TUNE Toby Gale - Cool Car (Tape Club Records)
The Starfruit EP – the debut release from Toby Gale – is a playful blend of soulful, disco-tinged electronica.
Sculpted in Gale’s South London bedroom studio, the EP’s first serve is 15 Love, a enticing, fizzing opener and short yet sweet statement of intent. Pimped up synth heavy micro-banger Cool Car follows and showcases Gale’s fun-loving, uplifting approach to angular electro sounds, whilst You & I is a more heartfelt, understated affair. Cool Car returns for a victory lap, re-sprayed, stripped down and turbocharged by Mr. Mitch, one of the most hotly tipped artists amongst the new wave of boundary pushing grime producers.
Originally from Bath and now London-based, Gale first began making hip-hop, disco and electro-inspired beats on his PlayStation before going on to study Music Production at Kingston University. His earlier online-only transmissions include magical, sample soaked songs, Sexy Evening Meal and Showdown. The former is available as a free download via Gale’s SoundCloud and the later spawned an unmissable video that’s clocked up over 100,000 Vimeo views and been nominated for ‘Best Budget Dance Video’ and ‘Best Choreography’ at the UK Music Video Awards.