Touch of Class Records requires no introduction these days. A collaboration between Los Angeles natives, Michael Tello of PillowTalk and Ray Zuniga. Together they pay homage to their fathers’ businesses and artistic principles by sharing the same musical roots, tastes and creative vision. TOCR is a natural creation, serving as a podium for the founder’s own productions as well as providing an artistic developmental platform for a family of artists compiled through the many travels music has graciously leant.
The common fiber that joins the artists at TOCR surpasses their musical tastes and talents as DJs, producers and artists—what truly binds this collective of creators is tenacity and a common decree of where this music should and can go. The imprint’s sound eludes any specific genre, challenging the confined and sometimes restrictive labels associated with house or techno music. Instead, these artists compose new sounds—a true expression of the times we are all presently living which is one of eclecticism, where most everything is a disparate combination in search for harmony. Inspired by class, which in this case refers not to a perceived social division but to dedication to consistent artistic excellence, executed with style and poise, a common aesthetic and respect for a good party.
TOCR have releases from Signal Flow, Jonny Cruz, Aquarius Heaven, Pattern Drama, along with a full compilation, ‘Indian Summer’, including dj Tennis, PillowTalk, and Tanner Ross amongst other talented artists. The label has a full 2014 release schedule of pure magic including releases from Tone of Arc, Navid Izadi, disCerN, and new projects South Of Chihuahua and Plaza Hotel. With the success of three sophisticated releases in its first year, a full release schedule for the coming year, international touring by its affiliated artists and much more of all to come, the imprint brings to the electronic music scene mature sounds of true musicians and artists. It’s safe to say, 20
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