Typically, you have your legend, including their stature, their ego, their following, their mystique and then you have what they actually manage to drop on the dance floor that evening. Overwhelmingly so, the latter is a big let down when compared to the former.
Not so on Saturday Night @ Humble.
I've spoken my piece on this forum on an occasion when I thought that Tony wasn't bringing it with the smoke of days past, but on Saturday night, what Tony dropped on the dance floor was nothing short of amazing. He was an unstoppable force. Tony was a goddamn hurricane. He's the reason that I play House Music and he gave me a real kick-in-the-ass reminder of that on Saturday night.
What stood out to me right away was his selection. Each pick was in such beautiful, relevant context. His program was urgent and moving, yet warm and comfortable. There were flashes of deep minimal stuff, then churchy anthem, then deep, complex swirly instrumental, then sweet melody.
Then there were the classics. "Brother's Gonna Work it Out" by Wille Hutch and "Whistle Bump" by Deodato to name a couple. Hearing Tony play these songs how and when he played them made them that much more special.
Tony even hung out afterwards and just kicked it about playing songs, making songs and selling songs from a global perspective as opposed to a local one. Very enlightening. Where was Yorel w/the video for that?!? LOL
Anyway, I just wanna thank Tony for a magical evening.
Thanks, Tony, for a magical evening!