[Audio] Du Tonc’s ‘Island’

 

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It’s been just over half a year since MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie got together to form the unstoppable Du Tonc. The duo have achieved shit loads in that short time, world touring, acclaimed singles, it’s been am impressive rise to prominence to witness, and well deserve too, their work is a killer combination of heartfelt Indie and head nodding Disco, just the right mix of emotion and funk.

Their latest tune, Island, leans a little more toward the Indie side of things than their previous outings, but have no fear, the undulating Disco groove persists. Awash with Tropical guitars and beckoning rhythms, Island is a pretty fitting title for the track. There’s also a little bit of a 90s feel to the tune with what is almost a breakbeat repurposed into a dreamy Pop song amongst an infectious bassline. It’s not as immediate a track as Darkness or Rise, but really gets under your skin.

♫ Du Tonc – Island

Du Tonc’s Island is released 14th October.

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[Mixtape] Du Tonc’s ‘Mixtape 1’

 

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Du Tonc – Mixtape 1 = MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie’s premier mixtape as Du Tonc is in the wild, a storming 48 minutes of ecclectic and left-field Disco and Boogie. Perfect stuff to kick off their DJ tour next month, dates here. Settle in for a trip through everything that’s interesting in Disco right now.

Du Tonc – Mixtape 1

The tracklist:
01. Black Yaya – Put A Smile On Me (Dub)
02. frYers – Cool Like Me (Tiger & Woods reMix)
03. JBAG – Mogadisco
04. Kolsch – Der Alte
05. The Juan MacLean – Feel Like Movin
06. Freaks – Love Hate (Induceve reMix)
07. Paradise 45 – Let It Go (Original Mix)
08. Lindo Martinez – Feel The Fire (Lindo Dishing It Deeper Mix)
09. Shit Robot (Feat. Reggie Watts) – We Got A Love
10. Space – Magic Fly
11. Du Tonc – Darkness

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[MP3] Du Tonc’s ‘Rise’

 

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And the unstoppable MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie’s Du Tonc juggernaut keeps on going. This is the third track in as many months from the newly formed duo. With this new track, Rise, these guys appear to have just invented Goth-Italo-Disco. Check it out, you’ll see what we mean.

So, instantly, we can’t help but feel that Rise is channelling Bauhaus’ Bela Lugosi’s Dead, especially with the bass pattern, sped up a few revs and run through a Robo-Disco machine. On top the eerily familiar bassline a swathes of plucked Dubby guitar licks, shuffling purcussion and haunting wolf howls swirl about the track alongside arpeggios and a solid dancefloor kick making for a weird combination of the haunting and the Cosmic. Matt’s moody croon on this track just adds to the atmosphere. Prepare yourself for the spooktastic Hammer Horror chorus. It;s been a long time since anyone made Goth this funky.

Du Tonc – Rise

Du Tonc’s Rise is out now, it’s a free download, for a limited time only, from here.

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[Audio] Du Tonc’s ‘Surging Memories’

 

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Surging Memories is the second single from the frankly awesome superhero team-up of MiGHty mOUse and Van She bassist and ElectroPopper Matt Van Schie, Du Tonc. The duo are gearing up for their immanent tour of Europe and the US, and have dropped their new tune in preparation.

Following on from their previous single, Darkness, Surging Memories feels even more like MiGHty mOUse meets Matt Van Schie that that did. Which I guess is kinda;’ obvious really. It’s a big rush of emotion, where a live Indie feel rubs shoulders with raw Disco. Driven by a hazy, buzzy, guitar riff and waves of blissful synths these guys coax a sense of summertime nostalgia with just a hint of mystery in their music, allowing Matt’s vocals to sound both introspective and anthemic at the same time. Two songs down and Du Tonc have a flawless record so far, let’s hope they can keep it up. You should definitely try to catch Du Tonc live is they are in your area, dates here.

♫ Du Tonc – Surging Memories

Du Tonc’s Surging Memories is out now on Cheap Thrills.

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[Video] Du Tonc’s ‘Darkness’

 

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We expected there to be a video coming for Du Tonc’s Darkness. The duo of MiGHty mOUse and Van She bassist and ElectroPopper Matt Van Schie’s début single is seriously one of the more impressive first records we’ve heard in ages. With a sprinkling of Indie, 80s, ElectroPop, Tropical and Disco, Darkness has something for everybody.

Check the hedonistic, feel good video, directed by Simon Savory. A colourful thesis on just letting everybody be who they want to be and have a good time.

Du Tonc’s Darkness is out now.

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[Audio] Du Tonc’s ‘Darkness’

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We’ve been waiting on this on for a while now, ever since London Disco guru MiGHty mOUse hinted he was working with Van She’s resident bassist and solo ElectroPopper Matt Van Schie. The result is finally here, premièred on The Magician’s Magic Tape this month, this is Du Tonc’s Darkness.

Darkness isn’t nearly as ominous as it’s name suggests, if fact it’s a pretty playful mixture between intelligent cosmic Disco and Indie-Pop. You may think that moody 80s Indie track, and a slightly Tropical flavoured Nu-Disco tune would make strange bedfellows, but in Darkness’ case the two sit together perfectly. Neither aspect of the song’s character overwhelming the other. A strange juxtaposition between the introverted and extroverted, that results in an insanely catchy sing-a-long chorus and a rolling dancefloor groove. We can easily see Du Tonc producing some of the more intelligent Disco tunes in the coming year.

♫ Du Tonc – Darkness

Du Tonc’s Darkness is out now.

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