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Toy Tonics Top Tracks Vol. 9 [TOYT125]

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Toy Tonics Top Tracks are the label’s most relevant tracks of the last year. They are released every summer on one compilation.
Soul house, new wave disco, broken beats and other funk driven vibes by London kid Cody Currie, German brothers COEO, American keyboarder Joel Holmes, Munich based kids Rhode & Brown, London/ Berlin duo Athlete Whippet, Italian producer Sam Ruffillo and the new project by French beatmaker Fényan and New York singer Kosmo Kint.

RELEASED 2021-07-16

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Athlete Whippet Releases

Athlete Whippet – Vesta [TOYT118]

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A new artist on TT!

Athlete Whippet join the Toy Tonics family! The London/ Berlin-based duo makes a sound that is based on futuristic breakbeats combined with deep jazz chord progressions and a kind of funk that sounds more like it was made in 2100 than in a year behind us. Definitely not a retro record. The “Vesta EP” is a further proof that the connection between London and Berlin, that has been build by several Toy Tonics artists (Cody Currie is the latest in the gang), is becoming a strong one. The combination of the Berlin dancefloor sound and the UK jazz fusion soul is changing the scene and creating new moods. Neo soul and house, broken beats and disco… There are a lot of things happening in that new world and Athlete Whippet could be a strong player in that sound.

The two guys already achieved great support by UK radio DJs such as Annie Mac and Jamz Supernova for their first collaborative EP “Touch” (with Metronomy’s Olugbenga), followed by their 2020 solo EP “Your Love Is Lifting Me”, an ode to compassion and solidarity, and remixes for labels including Rhythm Section.

RELEASED 2021-06-04

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Fényan Kosmo Kint Releases

Fényan x Kosmo Kint – Da Real EP [TOYT119]

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This next Toy Tonics EP takes one more step into a futuristic sound that connects Broken Beat, House & Neo Soul. The EP was produced by Fényan aka Kwame. France based dancer and producer (originally from Martinique) who hooked up with Kosmo Kint. The soul singer raised in New York and since one year is part of The Toy Tonics crew in Berlin.

Fényan & Kosmo Kint met shortly after Kosmo Kint’s first release on Toy Tonics (the „Get Lost“ EP with french producer Mangabey). Together they created three magic sparkling pieces of music. A unique sound inspired by UK Jazz and the broken beat scene. A great further step in the evolution of uptempo Neo Soul dance music.

Fényan’s rhythms are special. The groove is unique. This music makes you dance differently. No wonder as Fényan is a professional dancer. He is travelling around the world teaching dancing with his own company and is a judge on international dance battles. Besides dancing, he has been producing beats since the age of 19 on his MPC. Check this out.

RELEASED 2021-05-21

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Kapote Releases

Kapote pres Mushroom House Vol 2 [TOYT116]

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The Mushroom House compilation is a collection of balearic, afro and cosmic disco tracks that have been released on several Toy Tonics EPs over the last 5 years. Toy Tonics now releases some of these EPs on a double vinyl together. This is the second part. Featuring eleven tracks. (Vol 1 was released in 2020.)

Original tracks and remixes by friends of the label: Kiwi, Red Axes,  Karl Hector, Hugo Capablanca, Harry Wolfman. Very special contributions by New York’s legendary Joe Claussell and fashion designer Marcelo Burlon, who contributed the vocals to a song by Milan’s Barking Dogs. Art Alfie from Studio Barnhus is featured also with an exclusive track and legendary DJ Sprinkles with a magic rework of a Hard Ton song.

A few of the tracks had been already released on Gomma records. The now sleeping indie-electronica label that was the „mother“ of Toy Tonics records. Some were made exclusively for Toy Tonics.

RELEASED 2021-04-16

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Edit Series Releases

Toy Tonics Edit Series part 9: Italo Edits 2 by Paul Older

We are very delighted to present the 2nd installment of the Italo Edits in our Edit Series, exclusive and only for a limited time on Bandcamp!
Three rare Italo disco edits by Paul Older.

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Joel Holmes Releases

Joel Holmes – Osmosis [TOYT117]

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Joel Holmes is a phenomenon that fits perfectly into the musical scenario of the next years. 35-year-old American jazz pianist and 4 times Grammy nominated. He was the musical director of Carl Craig’s Synthesizer ensemble as well as the keyboarder in legendary Grammy wining band of Roy Hargrove (the IT jazz artist from the late 1990ies, who later died.)

