- Resident Advisor
Tony Barbato first started Djing in and around Italy in the late 90’s. In 2001 he landed at the console of the Tartana Club (one of the most important house clubs in the country) for ‘Souvenir de Ibiza’ where he made a huge impression, gaining a residency for the next season. Tony is known for the incredible energy he irradiates from behind the decks during his sets, delivering big deep house sounds with a Latin twist. In 2005 he teamed up with fellow Italian producer Alex Vanni to create the electro-house duo "Mono". Mono had big success with their first EP ‘Flowers’ on Rewind Records, which gained the support by big name jocks including John Digweed, Alex Neri and Steve Lawler who use it in his "Lights Out 2" compilation. Since then Mono have released tracks on labels including Revox, Black Strawberry and CR2. As well as their own productions Mono have also remixed tracks by Roger Sanchez and Pasta Boys. In 2005 Tony secured a new DJ residency at Marula Beach - a soulful & deep club on the beach of his hometown in Follonica, directed by his friend Marco Roncetti. Tony has graced the decks of many Tuscan clubs over the years from Tenax, ExMud, Central Park, Frau, Costes, among others and also some of the biggest clubs in Italy including Plastic (Milan), Magazinni Generali (Milan) and Doc Show (Bologna). He's also the official deejay of Cannavera Party (Cagliari, Sardinia) and earlier this year he played at famous France house-club Djoon in Paris.
In 2011 Tony released a new single with Favouritizm - Tony Babrato -Hoben. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y98KiV88GMI
The first outing on ‘Favouritizm’ earned a number 3 placing on the Traxsource Chart and n°1 in the House chart.
In 2012 The second release Tony Barbato - Jump on ‘Favouritizm’ earned a number 4 placing on the Traxsource Chart and n°1 in the Deep House chart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t53UnwviunU
Tony is a monthly guest with his 1 hour mix show on radio Espana Network. Tony Barbato_ Espana Network_ (Movida)_ 01-04-12_ by TonyBarbatodj
In june 2012 Tony released on FAVOURITIZM Records UK - TONY BARBATO "TUSCAN" EP. supported by TOP DJs as Rocco, Hector Romero, Afshin (Djoon), Grant Nelson, Jask, Aki Bergen, Tedd Patterson, Dario D'Attis, Jamie Lewis, DJ Fudge, Phil Asher, Bruno From Ibiza, Mark Di Meo, Ricky Morrison (M&S), Thomas Toccafondi, TommyBoy (Crazibiza), Franky fresh (the Brother), Luis Radio, DJ Bee, Coltrane, Souldynamic, Colin Sales, Mr V, Oscar P, Shane Paris and many more!
"Tony Barbato is one of the outstanding newcomers on the scene, I really like this EP" - Aki Bergen
This is Italys Tony Barbato’s second offering on the ever reliable Favouritizm label and again it’s a real biggie. After the massive Traxsource Top 3 selling ‘Hoben’ last year, Barbato returns with a full 4 track EP, an EP that dosen’t need to hide comparison to former big Ibiza gems from the likes of Dennis Ferrer or Jerome Sydenham. What you get is a wide selection of groovy, bass heavy percussive old school fused injected tracks that certainly will be heard all over the European summer season shortly. My personal pick is the epic ‘Wakin On Music’, a track that has written SUMMER ANTHEM all over it. Get your hands on this massive EP gals & guys!