toby tobias has a lengthy history of disturbing the peace. this is his second offering for the esp institute. on side a, second stimulus stirs shimmering staccato chords, roaming pipes and detuned robotic sighs into quite the disorienting stew—the loose arrangement remaining fragmented over 9 minutes of touch-and-go 808 programming, picking up a pseudo bassline assembled from sub toms, introducing a gritty break loop and eventually blissing out into oblivion. with side bs synchro surfer, toby plays with the notion of suspense by gently teasing a muted kick and percussion rhythm under washes of white noise, bleeps and sirens that are tape-dubbed and which, over time, begin a dialogue with each other, as if the machines have declared mutiny on the garage. toby continues to stretch his limits with his output for the esp institute, possibly headed toward a full-fledged devolution of conventional dance music. these two songs may have you arrested for public nuisance.
vinyl only! resista welcomes toby tobias to the family. toby has been behind plenty of widely regarded records over the past decade, putting his hand to a large number of releases for labels such as rekids, delusion of degradeur, more music, lats play house and more. needless to say, toby knows his way around the studio but hes also equally adet when it comes to cutting and splicing , as you can hear on the title track of this special 12 inch for resista re-editing and embelishing this slice of pure sunshine.
toby tobias joins delusions again for what will be his sixth(!) 12inch entitled the rain. the prolific londoner whose releases have graced such venerable labels as rekids, esp intistute and lets play house, is back with a vengeance, delivering two mighty fine originals plus a remix from nebraska. in true toby tobias style, the rain got made on an mpc, sliced and edited from a single live take through the desk then accidentally deleted so no further mixing, sequencing or editing could be carried out. but what is an a&r mans nightmare, turns out to be the record buying djs gain, as the improvised, dubby vibe and raw as mixdown give the track an authentic feel and energy which could only come from the madness in tobys method. fresh from his brilliant releases on mister saturday night and razor n tape, we have our man nebraska do his thing on the remix of the rain. dropping down the bpms a bit from tobys more frenetic original, nebraska adds a healthy dose of moogy lead lines to the lo-slung house groove, perfect for warming up the dancefloor.
toby tobias can be found in the shadows of south london. this is his first offering for the esp institute. on side a, gravitator evolves slowly over ten minutes from a somber intro of supernatural sighs, pulsing machine feedback and techno squelches into an ethereal landscape peppered with dissonant fragments of synth. with side b’s right turn to nowhere , toby stretches out even further, flexing a tasteful programming of the 808 while taking the long road to a reverb-drenched crescendo of distortions and expansive string swells. after a prolific output of material for other quality labels around the world, toby tobias has undoubtedly re-focused his point-of-view upon his induction to the esp institute. these two songs will have you locking up your children at night.
it is common knowledge toby tobias used to rule the coasts of ibiza with his balearic iron funk! now back on his home turf of london, toby has chosen the cosmic pint glass to tell us the story sun, sea and madness! a room for babette is a balearic house funk bomb filled with sandy frolics and a touch of mayhem. afterwards we hit the romance button. touch meh is a one of the smoothest edits to be given the toby treatment and on the flip ptaki take you on an amazingly beautiful 12 minute journey around the islands with their a room for babette remix complete with dolphins! :)
LOVE AFFAIR / SLO FLAVA (I:CUBE & SESSION VICTIM REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK02.12.15
new years deal - following hot on the heels of tobys brilliant long player rising son we bring you a couple of our favorite tracks remixed by two of our favorite producers, namely i:cube and session victim. the versatile veteran nicolas chaix kicks things off in his own unique style on his interpretation of love affair with widescreen pads and subterranean clanks and growls setting things up for a heady house journey. session victim do their thing on slo flava, jacking up the tempo and turning in a bouncing live jam with a soulful edge. completing this ep we also have the two original versions of love affair and slo flava in all their glory.
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.<br /the 2x12 inch lp includes a cd-copy of the full album.>
the revered halal prepared series on boe extends to its fourth volume with four new acts fresh to the label. hotly tipped duo, invisible menders, made up of outstanding dj jane fitz and thus far underrated producer dom ahtuam contribute a stunning balearic bass-heavy house cut fifth time lucky. fresh from his solo ep, john shima slots in a deep techno workout thought wave. toby tobias of rekids fame pumps out some raw basement lofi vibes with his jacker sword art arcade and rounding off the ep on a delicate note is tim smith s soft and melodic 707 jam graphene
new years deal - with toby tobias debut lp for delusions of grandeur dropping on the 16th october we wanted to give you a little taste of what to expect with a couple of tracks plus a brilliant remix from dog regular franc spangler. kicking things off we have the twisted machine funk of the wonder featuring vocals from atwell. 808 beats bringing the vintage electro vibes whilst atwell’s vocal hints at the golden era of chicago house, adding a soulful touch to the rigid groove. next up is only getting better, diving into deeper waters with bubbling pads and pulsing bass line. finally, we have franc spangler getting busy on the remix, turning in a floor focused jam which brings the vocal to the fore and a big beefy bassline to bounce to.
