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French Toast Mix #043 // Jesse Bru

French Toast Mix #043 // Jesse Bru

Hello everyone and welcome back.  Here’s our latest installment to the series by Berlin based producer Jesse Bru. The mix is just under 1.5 hours and includes delectable house selections that take you on a magical journey.

Check out his newly released Space Jazz EP out now on Rhombus.

https://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/91702-rmbs023-jesse-bru-space-jazz

 

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Toasty July ’17

Toasty July '17

July was a month full of fun releases and grooving beats. Here’s a list of our favorite tracks that we blogged and that we highly recommend.

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Toast Tapes Mix #041 // Black Loops

Toast Tapes Mix #041 // Black Loops

Italian duo Gabriele Micheli and Riccardo Paffetti AKA Black Loops spark up a fresh new Toast Tape featuring an hour long healthy dose of disco jams.  They’ve been around for quite sometime now releasing exquisite tunes on Toy Tonics, Gruuv, Neovinyl and Pet Recordings.  Black Loops currently reside in Berlin, while also touring around playing their signature deep funky house.  Do yourself a favor and make an extra large cocktail and turn the volume up on this mix, you’ll instantly feel satisfaction.

Don’t forget to check out Black Loops latest Red Light EP out now on Toy Tonics (digital and vinyl)

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/black-loops-red-light-ep/652594-01/

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Toast Tapes Mix #040 // Martín Miguel

Toast Tapes Mix #040 // Martín Miguel

You’ve come to the right place for mind-melting soul and disco tracks curated by our DC friend, Martín Miguel. This mix is full of unreleased gems out soon on his label Better Listen Records. Roll back and relax with us while the music tides you in with some oceanic funk that effortlessly cascades into glossy house jams. The next hour of music will be sure to keep you toasty and moving.

 

 

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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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Toast Tapes Mix #038 // The Funk District

Toast Tapes Mix #038 // The Funk District

1.  To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe the Mexican disco scene?
 
– Well my name is Fernando Mendoza and I’m addicted to any type of funk and disco with a catchy bass line and groovy guitars… In other words I love everything sounding nice and fresh like funk on steroids.
 
– As a Mexican producer I feel the disco scene in my country already got a big push a couple of years ago by many talented artists but I think it’s about to get to the climax within the next two years, so it’s really our task to keep on supporting each other and especially the new rising talents that share the same love for the music.
 
2.  If you were stuck on a desert island, and could only listen to three albums for the rest of your life, what would they be?
 
– That’s really a tough question… I’ve been influenced by a lot of different artists throughout my life and most of them are from different genres, so the answer would really depend on the mood I’m in at the moment.
 
3.  How would you describe your latest single “Time Will Tell?”
 
– I would describe my last single “Time Will Tell” as an up-tempo jam filled with a lot of percussion and a lovely flute driven groove, not forgetting the funky bass line and the catchy vocals that blend very well with the rest of the instruments.
 
4.  Do you have any upcoming material or collaborations?
 
– Well yes, I was honored to be asked for a remix by Julius The Madthinker for his new upcoming project: Perspective… I made my own funky interpretation of one of his tracks he produced with Russoul aka Pleasure Prince and it’s being released on Aid To The Soulless at the end of March.
 
5.  Tell us a bit about the Mixtape you’ve put together.
 
– This mixtape I put together was made with love as a special compilation including the tracks I’ve been playing these days plus 2 forthcoming tracks by myself on the most respected label Hot Digits Music that are going to be released later on this year. It also includes one of the 2 tracks which will be released on my own label Furious Mandrill Records.
 
I hope you really enjoy the mix !
 
Peace,
Fernando Mendoza (The Funk District)
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Toasty February ’17

Toasty February '17

February, a month of solid funky tracks. This month we got some COEO, Cody Currie, The Funk District and many more!

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FRENCH TOAST EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE BY LABERGE

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TRACKLIST:

Chaka Khan – I know you, I live you (Danny Krivit Mix)
Melba Moore – Piece of the Rock (Laberge Edit)
Hotmood – Superstar
Shazzam – Hopscotch
Roy Davis Jr Ft. Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
Chris Gray – Blue Waters
Joshua – Shimmy
Wrecktarr – Spent (Nu Sample Mix)
Paul Johnson – The Groove I Have
Silicon Soul – Chi-o-Laa
Tyshaun – Peace n Luv
Dimitri & Tom – How We Are
Julien Jabre – Yalopa
Ray Mang – Number One
Royksopp – Remind Me (Ernest St Laurent Moonfish Mix)
Cassius Ft. Leroy Burgess – Under Influence
Moodymann – I’m Doing Fine

To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe your music?
I’m Justin Laberge, from Vancouver BC. I’ve been DJ’ing and producing for almost 10 years now.  My music is sample based with very heavy influence from disco, funk and soul. I’ve produced everything from house music, to hip hop.
Were you from a musical background or is it something you came to on your own?
As a child, my parents wanted me to learn the piano. My mom has played a lot of different instruments throughout her life so it’s always been a part of my life. I stopped playing piano at the age of 12 and started again in my early 20’s. Ever since I started in music, I was able to instinctively tell basic things like when songs were in or out of key. As I started to DJ, I began really finding the sounds I liked and the sounds I really didn’t like. I should have never stopped playing the piano though!
Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you the most?
Well the obvious answer here is Daft Punk, but to be honest, it was during the original Le Knight Club and Roule releases when I actually took interest in sampling. When I was about 15, my friend Brad had bought the original copies of Waves I & II and lent them to me. I must have listened to those hundreds of times. I was already into Daft Punk, but this is when I got obsessed with that style. In the simplest terms, house music from 1998-2003 is the strongest influence on my sound and style.
If you were stuck on a desert island, and could only listen to three albums for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Shakatak – Night Birds
Ian Pooley – Since Then
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
I’ve listened to these all hundreds of times, and I still get excited to hear them again. Seriously how is that Shakatak album so good? There’s only hits on every track. The other two should be self explanatory, “900 Degrees” is one of the best sampled house tracks ever made, if not the best. Without a doubt “Since I Left You” is the best hour of music ever. Again I have to give huge credit to Brad for lending me both the Ian Pooley and Avalanches albums when they originally came out in 2000.
Do you have any interesting hobbies besides music?
Oh yes, which explains why I am pretty sporadic with my releases and tend to not put stuff out properly. I love skateboarding, snowboarding, video games, video production, writing and more. I’ve been working on video editing a lot lately, including After Effects. I started my own Youtube channel to practice voice-overs and editing skills. I think I’m addicted to learning new things but never quite mastering them.
Laberge Skate
 Photo taken by Norma Ibarra
Tell us a bit about the Mixtape you’ve put together.
This mixtape is really a big mish-mash of a lot of cool records I have sitting around, a few little side projects I worked on and just a few neat house tracks. Just a quick aside, there’s one track I worked on with Wrecktarr called “Spent” (Nu Sample Mix) which was really cool since he had used a Rhodes sample, and I reproduced it using my own Rhodes and then mastered the track with him. It’s one of my favorite tracks this year and I didn’t even write it. Other than that, I have an unreleased edit in here and the rest is just some stuff I really like. I feel it’s a bit all over the place, which is a pretty accurate representation of myself.
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French Toast Mixtape by Goldsmith

To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe your music?
Well, my name is Jake Goldsmith, I’m originally from El Paso, Texas, but now reside in Phoenix, Arizona where I put on a semi-regular party with a few friends under the Rebel Disco and formerly Push Push monikers. We’ve hosted artists from across the globe like, Tensnake, Psychemagik, Daniel Avery, Bicep, Tim Sweeney, Eric ‘Dr. Dunks’ Duncan, Jacques Renault, Roman Flugel, Waze & Odyssey, Joakim, Classixx, Justin Miller, and DJ Kaos, to name a few. I would say the sound or vibe we try to showcase is sort of a classic American club sound.
Could you tell us a bit about Rebel Disco and how it all started?
Actually, it sort of started as a joke, well the name at least. We wanted to do parties, but didn’t have a flag to fly, so we just started tossing around a few names and most of it was just silly, and I guess the RD thing just sorta stuck. The events started to pick up steam eventually, and we grew by adding a few more guys to the crew. Now we’ve got a media guy, a couple of DJ’s, friends working on music, and still doing events with talent we are excited about; there’s even the idea of pushing this thing out a bit further in some way.
Are there any upcoming Rebel Disco parties in the future?
Sure, yeah, we’ve got a lot in the pipeline. We are very much looking forward to our Spring/Summer line up which if all goes well will bring The Black Madonna, Magic Touch, HNNY, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Suzanne Kraft & Young Marco,Midnight Magic, and one we are all really looking forward to, Move D (fingers crossed).
Tell us a bit about the Mixtape you’ve put together.
Sure. With this mix, I wanted to give your readers something a bit different than the other mixes on your blog. I took this one into deeper territory, but sprinkled in some disco vibes for good measure. I’m pleased with the result, I hope you and your readers can dig it as well. Thanks for the opportunity!
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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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