Tony! Toni! Toné! Merged the past and present like no other R&B act of the 1980s and ’90s. Disposed to enhancing the new jack swing era with traditional gospel and classic R&B incorporated to natural and scholarly effect, they wrote with immediate impact and lasting relevance in mind, and at the same time took full advantage of vintage and advanced recording techniques, from live string sections to looped breakbeats. As a consequence, the trio created some of the richest ballads and most substantive dancefloor grooves of their era.