Toy Tonics

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/

 

11.10.2016

Adesse Versions on Toy Tonics

He mailed us tracks and we said YES! Here is the new EP by magic Adesse Versions. After EPs on Numbers, Local Talk and L.I.P.S. here is the first Adesse Versions EP on Toy Tonics. Magic dancefloor funk.

Exclusive on Traxsource:
http://www.traxsource.com/title/678463/devoted

Vinyl:
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/adesse-versions-devoted-ep/623894-01/

 

14.09.2016

Toy Tonics pres. „Mushroom House“ Compilation

Toy Tonics records presents MUSHROOM HOUSE – a compilation full of Afro & Ethno/House and psychedelic Techno. Exclusive new music by Auntie Flo, Hyenah, DJ Koze, Kapote, Daniel Avery, Munk & Rebolledo and others. 15 exclusive tracks that combine elements from recent deep disco, house and electronica with sounds and vibes from Africa, Arabia or other unusual references.

Mushroom House features several African influences jams by Auntie Flo, Kapote, Haaksman. Some other tracks sound like the artists took an LSD trip while making the track (Capablanca‘s „Acido“ or Munk & Rebolledo‘s „Surf Smurf“). You have tracks that are more on the Weirdo-Techno side of things (Daniel Avery, Alien Alien from Multi Culti). You have the Afro House shooting stars Hyenah (a current favorite of the scene’s main man Black Coffee). And there is this great remix by Panorama Bar regular Massimiliano Pagliara (remixing Barotti‘s masterpiece „She Once Knew“).

It’s 2016 and it’s time to bring more different flavors in dancemusic. The Toy Tonics crew is doing it’s part and adds (one more time) a fresh edge to the actual state of house music.

 
Get the compilation:
https://toytonics.bandcamp.com/album/mushroom-house

Get the 12″es:
https://toytonics.bandcamp.com/album/mushroom-house-ep1
https://toytonics.bandcamp.com/album/mushroom-house-ep2

 

24.08.2016

The 10 defining Toy Tonics tracks, according to Munk

The Gomma sublabel Toy Tonics is getting lots of attention these days…
Here a great feature on Dummy Mag:
www.dummymag.com/lists/the-10-defining-toy-tonics-tracks-according-to-munk