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12.12.2017

MUNK Show on Gilles Peterson’ WORLWIDE FM

Worldwide FM invited Mathias do do a radioshow. They wanted him to play only Gomma, Toy Tonics and Kryptox (our new label) releases.
The show was on air last friday. You can listen to it here online. The funny thing: They call him „the Wes Andersons of electronic music“. Not bad :)

https://worldwidefm.net/show/new-music-worldwide-munk/

11.12.2017

Toy Tonics no.7 in MIXMAG „best labels of 2017“ list!

Toy Tonics is #7.
Great!

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© Mixmag

http://mixmag.net/feature/best-labels-17

And they wrote some nice words too:

“Toy Tonics records don’t leave the bag, ever. They bide their time, waiting for that ideal moment in a DJ set when the crowd needs a hard, but loving, smack with some soul… and BAM! They hit like an adrenaline shot to the chest and the groove continues at just the right pace. Smooth. Oh how we love and cherish those moments and Toy Tonics is a constant supplier.
Here at Mixmag, Toy Tonics was high on our radar right from the jump, first with Kapote’s ‘The Body Move’, a bassy yet delicate jam that we premiered, and later with Jad & The’s ‘Strings That Never Win’, a disco-tinged belter that we also got the first play of. Add three more releases from COEO and one each from Black Loops and Rhode & Brown and that’s a well stacked year. But don’t sleep, they still have much more in the bag. All eyes, and ears, on Toy Tonics.”

10.12.2017

BLACK LOOPS (Toy Tonics) = no.1 Traxsource „best producer 2017“ list.

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We are happy that Traxsource chose our main Toy Tonics artist (and Munk’s studio partner) Riccardo Paffetti aka Black Loops as their favorite House producer 2017.
Munk met Riccardo around 6 years ago at a party in Italy and they became friends. Riccardo then became the drummer of the Munk Live band and later moved to Berlin and started to make own productions on our sublabel Toy Tonics. After 8 EPs on our label now he is well established and we are happy that he is part of our family. His next release comes out on Toy Tonics on 19.1.2018.

http://news.traxsource.com/articles/2739/traxsource-top-100-deep-house-artists-of-2017

04.12.2017

GOMMA special announcement: New label „KRYPTOX“

„…surprising, individualistic, cutting-edge!“ (Meera Dugal in the New York Daily Music News)

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Hello Gomma friends,

this is a special announcement!
We start a new label: KRYPTOX.

A label for new forms of Jazz, Kraut, Ambient, Classical and experimental music & art projects.
A project that Mathias Modica was dreaming of for a long time and now it finally happens.

We signed 5 EPs and albums for 2018. To be released on vinyl, digital (and some on cassette.)

 

First release this week:

JRBB – Moebius Strip EP
Incl BRANDT BRAUER FRICK Rework. And beat production by COEO.

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JRBB (aka Jazzrausch Bigband) is a german 15 member Big Band that combines Jazz with Electronica.
Directed by Leonhard Kuhn and Roman Sladek, who both studied Jazz and composition on different international academies. Their compositions are inspired by classical Hard Bop and Modern Jazz styles as well as the more free late 1980ies Knitting Factory Vibe. All combined with electronic beats. Mostly influenced from German House and Techno.
The Big Band has a hugh fan following in Germany already. They played 80 gigs in the last year and have been invited to play at important festivals. The highlight was an invitation to New York’s LINCOLN CENTER. The main place for Jazz in USA. Where they have been received with standing ovations. Lincoln Center impresario Meera Dugal talked to The New York Music Daily about the band:

“This large scale German ensemble is surprising, considering how individualistic, cutting-edge and irrepressibly fun they are – their instrumentation follows the standard big band jazz model. Stylistically, they’re all over the map. This seventeen-piece outfit validated their reputation as one of the world’s most distinctive and adrenalizing dance outfits.“

Download: http://www.beatport.com/release/moebius-strip/2161143
Vinyl will come out later.

KRYPTOX plans for 2018:

EPs and albums by

ROTHENBAUM (Russian Ambient Synthesizer Crazyhead. Release in January)
STIMMING & LAMBERT (The 2 artists made an album together. Release on Kryptox in March. First single in Dec)
RALPH HEIDEL (Young German jazzcomposer who wrote a fantastic piece for string quartett & psychadelic jazzband. May 2018)
MODICA (Solo album feat. Jaki Liebezeit (Can) and young musicians from the Berlin Jazz scene. Autumn 2018)

11. May 2018: Official label showcase at XJAZZ Festival Berlin with 3 different acts of the label.

www.kryptox.org
Follow Kryptox: Instagram, Facebook, Soundcloud, Youtube

06.11.2017

Joe Claussell joins the “Mushroom House” series (on our sublabel Toy Tonics)

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Our “Mushroom House” series for Afro, Indie & Psychadelic House music has arrived at EP 4.
And we are honored that one of the New York legends of African influenced House music has made an exclusive contribution: Joe Claussell. He used to run New York’s legendary clubnight “Body & Soul” along with Francois K in the 1990ies. An inspiration for every DJ who wanted to cross musical borders. For Toy Tonics Claussell made an Afro house rework of a tune by afrofunk band Karl Hector & the Malcouns.
The EP features also a new track by Vito & Druzzi. An amazing gamelan techno opus that has a unique balearic vibe. Vito & Druzzi usually release on Throne of Blood (NYC) and used to be in The Rapture before.. !!!

Download & Vinyl:
https://toytonics.bandcamp.com/album/mushroom-house-ep4
& on Traxsource, Juno, Beatport etc

06.11.2017

Munk’s Jazz Head Mix No 7

Mr. Munk regularly jumps into his vinylcollection and makes mixtapes with his favourite jazzfunklatinfolk records. Here is the next part of the series. This time Mathias made an 2 hour trip full of old school Hip Hop and Latin Soul vibes – Vinyl only as usual.

03.11.2017

New Munk Song for German compilation

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Mr. Munk hasn’t released anything since his last EP on parisian label Correspondant two years ago. He only co-produced records for Toy Tonics artists (and is working on a Neo-Jazz/ Kraut solo album). But he also teamed up with Paul Pötsch. Frontman of leading German indierock band Trümmer. Together they are working on a couple of German indiedisco songs. Great stuff in the making.

As a little appetizer they made a freaky track called “UFO” for the “KEINE BEWEGUNG 2″ compilation of Berlin label STAATSAKT.
A compilation that portraits the new German No Wave, Punkfunk and Indiedisco scene. There is a lot happening in the german underground. Great stuff.
PÖTSCH & MUNK will have more in 2018. #MakeGermanDiscoGreatAgain

Available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, etc: http://hyperurl.co/zzsfz0

31.10.2017

Gomma Disco Jams EP2

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Another EP with essential originator Neo Disco tunes!
LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang, Munk, Pete Herbert and a balearic jam by two obscure German Disco lovers called: The GB’s.

Buy on Traxsource:
https://www.traxsource.com/title/871867/gomma-disco-jams-ep2