Tony Igy’s ‘Astronomia (Never Go Home)’ sees the superstar Russian DJ and producer team-up with Jesper Borgen (who wrote Alan Walker’s global smash hit, ‘Faded’) to create a vocal version of his now legendary original track, ‘Astronomia’. Released 9 October 2020 on Sony/B1, ‘Astronomia’ is already building into one of the biggest songs of the year.
The story of ‘Astronomia (Never Go Home)’ first began in 2010, when Tony’s instrumental became a worldwide club and internet anthem. 6 years later, the Dutch DJ duo, Vicetone, released a remix of Tony’s original that once again saw it embraced by a new generation. Fast forward to February 2020, and earlier this year ‘Astronomia’ was used as the soundtrack for what’s become known as the ‘coffin carrier’ meme featuring a Ghanian funeral dance cut into a video of a skier making a hard landing; by April it had become the world’s most popular meme (22.4 million videos on TikTok), catapulting ‘Astronomia’ to #3 Shazam Global Chart, #6 Spotify Global Viral Chart, #99 Spotify Global Chart, +185 million streams, +1.000.000 daily streams, and Spotify Top 200 in 19 countries.
Tony and Jesper’s new song takes the ear-worm hook and one of the decade’s most memorable riffs to another level entirely, a new vision for a record that is fast becoming a modern classic.
Tony Igy was born in Russia, Kamensk – Shakhtinsky, Rostov region. He started making electronic music at an early age and wrote is first tune while still at school, the reason being that “it was boring, especially in winter.” He first started listening to the Prodigy, becoming a fan of their energy and sound as well as Liam Howlett’s production. In 2006, Tony wrote one of his first notable tracks ‘Pentagramma’, it started as a track amongst his friends and ended up becoming an anthem at the famous Kazantip festival. Since then his career has gone international, but he remains one of Russia’s most popular dance music stars, working across genres including drum & bass, techno, and trance.