“Do It Properly” is the latest single from our new signing, Chicago-based producer and musician The Twilite Tone.
Tone says: “‘Do It Properly’ is an ever-evolving suite. The intro is taken from a speech by Dr Khalid Muhammad, which Public Enemy also used to open ‘Night Of The Living Baseheads,’ a song that came out around the same time I had been courting the N.O.I. in the late ‘80s. I repurposed the sound byte as a call and response that speaks in past tense, reminding me that I have been brought to a place where I have taken my ‘name, reputation, language, religion, culture, god’ and even ‘mind’ away, so I can come to a new place, space and time.”
The Twilite Tone, aka Anthony Khan, has collaborated with artists including Kanye West, Gorillaz, John Legend, Common and My Brightest Diamond. Tone first linked up with rapper Common in the ‘80s, as DJ for him and No I.D., before going on to co-produce much of Common’s debut album Can I Borrow A Dollar. He went on to contribute production to several major records, from Gorillaz’s Humanz to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer and its hit single “Mercy”, and John Legend’s Love in the Future.
Expect a full album from The Twilite Tone on Stones Throw this Fall.