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09.07.2018

Toy Tonics Top Tracks Vol. 6

Toy Tonics summer hottness! Every August the Toy Tonics Top Tracks compilation brings the 10 biggest Toy Tonics tracks from the last 12 months. On this new issue: tunes by Toy Tonics own artists Kapote, Black Loops and Coeo, but also tracks by friends of the label who made One Off – EPs recently:

Harry Wolfman with that marvelous funkdisco tune The Accord from his Toy Tonics debut EP. Also: Demuja, who joined the TT family with an four tracker last march. J on G was the hit track on that EP. Smoother than his usual stuff, but extremely catchy. Also there is Jad Lee aka Jad & The. The Australian surfer buddy who had started his career on Toy Tonics some years ago as had a comeback last year with Strings Never Win. The track has been hammered by DJ’s all over. In fact 2018 seems to be the year where Toy Tonics is getting greater visibility. Biggest moment for the label – yeah – was discovering that Moodymann is currently opening his sets with a Toy Tonics track. (Coeo: Back in the Days). Also a fun fact: Toy Tonics had been chosen by MIXMAG as one of the “10 best new labels 2017″.

So if you didn’t had the chance to listen to Toy Tonics releases recently you should check this compilation out… lotta nasty, funky, handmade houseparty grooves.

 

Download: www.toytonics.bandcamp.com/album/top-tracks-vol-6

Listen to all “Top Tracks” on Spotify

09.07.2018

New Toy Tonics Merch

Patches! Patches!
Get them here: www.krasserstoff.com/toytonics

Our new shirts and sweaters are there!
Get them here: www.krasserstoff.com/toytonics

09.07.2018

Out now on Kryptox: Rothenbaum “Dolce-Brutalism (Atmospheres 1-4)”

“Dolce/ Brutalism” is a work by Rothenbaum. 21 year old Russian keyboard wizard, composer, performance artist. Rothenbaum didn’t appear to a bigger audience yet, he just starts to be known (under different names) in the alternative art scene of his hometown Moscow and in his temporary home Berlin. He is also part of the new improvisation- art guerilla group “Kosmet”. Doing spontaneous three minute appearances at political events and galleries.

Rothenbaum’s Dolce/Brutalism album consists of four atmospheric works. Little sketches and etudes played on thirteen different synthesizers. A collage of impressionistic moods and unheard sounds. Sometimes reminding the experiments of the “Musique Concrete” movement. But then you find lot of JazzFunk harmonies or dramatic dissonant evolutions, weird harmonical structures and complex melodic work. More than just an album this is a voyage.

Some of these sketches were used at Kosmet‘s group performances. Others recorded in Rothenbaum’s studio: an old bunker in the outskirts of Moscow, on several old synthesizers like an Arp Oddisey, a Moog, an Sidona Organ. But also some rare Czech and Russian keyboards from the 1980ies like the famous “Polivoks”.

On these synths Rothenbaum creates magic little sonic scenarios. With a special sensibility for light atmospheres. His music is never overcrowded. Small shiny little scetches interrupted by darker dramatic moods – an very special abstract collage of musical situations and atmospheres. Divided into four evolving parts.

 

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09.07.2018

Out now on Toy Tonics: Mangabey “Chicago Memory EP”

 

Mangabey is the new kid in the Toy Tonics crew. Jazz piano virtuoso, synth collector and producer of magnificent funk house tracks. Born in the south of France in a family of traveling artists. As a kid he has been living on a boat and in caravans, traveling France and Africa with his parents’ wild theater collective. Jose Fehner aka Mangabey had for sure an adventurous life.

But while all his family consists of actors – Jose is a music boy. He started playing piano at age of 6 and later studied Jazz at the conservatory. He also started Hip Hop production at age of 15 and became a mad collector of Afro-American music. While finishing his piano studies he felt in love with synthesizers and by now he is quite a wizard when he plays all his rare keyboards live.

Mangabey at the moment loves to make 4 to the floor-tracks. He plays most instruments himself and creates mad energetic trips full of soulish vibes and funky solos. Reminding the vibe of Nuyorican Soul or the West London scene from 20 years ago. But Jose Mangabey has his own touch. An own mood. Extremely funky, organic sounding, warm vibing and tight like shit. Very contemporary. An atmosphere that fits perfectly with the vibes of his French friend Foulamour – who added a remix for this EP.

RELEASED 2018-06-22

09.07.2018

From the Toy Tonics Podcast series

Mangabey is the new kid in the Toy Tonics block. 24 year old keyboard wizzard and producer talent from France. The big new French wave is coming… His first EP is out… and here is a fabulous mixtape:

For tracklist & more podcasts check www.toytonics.de/podcasts

25.06.2018

JRBB live at Kryptox Showcase, XJAZZ Festival Berlin 2018

1st Kryptox showcase at XJazz Festival Berlin.
Sold out and fantastic energy. Thanks to everybody!

JRBB’s Album is out now!
www.kryptox-music.bandcamp.com/album/moebius-strip

07.05.2018

Kryptox Showcase

Gomma friends, as you might know we started a new sublabel for new forms of jazz, chamber music and electronica: Kryptox.
Come to our first showcase. At Berlin’s XJAZZ Festival. 11. May 2018, 20:30-01:00.
Starring our first artists live: Stimming x Lambert, JR BB Big Band, Ralph Heidel Octett.
Tickets: www.universe.com/events/RCX25N
More info: www.facebook.com/events/420036101765376

12.03.2018

Stimming x Lambert on Gomma’s new sublabel Kryptox

Gomma started a new label: Kryptox.
Dedicated to new forms of Jazz, Ambient and contemporary classical music.

After the debut EP of JR BB in December 2017, now we welcome two exceptional musicians: Stimming and Lambert. Two German artists from different backrounds now joined forces. Stimming, coming from the Techno and Electronica world (Diynamic Records) and Lambert, who is the worldwide travelling, misterious piano man with the mask.
They first appeared together with a song on the Displaced Soundtracks compilation (Life & Death 2017). Now, for their new material, they joined Gomma’s new sublabel Kryptox. Their album “Exodus” is out now!