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Image: 1603321 Haunt are back with Right Place the new single from ToCo.

A1. Right Space
A2. Supa Fly
B. Sweet Elisa

ToCo is a special collaboration between two accomplished artists and friends.
Tobi Neumann and Marco Unzip. The projects special sound hovers over top of early
analogue electronic music and modern digital binary soul.
“Right Space” is the ambassador ToCo have selected to introduce the listener to its distinct
flavour of modern bass use and intricate rhythm programming. Gliding you along its path like a
manta ray through the open sonic ocean.
“Supa Fly” works things to a funkier more optimistic place that plays with cascading poly
synth keys and luscious layers of synth detail.
“Sweet Elisa” is the extended player crown jewel that brings you back to Kraftworkian
moments in German electronic expression. With complex layers of analogue wash and tone
backed by a basic retro style modular rhythm section, that just acts as a simple guide through
the tracks dimensions of synth and sweet subtle guitar.
You can truly hear Tobi’s 20 years of experience engineering and Marco’s 20 years of taste
making in the production here. Truly a future classic of an EP
ToCo Biog
ToCo is Tobi Neumann and Marco Unzip. Following a chance meeting the Electro Splash
open air festival in 2007, the pair became fast friends and music partners, eventually debuting
as a duo at Sven Väth‘s birthday party at Cocoon Club Frankfurt in 2010. The gig likewise saw
their initiation as producers when they pressed their track “I Want My Shoe Back” on a
dubplate as a gift Väth, the endeavour lead to regular collaborations and DJ performances as
Tobi Neumann has a substantial musical background. Growing up in Vienna, his early years
were filled with classical music, an influence that lead him to pick up both piano and guitar. A
move back to his native Germany inspired a funk-rock and jazz interest that drove Tobi to join
several bands and perform on-stage. The 90s welcome his focus shift to electronic music,
audio engineering, and the world of synthesizers. A decade passed with Neumann honing his
skills as a sound engineer and composer for film, soundtrack and television, but his heart was
in electronic music: he built up a recording studio, and produced for the likes of Miss Kittin,
Peaches, Chicks on Speed, and Bananafishbones. In 1998, Neumann founded the pivotal
house event Flokati at the Munich‘s legendary Ultraschall. From there, he joined up with the
Cocoon crew in Ibiza and Frankfurt, hitting the road and never looking back.
Marco Unzip, meanwhile, grew up in south of Italy. His love for music grew alongside his
experiences as a bass player in the 80s darkwave bands of his youth. A move to Bologna in
1993 lead him to discovering electronic music. It was love at first listen, Marco began playing
records, promoting, and throwing underground parties including the legendary Playhouse, an
event he ran at Kindergarten Club for more than a decade. Thanks to Kindergarten and a
subsequent residency at the iconic Cocorico from 2007 to 2013, Marco has established
himself among the scene’s elite. In 2008, he took the next step in music promoting and
founded the roBOt festival, one of Europe‘s most innovative and respected events for
electronic music culture and digital arts. Along with a collective of talented producers in
Bologna, Marco founded Random Numbers, a digital label which had his first release in
November 2014
ToCo work out of the Apollo Studio in Berlin, composing and producing in live jam settings
using instruments from Neumann’s personal collection: analogue synthesizers, drummachines,
effect-units and a sophisticated modular-system.

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