"It feels like a summer night at your favorite dance club, heat coming in from outside and from the bodies endlessly moving to the sounds as if in a trance..."
Multi-faceted, Grammy nominated, artist, composer, DJ and producer; these are just some of the ways you might introduce Jahn Lee Aponte. Now, he adds the moniker, TossTones, to his growing repertoire of artistry and identity.
When his debut single ‘Sonoro’ hit all music streaming platforms August 19, we welcomed in a new realm. This is only the seedlings for what TossTones hopes to grow into a massive collaboration with illustrators, animators, writers and designers to flesh out the look and feel of a world in which TossTones can run wild and free as a creative force.
The song is rich in percussive beats and lyrics that poetically weave the origin and foundation upon which TossTones will continue to produce what he calls ‘Afro-Latinx Sci-Fi music.’
The initial burst of sound, feels festive, something a DJ might turn to knowing their audience needs a jolt midway through the night. Whispers come through the first sounds but the first line, “Sonoro, tengo el poder sonoro,” is crooned out with a distinct sound akin to those old school Salsa artists of the 50s, all while maintaining the freshness of an artist hitting their stride in the modern music landscape.
The party mood picks up as TossTones delves further into the verse, delivering lines in a rhythm that has heads bobbing and feet tapping. The fusion and flairs of hip hop, a sprinkle of trap vibes, all masterfully blended with Latin-Caribbean beats carry the story like a heartbeat to the end.
Sonoro is a kaleidoscope of sounds and vibes. It feels like a summer night at your favorite dance club, heat coming in from outside and from the bodies endlessly moving to the sounds as if in a trance. I could really go for a mojito while I dance around my living room to this.
As someone who has deeply appreciated music all my life, I would go as far as to say this track has the makings of a summer smash even well within Autumn–that’s just how good it is. You have to hear this song, once you do you’ll be adding it to your summer playlist, dance playlist, latin playlist, party playlist, all the playlists.
The best part of this drop is that TossTones will continue to drop new music every 8th of the month. The only thing that could be better than this: an entire album.
The song centers TossTones as the main character, the hero, on a mission to create and protect joy and hope for the people of the universe with his god given gift. The power of sound. We spoke over Zoom, the way most people do these days. He sits framed by instruments and sound equipment, looking every bit of the hero in his trademark apparel: an asian conical straw hat.