Holmes is always hunting for the new, so he moved to Berlin a few years ago. Being interested in what’s happening in that new dance world. Similar to Jazzers from the 1970ies like Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones who turned into disco stars Joel, the jazzer wanted to connect with the new Berlin electronic scene. He succeeded, teamed up with upcoming London house kid Cody Currie and the Toy Tonics crew who is working on new sounds in Berlin that connect the organic and jazz musicians scene with the dance and house world. Developing a new style of Jazz-House… (that has nothing to do with sampled jazzy‘ house! If you know what we mean).

RELEASED 2021-03-12

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Cody Currie Releases

Cody Currie – Moves EP [TOYT113]

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London born, Berlin living Cody Currie comes with his first solo EP on Toy Tonics.
The first of a couple of EPs he will do on his musical journey with us. Cody is a special talent. People who follow the new UK Dance-Jazz scene know him already. He studied music in London, before jumping into releasing music on labels like Razor n Tape & Classic Music Company that made him instantly one of the key names to follow among the new generation of producers that connect Jazz, Soul with House, broken beats and futuristic elements.
Cody moved to Berlin 2 years ago and instantly connected with the young growing jazz oriented scene over there. He met US jazz pianist Joel Holmes. 4 times Grammy nominated former keyboarder of the legendary Roy Hargrove band and Carl Craig’s synthesizer ensemble. Also living in Berlin now.
Together they released two EPs on Toy Tonics last year that created a certain buzz.
After that releases Toy Tonics and Cody decided to go on together. And so here you get MOVES.

Four moody broken beat tracks (+ a house version of Moves).
The lead song “Moves” features Rinse FM radio host Eliza Rose on the mic. Other features are London born jazz talents Andreas Kon & Ally McMahon.

On this EP, Cody moves into an atmospheric garage-y broken beat territory as an ode to his London roots. Rich chords, catchy hooks and hard hitting rhythms.

RELEASED 2021-02-12

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Edit Series Kapote Releases

Toy Tonics Edit Series part 8: Kapote Euro Disco Reworks

Toy Tonics loves Europe. And so we thought it could be nice to make a musical statement: Let’s give a little sign in these times of Brexit and Anti-European autocratic tendencies in many European countries:
So our brother Kapote made the EURO DISCO REWORKS.
5 rare European disco and new wave tracks from the 1980ies. From Italy, Germany, England, Spain and Turkey (Yes, we want Turkey in Europe, but without their dictator Erdogan).
Please enjoy these reworks that Kapote made for his own DJ sets (years ago) – and now we release for the end of the year – just on BANDCAMP. For a limited period. That shit is a bomb!

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Kapote pres Mushroom House Vol 1 [TOYT115]

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The MUSHROOM HOUSE compilation is a collection of balearic, afro and cosmic tracks that have been released on Toy Tonics EPs over the last 5 years. Original tracks and remixes by friends of the label: Auntie Flo, Rebolledo, Hyenah, Daniel Avery, WhoMadeWho & DJ Koze, Munk … and there is also legendary italian cosmic DJ Baldelli featured.
All these tracks are exclusively produced for Toy Tonics. A few had been already released before on Gomma records. The now sleeping indie-electronica label that was the „mother“ of Toy Tonics. It’s fun to see that these tracks seem not to get old. They sound still fresh and ace. Like the DJ Koze remix of WhoMadeWho or Munk’s Nigerian Jam. Now they all come together on double vinyl. Vinyl comes Including the new 60 page TOY TONICS MAGAZINE no 1.

RELEASED 2020-11-20

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COEO Releases

COEO – Piano Workout [TOYT114]

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COEO are back on Toy Tonics! After uninterrupted touring around the globe, followed by a short creative break the guys come back with an even stronger sound. With the new EP they go more underground again. Its addressed to the clubs and night owls out there, who turn night into day and won’t stop dancing!

“Sorry For The Late Reply” contains a sample of “Was It Just A Game” by Solution Feat Tafuri, licensed courtesy of VJS Productions.
Writers: Victor Simonelli and Andrea Tafuri , Publishers; Simonelli Music and No Idea Music
Vocals by Andrea Tafuri. Vocals Produced and Recorded by Victor Simonelli for VJS Prod

RELEASED 2020-10-16