its toby tobias time folks! ahead of his brilliant lp which will be dropping here on dog in september we give you a little reminder of why he’s one of the heroes of the underground uk house scene. toby has been honing his skills as a producer, dj, promoter and all round nice guy for years now and we’re very happy to be offering up fresh new club business from the man himself in the form of the rising ep. never one to go for the obvious, he always puts his neck on the line and pushes his productions in an interesting and often unexpected direction, making full use of his fully analogue studio to get those ‘happy accidents’ into his tracks which gives him the edge over so many others on the scene today.
dan mela & dodi paleses what ever not reach release number 6 presenting here the super talented marco erroi aka goldfinger (also co-founder of common series). an ep going from the electronic deep influences of the m.t.s to the detroit raw sound of housemate.
jerome c, born and raised at haifa city port in israel, is a declared fan of vintage gear, always looking to explore the special analog sound. he creates music with a sumptuous mixture of house, disco, funk, and hip-hop. he first hit the house scene partnering with double hill for soul clap s imprint double standard releasing the amazing *i need love ep*. for his latest offering three new cuts pressed and published by the spanish label apersonal music.
toby tobias joins the d.o.g crew for release no. 29 and fits like the proverbial glove with an incredible ep which truly lives up to its name.its probably fair to say that toby is one of the unsung heroes of the uk scene having played a pivotal part in developing the underground disco scene of the late noughties. his late night audio parties alongside releases on rekids, lets play house, nang and quintessentials speak volumes as to the mans skills and fastidious nature and here he delivers what wed be so bold as to say his best work yet with the pathfinder ep.
constantly providing quality over quantity toby tobias finally releases its debut on burek. and as his biography states: >tobys music is truly unique - in a genre now saturated with generic, formulaic music, toby is one of the few who can claim to have his own sound< so toby brings to burek its unique view on house music - tracks running away i tres mal.
londoner toby tobias has had a rather productive year so far and its with great pleasure that lets play house can claim him as its newest roster member. the paradise lost ep finds the man doing what hes done best since coming out in the early aughts: dropping deep and frothy house with a steely underbelly
ONE NIGHT ONMARE STREET / DEEP SPACE ORCHESTRA REMIX
12" Vinyl D13.03.12
toby tobias has been honing his production skills since the mid nineties. by the time he released on rekids in 2006, tobys work was already of a high calibre - and hes now decided to share his unique sound with us. in his first full release for quintessentials, one night on mare street, toby blends his love for house and disco and shows again his true class. what counts for toby tobias counts for the remixers too: they have their own sound! enjoy the fab work of quintessentials homies deep space orchestra and ugly drums plus new hotshot weekend express. thank you!
mania theme is a mid tempo acid chugger build for big systems and discerning dancefloors. the andrew weatherall remix adds a live bass and synth arpeggios to produce a real trademark weatherall bomb. elsewhere, toby tobias remix turns the brooding acid chugger into a sublime balearic deep house groove reminiscent of the italian house heyday and creates the same warm vibes as don carlos or last rhythm with a touch of acid for good measure. the second track from hardway bros is a reconstruction of the hardkiss track pacific coastal highway. a straight up acid groove.
we are super-proud to announce that the tenth single on electronic imprint more music is the latest from the brilliant musical mind of toby tobias. we are also delighted that this release is coming out on vinyl for only the third time in the labels history, following in the illustrious footsteps of timo maas and midland before it.
PASSION REMIXES - BLACK LABEL 80 (DJ T / TOBY TOBIAS)
12" Vinyl D27.07.11
>passion<, einer der clubhits aus dem aktuellen album des italienischen nu-disco-trios phreek plus one, erscheint nun noch einmal als 12 inch mit killer-remixen von dj t. (get physical), toby tobias (rekids) und dem russischen talent sportloto, der gerade vom uk-label tirk gesignt worden ist. an den vocals: mr. white (the sun cant compare).
