Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago’s Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each month exclusively for 5 Magazine.
Curated by Andrew Emil, this month’s set is from Chicago’s The Twilite Tone aka Anthony Khan:
The Twilite Tone grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the mid 80s and early 90s. Surrounded by the diverse range of sounds the city offered during that period, Tone embraced the abstract and the concrete, walking the line between deep house (Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Andre Hatchett, Lil Louis) and hip hop (Schoolly D, Divine Force, Sir Ibu, Ultramagnetic MCs).
Starting off in the mid-80s as a house and hip-hop-obsessed Chicago teen, Khan quickly moved from casual observer and hobbyist to creator, shacking up with the likes of Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (better known as Common), Dion Wilson (No ID), often noted as Kanye Wests mentor), and others.
In 2000, Khan started Great Weekend, a party which featured a genre-defying mix of DJs, musicians, and artists, and has DJed at the Mister Saturday Night and I Love Vinyl parties in NYC.
He is currently the music director and DJ for Common. In 2003-2004, he moved and further cultivated the Great Weekend party in L.A. while establishing a cult following for the event and accompanying mix CDs . The Twilite Tone relocated to New York in 2008 where he brought his Great Weekend parties to the legendary nightclub APT. Along with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, Khan was also a founding member of the Mister Saturday Night party at Santos Party House.
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Past sets from Four Play Music Sessions are available here.