BLAK TONY

Tony Horton aka Blak-Tony

Some find themselves in forms materials that please them, becoming stagnant; others weave themselves in between, to collect and go further…exploring”: July, 2000 Introduced to a land outside of mainstream radio, Tony Horton penned lyrics to 430 WEST Record’s,  ” SIGHT BEYOND SIGHT”, for which he was an original member to the short lived house singles, “Good Stuff”, “R.U. Sure”, appearing on the compilation, “SOUL FROM THE CITY” (SUBMERGE Records).

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Further discovery into mid-80’s, Techno Revolution landed him within the exploratory duo known as “OPTIC NERVE”, along side Keith “K-1” Tucker, 430 WEST sister label, DIRECT BEAT, and a signature appearance on the TRANS ATLANTIC compilation for POW WOW Records under the alias that became AUX-88.

The single rang the bell around the globe as the Electro/Bass revolution began to take form, echoing the message to masses… “The further I go, the closer I am to myself.”  Robotic, drawn out vocals became Horton’s forte’ throughout the early AUX-88 singles until the birth of the double EP entitled, “ALIEN FM”.  Another exploration into techno with the reality of Electro/Bass again on 430 WEST.

The original members of AUX-88 assumed other interest; the result became the collaboration with Tucker & Horton for PuzzleBox Records, and “K-1” project.  Again his faceless image shone throughout the singles “K-1 AGENDA” & the inner-galactic call to war entitled, “FACE YOUR FATE”.

The synthetic voiced battle lyrics and concept writing gained a partnership with Underground Resistance agent, TRACKMASTER Lou Robinson, and joined the minimal hard edge enforcement known as “SCAN-7”, writing the group’s second LP, “RESURFACE” (TRESOR RECORDS/ GERMANY). Making his presence felt as a member of the HIDDEN TERRITORY STUDIO COLLECTIVE.

While touring with SCAN-7, the group made a devastating appearance on the underground stage during the 1ST Detroit Electronic Music Festival (May 2000), Horton gave birth to his own nickname: “BLAK-TONY”, live via satellite; delivered over the Internet globally, the rage-charged vocal manifesto he is known for ’till this day entitled, “YOU HAVE THE RIGHT” (ELYPSIA Records/ Belgium). The acappella of his voice is celebrated on turntables worldwide, finding home within mix CD’s, Clubs and his own heart as a major message in the freedom and union of club culture’s underground nation.

After SCAN-7, Horton was approached by long time friend, Keith Tucker for a commentary spot monthly in the OPTIC UNIVERSE www.optic-universe.com, which has given Blak-Tony a soundboard for his sometimes though provoking messages to the masses. This reunion has led to a re-formation of “RX-7” (the pre-name of AUX-88, now tagged, THE AUX MEN). At the present time, he is preparing for a glance from behind the scenes from the projects he has written and/ or co-produced for; masked and unmasked…. again giving his contribution to the anti-programmed media soundscape revolution and the continuation of DETROIT’S black noise.

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