Toca Tuesdays | Eclipse, Evil Dee, & Tony Touch – Tickets – Cielo – New York, NY – August 1st, 2017

Toca Tuesdays | Eclipse, Evil Dee, & Tony Touch

Toca Tuesdays | Eclipse, Evil Dee, & Tony Touch

Aug 01

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

Tickets at the Door

Evil Dee
Evil Dee
Co- motivator of the 90's Timberland boots and army fatigues movement, Evil Dee sealed his fate in hip hop history beginning with one of the most noted classic hip hop albums, Black Moon's Enta Da Stage.

Thirty one years prior to today's success Brooklyn, New York native Ewart Dewgarde initially started exploring music through the influence of his mother, who was a pianist. After perfecting the piano, he realized he had a hunger for music. He went on to study the violin, guitar, bass, organ and the drums. At the age of seven he moved on to the turntables. What began as a fight for some of the attention Mr. Walt, his teenaged brother received as the neighborhood DJ, would soon solidified into a craft and major career of his own.

While in high school, Evil Dee made a name for himself as a DJ by way of college radio. Student jocks would invite him for guest performances, however, he earned the title of co-host on each show, sneaking onto college grounds weekly.

Although he was maturing in his craft he stayed on his brother's coattails, who had graduated from spinning to producing. Evil naturally gravitated into production as well. He would creep into his brother's record collection to make beats using two tape decks. "It is inevitable. If you are a DJ, you are automatically a producer. When you scratch and slow down music you are making your own beat," admits Evil Dee.

By the end of the 80's Evil Dee was working off of a full plate. From being booked for parties, playing for college radio and Tokyo Radio's BAYFM, to promoting himself as a producer he had definitely come into his own name. It was at the end of the decade that Evil found himself turning down work, once he became one of the founding members of the legendary group, Black Moon. Largely focused on the achievement of the group he passed on a radio show to ink a deal with rhyming partners 5ft and Buckshot to Nervous Records by 1992. Determined to bring more to the table than the obvious, Evil Dee laid the foundation for most of the group's songs by producing their albums with his brother, turned business partner for Da Beatminerz Inc.

The production for Enta Da Stage, the group's mainstream album, catapulted his career beyond what he figured it could ever take him. He went on to produce another classic album for hip hop peers; Smif & Wessun's Dah Shining. A wave of hits for other artists fol- lowed, ranging from Busta Rhymes to Eminem. By the end of the 90's the members of Black Moon started making individual career moves, which led to Evil Dee's return back to radio. After he was invited by WQHT's program director Steve Smith to perform at the first Hot 97 Summer Jam in 1994, he was immediately hired by Smith for the Monday Night Flava Mix. Always thinking out of the box, he became a producer for an online station 88HipHop.com in time, starting Beatminerz Radio, which was an on and offline show.

By 2000, Evil Dee was playing for two different stations on Canadian Radio, and was a featured DJ on WWPR's Future Flavas with Marley Marl. While dominating the field of broadcasting, Da Beatminerz signed with Rawkus Records in 2000, releasing Brace 4 Impak and later they recorded independent albums Fully Loaded w/ Static in 2004 and Unmarked Music Vol. 1 the following year.

Today, Evil Dee remains a model of consistency. He tours globally with Black Moon and as a Beatminerz DJ, his production work remains in high demand and Beatminerz Radio can be found online as the home page for their social networking site created a year ago.
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/