STILL SOUND REMIXES EP (TOBY TOBIAS / VOODOO BEAR)
12" Vinyl D28.06.11
the still sound remix 12 inch sees one of the stand out tracks from toro y mois critically acclaimed sophomore album get a reworking from the electronic mastermind that is toby tobias. on the flip side we hear work from a new name, voodoo bear aka khaled bourguig, a french graphic design student who started making music 6 years ago. initially inspired by hip hop, khaleds voodoo bear project blurs the line between electronic and organic music.
>dysfunction<, hannulelauris first ep on i m a cliche goes beyond the dreamy, cosmic atmosphere of their previous releases and remixes on other eurodisco labels. the duos new sound still sends us floating but with an edgier, more toxic ride. hannu and lauri aka hannulelauri created a track for i m a cliche, a remix of botoxs hit >blue steel<. this track inspired the label to make more room for the finnish duo and bring their new music into its discography.
these two have been active figures in helsinkis club scene for quite a while, producing music together since 2006. when they crossed the borders of finland, the name of the band was pretty hard to retain but it didnt take long for all the bigwigs of modern disco to memorize it. two originals and a selection of remixes: >dysfunction< steps into the territory of deep melodic house with a classic resonance >box of box< throws around some fun rough beats toby tobias remix of dysfunction is iced with elegance and soulfulness. populettes remix of >box of box< is the new best friend of house dancers.
following the massive 12inch on traveller last year comes the debut release on under the shade from hotly tipped alphabet city. remixes come from eskimos due downtown party network and disco stalwart toby tobias. expect to see much more from this act in 2011 with remixes on international feel and a handful of choice edits all being released.
tracky bottoms relaunch the label with tb003 >a night out at the casino<. toby tobias and casinoboy present a double header – 4 track ep of deep proto house and discoid/boogie vibes – tried and tested dancefloor bombs for special moments in the discotech
toby tobias >you know< contains three tracks as a go-between for his debut album >space shuffle< and its forthcoming follow up. once again his range is impressive from the sexy disco of >a little bit more< to the modern house of >pinot soiree<. toby enjoys collaborations and works again with kathy diamond after the previous success together with >the feeling<, also this time he brings marcus marr into the light with his vocal on >you know its something<. still receiving praise as more and more people discover his album >space shuffle<. toby has not stopped djing around the globe while promoting a night and residency in london.
following the stunning and bestselling debut from das volt has taken the lna boys a little longer than expected, but boy was it worth the wait ! having forged a keen army of converts to their late night audio club nights & establishing a reputation as one of london’s best underground parties, it was only a matter of time before they started their own label to release the music they & their party people love to dance to. expect the finest in deep electronic house, balearic boogie and italo flavours, all expertly mastered onto luxurious vinyl with slick graphic artwork. toby tobias really needs no introduction, his productions have graced some of the worlds finest underground labels, and his debut lp on matt radioslave edwards rekids won unanimous praise. macasu is a solid dancefloor piece, layers of slick percussion, plenty of low end girth and enough of tobys trademark dubbed-out and lysergic track trickery to usher in the summers al fresco dancing perfectly. the mighty danilo plessow, otherwise known as motor city drum ensemble is at the top of his game right now, selling crazy units on his raw cuts series & almost single-handedly converting an army of minimalistas into disco darlings ! in his own words made for breezy summernights, open air, near the beach, beautiful people around you, and the dj spinning slow sexy jams like this. enjoy! a killer release folks, which won’t be around for long !
beautiful elegic mid-tempo boogie tune by toby tobias similar in the style to his excellent >this feeling< release on rekids. comes with a loose funky take from hyped off key hat (dissident, untracked). flip over for more peak time action: >highway 24< is a bubbly, synth heavy modern disco tune while >highway 1< takes it in a more oldschool acid-house direction.
after the superb best of chaz jankel on their sister label tirk last year, nang are grinning ear to ear for the second release with some top flight remixes featuring big names all the way. first up is rekids regular toby tobias and the slick discoid grooving interpretation of call me. fresh from the success of their final electric chair comp the unabombers weigh in with their bouncy walking bass take on one of 2007s top disco tunes get myself together. to round things off a 3rd big name diesel from xpress 2 chills things out and delivers his stripped down after hours version. nang is out of the gates and running folks.
the second instalment of the aprÚs vinyl series sees australian producer touch sensitive (also a member of van she) kicking things off with >body stop<, an italo disco stomper thats been at home in the fc catalogue for quite some time. recently unearthed by london based producer toby tobias in a chart of >hidden gems< it seemed only natural to ask toby to remix body stop and the result sees toby putting more space in the track, pushing it further onto the dancefloor and keeping it playful all at once. on the flip we take the uk connection a little further with leeds based producer bonar bradberry floating into cosmic territory with >fought & won< whilst toby tobias turns in some glorious tour-bus-disco on >azul blue<, guitars and acid lines sitting comfortably side by side for the ride.
