Tone Ranger (AKA Alex Simon) makes immersive dance music that embodies the magnetic and supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Blending deep house rhythms with ethereal instrumentation (lap steel, harmonica, whistling, voice), he has earned a reputation as one of the region’s most original and sought-after live electronic acts. Performances have often been described as “heart-opening,” seamlessly moving from ecstatic peaks to grounding sonic valleys. In August 2018, he released his debut EP with Jumpsuit Records, and has since opened for international acts like Quantic and Dirtwire. On the Horizon, a wild and dynamic batch of new songs, will be available to listen to in March of 2019.
Simon is inspired primarily by the landscape of the American West and the stories embedded in it. Though stunningly beautiful on the surface, he understands that underneath, there is deep division and a cry amongst so many of us for healing. There is a need for truth in a country where our history is largely myth and our modern social fabric is torn by lies and deceit. Crafted by exposure to the elements, an enduring sense of wonder, and that connection you can only find on the dance floor, the music of Tone Ranger exists to reignite that fire within us so that we can see each other for the radiant beings we are.