Toy Tonics is a German label dedicated to funk and jazz influenced electronic dance music. Label founder and creative directors are KAPOTE and MUNK (aka Mathias Modica, who had founded the label and visual collective GOMMA before.)
The style of Toy Tonics is influenced by black american house music, Italo, the West London sound, Balearic, Disco.The label releases one EP per month. Vinyl & digital.
Toy Tonics developed the careers of Coeo, Kapote, Mangabey, Rhode & Brown, Black Loops, Jad & The and has also released EPs by Art Alfie (Studio Barnhus), Harry Wolfman (Heist), FYI Chris (Rhythm Section),Demuja, Adesse Versions, Luke Solomon, Ray Mang,.
In 2018 Toy Tonics signed the disco collective Phenomenal Handclap Band. A New York band that consists of members of studio musicians from the Mark Ronson crew and former members of Amy Winehouse's band. Toy Tonics will release their new singles in 2019. Also in 2019 labelboss Kapote will release his debut album.
Toy Tonics also started MUSHROOM HOUSE. An EP series dedicated to afro house, indie disco and psychedelic dance music. On this series friends of the label make exclusive tracks and remixes. Contributions by Auntie Flo, Rebolledo, Baldelli, Hyenah, Kiwi, Red Axes, Joe Claussell, DJ Sprinkles, DJ Koze, Ponty Mython...
Toy Tonics records can be heard in DJ sets by american artists like Moodymann, Kerri Chandler, DJ Harvey, Axel Boman, Disclosure, the Oye Records crew, Lovefingers and many other open minded DJ’s.
Most records on Toy Tonics combine real instruments with sampling of rare vinyl and advanced electronic production. Most kids on the label are young producers with a big passion for vinyl digging and a big musical knowledge.
Remixers on Toy Tonics releases: Glenn Astro, Hodini, Fouk, Red Axes, Joe Claussell, Marvin & Guy, Peaking Lights, Gerd Janson, Dj Sprinkles, Session Victim, Tuff City Kids, Mark E, Brame & Hamo, DJ Koze, Dimitri From Paris, Legowelt, Art Of Tones…