Du Tonc – Animals
The slick production partnership between trailblazing producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie, Du Tonc, set the blogosphere alight once again with their first single for Eskimo Recordings ‘Every Song’, taking them to the top of the Hype Machine chart. Now their follow-up, ‘Animals’, is equally as upbeat and indelible.
Despite having only a handful of releases, Du Tonc have clocked up over a million plays and each bowled into the Hype Machine top 10. They exploded onto the scene in 2013, and are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album for 2015.
“We started ‘Animals’ somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco, California definitely has an impact on our music. We’ve achieved a lifelong ambition of putting animal noises in a song and nothing will ever beat that feeling.” Du Tonc on Animals
Du Tonc are Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse, a heady disco tinged partnership that came about during a chance encounter in the basement of the smoky Parisian ‘Social Club’ where both were playing back in 2010 and as they say, the rest is history.
A regular in the Hype Machine top 10 scoring countless number ones, Mighty Mouse quickly became an online star putting his unique touch to tracks by Gorillaz, Madonna, Gill Scott Heron, Prince, Kate Bush and his now infamous re work of ABBA. Press and peers alike lauded Mighty Mouse’s Disco Circus compilation series, with Mixmag putting the first two volumes in their top 10 compilations of the year.
Matt Van Schie is a founding member and current guitarist and bass player for Sydney band Van She. The last decade have seen Van She go from strength to strength, supporting the likes of Phoenix and Daft Punk, thrusting themselves upon a myriad of festivals, headlining their own tours and racking up an abundance of fans along the way.