Toy Tonics

06.12.2017

MIXMAG put our sublabel Toy Tonics on their „best labels 2017“ list

Toy Tonics is #7.
Great!

© Mixmag

© Mixmag

www.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.”

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

03.07.2017

New Black Loops EP on Toy Tonics

Here comes the new Black Loops EP on our sublabel Toy Tonics! By now it’s exactly four years that the two italian producers (living in Berlin) released their debut EP „Right Now“ on the Gomma sublabel. Now they are Toy Tonics lead artists. They did four EPs with us since then. Some of them reached no.1 on the DJ suppliers Beatport, Traxsource and Juno. All kinds of DJs from Carl Craig to Tensnake supporting their releases. Nice to have them back on the label now. Expect these irresistible rolling groove patterns with that unique warm Black Loops-feeling.

 

Vinyl:
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/black-loops-red-light-ep/652594-01/
Digital on 14.7.

 

03.02.2017

Toy Tonics joins Bandcamp’s #NoBanNoWall campaign

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Gomma sublabel Toy Tonics has joined Bandcamp’s #NoBanNoWall campaign and will be donating 100% of today’s proceeds on Bandcamp to to the ACLU to support their work for immigrants and refugees.

Be a part of it on
https://toytonics.bandcamp.com/

03.02.2017

New COEO EP on Toy Tonics

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Here comes the new COEO 3 tracker. And we get exactly what we all hoped for: Very New York-ish Loft House. Nasty dancefloor bombs with a heavy Funk feel – based on smoothly rolling, MPC cutted drum breaks. Lot of filters and lots of warm chords.

This is the 4th COEO EP on Toy Tonics. Time to tell who they are:
Andi & Flo come from a village two hours from Munich. Where people wear Lederhosen and stuff. The boys were outsiders. Being the only ones loving skate culture and buying hip hop vinyl. Enough is enough: they moved to Munich. And started to hang out with the guys from Schlachthofbronx. Learning tricks and doing the first DJ gigs in the Bass scene.

Till they played a gig with Diplo. Afterwards they decided: Bass and Trap sound wasn’t their thing. Neither the German Deep House Techno. Andi & Flo come from Hip Hop, they had a MPC and lots of old records: of course the logic evolution was: House music. The black version – with lots of funk samples. The New York Vibe. This was their thing!

After meeting with the Toy Tonics crew things took off. Now, two years later – the boys had several no.1 spots on the Traxsource and Juno House charts. DJs from all kind of scenes are playing their tracks. Anti & Flo are not outsiders in the village anymore, but part of a growing new scene of German producers – friends who make music in a funky, analogue way. With lots of love for Jazz and Disco.

When COEO make a track, they work like Old School Hip Hop producers: They always start with the beats. Then they cut the samples in away that rarely you would recognize the original song. COEO tracks often consist up to 50 different bits of records layered one over the other. This creates these special loops they are famous for. Listen to their two most successful tracks: Native Riddim and Back In The Days – that special rolling house groove immediately makes you move.. you get in a good mood. It’s that warm, early 1970ies atmosphere that reminds of JazzFunk labels like CTI. Where the bassline and the rhodes piano chrods where the fundament of the piece.

You can feel the joy that the Coeo boys probably have in the studio …and in their life. Good mood guys. They guys seem to spend their complete life with music: Andi is a student for sound-engineering and Flo seems to have the best job in the world: teaching schoolgirls electronic music production.

Also watch out for the COEO Disco Edits EP (Vinyl only) out later in spring 2017!

Out now Traxsource:
http://www.traxsource.com/title/742526/mydonna

Vinyl coming soon:
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/coeo-mydonna/639411-01/

29.01.2017

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.

28.11.2016

Adrian Velazco for Toy Tonics

We are happy to announce that our collaboration with LA based collage artist Adrian Velazco will continue – Adrian will make 2 more cover-artworks for our Toy Tonics series “Mushroom House”!

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31.10.2016

Out now on Toy Tonics: Rhode & Brown – Snabsnus EP

Toy Tonics’ main men Rhode & Brown are back with a new EP full of their very special, funk influenced, analogue sounding dance tracks. The two guys are part of that new, growing German scene of producers that are interested in the more jazz and analogue orientated and weird side of house music. As their label Toy Tonics is. Rhode & Brown’s new „Snabsnus“ EP shows a great range of their musical inspirations: funky acid basslines, hazy breakbeats, rare soul-samples – and this very special nasty atmosphere that is becoming their trademark sound.

Exclusive on Beatport:
https://www.beatport.com/release/snabsnus/1870152

Vinyl?!
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/rhode-brown-snabsnus-ep/627589-01/