Grammy-nominated producer, The Twilite Tone, fuses his Chicago-house and hip-hop legacy into rhythmic beats for the likes of Kanye West, Gorillaz, John Legend, Pusha T and Big Sean.
Tone, born Anthony Khan, spent his adolescence between Chicago’s famed south side neighborhood, Hyde Park and southeast Louisiana. While music was naturally engrained in Tone’s DNA, it was cultivated by the sounds of southern marching bands and New Orleans second line, coupled with his love for funk, soul and the ever growing, native Chicago dance music known as House. After leading creative collective Dem Dare, later to be renamed The Darians by Tone, he went on to collaborate with, Grammy and Academy award winning rapper, Common on some of his earliest records, and was instrumental in helping to weave together the vital black sounds of Hip Hop and House music at a time when Chicago’s native tunes monopolized its dancefloors.
Tone has continued to develop his musical repertoire by expanding into DJ sets that infuse live vocals and instrumentation, while his production credits maintain a funky internal rhythm and have influenced underground as well as contemporary, and popular music alike.
Now New York City based, The Twilite Tone has produced for Kanye West, Gorillaz, Pusha T, John Legend, and a host of other notable artists, and can be seen curating vibrations from the east to west coast, while continuing to pay homage to the eternal musical legacy fore-fathered by his deep Chicago roots.