Tony Touch

Song You Need to Know: Tony Touch, ‘Sacude’

“Sacude,” by the veteran rapper-DJ-producer Tony Touch, is an old-school hit. It’s not the kind of track popularized by big streaming playlists, served up by YouTube’s algorithm, or even booming out of radios. Instead, DJs around Brooklyn keep playing it as dancefloors near peak chaos time, usually the early hours of the morning. “Sacude” is brassy and bruising, with a hiccuping beat that hints at reggaeton but cruises at the faster tempo preferred by house-heads. Melody is almost non-existent — a stuttering horn slams the same note again and again — and it works like crazy. Touch raps in both English...
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