Beats, Bats and Beers runs every Saturday Night at Twenty Twenty Two. Bucky is in charge of the soundtrack of House, Disco and Pop Obscurities and his friends come and play now and again…
This weeks special guest is Toby Tobias
Toby Tobias has been honing his production skills since the turn of the millennium. By the time he released on Rekids in 2006, Toby’s work was already of a high calibre & seeing releases on Low Pressings, Bearfunk, Odori and Hi-Phen. After the tremendous success of & A Close Shave, the remix requests started to flood in & this resulted in Toby releasing on labels such as Beat Freeze Records, Brontosaurus and Dialect Recordings.
2008 brought another milestone, with Toby releasing his debut album Space Shuffle to wide critical acclaim & receiving 4.5/5 from Resident Advisor and 5/5 from iDJ. The album features 15 tracks of disco influenced gems with a truly contemporary edge.
Discoid anthem The Feeling featuring the silky smooth vocals of Kathy Diamond, was released as a single including remixes from John Daly and I:Cube. Again, this received massive praise and global support from DJ’s across the board. Further remixes from Tensnake and James Teej helped propel the Space Shuffle sound to the forefront of pioneering dance music at the time.
Toby then got involved with 2 of his own labels Tracky Bottoms and Late Night Audio , which saw the release of his Macasu EP, featuring the almost ubiquitous Motor City Drum Ensemble remix.
Also, he has been involved with various vocal collaborations – with Brendan Reilly on the track Tomorrows bringing – for More Music , Michelle Bee on her debut for Under the Shade , and more recently Be Atwell – with whom he has recorded an array of tracks all of which will see the light of day soon, as Part of the long awaited second album on Rekids .2012 saw many strong releases again on More Music , Quintessential Music , Lets Play House.
DJ -wise – he s been collecting vinyl since the breakdancing days of the 80′s , but didnt start til art college in the early 90′s . His first residency in London . LateNightAudio ran for 3 years at the VERY underground late night club 54 . This was a great education in DJing as he and fellow resident Danny Clark booked and played with hundreds of guests over those years to packed dancefloors until the very wee hours. He consequently then began to travel the world DJing as far as Russia , Lisbon , Japan , Italy , Croatia , Brazil and so on.
Toby’s music is truly unique in a genre now saturated with generic, formulaic music, Toby is one of the few who can claim to have his own sound.
The Ping Pong room is open all night for late night Wiff Waff and dancing!
Forthcoming guest DJs: Horse Meat Disco, Leo Zero, Oldboy (Joy Social), Bodidly (Micron) & Luke Solomon
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