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Du Tonc – Every Song

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Hype Machine’s One To Watch for 2014 Du Tonc continue their rise to success with their fifth single, ‘Every Song’ on Eskimo Recordings.

Du Tonc is the hotly tipped act consisting of Matt Van Schie of Van She fame and London producer Mighty Mouse. They exploded onto the scene with their debut single ‘Darkness’ in 2013 and after recording a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ they spent the rest of 2014 writing, recording and putting together the live show.

With early support from The Magician, Mark Ronson and Tensnake, their few releases have clocked up over a million plays and each bowled into the Hype Machine top 10. ‘Every Song’ promises another future classic using their consistent formula of potent vocals, delicate licks of synths and effortless guitar melodies, all abundant with the flair of the 80s.

This was a labour of love, we kept coming back to it, leaving it, coming back to it for a year. But despite this we never got tired of listening to it, that’s when we realised it was something special to us and had a timeless feeling to it. It’s full of emotion and power.” Du Tonc on Every Song.

Out now on Eskimo Recordings. Get it here.

Satin Jackets feat. Esser – Shine On You EP

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The profilic Satin Jackets outfit return to Eskimo Recordings with the amorous new anthem ‘Shine On You’, featuring the majestic vocals of London-based singer Esser and remixes by Mighty Mouse and Ben Macklin.

Mighty Mouse takes the indelible vocals of ‘Shine On You’ into high octane territory. From an epic reinterpretation to a mellow utopian adaptation, Ben Macklin’s version is a sparkling cloud of astral energy. Ben’s notoriety has gained his music extensive support on the Billboard chart, MTV, BBC Radio 1 and many more.

Satin Jackets is the brainchild of German music producer Tim Bernhardt alongside lead performer Den Ishu. Collaborations with highly demanded vocalists as well as top-ranking remix work have opened their fluid pop appeal and accessible four-to-the-floor groove up to the world at large. Satin Jackets continue to tour continents with their stunning new live show favouring momentum between 105 and 115 beats per minute.

Out on February 3rd 2015 on Eskimo Recordings.

Du Tonc – Mixtape 4

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After spending the best part of 2014 writing and rehearsing, Du Tonc (aka Matt Van Schie of Van She fame & Mighty Mouse) return with the 4th installement of their mixtape series and announce a new single for January 2015.

This heady disco tinged partnership 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 as they say is history.

They burst onto the scene with the now classic Darkness which has since gone on to amass over 800,000 plays on soundcloud. They followed with the infectious Surging Memories, Rise and Island and then a cover of Bruce Springstein’s I’m On Fire. Setting the blogosphere alight all songs have featured in the top 10 of the Hype Machine and they’ve gained admirers in The Magician, Mark Ronson, Flight Facilities, Digitalism, Horsemeat Disco, Tensnake, Nick Warren and many more.

Their debut DJ tour saw them play to sell out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London and Paris. Live tour dates will be announced for 2015 shortly.

Now with an armery of new material, Du Tonc return to take centre stage once again in 2015.

MIXTAPE Tracklist:
1. Soulphiction – Ann Arbor (Original Mix)
2. Touch Sensitive – Teen Idols
3. Danique Distored Beauty – Scream (Gabriel Ananda Remix)
4. Maya Jane COles – From The Dark feat. Moggli (Original Mix)
5. Guy J – Once In A Blue Moon (Original Mix)
6. Gardens Of God – Fiddler (Original Mix)
7. Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Der Dritte Raum Ison Adaptation)
8. Royksopp – Sordid Affair (Maceo Plex Remix)
9. Juan Mclean – A Simple Design (Deetron Remix)
10. Mad8 – I Keep Dancing (Dino Da Cassino Remix)
11. Public District – Kaos In The House (Original Mix)
12. Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Afro Acid Mix)
13. Audion – Dem Howl feat. Troels Abrahamsen (Joris Voorn Remix)
14. Raudive – Kings & Queens (Original Mix)
15. Eric Volta – Rez Shifter (Maceo Plex Remix)
16. Sisterhood – Tunnels (Bicep Remix)
17. Sparky – Portland (Extended Version)
18. Fatima Yamaha – What’s A Girl To Do

Achilles & One – La Musica (Mighty Mouse Remix)

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Released on December 22nd 2014 via Love Harder, Mighty Mouse twists the original in melodic slice of techno-disco, creating a thumping remix gaining early support from Tensnake, Alex Metric and Horse Meat Disco.

