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


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.


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.


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.“

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.
Follow Kryptox: Instagram, Facebook, Soundcloud, Youtube


Munk’s Jazz Head Mixtape-Series

Mr. Munk started a mixtape-series consisting only of old Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop and Latin records from his vinyl collection. Some classic Dance Jazz jams inside, but also lots of very rare records that you won’t find on Youtube, Discogs or elsewhere…
The 4th part just went online. Listen for FREE here.. These podcasts are addictive…


Toy Tonics

Our sublabel Toy Tonics is going well. Dirty Disco DJ stuff once a month. It’s great that we made it to the „10 best Deep House labels 2016“ on Beatport – and beeing on the list with big labels that we always liked as Innervisions and KeineMusik.
Listen to the Toy Tonic kids: Coeo, Black Loops, Kapote, Rhode & Brown


RIP Jaki Liebezeit

It’s so sad.. In december the legendary drummer of CAN, Jaki Liebezeit, was in the studio with Mathias Modica to record the drums for Mathias’ instrumental Jazzelectronics album, coming out this summer. And now suddenly he died. We recommend to listen to ALL CAN albums in case you didn’t know them yet.
Mathias had an interview with german Radio Puls about the recording session:


Toy Tonics rising

Our little sublabel Toy Tonics for nasty House beats is getting great feeback!
DJ Mag just gave us a story in their latest print issue.


Gomma Sweater & T-Shirt Sell-Out

We have a few Gomma Sweaters and T-Shirts left. Selling them at a discounted price of 19,90 € & 49,90 €.
Designed by Mirko Borsche & Thomas Kartsolis aka Smal & Paze.


Toy Tonics Podcast #4

Some of the recent Toy Tonics releases in one mixtape! Mixed by labelhoncho Kapote. Including the brilliant remixes by our friends from Session Victim, Legowelt, James Curd and mastermind Hodini from Berlin’s Oye Records crew. You can hear new stuff by the kids from the growing Munich scene of soul-house: Former Gomma records employees Rhode & Brown and our label superstars COEO. The COEO kids have been no.1 on Traxsource and Juno for several weeks with “Back in the days”. Also worth to mention are the guest releases by Pezzner, Alixander III from Azari & III and Sacha Robotti & Zombie Disco Squad with their more vintage techno sound. Made on old machines, creating a vibe that has that certain crisp aesthetics that we love so much at Toy Tonics. Of course also Kapote himself is featured on the mix with his MPC house sample tracks.

1. COEO – Back In The Days
2. Rhode & Brown – Whistleblower (Hodini Rework).
3. Kapote – Fuck Music (Session Victim Remix)
4. COEO – +++
5. Jacky Mingo & Kapote – Noche
6. Rhode & Brown – Tunnel Woman
7. Chez Moon – Don’t Need You Anymore
8. Sacha Robotti & ZDS – Shaky
9. Alixander III & Marsupials – Broken Promises
10. Uabos – Emergency Call (Legowelt Remix)
11. Chez Moon – Don’t Need You Anymore (James Curd Remix)
12. Shaw Man – Lips (Kapote Edit)
13. Pezzner – Autosave My Love (Radio Edit)