Tony Touch Shows Where The New Boom Bap Lives In His Latest Mix (Audio)
Twenty years ago, Brooklyn, New York’s Tony Touch was one of the most prominent mixtape DJs. One of the original promoters of the MC freestyle, Tony Touch played records he liked, featured great signed and underground talent, and kept the culture organic. In 2016, Tony is one of the only DJs consistently making tapes the same way he was then. Even if cassettes have largely given way to the cloud, the Diaz Brothers co-founder (who also spits) is still getting down the exact same way he was when he was charging money for tapes.
Hip Hop 104: Break’s Over is the latest installment in Touch’s ongoing series, which stems back several years. “Happy New Year….here is another collective of that BOOM BAP that can’t be denied…..The Underground lives…..Real SHIT,” writes Toca. Heads can hear new and recent music from A Tribe Called Quest, Redman, D.I.T.C., the late Sean Price, Dave East, Danny Brown, Skillz, Kendrick Lamar, Your Old Droog, Black Thought, Nitty Scott, Planet Asia, The LOX, and more.
Tony does not just select singles and tracks that have hit the web. The accomplished mixmaster and veteran producer keeps his mix authentic and his ear to the beat of the street.