Dan Spinney, TAPPED
Welcome to instalment 2 of Tapped's Queen of Hoxton 'Sessions'. Where we again look to showcase a depth of musical talent from a slightly different perspective. To do so, we have two rather unique individuals, both of whom ooze talent at the top of their game.
Toby has been honing his production skills since the turn of the millennium. By the time he released on Rekids in 2006, Toby’s work was already of a high calibre – seeing releases on Low Pressings, Bearfunk, Odori and Hi-Phen. After the tremendous success of ‘A Close Shave’, the remix requests started to flood in – this resulting in Toby releasing on labels such as Beat Freeze Records, Bent, Bloop Recordings and Dialect Recordings.
Following this, Toby released his second single on Rekids, ‘Dave’s Sex Bits’, remixed by Quiet Village. This cemented Toby’s position as one of the pioneers of the modern disco renaissance .
2008 brought another milestone, with Toby releasing his debut album ‘Space Shuffle’ to wide critical acclaim – receiving 4.5/5 from Resident Advisor and 5/5 from iDJ. The album features 15 tracks of disco influenced gems with a truly contemporary edge.
Toby’s 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. This year we look forward to more of the same, in the form of the long awaited second album .
Your choice of 9 mixes available to tickle your ears on his soundcloud page....
Rich Thair and Jakeone have been producing music together since 2001, forming Toob when Jake was providing an electronic angle to the formidable live sound of Rich’s band Red Snapper.
Their first releases were 12”s on Groovetech and Jake’s marvelously off-kilter club label, Flameboy. These were picked up by a wide range of top DJs - Rolando, Andrew Weatherall and Laurent Garnier to name a few. Their acclaimed first album “How to Spell Toob” was released on Lo Recordings in 2005. Continuing to defy the ever-narrowing genres in dance music, the club singles “The Miscreant” and “4 Walls” created quite a stir with DJs across the board in the UK and Europe.
The album 'Push me, Pull you' soon followed in 2008 and saw the pair continue to experiment mixing Techno with afro-beat, dub and twisted punk funk. In lehmans terms, the electronic with the organic. The result garnered praise from all corners of the music press.
"Leftfield pop album of the year" Bleep.com, "One of the year's most ambitious dance albums" Q Magazine, "Electronic Heaven... One of 2008's best albums" DJ Mag..... to name but a few.
So we are delighted to welcome Jakeone to Tapped where he's going to provide us with an Ableton live TOOB edits set. Check em out at http://www.toob.org.uk/
Residential duties from Debonair, Timmy & K.M.G as ever.....