Toby Tobias has been responsible for some fine quality music over the past 10 years with labels such as Rekids, Nang, Let’s Play House and Quintessentials all dropping his unique brand of raw, analogue house and techno. A DJ’s DJ who always seems to pull out a lesser known gem and make it sound like a classic, Toby knows his music as well as his studio, inside out.
From the opening machine funk of The Wonder featuring vocals from Atwell we can hear that Toby is quite sure about the direction he’s taken for the LP. 808 beats bring vintage electro vibes whilst Atwell’s vocal hints at the golden era of Chicago house, adding a soulful touch to the rigid groove. Love Affair continues the theme of off-world utopia where the droids have a heart and soul and sing torch songs of love lost, the Moroder-esque influences bringing a retro sheen to the LP. As we continue through tracks such as Sloflava and Sending Signals we find blissful, downtempo jams which perfectly soundtrack this imagined night time world which Toby seems so happy to immerse himself and his listeners in. [info from ab]