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494 – Tommy Bones


With a career spanning over twenty-five years and releases across Strictly Rhythm, Kingstreet Records and Real Tone to name a few, Tommy Bones is a DJ we’ve admired for a while now and a perfect addition for our Data Transmission Beach Party at this years Defected Croatia.  On Saturday 13th August we host a special Data Transmission beach party at the inaugural Defected Croatia taking place at the stunning Garden Resort in Tisno, THE festival location in Croatia.

The whole event runs from 11th – 15h August as we’ve previously mentioned when we announced their first and second line-up announcements and our Beach Party features some really strong new talent, just the way we like it! we’ve got Black Motion, Joss Moog, Soul Minority, Studiohiest, Tommy Bones and the very talented Ron Mexico, over the coming months we will introduce you to each of them in some form.

From the main / beach stages, through to special boat parties and the incredibleBarbarella’s nightclub, they give you an escape from reality and provide house lovers with a festival like you have never experienced before. From the world’s biggest acts such as Basement Jaxx, Dennis Ferrer, Kenny Dope and Roger Sanchez. Accompanied by a selection of the freshest, most forward-thinking names in house music today – includingLee Walker, Josh Butler, Sonny Fodera & Sam Divine.

Here’s the rest of the line-up, you can grab tickets at http://defected.com/croatia

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Grounded, Passion, Journey, Seamless, Tasteful, Focused, Current, Raw, Targeted, Defected.

What’s your personal favorite track on it?
Aisha (Strictly Rhythm) I put a lot of work into It to make sure It will stand up to the rest of the quality songs in the mix.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The journey… I come from the era of playing in clubs from open to close, so it’s all about telling some sort of story.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
I have a residency here in NYC at Penthouse808. It is a rooftop venue that overlooks Manhattan. Every week I try to push the envelope with the audience. We have a staff of sometimes 50 people per evening. The crazy thing is they all dig what I’m playing and are excited every time I step in the building. It’s a real blessing to turn them onto music I love, most of them never used to listen to house.

What have you got coming up?
I just finished a vocal remix for Dantiez Saunderson (KMS) and working on another EP for Defected.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Wether you are a DJ, or just a music lover, I hope through my creative process I can turn you onto the music that I love. It all comes from the heart, and I’m always thankful I have the opportunity to share it with you. See you in Croatia! One luv! -Tommy

1 Sebo K – Aquamarine (Mr. Fingers Mix) – Tsuba
2. Chris Simmonds, Erykah Badu – Afro Blue – Inhouse
3. Boys Noize – Euphoria – Boysnoize Records
4. Kenny Dope, Lee Wilson, Todd Terry – Turn You Up – Dopewax
5. Dennis Ferrer feat. Ben Westbeech – Right Thing -Defected
5. Gorgon City – Money (David Morales Mix) – Crosstown Rebels
6. Tommy Bones – Aisha – Strictly Rhythm
7. Cookers, Kym Mazelle – A Place In My Heart – Defected
8. Sante Sansone – Baby I’m Bastard – Laspus Music
9. Audiojack, Kevin Knapp – Vibrate – Hot Creations
10. Tommy Bones – 8080 – (Unreleased)
11. Palmer, Giom – Take Off (Giom Dark Dub) – Head Kicks Records
12. Louie Vega, Caron Wheeler – A New Day (Ron Trent Instrumental) – Vega Records

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