Style: Jazz

TOYTOY is a musicians’ collective from Hamburg/Germany that already travelled the world with acts such as Nils Landgren, Maria Joao, Chet Faker, Fünf Sterne Deluxe. Their debut album ‘The WATTWATT Session’ was released in November 2018 on the roaming JazzLab label. TOYTOY’s sound is an eclectic musical expedition based on the freedom of jazz, the variety of urban sub-cultures, boundless technique and incorrigible creativity. Join them on their journey!

Style in five words:
Zappa and Dilla smoking Weed!

Genres that struck us first:
Jazz and everything that evolved out of it.

Most influential artists:
The four of us have very different taste but as you can read above on Dilla and Zappa we can definitely agree. And if you do the math it’s clear that we love contemporaries like Noname, Knower or Thundercat.

Our three most successful tracks:
Haha…As far as today we content ourself looking at the non-financial side of success.So if you love of our songs and manage to let us know then it’s already a huge success for us.

Greatest moment of our career:
Performing our super experimental [rejazzed] Version of „The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill“ for a huge crowd in Hamburgs „Knust“. People went with it euphorically even though we really took it way out. That was uplifting and taught us a lot!

What makes a good live set?
It should display love and communicate this emotion to everybody present in the room. When this happens everybody will give everything they have which will synergize to some big energy!

Our favourite embarrassing tune:
I don’t know if embarrassing is the right word but it’s a little cheesy for shure: We love to play José Feliciano’s „And the feelings good“ as a Track. You will recognize which hiphop-classic pointed us in his direction.

Weirdest thing that happened on tour:
We played a festival in Kathmandu, Nepal and they told the band that played before us to stop playing because somebody spotted a tiger. We played anyway and we also all agree now that the very bumpy and very fast ride down the very steep mountain on very narrow serpentines in a very big bus was way more dangerous than the tiger, haha.


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