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Kapote Releases

Kapote – L.O.V.E. 2020 (NYC Tribute) [TOYT090S]

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An atmospheric midtempo jazz house tune by Toy Tonics boss Kapote. Slow beats, warm rhodes pianos, nasty voices.

As Toy Tonics has several artists from that town so much shaked by Corona the song is dedicated to the NYC music scene.

RELEASED 2020-06-12

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Podcast

PODCAST NR 46 – Roman Truth

Friendos,

Here is a new podcast. From our new friend Roman Truth who collects good records, makes bad edits (check his EP on our Toy Tonics Bandcamp Edit Series) and now made a nice mixtape!

Viva the Westcoast disco vibe

Have fun
La Crew TT

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Edit Series

Toy Tonics Edit Series part 7: Delfonic

Friendos! As u know from time to time we give away our own SECRET DJ WEAPONS to you. And now u get some heavy material again: Our friend Delfonic, who many will remember as the guy with the knowledge behind Berlin’s OYE record store and our new member in the Toy Tonics crew has sent us some of his fine reworks. If you ever saw him djing – he’s got all these obscure edits that make people explode on the dancefloor. So why not put some out into the world. Here we are… put fire on your floor too.

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Podcast

PODCAST NR 45 – Magou

Guys, we released the Magou EP in April. Secret producer, friend of us and he is a great DJ too.. have a listen!

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Phenomenal Handclap Band Releases

Phenomenal Handclap Band – PHB [TOYT110]

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New York’s indie disco crew is back with a new album. And it’s the right moment!
With new acts like Toro Y Moi, Sault, Parcels, The Internet – the funky, disco, old school vibe is big in 2020.
And Phenomenal Handclap Band fits perfectly in the scene. With their vintage, eclectic, colorful analog dance music. A nasty fusion of forward-thinking disco, yacht rock and gipsy soul.

The band has a history: Some of the bandmembers played in Mark Ronson’s projects and in Amy Winehouse’s last band. Their self-titled debut album on Gomma records 2010 made them many fans in the music scene. Back then the band took the road, supporting Bryan Ferry and Franz Ferdinand, playing shows at Glastonbury, Wireless, and Latitude… as well as getting praise from Sir Paul McCartney about their album on BBC Radio 1!
After their debut album bandleader Daniel Collás began to produce other artists in his studio in Brooklyn. The band paused. Now they are back. With Daniel Collás in the centre, along with new members: multi-instrumentalist Juliet Swango, and vocalist and synthesizer wizard Monika Heidemann.

The new album is still analog dance music. Funk and Disco with an emphasis on raw soul, vocal harmonies, African percussion, fuzzy guitars and analog synthesizers. The album starts with slow motion disco (Skyline) that makes you feel you driving towards Manhattan coming from Brooklyn (where the band lives). Turning into dirty punk-funk vibes (Remain Silent) the switch to almost Italopop influences (Riot, Do what u like) that remind Rimini, the late 80ies.
But the album has also other shades: some almost Zappa-esque moments or house-like drumparts. And, in the end: real hippy disco! (The Healer).

The first 2 new singles from the album came last year on Toy Tonics.
They became a favorite of DJs like Harvey, Artwork, Disclosure, Gerd Janson, Busy P, Demuja…
Gilles Peterson voted „Judge Not” one of his favorite tracks of the year.
They had a good start. Now its the right time for the album.

RELEASED 2020-05-15

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Podcast

PODCAST NR 44 – Harry Wolfman

We increased our Toy Tonics Podcast output. So here is the new one. London artist Harry Wolfman did a fabulous EP for us two years ago. And we hope he will come back soon. Meanwhile he did this great mixtape for us. Have fun!

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Phenomenal Handclap Band Releases

Phenomenal Handclap Band – Do What You Like [TOYT110S3]

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A pre-release song to the upcoming album of Phenomenal Handclap Band. The New York indie discoteers that fit perfectly into 2020’s new funk & dance band scenario. People who like Toro Y Moi, Sault, Parcels, The Internet, Kaytranada will love the band. Their new song will increase the buzz. A song that combines influences from Talking Heads to Todd Terje. New school dance funk.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band consists of heavy cats from the NYC scene. Some played in Mark Ronsons’s projects or played in Amy Winehouse’s band back in the days. They released 4 new songs on Toy Tonics last year that became hits on disco house dance floors around the world. Support from people like Disclosure, Gilles Peterson, DJ Harvey, BBC Radio 1 and many other radios. The band will release their new album on Toy Tonics in May 2020.

RELEASED 2020-04-24

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Magou Releases

Magou – Dreams [TOYT107]

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This is the new Toy Tonics EP… and we going straight to the 1980ies… or is it already the 90ies? Anyway. One of our buddies called it: Loopy dream house meets synth-heavy disco! And this could fit. It’s definitely coming out of the very surreal world of Magou.
But who is Magou?
Can you keep a secret? Ha! No, you can’t.
The producer behind this record is very well known in the contemporary disco scene, but this project is so fresh it also needed a fresh name like all things on Toy Tonics. It’s all about the music. Get the record and savour the mystery.
And in case u discover the name behind Magou… because u know his vibe… let Toy Tonics know… u might get a prize!

RELEASED 2020-04-17

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Podcast

PODCAST NR 43 – Jad & The

We bring you more free music now! Here comes a new mixtape from our australian buddy Jad.
Listen close, chill & have fun…

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Phenomenal Handclap Band Releases

Phenomenal Handclap Band – Skyline [TOYT110S2]

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There is a new scene of bands that mix dance grooves with Hip Hop, Funk and disco. Toro Y Moi, Sault, Kaytranada, Parcels, The Internet… Also New York’s Phenomenal Handclap band is part of that circle.
Their new song SKYLINE is a pre-release single of their upcoming album. (Album out in april on Toy Tonics).
The track mixes mid tempo disco with old school funk and balearic vibes. Very appealing to the new, young disco & house audience. The band had a couple of club hits last year with their other 3 singles on Toy Tonics. DJ’s like Harvey, Disclosure, Gilles Peterson, Artwork, Busy P, Danny Krivit and even Gerd Janson and KeineMusik supporting them. BBC Radio 1 featured their last single. This new success made them a lot of new fans.. and this song could increase their momentum even more. Release PHB LP: 15.05.2020 (digital + vinyl)

RELEASED 2020-04-03