A producer, DJ, composer and one half Du Tonc, Mighty Mouse built his reputation making disco edits and remixing the likes of Gorillaz and Gill Scott Heron, before releasing his critically acclaimed ‘Disco Circus’ compilation across four instalments (Mixmag named the first two in their Top 10 Comps of the Year). Expanding his love of disco he incorporated house and techno into his original productions that regularly top the Hype Machine – including ‘In Front Of Our Friends’ with Monarchy and ’See Through You’ with Ronika. 2014 saw Mighty Mouse tour Australia, USA, Europe and he started up Nightfilm: a record label and club night based at Edinburgh’s infamous Cabaret Voltaire, with guests including Lindstrom, Horsemeat Disco, Alex Metric, Yuksek, Mylo and Grum.

This is the start of a string of new material from Mighty Mouse leading into 2015, whilst January will see the anticipated return of his band Du Tonc.

Mighty Mouse – See Through You feat. Ronika

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Mighty Mouse and Ronika have premiered a brand new collaboration, ‘See Through You’, which will be released on December 1st 2014 via Nightfilm. Uniting two fixtures of the Nu-Disco circuit, ‘See Through You’ is a glorious mix of strutting bass, squelching synths and arch strings, juxtaposed infectiously against Ronika’s address to someone who can “see right through” (thanks to 20/20 vision).

A producer, DJ, composer and one half Du Tonc, Mighty Mouse built his reputation making disco edits and remixing the likes of Gorillaz and Gill Scott Heron, before releasing his critically acclaimed ‘Disco Circus’ compilation across four instalments (Mixmag named the first two in their Top 10 Comps of the Year). Expanding his love of disco he incorporated house and techno into his original productions that regularly top the Hype Machine – including ‘In Front Of Our Friends’ with Monarchy. 2013 saw Mighty Mouse tour Australia, USA, Europe and start up Nightfilm: a record label and club night based at Edinburgh’s infamous Cabaret Voltaire, with guests including Lindstrom, Horsemeat Disco, Alex Metric, Yuksek, Mylo and Grum. Having met Ronika in such DJ and production circles, ‘See Through You’ is the latest release to be lifted from Nightfilm.

Ronika, meanwhile, is a singer, producer, DJ and video maker originally from Nottingham, before relocating to Barcelona and London. Whilst working as a sound engineer and DJ’ing in various venues around Notts, she began making music inspired by the likes of Egyptian Lover and Afrika Bambaataa. Assimilating a crate-digging love of disco, hip-hop, house and R&B into her effortless grasp of modern pop, Ronika’s debut album, ‘Selectadisc’, was named after Nottingham’s iconic, now-closed independent record store of the same name. It was released this summer to extensive praise (“a triumph”,Mojo ****; “it’s not clear whether Ronika knows how good she is” Fact, ****): a brand new single, ‘Marathon’, is also released in December, when Ronika will also open for The Human League across an extensive UK tour.

MIGHTY MOUSE TOUR DATES
December 5 – Stereo (Glasgow)
December 27 – Cabaret Voltaire (Edinburgh)
December 31 – Big Chill House (London)

RONIKA TOUR DATES (* with The Human League)
November 28 – Demontfort Hall (Leiciester) *
November 29 – O2 Apollo (Manchester) *
November 30 – Liverpool (Philharmonic Hall) *
December 5 – Wolves Civic (Wolverhampton) *
December 6 – Eventim Apollo (London) *
December 8 – O2 Academy (Leeds) *
December 9 – Theatre Royal (Nottingham) *
December 10 – Memorial & City Hall (Sheffield) *
December 12 – Brighton Centre (Brighton) *
December 13 – The BIC (Bournemouth) *
December 14 – Pavillions (Plymouth) *
December 15 – Colston Hall (Bristol) *
March 26 – Ace Hotel (London) [HEADLINE SHOW]

Mighty Mouse – That Piano Track

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Here’s a new Mighty Mouse track ahead of his October US tour, which is “a kind of follow up to Shaker Faker“. He’s been making quite a few tracks for his DJ sets and this is the first of several he’ll be sharing, and it’s free to download. There is also a new mixtape coming on September 30th 2014 and more original music in October.

