Toca Tuesdays | DJ Marley Marl & Tony Touch – Tickets – Cielo – New York, NY – February 21st, 2017

Toca Tuesdays | DJ Marley Marl & Tony Touch

Toca Tuesdays | DJ Marley Marl & Tony Touch

Feb 21

Doors: 11:00 pm / Show: 11:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

Tickets at the Door

Marley Marl
Famous for representing the rap Mecca known as Queensbridge, and for introducing hip hop producers to the innovative craft of sampling, Marley Marl, born Marlon Williams, appeared at the forefront of many of hip hop's most important moments and movements. He rocked alongside Mr. Magic on "Rap Attack," co-founded the legendary Juice Crew, battled KRS-One and BDP in the infamous Bridge Wars, produced LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out," broke new talent on Future Flavas, and even inspired the late great Notorious BIG – to name a few. Marley's discography is extensive, with classics including "Around the Way Girl," "Eric B For President," "Nobody Beats the Biz," and "The Symphony," among hundreds of other trendsetting compositions. Marley Marl has received numerous awards for his chart successes, including a 1992 GRAMMY Award for LL Cool J's Best Solo Rap Performance. He has also been recognized as a living legend in hip hop, receiving the Legendary DJ Award at the 2013 Global Spin Awards. Marley Marl can be heard on New York's mega station WBLS 107.5 FM, every Friday night between 8pm to 10pm.
Tony Touch
Tony Touch
The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again.
Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets and industry as the real 'Mix Tape King.'
Tony Toca evolved his mix tapes to record releases. In 2000, Tony released "The Piece Maker" on Tommy Boy records. This album sold over 400,000 units worldwide and featured legendary artists like Big Pun, Cypress Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Gang Starr, and much more. The video for the single "I Wonder Why" featuring Total featured cameos from John Leguizamo, Rock Steady and more. Since then, Tony Touch has released the "Piece Maker 2" which also had an all-star line up with features such as P. Diddy, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Snoop Dog and even the legendary Ruben Blades.
Toca is also known to represent the Latino community to the fullest. It is the result of growing up with Salsa at home and Hip-Hop influence in his lifestyle. In 2005 Tony inked a deal with EMI Records and revolutionized the game once more with his Latin album called "ReggaeTony". The hit single, "Play that Song" featured Nina Sky and B-Real of Cypress Hill. The cd had an all star line up including Tego Calderon, Ivy Queen, Zion y Lennox, N.O.R.E, Voltio, and Soni just to name a few. The album went GOLD and with that success, EMI records moved quickly to release ReggaeTony 2 which featured more heavyweight appearances.
Touch continues to be in demand globally. The proof is in the passport as he has toured over 30 countries including Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico, London, France, Greece, Russia, Brazil, Germany, Columbia, Switzerland, Italy and Cuba. He's also acted as tour DJ for acts like Cypress Hill, Gurus' Jazzmatazz, Rock Steady and the Beatnuts. You also may have caught Tony on TV shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "The Dave Chapelle Show" spinning for Eminem. And you may have heard him on the airwaves in New York City on such stations as Hot 97, Power 105, and 107.5 WBLS. In 2004, Eminem and manager Paul Rosenberg closed a deal for their own radio station on Sirius XM Satellite called Shade 45. Tony Touch was quickly recruited to host TOCA TUESDAYS from 8pm to Midnight. TOCA TUESDAYS is also a weekly classic Hip Hop party in which he invites legendary DJ's to guest spin.
And if that weren't enough, another weekly party Tony sparked was the FUNKBOX where he plays deep house music with celeb guest DJ's. Both parties have been running over 4 years strong.
Venue Information:
Cielo
18 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY, 10014
http://www.cieloclub.com/