Vinyl & Digital
Made by Kapote & Kim
Artworks by PAZE
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Coeo Rhode & Brown Kapote Manuel Kim Moritz Butschek Black Loops
“Jockey Jams” are the Various Artists EPs on Toy Tonics.
No.2 features Toy Tonics frontline boys Black Loops with a collabo track: The voice comes from Felipe Gordon – upcoming DJ and producer from Bogota/Colombia. Probably the most melodic and swingful Black Loops work ever. Felipe Gordon is also included with an own track here: A wonky, total drunken sounding DIY House orgy. The filtered piano will keep playing in your head for a long time..
Australian Surf dude and funky House kid Jad & The is also included in this EP. He has been one of the first ones to release on Toy Tonics 3 years ago. By now he has also records out on Sonar Kollektiv, Mike Simonetti’s new MK II imprint and is a regular in the Berlin club scene, where he lives now. His Disco Vintage House works are more tools, than songs. With an great soulish vibe and often incredible impact on the dancefloor.
London duo Metropolitan Soul Museum are back on Toy Tonics with a piano tune, too. But their track reminds us more the Detroit way of beats playing. This song has a marvellous piano solo heading though all the jam. Warm, melancholic, still driving ffwrd.
Last but not least on this EP is Berlin based Jacky Mingo. Kid with lot of records and much passion for filters, big chords and straight forward 4/4 beats.
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Here comes the new Black Loops EP! And by now you know what to expect: These irresistible rolling groove patterns with that unique warm Black Loops-feeling. That special vibe that made Black Loops one of the leading artists on Toy Tonics. By now it’s exactly four years that they released their debut EP „Right Now“ on the Gomma sublabel. They did four EPs on Toy Tonics since then.
Since the beginning Black Loops have been consistently developing their own style. The fact that Riccardo Paffetti – the Black Loops main man – is a drummer explains why their way to program the beats has this special flow. A flow that you can’t find on many other house productions. Also the way they choose and cut the samples brings in a special soulish, nasty vibe. Just listen to the way they cut the vocal samples on „Le Mirage“! How nasty can u be?
The new EP features 3 unreleased tracks and their last year’s hit song „Sex“- wich was released on a Toy Tonics „Jockey Jams“ VA EP and became one of the best selling tracks on Toy Tonics. It reached no.1 on all relevant DJ Portals, has been played by big DJs from all kind of scenes. The track even made it into the Top 30 of best selling track of Beatport in 2016.
The new EP includes the original track and also a even more dancefloor effective alternative version.
Black Loops’ music is made in the middle of Berlin Kreuzberg. In the smokey ZHUT studio – Where lots of Toy Tonics records get made and mixed. When not hanging in the studio the guys DJ around the globe.
Black Loops are on fire. Let’s keep it burning!
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We are starting a series of posters.
59,4 x 84 cm.
Made by Paze.
We start with a mini edition: Limited to 10.
Mr. Munk is known for his ill vinyl collection – and we’re happy he decided to do a mixtape for Toy Tonics finally. Expect the unexpected: 2 hours of funky eclecticism. Starting with a remix by New York house legend Joe Claussell (coming out on Toy Tonics in September), followed by a lot of Broken Beat stuff from the West London scene from early 2000, switching to many unreleased new House records and ending with the sickest downtempo tracks of the 1990ies: La Funk Mob, DJ DSL and other tracks that sound so fresh again now.
Wildstyle DJing is coming back – and Munk is a maestro of funky freestyle 🙂
Listen on Spotify
1. Karl Hector & Nicolas Tounga – Ngunga Yeti Fofa (Joe Claussell Remix)
2. Simon Grey – The Galactica Suite (Domu Remix)
3. Vito & Druzzi – Night Masquerade
4. Bugz In The Attic – Redhanded
5. Neon Phusion – Timeless Motion
6. Mark Force ft. Bembe Segue – Smoke It (Blakai Remix)
7. Phil Asher – Namby It Ain’t (Instrumental)
8. Metropolitan Soul Museum – Saab
9. Black Loops – Le Mirage
10. DJ Kool Honk – Low Rider
11. Orlando Magic – Disco Highlife (COEO Edit)
12. The Australian Voices & Gordon Hamilton – Not Now, Now ever! (Edit)
13. Red Light Rock – I’m Fallin (Edit)
14. GlamouRatz – Pussy Doctor
15. Scott Grooves – Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix)
16. DJ Mitsu The Beats – Down to Business
17. La Funk Mob – 357 Magnum Force
18. DJ DSL – Unknown
19. Superbreak – Groove On (DJ Steef Edit)
20. Crown Height Affair – Say A Prayer For Two
21. Azuquita Y Su Orquesta Melao – California
The Toy Tonics crew is known for being addicted to two things: vintage music machines and old vinyl. 100% music aficionados. On the „Tonic Edits“ series the crew shares some of their favorite old tracks – in a reworked version.
This time COEO get back in time. They destroyed a couple of 1970ies disco jams. Recut & repasted them. And gave them their special COEO touch. Of course it’s irresistible!
This release comes on vinyl only first. Later maybe could be out on selected Digital sellers.. not sure yet.