His forthcoming US tour dates are below:
2nd October 2014 – Vessel (San Francisco, USA)
3rd October 2014 – TBD Festival (Sacramento, USA)
3rd October 2014 – Midtown Barfly (Sacramento, USA)
11th October 2014 – Glasslands (New York, USA)
16th October 2014 – College Street Barcade (Springfield, USA)
17th October 2014 – Riot Rooms (Kansas City, USA)
18th October 2014 0 U-Street Music Hall (Washington, USA)

Mighty Mouse – Edit Tape 1 Tracks

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These are the rband new edits that formed Mighty Mouse‘s great mixtape ‘Edit Tape 1‘. All 7 of them are available for free download!

Edit Tape see’s Mighty Mouse going back to his love of edits and disco, it was arguably his edits of Prince and ABBA that propelled Mighty Mouse into the limelight. He’s never been one to confirm though, and his selection of edits here shows his eclectic and often playful side. But it’s that eclecticism that’s won him fans across the world.

2013 has already seen him embark on tours of Australia and North America, on the 12th July he returns to LA for a one off show at King King, before returning to the US for a full tour in October 2014.

Nightfilm Music will be announcing new Mighty Mouse and Du Tonc singles shortly and he has a remixing for Mason and Ronika coming in this month, too.

Mighty Mouse – Edit Tape 1

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Here’s “Edit Tape 1” by Mighty Mouse, a mixtape of 7 brand new Mighty Mouse edits, and he will be giving them all away for FREE too.

Mighty Mouse has never really been one to conform, his eclectic style has won him fans all of the world. 2014 has already seen him embark on tours of Australia and North America.

Edit Tape is Mighty Mouse going back to his love of edits, it was arguably his edits of Prince and ABBA that first propelled Mighty Mouse into the limlight. Here he takes on Yello, Sister Sledge, Smokey Robinson, Debbie Jacobs, Trio, AHA and Odyssey… quite an eclectic spread.

2013 also saw Mighty Mouse release Shaker Faker and Space Face, both of which have become huge club tracks with support from the likes of Tensnake and The Magician. He’s now gearing up for a hectic 2nd half of 2014 with new Mighty Mouse and Du Tonc singles about to be announced.

Catch Mighty Mouse on July 12th 2014 at King King in Los Angleles. European dates for August and September to be announced and he will be back in North America for a full tour in October 2014.

Tracklist:
1. Yello – The Race (Mighty Mouse Edit)
2. Smokey Robinson – Mickeys Monkey (Mighty Mouse Edit)
3. Sister Sledge – You Fooled Around (Mighty Mouse Edit)
4. Debbie Jacobs – High On Your Love (Mighty Mouse Edit)
5. Odyssey – Use It Up, Wear It Out (Mighty Mouse Edit)
6. Trio – Da Da Da (Mighty Mouse Edit)
7. AHA – Cry Wolf (Mighty Mouse Edit)

Du Tonc – Surging Memories (Kiwi Remix)

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Du Tonc, aka Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie, have often been referred to as a surprise package of 2013, bursting onto the scene with their debut single “Darkness“. They followed this up with “Surging Memories“, “Rise” and “Island” and this year released a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire. 2013 also saw them perform at sell out shows across North America, Mexico, London and Paris.

We thought The Magician summed up ‘Surging Memories’ when he said, “Love it! Reminds me of very good Royksopp times! Honestly I had goose bumps at first listening! Melodies are really deep, beautiful and melancholic…

So, here’s the first remix of Surging Memories from London based producer Kiwi. Kiwi is getting some serious attention right now having just signed to Duke Dumont’s Blase Boys record label. His single ‘Llama’ (originally released on Deep Shit, a label run by Edwin Congreave of FOALS and Jack Savidge from Friendly Fires) is set for a re-release on Defected Records this summer. Check it out below. Out on June 23rd 2014 via Nightfilm Music.

Du Tonc have been holed up in the studio working on new material with a new EP to be announced shortly.

Du Tonc – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Du Tonc (a.k.a. Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse) are pleased to share with us their new song, a Bruce Springsteen cover called ‘I’m On Fire’. Free to download, click the link above.