once again toby tobias drawing on a number of influences and styles to create a deep, meandering but still upfront and totally danceable piece of music. quiet village, like mr tobias, are connoisseurs of the experimental side of electronic music and are well known for their deep, rolling, spacey grooves that are loved the world over. they deliver just that, a mind-blowing 10-minute journey into deep space! big.
rekids introduce new signing toby tobias, and proudly release the third installment of what is already an exciting new label for 2006. toby tobias is a name to check in 2006 with releases in 2005 for swag s odori records & hi-phen this up and coming producer runs late night audio productions. prins thomas is a name that always provokes interest with 3 solo ep s to his name and not forgetting work with lindstom
mushrooms project are giorgio giri and marco lentano who met back in 2003. their inspiration has come from the idjut boys and the mateo & matos duet. in 2008 the pair had their first production signed by london’s bear funk records. hortly after a new demo arrived at electric minds who were quick to snap up their latest ep for the label. >space mushrooms<, >wilkommen< and >special guest in the camping< are newly created tracks with live instruments throughout. the baleraric and techy sounds provide an original and new sound for the ever growing house / nu disco scene. as an added bonus to this package a remix from toby tobias ( rekids, tiny sticks ) has been commissioned. . check out the sounds for yourself !
having forged a keen army of converts to their late night audio nights & establishing a reputation as one of londons best underground parties, it was only a matter of time before they started their own label to release the music they & their party people love to dance to. expect the finest in deep electronic house, balearic boogie and italo flavours, all expertly mastered onto luxurious vinyl with slick graphic artwork. the first artist signed and to be released on the label is french/u.s producer kevin lemonnier recording under the name of das volt. this man uses no plug-ins and a resolutely old skool production philosophy. utilising all analogue signal paths through outboard and vintage gear. his music is justifiably compared to the luxuriously warm and pared down output of metro area, capturing that legendary period between disco & proto house by being a stickler for authenticity. gestures is a modern take on the electro boogie sound, pizzicato strings, silky rhodes and fat bass all blended to create a dance floor gem. fantasy is a modern italo disco classic, with epic pianos setting the mood over a driving trouser flapping bass line. remixes come courtesy of italian outfit telespazio s fabrizio mammarella - who does his deep electro funk thing with immediate dance floor effect, and toby tobias of rekids and late night audio fame, who completes the package with a killer balearic boogie interpretation
for its fifth instalment (the fourth being a batch of tees - as seen on tv), ensemble once again presents you an ep that brings together an ensemble of allies from all over the place. vinyl only, 300 copies comes with a paper zine and plenty more goodies and insights !
schaltkreis wassermann is one of the pioneering electronic groups of the early eighties. their album psychotron of 1982 has become a much sought after cult object. now in flagranti have remixed released and unreleased material by schaltkreis wassermann from the early 80ies.
soooo here we are with the tenth and final release, thought it would be nice to finish on a nice zen like number, so this is a extra special release kind of a mini lp almost -opened up by fx mchn flush the trush is an intro to the comp and a reverse funk skittish affair next up is new man on the block for us here we been sitting on a collection of his tracks but felt this one complemented this ep the most, ecco foul, gloss is a sleazy machine groove that does t do much but thats just the way we like it .then comes mr facade with his jerky funk sweet surprises and warm melodies. the b side is opened by another newcomer from running back record hugh mane new age dawns whose track come s deep and wide open has to be heard on the headphones as well as the club jamie blanco s chord arrangments get opened up and spaced out by lht office boy toby tobias in a detroitesque ditty thats been used to open a few sets in 2015 already and finally alphonse delivers an out and out machine jam with the usual dub influence brought in vocal fashion.
ltd pressing, straight from sao paulo, the debut ep of sphynx (aka marcio vermelho and pedro zopelar) is undoubtedly pure balearic bliss! intricate masterful compositions fascinate with live guitar, drum machines and vintage synths combined in a harmonious arrangement. without the use of any samples, sphynx constructs the perfect soundtrack for every sunset between ipanema and ibiza. no ar captivates through its unforgettable bassline and dreamy synths, while enigma shows the producers love for spheric new beat and proto house. on the flipside, tempestade explores the realm of electro rock, while toby tobias remix transforms the title track, with rough drums and the synth work, into a psychedelic uptempo jam.
we are extremely excited to have the talent that is chocky featuring on our next release. since he burst on to the scene, we have been following this artist. his music captures emotion & combines breaks, house and electronic experimentation.