A true fundamentals DJ, 2-Tone Jones speaks with his hands as in the tradition of Hip-Hop’s founding element. Through his bottomless crates of records he has rocked parties from LA to NY, on down to the ATL and even out in Europe. On the performance side 2-Tone has shared the stage, and spun alongside, the likes of Brand Nubian, Raheem DeVaughn, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Algebra Blessett, Grap Luva, Camp Lo, Tracey Lee and Phil Ade. From 2005-07 he was the DJ-in-residence for Shaman Work Recordings, an independent Hip-Hop music label whose roster included CL Smooth, MF Doom, John Robinson and Wale Oyejide. Currently, on Monday nights from 10-11pm 2-Tone serves as a co-resident DJ and host for a progressive hip-hop radio show called Ill Street Grooves, part of the Decipher hip-hop strip on DC’s own WPFW 89.3 FM/Pacifica Radio. He is also a resident DJ at the famed W Hotel located directly across the street from the White House. Along with a handful of D.C.’s most talented visual artists, Mr. Jones is a member of a cutting-edge art troupe/marketing group known as AM Radio: Artwork Mbilashaka. 2-Tone also performs as a member of one of the most imitated (but of course never duplicated), up-and-coming bands on the east coast known as Sound of the City (SOTC). Members of the band have toured and recorded with artists such as Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Frank McComb and Ski Johnson. Most recently he, along with long-time friend and collaborator Gerald Watson, created a special project called Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber; a musical marriage between an assortment of classic jazz selections and various tracks from the catalog of the Wu-Tang Clan. So be on the listen-out for 2-Tone Jones thru a speaker near you.
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