In a time when the breaks game seems faded, labeled as “dead” and the pioneers that created the sound has moved on to other genres, Def Tonez manages to continue to bring the funk and push the breaks. In a short few years Def Tonez has become one of the few leading DJs that holds the 'Breaks' flag up high. Always on a mission to keep the sound alive and bring it all back to Sydney, Australia.
Def Tonez is one half of Broken Stylus. A fresh duo to come out of Sydney. With his partner in crime DJ Ryza they wreck havoc in the clubs and on the radio airwaves. As a resident DJ on the M-Shift show on NSB radio, you can catch Def Tonez dropping tunes on most Sunday arvos. Tune to www.nsbradio.co.uk from 4pm (EST) to catch the show.
On a solo tip, Def Tonez has played in clubs all around Sydney including Home Nightclub, The Arthouse and is on regular rotation at the world renowned, Chinese Laundry. He has also supported big international names such as The Freestylers, Stanton Warriors, A-Skillz, Slyde, Digweed, DJ Fresh, Vandalism, NAPT, Peo De Pitte, Karton, Krafty Kuts, A-Skillz and Elite Force to just name a few. Def Tonez supports Sydney's #1 monthly breaks event Destination? In 2009 Def Tonez won the DJs Afloat DJ competition. Going up against many other electro DJs seemed like going against all odds at the time, but Def Tonez won the crowd over with his funky fresh selections of tunes and got them all bouncing to the broken beats. 2010 he was a finalist in the The Collectors\DJ Warehouse DJ Comp.
Influenced by many genres of music from hip-hop, funk, rock to cheesy pop. A Def Tonez set will always contain mash-ups and samples from all these different genres. Keeping the good times rolling with funky fresh beats, laced with catchy vocals that will usually venture into some dubstep and DNB.
When you say 'breaks' and 'Sydney' together, only a few names will come into the conversation. Amongst those names will be Def Tonez.
Keep an ear out for Def Tonez.
Peace and Breakbeats!!