Release Date: TBA - 2019
The Italian Fuzz Dance! Just said almost everything about the global dance music scene. One of the most prominent labels to connect the old Continent to the new Continent. For many top players it is considered the blueprint of Italo-disco, for many others the beginning of the House sound. Some of the records on its catalogue are merely timeless and in the history forever. And "Plastic Love" is definitely one of those.
a1. Zed - Plastic Love (Vocal)
b1. Zed - Plastic Love (Instrumental)
Release Date - 17th May 2019
The album comes in the right moment: It's a great time for Toy Tonics: MixMag had the label in their "10 best labels of the year" list. DJ's like Harvey, Kerri Chandler, Moodymann, Gerd Janson, Hunee, Black Madonna playing the records. The releases selling out on vinyl constantly. And: Toy Tonics just joined the K7! family. One of the most prestigious electronic music collectives. After doing one EP per month for the last five years, now here is the first album. Made by Toy Tonics' head honcho KAPOTE. With a lot of live instruments, solos, clever using of rare samples and a wide range of musical inspirations. Pure quality and freshness for 2019.
But: who is Kapote? If you are a Toy Tonics follower you know: he is one of the two guys running the label. The mysterious person never showing his face. Always appearing next to Munk - the other Toy Tonic boss. But well, it's time to solve the little mystery. As it was obvious for many anyway: Kapote is Munk! It's the same person. It's Mathias Modica. The Italo- German music nerd, labelowner, vinyl collector, keybord wizzard, DJ und producer based in Berlin. Modica is both artists: Munk & Kapote. And he is the creative mind behind Toy Tonics and Gomma. He started Toy Tonics with two friends five years ago. To release music of new talents he met around the world while djing. Before Toy Tonics he was running the (now sleeping) Gomma label. While Gomma was dedicated to indie disco and weird electronica, Toy Tonics stands for advanced funk inspirated dancemusic.
01. Jaas Func Haus
02. Delirio Italiano
05. Fuck Music (Short)
06. The Nose (Short)
07. Salva Tion [clip]
08. Get Down Brother (2019 Version)
Release Date - 17th May 2019
Multi-instrumentalist/producer extraordinaire - Flevans has been on fire the last few months. With more plays across the BBC 6Music and Radio 2 than you can count on all your limbs combined, his recent singles have proved to be a huge success on the air-waves.
Following up this early enthusiasm with the stellar LP 'Part Time Millionaire' in March, the album was received very warmly by critics and fans alike.
With source material this good it was time to have some fun and at the end of March we released the undeniably brilliant Art of Tones Remix of Who's Got Me – featuring the brilliant Laura Vane on vocals. Deep delicious disco. That's how we'd describe it but don't take our word for it, listen to Todd Edwards, Bill Brewster, Kraak & Smaak, Hector Romero and Francois Kevorkian – all of whom are supporting it. Or listen to Diplo, Mistajam, Annie Nightingale, and Gilles Peterson who have all supported his past releases on the wireless..
Well good as that was, the fun doesn't stop there as the next instalment of remix magic has disco man of the moment Ray Mang giving the special treatment to It Just Goes (feat. Sarah Scott). He's always been a legend but his re-work of the phenomenal handclap band was THE remix of 2018 for the disco cognoscenti and he has turned in some of his very best work here.
Yes - we like to listen to music online and have the convenience of an endless collection always available but for the masochists who like to break their backs lugging heavy boxes of vinyl round to gigs – don't worry – we got your back (broke) by putting both of these killer remixes on one extremely desirable 12"
a. It Just Goes (Ray Mang Extended Remix) [feat. Sarah Scott]
b. Who's Got Me (Art Of Tones Extended Remix) [feat. Laura Vane]
Released 3rd May
Dimitri from Paris & DJ Rocca on Toy Tonics!? Some might wonder, other will understand. The reason: Toy Tonics records is made by the same guys who used to run the (currently sleeping) indie disco label GOMMA. And Dimitri & Rocca did a couple of EPs on Gomma some years ago. Now it’s 2019 and some of their older works sound still/again so fresh that it made sense to release them again on Toy Tonics. That’s why you get this package. Three jams perfectly for the summer: The ultra 1990ies house remix for Italian duo Hard Ton. Then their all time disco superjam Ero Disco Theme and the long time sold out and currently highly looked for Ray Mang remix of Dimitri’s collabo with band Los Amigos Invisibles. That “Glad to know you” version goes for a lot of $$$ on Discogs, so why not put it out again. Have fun with Dimitri & Rocca. Old school house and disco dream team.
a1. Los Amigos Invisibles & Dimitri From Paris - Glad to Know You (Ray Mang’s Flying Dub)
b1. Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca - Ero Disco Theme
b2. Hard Ton - In This Moment (Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca Erodiscomix)
Released 12th April
Forever enjoying memories of long nights, brief encounters, bright moments and extreme euphoria. Short periods of anxiety will soon belong to the past. A warm, positive feeling prevails. Music made for emotional situations by Aksel & Aino.
a1. Aksel & Aino - Fading Pictures
a2. Aksel & Aino - Belong Here
b1. Aksel & Aino - Fading Pictures (Extended Version)
Release Date- 22nd February 2019
Essential double-A sided twelve inch release that sees the welcome return of Casbah 73 in exultant, soul-charged form.
Early support from Red Greg, Danny Krivit, Rahaan, Craig Charles, Mad Mats, and many more.
Recorded live in the studio with an excellent cast of musicians, it kicks off with 'To Be Free', a joyful disco number that oozes raw authenticity. The very talented Angela Gooden's sultry vocals ride a rich groove, anchored by a heavyweight rhythm section and featuring a sparkling string section.
Over on the flip-side, 'Doing Our Own Thing' is an exuberant instrumental jazz-funk boogie cut showing off a killer horn section to full effect. Nine minutes of peak-time euphoria that is over way too soon.
Classic in spirit yet modern in feel, this release is guaranteed to set any dance floor alight and is a more than worthy successor to last year's 'Love Saves The Day'. One of last year's hottest disco joints, well, it turns out that Casbah 73 was just warming up!
01. To Be Free
02. Doing Our Own Thing