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Jakeone and Rich Thair have been making music together as Toob since the murky mid-200os, starting the project off the back of soundcheck jams when Jake was touring with Rich’s band, Red Snapper. The pair clocked up two full-length LPs on Lo Recordings and Process Recordings (2008’s Push Me, Pull You ranking high in many an end-of-year list including Bleep, Q, DJ and Boomkat) and a handful of EPs, 12″s and remixes, two collaborations with legendary producer Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass), as well as tracks featured on compilations put together by Susumu Yokota and Rolando. All this has led to live and DJ gigs across the UK, Europe and Russia and support from a diverse range of the most respected and forward-thinking DJs in the world.
The sound moves fluidly between electronic genres, always combining the organic feel of Rich’s drums, percussion and toy keyboards with Jake’s unique take on synth textures, FX and occasional vocals. “It’s clear ideas are alive and well in camp Toob. Cunning arrangements, electronic trickery and a nod to Carl Craig as much as Cabaret Voltaire bring this baby home” IDJ.
Although both relentlessly busy with other music and sound projects, the duo managed to find time in 2012 to release two free download EPs – Chop House Vols 1+2, which spread promptly to dancefloors from Fabric to Berghain. They also managed to fit in remixes for Red Snapper and the Detroit Grand Pubahs, as well as the occasional DJ set and the release of a video for their track Wavaphon, directed by Mr Kaplin, that now had over 42k views on Vimeo.
…and there’s more to come in 2013 – They have recently remixed Bristol’s Broadway Project – a producer they are both longtime fans of – and are working on material for an EP on a brand new London label.
This year Toob will be playing in a new format – Jake stripping their productions down to the bones for maximum dance floor impact, while Rich builds the rhythms back up with electronic percussion – forming a beguiling myriad of house, techno and other electronic styles.
All enquiries – info [@] toob.org.uk