Fokus

by Tolcha

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The music of TOLCHA can be described as a postmodern soundclash of warm dub, dirty electro, grimey hip hop and future-dancehall with a punk-attitude. TOLCHA are presenting the different corners of future-minded music. However, it is not about the genre, but the vibe and the fact that it make the neck move - and it gotta be bass heavy!

In 2003 Tolcha released their debut double 12inch STREET VIBES on P-Pack Records (distributed by grooveattack). This record featured great remixwork by the PUPPETMASTAZ, MS.JOHN SODA (including micha acher from THE NOTWIST) and a fantastically floor shaking version by LE HAMMOND INFERNO who ripped the biggest bassline of all times - the one of the White Stripes "7 Nation Army" (this version got support by many great djs such as the TOO MANY DJS/SOULWAXfrom belgium and MALENTE from UNIQUE in germany). TOLCHA got massive rotation on many radio stations in germany and the press entitled TOLCHA as hot newcomers in the expanding electro-dub-scene.

Now, 2 years later, they have formed a little network of artists who share the same idea of crunchy future tech hip hop, mixed with digi-soul, grime and anything in between and out of the box: AL HACA SOUND (klein/different drummer), THE TAPE (kyo/hamton) and JAHCOOZI (wmf/hamton) are only one of a few friends who give different interpretations of how hip hop and dancehall should sound in 2005!
By the middle of june, the berlin dub magicians TOLCHA will release a second vinyl-joint called FOKUS. It will be put out by TOLCHAS new label META POLYP. The 4-track-vinyl includes a wicked FOKUS-remix by the science-fiction-dancehall-superstars AL HACA who are known for their astonishing releases alongside STEREOTYP on the austrian label KLEIN.
The track features RAS-TWEED from the UK who used to be a member of the legendary ROCKERS HIFI-crew (DIFFERENT DRUMMER).
Guest raps include polish New York/Berlin rapper RQM who will release his solo project THE TAPE alongside Robot Koch from JAHCOOZI on KYO very soon. He was also featured on some I-WOLF, AL HACA and STEREOTYP-joints.

The track CRUSHED ICE features London/Berlin-female singer/rapper SASHA PERERA from the berlin elektro-blip-hop project JAHCOOZI (HAMTON).

At the moment, TOLCHA are currently working on their first full-length album GESTALT which should be released on META POLYP in december!
Last but no least, TOLCHA has always been a live-band in the first place. So watch out for their mindblowing live-sets. TOLCHA will attack the audience with crowdrocking beats, strange visuals and a bit of that dub magic which is beyond comparison. TOLCHA connect turntables with a sampler, drums with percussion and a fat bass with no guitar. TOLCHA are not a rocknroll band but heroes anyway!

If you like BURNT FRIEDMANN mixed up with some hip hop and dancehall, then you will love TOLCHA!

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released June 15, 2005

Vocals features by Sasha Perera / Jahcoozi & RQM

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Tolcha Berlin, Germany

Tolcha is an acoustic/electronic collective based in Berlin. Their sound is best described as an ever evolving future- vintage Sci-Fi movie score with a hint of Film Noir and a heavy Dub signature.

Since the very beginning their live shows incorporated self produced synchronized videos – a signifier for the love of cinema, which is still the main inspiration for their music.
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