PIANO AIN’T EASY
Label: Viva Recordings
Release date: 2019-05-17
Catalog number: VV9883
Viva welcomes the return of Tony H the Panamanian sensation with a club-primed new double A-side single. As the proprietor of his Late Night Munchies and Munchies After Dark imprints, as well as regular supporting slots with the biggest DJ names touching down in Panama, Tony H AKA Anthony Henderson has developing a growing global following. His popular mix series The Drive-Thru can be heard each month, inspiring an every 4th Wednesday club event. Recognizing Tony Hs talent and this pair of killer tracks, Viva was eager to bring him back on board the label.
The single opens with the moody Piano Aint Easy and its steady, snapping rhythm and percussive effects. The proverbial piano enters with Detroit-inspired chord play, occasionally filtered and cut-up to match the beats. This ones for peak time at the dance den. On the flip side, Fool Me Once takes a deeper path with swirling pads, a crisp drum track, and a beguiling vocal hook. The track is sublime, introducing arpeggiated melodies, dark background stabs, and spacious reverb hits as it progresses. The late night just got a whole lot later.