Featured DJ Chart: Toby Tobias

The man making sultry lo-fi disco releases on Bear Funk, Jisco, Tirk, and Tiny Sticks, as well as Matt ‘Radio Slave’ Edwards and James Masters’ Rekids label, Toby Tobias gives Juno Plus his recommendations of what’s hot right now and why.

1. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Aus)

“Him and Floating Points have really touched a nerve with me. Their production values are super sweet and theres so much funk, soul and swing in there to keep your feet moving for a long time.”

2. Floating Points – Peoples Potential

“‘Vacuum Boogie” was on regular rotation, as was “Love Me Like This” – and now this one – I think I’m getting the biggest dancefloor reaction out of all of them with this track – love the pianos!”

3. Kotey Extra Band / Bottin – Hot Ring

“I love Bottin’s music. ”No Static” is a great modern day classic dance track – and this dub he’s turned out is a stumbling beat and a massive analogue bassline – proper deep disco – nice one Bear Funk!

4. Erdbeerschnitzel – 4 Months

“This is a great EP from someone who I’ve definitely never heard of before – but I won’t forget him with a name like that… plus the product is pretty frickin good – the Arto Mwambe remix however sent Oslo into a state of dissarray last Saturday I had to put an Arto Mwambe / Brontosaurus production here – they’re putting so much great stuff out – and what a debut from a brand new label!

5. Basic Soul Unit – The Stand

“Another house producer whose really caught my ears – “The Stand” is massive for me – sounded so big at the Panorama Bar, coming on like early Carl Craig business – that’s where I’m at.”

6. Music From Mathematics Volume 4

“Love this label – Les Aeroplanes should be on this chart – an allround cracking EP, and the Kelton Prima track from this EP sounds like a modern day Skyy track – boogie badness.”

7. Falty DL – All in the Place

“This one got me all in a fluster and dug it out as soon as I could – what a great forward thinking record, something for everyone – really love the future boogie track on here… a name to look out for!

8. Fudge Fingas – About Time

“Damn! ”Me and U” sounds so good – so funky, and such a full sounding production. This is next level, can’t wait to play this out of a big system.”

9. Toby Tobias – The Try EP

“Well, this is cominG out any day so thought I’d mention it! Miss Bee on vocals on the Try – , Andy Yam doing some keywork on Highway 24, and me on the 303 on Highway 1… enjoy!”

10. Burnt Island Casuals – Scotch Hop

“Further digging proved fruitful! This is coming from The Revenge I reckon – taken on a classic track here in style, added a certain deepness to it, plus quite a kick. I know this will do big things.”

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