"Stones Throw is proud to announce The Clearing, the debut solo album from Chicago musician and producer The Twilite Tone, aka Anthony Khan. The Clearing showcases a sound that Tone describes as 'trans-genre' — a mixture of house, electronic funk, and instrumental hip-hop that continues Stones Throw’s beat-maker legacy — informed by the musical history and spirit of his home town. Tone first linked up with Common in the ‘80s, as DJ for him and No I.D. and co-produced much of Common’s debut album Can I Borrow A Dollar. He went on to contribute production to several major records, including Gorillaz’s Humanz, the hit single 'Mercy' from Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer, and John Legend’s Love in the Future, for which he received three Grammy Award nominations. Peanut Butter Wolf and Tone initially crossed paths in the early 2000s at a club in Chicago, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that they were reconnected in L.A. by legendary Chicago DJ Dave Mata. As soon as Wolf heard Tone’s solo album, he knew he wanted to release it. As is the case with many classic instrumental records, the Akai MPC is the star of the show on The Clearing. The only other gear Tone used was a Korg Triton Workstation and what he calls 'a secret Moog-like Module'. With this simple setup, he created music layered with personal meaning. Sci-fi motifs threaded throughout symbolise the workings of the mind, and each track is intended to portray a different stage in Tone’s life, from the romance of 'Baby Steps' to the speech by Dr. Khalid Muhammad sampled on 'Do It Properly'. With his solo debut, Tone wants to show the world the real Anthony Khan." - Stones Throw
- debut solo full-length from veteran producer The Twilite Tone
- black vinyl pressing
- music label: Stones Throw 2020
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