Mr. Kapote comes back with a new EP and this little mixtape on Toy Tonics.
Kapote is a Jazz man. He collects rare 1970ies Jazz and Funk vinyl. And he loves to construct dancefloor tunes out of samples from these rare records – Adding his own Rhodes piano chords, new basslines and livedrums to the tracks.
His new mixtape goes in a similar direction. Funk Freestyle. It’s eclectic – as DJs used to call this DJ style in the 90ies.
In this case: Unreleased tunes by Kapote, Black Loops, Okidoki. Old 70ies Funk (Azymuth’s classic Limmertz song and a remake of George Benson that was released on a Toy Tonics Edit vinyl only) and some new tracks by Toy Tonics friends. Good vibes.
Listen on Spotify
1. Kapote – Tell Tony (Toy Tonics)
2. George Benson – On Broadway (Mercury Edit) (Toy Tonics)
3. Alma Negra – Endless Summer
4. Azymth – Limmertz
5. Kiwi – We Are Here (Toy Tonics)
6. Confidence Man – Bubblegum (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
7. Oki Doki – I Want You (Xinobi Remix) (Gomma)
8. Black Loops – Le Mirage (Toy Tonics)
9. John Sable – Light
10. Aristocat – Only
11. Kapote – L.O.V.E. (Toy Tonics)
12. Ghost Outside (Kapote Secret Edit)
13. Low Ride – Sukkk It 2 Me (DJ Steef Edit)
Monsieur KAPOTE comes back with another deep funk house EP on Toy Tonics. Slap Bass, Wurlitzer Jazz Pianos, Old school house drum machines, nasty talks. This new three- tracker continues the vibe of his last single „The Nose“ (that went no.1 on Traxsource and Juno and is still getting hammered by DJs from all kind of scenes).
This is slow grooving dance music. Nothing is stressy here. Jazz funk inspired mid-tempo house with live played bass, keyboards and lot of warm harmonies. Played with a high musical level. Pure quality. In fact Kapote used to play keyboards and bass in Jazz bands before getting absorbed by dance music culture. He is a big fan of late 60ies Hard Bob Jazz as well as 1970ies Jazz Funk and Disco. You can feel these vibes in all of his tracks.
Besides producing his own music Kapote also is running Toy Tonics records with his buddies Manuel Kim and Munk.
Kiwi from London just released a track on our Mushroom House series. He likes what we do and we like what he does – so it makes sense he joins the Toy Tonics podcast series. Check his mix – he has the TT vibe!
Listen on Spotify
1) Nic Lyon – Apollo
2) Tabo’s Project – Feel
3) Unknown – Weight Limit
4) Soul Keita – Dusties N 808s
5) Unknown – Unknown
6) Shoot – Head Under Water
7) Kiwi- We Are Here (Atunde)
8) Saitana – Love Fever
9) Newcleus – Automan (Dub)
10) Kiwi – Unknown (unreleased)
11) John Wayne’s – Take me Out
12) Paladin – Third World
13) Uyajola – Ozias
14) Roisin Murphy – Ancora Ancora Ancora (Severino & Nico De Ceglia Remix)
15) Locasaolus – Next to You (Kiwi Remix) (unreleased)
16) In Flagranti – My Sordid Little Affair
17) The The – Giant
Mushroom House is the Toy Tonics series for house and electronic music with an weirdo-afro-psychedelic touch. Only exclusive productions. EP 3 includes 4 tracks:
Ponty Mython from Dirt Crew delivers a fabulous old school disco percussion jam. Pure 80ies New York style.
Kiwi from London comes with a tune that is far away from that electronic sound he had on his last EP for FutureBoogie. For Mushroom House he made a mid tempo track with heavy drum solo inside that will make people scream on your dancefloor.
On the flip side, RED AXES present an abstract Arabian Electo rework of Munk’s “Bolero Bunuel”.
And then there is a track by the Barking Dogs from Milan/Italy. They run one of the best record stores in Italy (Serendeepity Records) and organize events all over their country. In the basement of their shop they have a great studio with a collection of analogue synths and drum machines. Doing their weird edits and tunes. They teamed up with friend Tom Trago to make a vintage house track.
Out now Beatport:
Here comes the new COEO 3 tracker. Exactly what we hoped for: Very New York Loft House. Mid tempo Funk. Nasty dancefloor bombs – based on smoothly rolling, MPC cutted drum breaks. Lot of filters and lots of warm chords inside.
This is the 4th COEO EP on Toy Tonics. Time to tell who they are:
Andy & 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. They decided: Bass and Trap sound wasn’t their thing. Neither the German Deep House Techno. Andy & Flo come from Hip Hop, they had a MPC and lots of old records: of course the right decision 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 hits in the Traxsource and Juno House charts. DJs from all kind of scenes are playing their tracks. Andi & 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 a way that rarely you would recognize the original song. COEO tracks often consist of up to 50 different bits of records layered one over another. This creates these special loops. 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 reminded labels like CTI. Where the bassline and the rhodes piano chords where the foundation 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: They told that Andy is a student for sound- engineering and Flo seems to have the best job in the world: teaching schoolgirls electronic music production.
Out now Traxsource: