The duo of Du Tonc coming together was one of those moments in music that is just so exciting. We’d longtime been fans of Aussie Indie-Electro outfit Van She, probable the most guitary band we are fans of, who rode the crest of the 2006/2006 Electro explosion with both a string of catchy as hell ditties and some storming Van She Tech reMixes. And post Van She the guys have done the business too; Touch Sensitive, Arithmatix!, Tear Council have all been at the top of their game, as was Matt Van Schie peddling his solo line in silky smooth SynthPop that was both glorious and intimate.
So you can imagine how badass it was when, back in 2013, when Matt teamed up with another Matt to form a Matt themed double-act. MiGHty mOUse (no, we’re never going to stop writing it like that!) is a powerhouse on the Nu-Disco scene. The UK finest purveyor of Cosmic and Left-Field Disco (and more recently some Houseier offerings) MiGHty mOUse has not only been at the top of his game, producing, editing, reMixing and DJing, for the best part of a decade but also curated the Disco Circus series which are absolutely essential for anyone interested in modern dance music. His burbling analog Boogie productions are always something to look forward to.
These two Matts, together as Du Tonc, have released a string of amazing tunes in the years since they exploded onto the scene. Weaving breezy Indie-ElectroPop melodies into space age dancefloor grooves Du Tonc have consistently delivered atmospheric and intoxicating sunkissed tracks that you can just sink into. It’s no wonder the duo ended up on Belgian fine-taste label Eskimo.
So their new single has just been released, and We Can Hold On is a woozy excursion in psychedelic island Funk. The dual juggernauts of thick synth bass and a slap riff make for a rock solid core that practically compels you head to nod in time. Spacious pads and bubbling hooks intermingle with subtly guitar to form a swirling and mysterious soundtrack for Matt’s comforting vocals. No Du Tonc track would be complete without a hint of nostalgia; and We Can Hold On certainly brings it with just enough of a hint of a mid-80s summertime dream. Du Tonc have released enough material now for us to be able to say, with some certainty, that their forthcoming album should be a killer. It would be very hard to fuck it up!
MiGHty mOUse – Discolife Episode 1 = Well, after Monday’s jaw dropping announcement/rant/suicide we said we’d still be serving up mixtapes from time to time, and what better way to hold true to that than the first in a (hopefully) long new sequence from the man MiGHty mOUse. The premiére episode of the aptly named Discolife series is an ecclectic, but consistently funky hour and a half (almost) that’s absolutely perfect for setting up your weekend. Y’know, the one that starts right……………now.
One of the UK’s finest, MiGHty mOUse, promised us a string of new dancefloor juggernauts recently with the first in an apparent long line of new single, Luna. And now, true to his word, here’s the second in the mOUse’s Summer series. This one’s called Dusk, it’s out now, and it certainly lives up to it’s name as it brings the easy twilight grooves, ushering you into the night.
A laid back beach House tune with a hint of Cosmic Disco and a hint of a Balearic vibe, Dusk actually takes you on a journey much more intelligent and complex that first appearances would suggest. Powerful and ominous synths growl moodily over a chilled rhythm section, utilises deftly not to suggest darkness, but to build an exciting tension. The track continues to build in this was with hazy vocal samples and droning, but uplifting synths until the breakdown; after which the tune truly explodes with all the anticipation and mystery of night awaiting you. Emotional stuff.
The Matts are at it again. Following their surprise monster of a reMix of Pixies’ Monkeys Gone To Heaven a couple of months ago; the Matt Van Schie and MiGHty mOUse coalition of Du Tonc have rocked up with this slick reworking of the late Aaliyah’s 2002 tune Rock The Boat. The duo have a new single out pretty soon, but until then feat your ears on this bubble and laid back Disco reMix. Free download too; which is nice.
Du Tonc serve up a warm and hazy slice if the most laid back Disco sounds around. Utterly without a care int he world, this reMix of Rock The Boat totally strips you of all your troubles and orders you to flippin’ chill. Du Tonc’s trademark combination of cheeky Tropical licks, robust lazy basslines and blissed out keys transport of to a sunnier and altogether more nostalgic place while they pepper the tune with dreamy synths and a hint of talkbox. Believe us, you’ll feel 100-times better after listening to this tune.
Luna is the new single from one of Disco’s most jet-setting producers MiGHty mOUse. The first in a slew of club tracks the mOUse will be releasing in the coming months, Luna was born on his US DJ tour earlier this year and is the premièr entry in a series of tracks crafted purely for the dancefloor. He is releasing it at just the right time too; as of the weather has got great and festival season is kicking off this is exactly the kind of tune to set the mood. Check it out.
Luna is a track that neatly mixes MiGHty mOUse’s Cosmic Disco roots with a majestic left-field House sound and just a hint of Californian Dreamwave. Quirky and playful, Luna anchors itself on an uplifting piano hook and warm SynthWave keys. Around this appealing core MiGHty mOUse injects an array of quizzical synth sounds and warm, lush vocal samples. Rolled over a thumping beat and a rumbling bassline’’, it makes for a surefire summer crowd pleaser. Banging, but not too banging. Chilled, but not too chilled. Luna is the perfect middle ground.
Aussie duo Holy Models are gearing up for the release of their second single. Following their début on Eskimo Recordings the Lo-Fi Disco outfit have teamed up with High Above Ground to unleash Lessons. The singles comes equipped with a whole host of storming reMixes, the Falcon Punch reMix is already doing the rounds but we have honed in of this storming track from the man MiGHty mOUse. Check it out below.
If you’re in the mood for squelchy synth bass then you’ve come to the right place. The mOUse serves up a ever climbing Cosmic Disco best with vaguely Acidic overtones. In contract to some of his more House-y recent output, this one sees MiGHty mOUse doing what he does best; galactic, quirky, intoxicating Disco. Synth heavy and unshakably funky. Revolving around a razor sharp riff that ebbs and flows as the track progresses, this reMix of Lessons takes the dancefloor along for a ride as it dips and builds. Deceptively complex in it’s layering of sounds, it’s a track you can truly sink into.
After premièring it on their recent Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth mixtape, Du Tonc (the globe trotting team-up of Matt Van Schie and MiGHty mOUse) have unleashed their the surprise tune from that mix. A reMix of Pixies late 80s/early 90s Indie club staple; Monkey Gone To Heaven. As a prelude to their forthcoming new single, released later this month, this reMix is bound to keep you going for a while.
Effortlessly blending a bit of Indie nostalgia (if you like that sort of thing) with their magical Tropical Disco sound, Du Tonc strip down most of the original, keeping a few grooves and vocal snatches, but manage to hold onto Monkeys Gone To Heaven‘s feel with Matt Van Schie’s trademark Disco dream basslines and the waves of lush synths and wicked little licks we expect from these two. It’s a track the you can’t help but smile about, particularly if you’re familiar with the original. Summer goodness right here.
Du Tonc – Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth = MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie are all up in your week with an hour of spaced out floorfillers. Kicking off with an unexpected and genius rework of The Pixies’ Monkey’s Gone To Heaven by Du Tonc themselves the mixtape spans Disco, House and Electro with it’s head in the clouds.
♫ Du Tonc – Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth
The tracklist: 01. The Pixies – Monkey Gone To Heaven (Du Tonc Rework) 02. Prins Thomas – Rainbow Disco 03. Pentatones – Karma Game (Steve Bug Retouch) 04. Atelier Francesco – Akaino (Few Nolder reMix) 05. Sebastien Leger – DXB (Original Mix) 06. Justin Martin – Buggin’ (DJ Version) 07. Doorly – Boogaloo (Original Mix) 08. Rene Amesz & Camilo Franco – Once And For All (Original Mix) 09. Purple Disco Machine & Teenage Mutants – Get Lost (Original Mix) 10. Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane (Extended Mix) 11. Jose M & Tacoman – Kul (Original Mix) 12. Woo York – He And She (Original Mix) 13. Tom Trago – Hidden Heart Of Gold 14. Greg Gow – The Bridge (Late Grand River Mix) 15. Robosonic (Feat. Stag) – WURD (Original Mix) 16. Caribou – Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free reMix)
MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie are back in their Du Tonc guise with the eagerly awaited follow up to January’s Every Song. Written on the radio in the US, Animals marks the start of the journey toward the duo’s début album, of which they are putting the finishing touched to right now. These guys have made a big impact on the Nu-Disco and Indie-Electro scenes since the start of their collaboration back in 2013 and we are pretty pleased they are going the album route (it’s a format we, unlike a lot of people, feel is still very important. It;s gonna’ be a big year for Du Tonc.
Animals serves up generous helpings of, what is now, Du Tonc’s trademark sound; blissful Topical-tinged Indie-Electro with a solid Disco backing. Blissful it may be, but don’t mistake it for shallow. Animals, as with the rest of Du Tonc’s output, is wildly more cerebral than it’s contemporaries, with Matt Van Schie giving an emotional and intelligent performance over a intricately crafted combination of summery ElectroPop and retro-futuristic Cosmic Disco. As ever, Du Tonc deliver something for both the head and the feet.
True to his word, Disco don MiGHty mOUse has released another of his personal crate weapons to you lucky people. The man is at the top of his game, the game of being a Disco DJ, so when he creates a tune specifically designed to rock his dancefloors you know it;s going to do the job right. No fluff, no padding, this one is a dancefloor aimed musical cruse missile. The kind of monster tune you’ll find him dropping on any of his forthcoming gigs.
Wunder is one of those track, when you’re on the dancefloor, that you just sink into. You let it take control and you just loose yourself in. That chord progression, played on rumbling bass synth, is like a wave of vibes that carries you away. The tune is seasoned with an hypnotic, almost Dubby, piano hook and an array of Sci-Fi sounds flowing over jaunty purcussion. MiGHty mOUse isn’t mucking around here; pure dancefloor exuberance.