NYC DJ and nightlife superstar Tyler Stone is about to put out his first full album Tales From the East Side, a four-to-the-floor dance package, ready for your heavy rotation summer playlist!
Discovered by legendary House Music label Trax Records, Stone is beginning his journey into sound, following in the footsteps of music pioneers Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson and Mr. Fingers. As a classically-trained pianist and percussionist, he has a tactile approach to composing that is pure audio artistry. Check out a bit about some of the featured genius tracks below…and download the full album Tales From the East Side on iTunes.
Tales From the East Side’s title track, with its dramatic crescendos, creeping rhythm, and haunting piano riff, is the soundtrack for the movie in your mind when you’re walking home alone late at night and you think someone’s following you. You stop and turn around to look…but no one’s there. Makes sense that one of Stone’s chief musical influences is Bernard Herrmann, who composed the soundtrack to the movie Psycho. Remember that terrifying shower scene? The violence was conveyed entirely through the music.
The Midnight Society expresses, through synth and bass, that feeling you get when you have the right amount of buzz, you’re dancing with your tribe, and your stilettos feel like Converse.
If you should ever find yourself in the company of haters who are threatening to kill your buzz, the vocal hook to Suck My Bass offers haters specific instructions on what they should insert into their mouths. The track has the dark, atmospheric sound that is Stone’s signature, but oozes with the mischievous bitchiness that he usually reserves for his close friends.
Drums on Delancey Street and Bopperz are deep chasms of grinding, relentless rhythm. “Drums” has flourishes of jungle, with layers of mystical percussion. Bopperz is a gritty homage to the crime-ridden, graffiti-covered New York of the 1970s.
Terminal Funk is a soulful but ominous hybrid of vocals and percussion. Like if somebody slipped peyote into the punch at the church choir’s picnic and then everyone got naked and danced around in a graveyard.
Ain’t Nobody Lovin Me, featuring Patricia Edwards, is sultry and dreamy, following the classic house formula of fiery female vocals, on top of hypnotic bass-heavy beats.
Stone’s album concludes with Just Ask Me, a booming track with a virulent hook and industrial tinges. The featured vocalist here is Maestro Stone himself.