Real Tone Records has been a constant source of good quality house music for quite some time now. With Franck Roger and Lionel Marciano at the helm it has evolved from simply a platform for Franck's prolific output to become a force to be reckoned with attracting producers young and old and releasing some of the scene's definitive music Ė including 2010's ubiquitous What They Say by Maya Jane Coles and, more recently, Franck's own After All (with Mandel Turner), You Know What It's Like by M A N I K and Burnski, H 2 Da Izzo by The Martinez Brothers and Shonky's excellent Le Velour, among many others. The name of Real Tone was first used for a party that the two friends organized together in an obscure Paris club. Franck was the DJ and Lionel was the promoter.
Franck Roger is a vinyl supremo, a crate digger of the highest order and a huge house music fan. A DJ since the 90's, he's head of the Realtone records label and runs his music business out of his Paris home.
Started by Franck Roger in 2004 when he was accumulating his releases on Masters At Work's label Kenlou, Versatile, Innervisions or BBE, Real Tone managed to develop a strong identity with an innovative house sound that remained conscious of its roots.
With artists such as Gummihz, Black Coffee, Rocco, Alix Alvarez, Mr V or Manoo, this Paris based label came to create a crossroads for the US, European and South African scenes. It's event The 5 Beats, first held at Djoon and then at Rex Club has united an eclectic and effervescent public over the years inviting artists such as Laurent Garnier, Dixon, Louie Vega, Joe Claussell...
Label, booking agency, party promoter, in 9 years, Real Tone has gone from being the young newcomer on the French scene to being a at the forefront of the scene.
Sublabels: Earthrumental Music, Franck Roger Production, Raw Tune Cuts, Real Tune Cuts.