Lil Tony, born Toni Rantanen, is one of the most respected characters in club culture not just in Finland but in Europe. Having previously been a member of the prestigious Nuspirit Helsinki collective as well as the Future Beat Investigators he decided to step out on his own with his own solo productions back in 2007. He has released on labels such as Innervisions, Running Back, Versatile and Mood Music and this year will see him release brand new material.
For fifteen years he has helped shape club land in his hometown of Helsinki running legendary venues such as Kerma, sOda, Rose Garden, Redrum, Kaiku, Aaniwalli and Kuudes linja. To top it all he is also one of the founding members of Flow Festival, the annual electronic & urban music festival in Helsinki which has now become one of Europe’s finest festivals.
As a DJ, Lil Tony is probably best known for his house & techno sets – Detroit, New York & Chicago house music was his first love after all – but he is remarkably unprejudiced and eclectic in his approach to music, be that for his personal listening or when he is out DJing in clubs. Having played at venues around the world such as Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, Subclub, Fabric, Lux, Plastic People, Trouw and Goa to name a few it is clear to see he is still one of the most respected DJ’s currently in Europe.