December 4, 2020 11:08 am
An amazing mariachi remix of “Gambling Man” by Fat Tony is out now. The track is performed by Mariachi Luz de Luna and is an incredible revision of the original track from Exotica. It’s on all streaming services and on Bandcamp, so take a listen or buy the track here: https://found.ee/HPol
Previously only available to Exotica scratch-off ticket holders, a la Willy Wonka’s golden ticket, Fat Tony has shared the mariachi edition of “Gambling Man,” the rap-fiction tale of a man named Johnny, who’s trying to win big, but can’t seem to get it right. Fat Tony enlisted Tucson-based mariachi band, Mariachi Luz de Luna, for a lush traditional sound. Finger-plucked harp, guitarrón, and vihuela lay the foundation for Tony’s spoken narrative in step with the trumpet’s melody and soaring violins. The band also makes an appearance in the official music video.
Of “Gambling Man” (Mariachi Remix) Tony shares, “I recorded [Mariachi Luz de Luna] after bandleader Ruben Moreno transcribed the original song into musical notation and rehearsed the band for weeks. Exotica album producer GLDNEYE meticulously arranged, mixed, and mastered the song. We set out to make a remix that tastefully incorporates traditional mariachi music with our song. By choice, we avoided novelty or a “fusion” sound of genres, instead, we led with respect.”
October 23, 2020 11:17 am
Fat Tony’s brand new album, Exotica, is out now! It’s an awesome album full of rich storytelling, worlds to get sucked into, and characters to root for. Listen to it here & order some exclusive Fat Tony merch too.
More about Exotica:
The new album is an ode to the art of storytelling through music, recorded in the cloud-ridden hills of Kingston, Jamaica, in December 2019. After producer GLDNEYE joined me for whirlwind writing sessions in Brooklyn, I, in turn, journeyed to Jamaica to join him to make an album that touches on desire, addiction, gratitude, and more through a heartfelt lens and in the tradition of African griots. It’s my most visionary work yet. A rich and compact iteration of rap short fiction that firmly establishes itself as its own genre. – Fat Tony
And in case you missed it, watch his new music video for ‘Gambling Man’ here.
October 22, 2020 5:48 pm
surprise!! a new music video from fat tony is out now before the release of his album ‘exotica’ tomorrow – the track is called ‘gambling man’ and in our humble opinion…. it’s a must watch. check it out here: found.ee/FT_GM
and snag a pre-order of his album and some merch while you can: found.ee/HPol
September 29, 2020 11:08 am
A new single is out today by Fat Tony! It’s called ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ and you can stream it here. More on the single:
“Je Ne Sais Quoi” is a dense poem that professes redemption and reveals the beauties of life from the mundane to the extraordinary. Featuring a beat built around an accordion, the track is heavily influenced by 60’s French pop artists such as Gainsbourg and Hardy, and the philosophies of Descartes and Bogle (via “fashion over style”). Tony shares, “This song is all about the imagery, from the man awoken from a coma by his wife’s scent to seeing a beautiful cactus in Arizona to losing your cough after kicking cigarettes.”
Pre-order his new album ‘Exotica’ (out Oct. 23rd) here.
September 1, 2020 1:05 pm
We are so excited to announce Fat Tony’s new album Exotica, out October 23rd, 2021. You can pre-order Exotica on the Carpark store or Bandcamp, which also includes the option to order an Exotica t-shirt + a free scratch off card (while supplies last). Order the album here: https://found.ee/HPol
Today we get a sneak peek of the album with his new single ‘Feeling Groovy’ – which comes along with a sick, 360 degree music video. Watch the video here: https://found.ee/sj5o