Sobrenatural, he refines his style, made of Brazilian, soul and jazz influences, without forgetting the experiences that he’d made with various Italian and British DJ’s in the house music scene.
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S-Tone Inc. Discography

Albums

S-Tone Inc. Love Unlimited (Album) Milano 2000 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
MI 2014 S-Tone Inc. Free Spirit(CD, Album) Milano 2000 MI 2014 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
S-Tone Inc. Sobrenatural (Album) Schema Italy 2002 Sell This Version
S-Tone Inc. Luz Y Sombra (Album) Schema Italy 2005 Sell This Version
S-Tone Inc. Moon In Libra (Album) Schema Italy 2009 Sell This Version
SCCD 462 S-Tone Inc. Lost & Found (CD, Dig) Schema SCCD 462 Italy 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S-Tone Inc. Featuring Marlon S-Tone Inc. Featuring Marlon - Get Freaky Now Calypso Records Italy 1992 Sell This Version
RR 006 S-Tone Inc. Agua Azul, Quasar, Solaris(12") Roots Records RR 006 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
S-Tone Inc. Time Roots Records Italy 1996 Sell This Version
MI 303 S-Tone Inc. Ainda Sonhar(12") Milano 2000 MI 303 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
MI 2014 EP S-Tone Inc. Saudade E.P.(12", EP) Milano 2000 MI 2014 EP Italy 1999 Sell This Version
SCEP 337 S-Tone Inc. La Boca Del Rio / Rendez-Vous Á Minuit(12") Schema SCEP 337 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
SCEP 351 S-Tone Inc. Um Dia De Sol(12") Schema SCEP 351 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
SCEP 342 S-Tone Inc. Take 4 / Arejar(12") Schema SCEP 342 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
SCEP 363 S-Tone Inc. Revelation / La Boca Del Rio(12") Schema SCEP 363 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
SCEP 398 S-Tone Inc. Verao / Charlas Nocturnas(12") Schema SCEP 398 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
SCEP 393 S-Tone Inc. Emotional Dancing / Bossafrica(12") Schema SCEP 393 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
SCEP 396 S-Tone Inc. Dreamer(12") Schema SCEP 396 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
OLD 002 Soft House Company / Be Noir / S-Tone Inc. Soft House Company / Be Noir / S-Tone Inc. - What You Need... / Love Theme / So Crazy(12") Irma Classics OLD 002 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
SCEP 409 S-Tone Inc. Beira Do Mar / Cueva Del Lobo(12") Schema SCEP 409 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
SCEP 412 S-Tone Inc. Naked Ground / Hanging On The Moon(12") Schema SCEP 412 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
SCEP479 S-Tone Inc. featuring Toco S-Tone Inc. featuring Toco - Superbacana Ep(12", EP) Schema SCEP479 Italy 2017 Sell This Version

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TheAlex_1

TheAlex_1

September 2, 2003
Terrific group, featuring Stefano Tirone (S-Tone). Sometimes they border on the contemporary side when they were on the Milano 2000 side of Idizion Ishtar. With their most recent release however they have gone to the Schema side, which is known for big bossa ala Nicola Conte, Gerardo Frisina, Soulstance and even Les Hommes.

They have I believe 4 releases in all. Love Unlimited, Space Odysssey, Free Spirit and Sobrenatural. The first three are thought of to be the relaxed ones. Sobrenatural will give you some latin and even India ambiance.

Check out the rework of their Free Spirit cut titled "Arejar". Redone by label-mates Soulstance, it's a thing of beauty!

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