Tommy Bones Drops the Arrival EP on Strictly Rhythm

Think they just don't make them like they used to? Have you HEARD the music being made by Tommy Bones?

Think they just don’t make them like they used to? Have you HEARD any of the music being made by Tommy Bones? If you didn’t know any better you’d swear they were classics – and, well, they are, but they weren’t released 25 years ago.

I was sold on Bones last year when Luke Solomon opened part one of his Strictly Jacked mix with “Black Concept” (a Traxsource number 1) and then rounded it out with “Put It On You” featuring Lydia Rhodes. He’s been described as a “dancer’s DJ” and that is certainly true as almost everything I’ve heard falls into the realm of big room, big system club sounds. Certainly Luke is qualified more than most to discern what is and what is not dancefloor material.

“Aisha” is the new unrelenting record that brings “French Kiss” to mind immediately and I mean that in the most positive, not “he-ripped-that-off”, kind of way. It’s daring you not to dance. Tommy’s softer side is just as captivating on “T’s Jazzy Joint.” It’s hard not to be reminiscent of “The Whistle Song” once his keys come in. It’ll put a smile on your face. Smiling dancers never go out of style and Tommy is the man to keep them coming back to the dancefloor with records like this.

Dustin Kinney is a passionate, opinionated house DJ and writer in Austin, TX. His friends will tell you he hates everything, but it’s a LIE! Don’t believe them.