A very special record: The Phenomenal Handclap Band (NYC) joined Toy Tonics. The underground disco guys will release a couple of reworks of their new songs on our label. London’s disco don Ray Mang is the first to work on a track. And the result is magic. Out since last friday, but already been played over the summer by DJs like Harvey, Artwork, Horse Meat Disco and many other this could sound already like a classic. On “Judge Not” they come up with dazzling piano lines, a deep rare funk rhythm section, and a street corner gospel choir that brings you to your feet.
For those who don’t know New York’s almost legendary band: The Phenomenal Handclap Band is led by producer Daniel Collás, and consists of some of New York’s finest new soul & disco musicians. A great moment was when they released their single “15 to 20” some years ago (on Gomma Records) and Paul McCartney wrote them a letter about how much he loved that song when he heard it on BBC Radio 1.
Many of you know PHB from their collaborations with such luminaries as Peaches or Marcos Valle or Bryan Ferry, a prime appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, and direct support on Bryan Ferry’s US tour.
The group is currently finishing a new album.
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