No.19 Music teams up with super talented musician, songwriter, DJ & producer Derrick Boyd AKA Tone of Arc for a new single that marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the label and artist...
Tone of Arc is the new moniker from Derrick Boyd the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer who has been creating such a stir after his recent performances at the No.19 Social Experiment events at BPM in Mexico and WMC in Miami and with his forthcoming remix for Visionquest. His marriage of inspiring production/songwriting and truly unique live/dj performances make him a very exciting prospect as anyone who has caught him live can testify to. Now he is set to distil all of this into an album for his friends at No.19, and as an early taster of that, we have here his debut single ‘Shaking the Sky / No Pushers’.
The A side track ‘Shaking the Sky’ is a superb bass driven slice of dark house that weaves eighties tinged synth work and rolling drums with the wonderfully contrasting vocals of Boyd & partner Zoe Presnick. This is an instant late night anthem and surely set to become one of the biggest No.19 records to date: it’s easy to see why this has been a staple in Art Department Dj sets for the last year.
The flipside sees Boyd shift down a gear with the sublime & laidback ‘No Pushers’, a track that was debuted during Jonny White & Shaun Reeves set at the Legendary Sacbe Jungle party in Playa Del Carmen earlier this year. The record melds a brilliant warm bassline, layers of hypnotic pads and a shuffling drum section to create the perfect base for his ethereal vocals. This is a wonderfully accompaniment to the driving energy of ‘Shaking the Sky’ and shows the rich diversity of the Tone of Arc sound.
Tone of Arc and No.19 are a perfect pairing with Derrick Boyd and Jonny White working closely together on the forthcoming album, an album that is set to show the depth and breadth of Boyd’s work as he ventures beyond the dancefloor and delivers an LP that is rumoured to be a defining piece of electronic music.
Published: 8th May 2012