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Toast Tapes Mix #039 // Sune

Toast Tapes Mix #039 // Sune

Here’s the latest Toast Tape installment of an hour long mix by our Swedish friend Emil Sunesson . The mix is all vinyl and includes some summertime favorites that will get you feeling toasty! Sune has some upcoming releases on vinyl, first being in early May on Lagaffe Tales and secondly a 4 tracker on Kyoku Records with a remix from Daniel Leseman that’s gonna drop late May. If you didn’t know, he’s also co-founder for Hi Hat Appreciation Society, a super dope initiative that plays some amazing house music.

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Felix Leifur – In General EP

Felix Leifur - In General EP

New kid Felix Leifur made quite a stir with his debut release on Dirt Crew last year. The Icelandic juggernaut comes from the striving Reykjavik music scene and is working closely with the “Lagaffe Tales” guys on building a new northern House empire. Since his debut he’s been working hard on creating a more varied vision of his unique lo slung hip hop approach to house music. With this EP he offers six new outings that have one thing in common, very warm and moody sounds ranging from Disco through jazz and hip hop. We’re certain that he will continue to further cement his name in the coming years and we’re looking forward to working with him on plenty of exciting projects.

Opening with “Eyelids”, Felix delivers a rough, deep and dark house cut with broken beats, warped piano loops and twisted sampling throughout. “Classy” has a smoky jazz feeling, kept tight with clever beat programming while evolving around a catchy sax motif. Our personal favorite is the title track, “In General”, a stunning broken beat house jam, smooth and loose, with swirling keys and a funk flavored bass.

The B-side begins with “Midwinter”, a dance floor gem on a straight up junket. It’s deep, forward moving and bass driven, much like his track “Feels Like” that featured on our Deep Love compilation in 2016. Yet another highlight for us is “Apollo”, there’s not many records out there that sound quite like this, thoroughly warped and contorted, depraved strings and a hypnotizing Rhodes arc and strain until the bass drops and it all falls in place…Psychedelic beauty! He closes with “Mine”, a dope lo-fi hip hop beat that casually wraps our ears, an ice cold soul infused piece.

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Toast Tapes Mix #037 // Dino Soccio

Toast Tapes Mix #037 // Dino Soccio

To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe your music?

I’m Dino Soccio, DJ/Producer from Los Angeles via Chicago, I play, produce, and write R&B/Soul dance music. Sometimes it ends up being house, sometimes it ends up being what they’re calling modern funk/boogie.

Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you the most?

My inspirations and influences change over time but most recently I’ve been really digging the dance music that was made in the first half of the 80’s and the artists that now are trying to capture that feeling today.  Italian stuff from that era like Raf, Jago, Clio, and Plustwo all resonate with me.  Had a bit of an infatuation with 80’s soul music that was played at Paradise Garage between ’81-85 the last year and discovered plenty of stuff I wasn’t as familiar with- Womack & Womack, T.C. Curtis, Lonnie Reaves, Spencer Jones, the lesser known BB&Q Band.  New music and reissues being put out on Star Creature, Cultures of Soul, PPU, BBE, Superior Elevation, and The Whole Truth get me excited.

What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?

I’ll mention two here.  One is an all time classic Luther Vandross Never Too Much.  It always gives me chills playing that one in a set. Never get tired of it.  Another is Ten City’s All Loved Out (Love Serenade Mix).  Amazing playing on this one, lots of space, MUCHO feels going on there.  And here’s one more- Talk Talk- New Grass.  Definitely one of my top 10 tunes of all time, not a dance tune by any means but it resonates so much.

Tell us a bit about the Toast Tape you’ve put together.

This is just a sample of what I’ve been playing often in sets at my gigs in LA.  I play plenty of parties but I also do the 4 hour bar/club sets and I love doing it because it lets you stretch out and dig into some vibes.  Lots of countdowns in this one, wasn’t planned.  All vinyl, live mixing, no frills.  Hope you enjoy.

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Karma Kid – Like I’m On Fire (Kartell Remix)

British producer Karma Kid will be releasing his upcoming Like I’m On Fire EP, featuring a very special remix by the French disco connoisseur Kartell.  Like I’m On Fire keeps it’s UK vibes, but also is given a classy French touch.

You still have time to pre-order your copy of Kartell’s remix out the 10th of February on Roche Musique.

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Basement Love – Nothing Else Matters

Canadian producer Basement Love has released his latest single Nothing Else Matters out on KEATS // COLLECTIVE’s Future Funk Friday episodes. Nothing Else Matters is off the wall future funky and is 2 minutes and 46 seconds of solid disco gold.

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Beat Culture – Drifter (Saint Pepsi Remix)

Long Island based producer Saint Pepsi has released another of his unique liquid disco remix of Drifter by Beat Culture. Famous for his exquisite releases on KEATS//COLLECTIVE, Saint Pepsi produces anything from vapor wave, future funk and R&B.

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LeBRON – Paperworks EP

LeBRON aka Sam Roney has released his debut Paperworks EP on the Los Angeles based record label Prep School Recordings. The Paperworks EP contains 2 original classy funk tracks and a killer remix by Mister Gavin. It doesn’t get any better than this! If you haven’t yet, buy your copies now and enjoy these exuberant tracks.

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French Toast Exclusive Mixtape by Eau Claire

Just a girl trying to do the disco thang.

Calgary born and raised in the States. Eau Claire has been making some noise in the music scene with both her talents as a producer/remixer and DJ. Her love for disco and nu-disco has created her a special niche in the growing community of producers and DJs. You can catch her playing live in DC at her regular gigs at Daikaya in Chinatown (2nd Saturdays of the month) and at Resturaunt Marvin in U Street (4th Sunday of the month). Make sure to follow her on Facebook and SoundCloud to get updates about her gigs!

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Pompeya – 90 (Acos CoolKAs Version)

Russian disco duo Acos CoolKas have released their version of Pompeya’s track 90 out on An-2/ Theomatic Records. Remixes like these always gives us goosebumps due to the extremely funky filters and classy disco feeling.

Snag a free copy and enjoy!

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Monobrother D Feat. Lena Grig – Let The Beat Become Your Lover (Olej Remix)

Russian producer Olej has worked up a fin new remix of “Let The Beat Become Your Lover” by Monobrother D and featuring fly vocals by Lena Grig. This is definitely a dope slo-mo disco track!

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