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Phenomenal Handclap Band Releases

Phenomenal Handclap Band – PHB Remix EP [TOYT111]

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Four Remixes from the new album of New York’s Phenomenal Handclap Band. The perfect band for the new “organic dance music” and “Nu Disco” wave.
Their LP PHB was a favorite of DJs like Harvey, Gilles Peterson, Artwork and many more and for sure the Remixes will be on heavy rotation too. NYC Disco legend Danny Krivit made a hot disco edit. Cooper Saver from the Westcoast serves a breakbeat club version that kicks ass and Ray Mang, London’s legendary man for effective disco and funky house, delivers a fresh disco version of Judge Not.

RELEASED 2020-09-04

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Releases Top Tracks

Top Tracks Vol. 8 [TOYT109]

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Toy Tonics Top Tracks are the label’s most relevant tracks of the last year. They are released every august on one compilation. Last year was crazy for the label. Vinyl sales exploded and almost every TT record had to be repressed 1 or 2 times. Some Toy Tonics records sold over 2500 copies (Phenomenal Handclap Band, COEO, Kapote). And if Corona would not have happened 2020 would have seen Toy Tonics Jams all over Europe every weekend with Residencies at clubs like XOYO, London and Griessmühle, Berlin. The events are rescheduled and will happen in 2021. Meanwhile Toy Tonics has released a couple of big tracks. They are all collected on this compilation. Neo Soul House, Future Disco and organic dance music by Cody Currie, Joel Holmes, Kosmo Kint, Magou, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Kapote, COEO, Mangabey, Sam Ruffillo, Rhode & Brown, Sano & Munk.

RELEASED 2020-08-07

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Releases Rhode & Brown

Rhode & Brown – Sumthin Redux [TOYT101S]

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Rhode & Brown deliver a 4 minute super catchy, good vibes, summer neo- disco tune. It’s a presingle from the upcoming Toy Tonics Top Tracks compilation – coming out on august 7th. Featuring the 10 most popular Toy Tonics songs of the year.

RELEASED 2020-07-31

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Kapote Releases

Kapote – Get Down Brother 2020 [TOYT090S2]

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This is a short version of a nasty hip house track that Toy Tonics boss Kapote released on his “What it is” album from last year. The track only got released as a long version. But the track got so much feedback that it made sense to make this new short version.

RELEASED 2020-07-17

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Releases Sam Ruffillo

Sam Ruffillo – Sport House [TOYT108]

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In times when nightlife is impossible, it makes sense to find new concepts: New Toy Tonics artist Sam Ruffillo from Italy had the right idea: He made an uptempo disco EP for daytime fun. Putting house into a Sport context. And it works. After sending his demos to the label, Toy Tonics boss Kapote joined him in the studio and brought the new Toy Tonics vocalist Kosmo Kint with him. They re-arranged Sam’s tunes, added some hot vocals and here is the result: 4 deep & funky jazz house tracks. recorded with a lot of real instruments (bass, keys, guitars..) and combined with the sound of vintage drum machines. The new italian dance wave is coming up strong.

RELEASED 2020-07-10

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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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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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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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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