Du Tonc: “Keep Movin'”

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October 25th, 2016
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After dropping “Slow Down” back in June, Du Tonc, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie of Van She, are gearing up to release fresh material. The pair’s new single “Wonderland” will drop on November 28th, but before then, we’re treated to the disco-tinged sounds of the b-side cut “Keep Movin'”, an impossibly catchy piece of funky guitar riffs and shimmering synth lines. It’s now available as a free download for a limited time.

Download it for free here.

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Du Tonc: “Slow Down” [Mighty Mouse Remix]

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Du Tonc: “Slow Down”

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June 27th, 2016
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Du Tonc, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie of Van She fame, are back with their new single “Slow Down”, their first release since last year’s much loved “We Can Hold On”, just in time for summertime. Featuring additional backing vocals from Jenny McCullagh of Sydney indie-pop band I Know Leopard, “Slow Down” is a perfect slice of summer euphoria with Du Tonc’s unmistakable signature style.

The single “Slow Down” is out now digitally on Nightfilm. Buy it here.

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Du Tonc: “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

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Du Tonc: “We Can Hold On”

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October 26th, 2015
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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Du Tonc here at La.Ga.Sta. Today, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) return with their brand-new single “We Can Hold On”, their third release on Eskimo Recordings, following the much played tracks “Every Song” and “Animals” earlier this year. As we’ve come to expect from Du Tonc, “We Can Hold On” is a brilliantly crafted track full of disco-tinged pop melodies, shimmering synths, and their trademark guitar riffs. It’s just one more reason to get excited about Du Tonc’s forthcoming debut album on Eskimo Recordings.

Du Tonc’s new single “We Can Hold On” is out now. Buy it here.

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Du Tonc: “Rise” [Mighty Mouse’s Discolife Dub]

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Tear Council: “My Car”

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May 28th, 2015
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Back in February, Sydney’s Tear Council dropped their superb debut single “Anywhere”, a synth-driven ’80s throwback tune that has been on repeat on our car stereo. Now, the duo of Van She’s Matt Van Schie, who also operates as one half of Du Tonc and Michael Di Francesco, aka Touch Sensitive, takes us for a ride with their second single of the year, “My Car”, and it’s every bit as good as you’d expect from Tear Council, an outlet for Matt’s “more emotional outpourings.” Enjoy the ride. Update: Below, you can watch the video for “My Car” that pays homage to vintage cars and is a compilation of clips from iconic films such as “Bullitt”, “Vanishing Point”, and “Repo Man”.

The single “My Car” arrives on May 29th via Personal Best Records. Pre-order here.

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Tear Council: “Anywhere”

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Pixies: “Monkey Gone To Heaven (Du Tonc Rework)”

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May 5th, 2015
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Fresh off the release of their single “Animals” on Eskimo Recordings, Du Tonc are already back with a superb rework of the Pixies’ 1989 classic track “Monkey Gone To Heaven”. This rework finds the duo of London producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) delivering a bright, melodious slice of disco-tinged pop with dreamy synths and Balearic guitar licks. You can now grab it for absolutely free below.

In their own words: “We wanted to do something different, we’ve only been working on original music so far so wanted to take some tracks we love and put a different spin on them. We don’t think this could be anymore different to the original.”

Download here

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Du Tonc: “Every Song”

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Du Tonc: “Animals”

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March 16th, 2015
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Just two months after Du Tonc broke their extended silence to drop “Every Song”, their debut release on Eskimo Recordings, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame) return to the same label with their second single of the year, called “Animals”. A bright, melodious slice of disco-tinged pop, “Animals” finds the duo delivering one of their finest works to date. With its trademark guitar riffs and a sense of melancholy, this tune will get some serious spins on our car stereo this spring.

Du Tonc’s new single “Animals” will arrive on March 30th via Eskimo Recordings.
Pre-order it here.

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Du Tonc: “Surging Memories” (Dub)

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Tear Council: “Anywhere” Video

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March 5th, 2015
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Spies, secret documents, surveillance, shady, slippery characters. Who’s spying on whom? Sydney-based duo Tear Council, the new project of Van She’s Matt Van Schie and Michael Di Francesco, aka Touch Sensitive, have shared this cool new for their brilliant ’80s-inspired single “Anywhere” (already posted here). It also features guest vocals and a video appearance from Holiday Sidewinder. The pair’s debut single “Anywhere” is out now digitally via Personal Best Records. Get it here.

Directed by Miška Mandić.

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Tear Council: “Anywhere”

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February 6th, 2015
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Let’s take a ride with Sydney’s Tear Council, the new project of Van She’s Matt Van Schie, who also operates as one half of Du Tonc, and Michael Di Francesco, also known as Touch Sensitive. Back in 2009 Matt teamed up with Michael Di Francesco to write “Journey”, a single from his “Balmy Nights” EP. This was the beginning of Tear Council, an outlet for Matt’s “more emotional outpourings”. Now the journey continues with Tear Council’s fantastic debut single “Anywhere”, once again co-written with Michael. It’s a synth-driven ’80s throwback with Matt Van Schie’s signature vocals. Colour us excited!

The single “Anywhere” drops on February 13th via Personal Best Records.
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Du Tonc: “Every Song”

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January 20th, 2015
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It’s been over a year since we’ve heard anything new from our beloved Du Tonc, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame). And now they’re finally back in action with their glorious new single “Every Song”, which marks the pair’s debut release on Eskimo Recordings. Filled with disco-tinged synths, delicate guitar licks and bright melodies, “Every Song” finds Du Tonc effortlessly showcasing their unmistakable style once again. It’s a perfect song for driving with the windows rolled down. Needless to say, it was well worth the wait.

“It was a labour of love”, they say. “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. Just like “Darkness” and “Surging Memories”, it’s full of emotion and power.”

Du Tonc’s new single “Every Song” is out now via Eskimo Recordings. Buy it here.

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Du Tonc: “Island”
Du Tonc: “Surging Memories” (Dub)

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Du Tonc: “Surging Memories (ATTAR! Remix)”

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June 16th, 2014
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Nearly a year after its initial release, “Surging Memories” remains one of our favorite tracks from Du Tonc. Now, the disco-tinged duo of Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame), are revisiting this brilliant track with a strong remix package, including treatments by the likes of Belgian producer/DJ Renaud Deru, aka ATTAR!, rising London producer Kiwi, Adapt Or Die, and Le Visiteur.

Today, we’re treated to a full stream of ATTAR!’s superb remix of “Surging Memories” that has a smooth, laid-back feel to it. Like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Give it a spin above, and make sure to check out Du Tonc’s stellar dub version of the track, specially made for the third installment of our “Late Summer” free compilation series.

Du Tonc’s “Surging Memories” Remixes EP will drop on June 23 via Nightfilm.

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mpFree: Du Tonc: “Surging Memories” (Dub)

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