Monday, November 4, 2013

You Oughta Know: New Artist TDel2

It is truly a pleasure here at The Crew Scene to discover new talent and to share that talent with our readers. This week’s feature artist is the amazing TDeL2, and we are so excited to share his music with you! TDeL2 is the fresh and spirited musical project of Tony DeLuca. Tony creates evocative, electronic indie rock, and we cannot get enough of his new single, “Fearless Youth.”

Tony’s earliest memories of music include bopping out drum patterns on empty coffee tins at his aunt’s house as a pre-schooler.  He began piano lessons at age 5 and loved playing contemporary pieces by the Beatles, Elton John, and Billy Joel. Tony’s father gave him an acoustic guitar for Christmas at age 10, and Tony began teaching himself to play. He eventually learned drums and bass as well. He is now a full-fledged multi-instrumentalist, and his musical talent seeps through the songs on his debut release, “Barnegat.”

During graduate school, Tony began writing songs in his tiny apartment with a Roland keyboard and a Squier Stratocaster. After receiving an audio interface as a gift from his girlfriend, Tony started creating more complex tracks utilizing both audio and midi and began experimenting with recording techniques.

The debut full-length album from TDeL2, "Barnegat," will be released in early November on Monkey Records. Tony recorded, mixed and produced the entire album himself in 2013 at his home studio. The album was mastered by Shawn Hatfield of Oakland, California-based Audible Oddities (Natasha Bedingfield, Shakira, Helios, ESKMO, Mike Taylor, The Innocence Mission). The album is mostly instrumental with occasional lyrical interludes.

Tony’s mission with each carefully crafted song on his album is to move his listeners through dynamic sound. You can find Tony online at the links below. Don’t miss this truly talented up and comer!