First sampler was a roland s-50, bought in 1990 from leytonstone, started making techno/house hybrids, inspired by sounds of Colin Dale and Faver, as well as prouction partner being heavy b- boy, so hip hop was a large part in the mix.?First track played in public was on Colin Favers- demo dat pressure - section, and after that it all went a bit quiet as raving took precedence, and living in the home counties didn't open as many doors as hoped .. DJing became more dominant at this stage, and parties at art college, and collaborations with free party organisations led to a set at Glastonbury in 93, as well as playin onto of Aonach Mor in fort william - only when moved to london in 95 did productions take shape again, the move from hardware to software in 2000 proved very fruitful, things started rolling and demos started flyin out the door. after a few false starts, and near misses, the first contract came from mr steve kotey of bearfunk, although this took a year to come into fruition, during this time more material was sent out, and releases co-produced as Alexis Forge on Low Pressings.
Around 2003 the first release, on Bearfunk turned out in a remix for Akwaaba format, as a bside to an unknown norwegian called Todd Terje
. from here, a steady flow of production has emerged from the white house studios, on Odori records, Hi-phen, Urban Myth and most recently, for Rekids with an album lined up for the near future.
Tobys first release on Rekids- A close shave did remarkably well,and still is proving a success from London to NewYork and stopping all over Europe. It has also helped to fix his name on the remix map, as a slew of remixes for Bent
, Brontosaurus records, Greg Wilson
, Future Force and others are forthcoming in the next months, not forgetting his next single on Rekids Daves Sex Bits, with a remix from Quiet Village. Also look out for the Mythical Beast project which is a live collaboration with Foolish Felix, and is looking for release in the next couple of months too.
DJing was the thing that started T off in this world, doing his own parties at art college back in the early 90s, its taken him on a long journey through all things deep, from house to disco, not forgetting the party bangers . His own night, with Partner Danny Clark is Latenightaudio in Shoreditch.its ethos is late night sounds encompassing disco, house,boogie and deeper late night experimentations! Its been running monthly for nearly a year now and has proven very succesfull, it has pulled down a wide range of big names from Radio Slave
to Chicken Lips
Stevie Kotey. 2006 and 2007 is looking very interesting with slots in Spain, Portugal, Belgium the US beckoning, not forgetting many guest spots around London Town .
Guests joining Danny and Toby have included: Glimpse
(Live), Tobias Becker (Kompakt), Pete Herbert and Phil Mison (Reverso 68), Neil Thornton - Johnny Hiller (Lazermagnetic) Geddes
(mulletover), Cyril K (Dialect Records), Tom Demac Live (Audio Electronique), The A Human (Live), Baby G (L.S.B - Barcelona), Dan Berkson and James What (Pokerflat-Live), Fabrizio Mammarella, Brontosaurus, Frank Tope, Mark E, Rob J, Diesel (X-Press 2
, Radio Slave
, Serge Santiago
(Arcobaleno), Bill Brewster
, Dan Foat, Audio Fly (Mood Music), Trickski (Sonarkollektiv - Berlin), David Phillips (Space - Ibiza), Kurrage & Shiver (Size doesn't matter), Inside Out/Product of Society DJ's - Sheffield, Gavin Herlihy (Mood Music/Mixmag), Hector (Phonica), Luke Solomon
(Rekids/Cajual/Classic Records), Johnny Rock (Freaks, MFF), Gavin Fraser (Tirk Records)
and too many to mention...