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TOY TONICS

Our Label spotlight this week goes to German label Toy Tonics. Dedicated to funk and jazz influenced electronic dance music, the imprint was founded and is directed by Munk & Kapote. Most producers on Toy Tonics combine organic sounds and rare vinyl samples with electronic production. The label developed the careers of Coeo, Kapote, Mangabey, Rhode & Brown, Black Loops and Jad & The and has released EPs by Harry Wolfman (Heist), Art Alfie (Studio Barnhus), Demuja, Montel, Luke Solomun (Classic), Ray Mang, FYI Chris (Rhythm Section). The latest funky release by The Phenomenal Handclap Band "Judge Not" ( Ray Mang Mixes) will help you boogie down your worries. Check it out!

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Toy Tonics is a German label dedicated to funk and jazz influenced electronic dance music. Label founder and creative directors are KAPOTE and MUNK (aka Mathias Modica, who had founded the label and visual collective GOMMA before.)

The style of Toy Tonics is influenced by black American house music, Italo, the West London sound, Balearic, Disco. The label releases one EP per month. Vinyl & digital.

Toy Tonics developed the careers of Coeo, Kapote, Mangabey, Rhode & Brown, Black Loops, Jad & The and has also released EPs by Art Alfie (Studio Barnhus), Harry Wolfman (Heist), FYI Chris (Rhythm Section), Demuja, Adesse Versions, Luke Solomon, Ray Mang,

In 2018 Toy Tonics signed the disco collective Phenomenal Handclap Band. A New York band that consists of members of studio musicians from the Mark Ronson crew and former members of Amy Winehouse's band. Toy Tonics will release their new singles in 2019. Also in 2019 label boss Kapote will release his debut album.

Toy Tonics also started MUSHROOM HOUSE. An EP series dedicated to afro house, indie disco and psychedelic dance music. On this series friends of the label make exclusive tracks and remixes. Contributions by Auntie Flo, Rebolledo, Baldelli, Hyenah, Kiwi, Red Axes, Joe Claussell, DJ Sprinkles, DJ Koze, Ponty Mython...

Toy Tonics records can be heard in DJ sets by American artists like Moodymann, Kerri Chandler, DJ Harvey, Axel Boman, Disclosure, the Oye Records crew, Lovefingers, and many other open-minded DJ’s.

Most records on Toy Tonics combine real instruments with the sampling of rare vinyl and advanced electronic production. Most kids on the label are young producers with a big passion for vinyl digging and a big musical knowledge.

Remixers on Toy Tonics releases: Glenn Astro, Hodini, Fouk, Red Axes, Joe Claussell, Marvin & Guy, Peaking Lights, Gerd Janson, Dj Sprinkles, Session Victim, Tuff City Kids, Mark E, Brame & Hamo, DJ Koze, Dimitri From Paris, Legowelt, Art Of Tones…

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