Posts Tagged ‘Matt Van Schie’

October 27, 2017

We’ve been waiting an excruciatingly long time to hear a new original from our Australian favorites, Du Tonc, so it’s with much relish that we now dive into Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse’s appropriately named new electronic knockout, High. The pair also announced that they’ve finished their long awaited debut album. High is an exhilarating intergalatic whirlpool, with I Know Leopard’s Jenny McCullagh on resplendent backing vocals. Its kaleidoscopic spiral is an iridescent vortex made up of spacey disco and ethereal synthwave. High, despite being a propulsive boost of pure exultant bliss, is also dipped in a pool of wistful melancholia and aching yearning. You can stream/download the polychromatic dazzler, here. We’ll be eagerly awaiting more news regarding Du Tonc’s debut album, and hoping for a tour that will bring them back to California.

July 17, 2017

We’ve been thirsting all year for fresh music from Australia’s Du Tonc, the brilliant duo consisting Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse, and though they haven’t dropped their next single together just yet, they have doused us with pristine pure euphoria in the form of their new remix of Toronto producer Munshine’s recent single Full Throttle, featuring the Darcys. Du Tonc turns the 80′s inspired neon disco found on the luxuriant original into a glamorous deep disco affair with their deep thrumming, relentlessly pulsating refix. Prepare to dance all day long to this coruscant whirlwind of ecstasy, a “full throttle” of an exhilarating banger in every sense.

October 27, 2016

I feel like I’m always waiting for new Du Tonc, and each time the Australian duo throws us a brilliant new track, I’m left hungry for more. As it turns out, a new single named Wonderland is on its way, and though we don’t get to listen to it just yet, we do get to partake in its B-side, a disco buzzing delight named Keep Movin’. This glamorous pumping jam can keep me moving all night long. In fact, if they were to make a new Drive soundtrack right about now, Keep Movin’ would be a requisite must. The artwork for the single sums it all up nicely with its lunar glow and its mist encircled shiny red car, no doubt out for an epic turn on the highway till sunrise. Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse’s intoxicating new song is like Kavinsky gone new wave dreamy and synthpop airy. If this is the b-side, I can’t imagine what Wonderland will sound like. The single is set to arrive on November 28th. Keep Movin’ is a free download, here.

September 29, 2016

One of the brilliant halves that make up Australian duo Du Tonc has chosen to regale us with a remix of their dreamy drifting, bright plumed sojourn Slow Down. Can you guess which half? Hint, it’s not Matt Van Schie. That’s right, Nightfilm founder Mighty Mouse gives balmy waving disco synthpop ambler Slow Down a crisp clapping, spacey analogue club edit, and it’s full on groovy intoxicating. It may be close to midnight on a Wednesday night as I write this, but I’m flying high on this spinning rocket ship bejeweled in chrome sequins. The nu-disco house on Mighty Mouse’s remix is glamorously mesmeric, and it’s but one dazzling edit of Slow Down out of more to come. 

June 28, 2016

I’ve been on the edge of my seat ever since Du Tonc teased a brand new song several weeks ago, trying to quell the swift pumping of my heart with each passing day. It’s been some long months since the Australian synthpop duo, formed by brilliant musician Matt Van Schie and esteemed producer (and Nightfilm founder) Mighty Mouse, has given us any fresh music. It nearly felt like Christmas morning when I woke up to the emergence of Slow Down. The masterful electronic opus opens up like the portal to a lush fantasy land, a verdant jungle teeming with brightly plumed creatures. Slow down we do, as Du Tonc takes us on a dreamy drifting sojourn through that enchanted world. Slow Down’s summery disco and wavy synthpop are like a hazy swirling combination of Chromatics with Daft Punk. The song also features backing vocals by I Know Leopard’s Jenny McCullagh. This sweet intoxicating tidal wave of sheer euphoria is available now from iTunes.

November 25, 2015

Last month, Du Tonc had us enraptured with new single We Can Hold On, a glorious fusion of synthpop and disco sure to get your feet shuffling, your head nodding, and your body grooving. The slick jam is a must re-share now that Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse have released a music video for the milky, buttery single. There’s a dark tone to the music video that befits the inherent duskiness of We Can Hold On. The single is only Du Tonc’s fifth so far despite how long they’ve been regaling us with their luscious beats, satin vocals, and phosphorescent melodies. Purchase We Can Hold On via iTunes.

October 28, 2015

If you’re up for a glorious fusion of synthpop and disco, Du Tonc is about to get your feet shuffling and rump moving with an expansively smooth groover named We Can Hold On. To be clear, I’ve been craving a new tune from Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse for what feels like an eternity, particularly since they reminded me how great they are when they came by San Francisco for a set a few months back. I’m more than grateful they’ve finally dropped a new one. We Can Hold On is a slow burner on the dance exuberance scale. It’s deliberate and meticulous, if not fully hypnotizing with its glistening synths, glossy vocals, and sizzling riffs. The song, available now on iTunes, is Du Tonc’s third single on Eskimo Recordings following Animals and Every Song. A video will be following at the end of November, as well as an intriguing remix package I greatly look forward to. 

July 22, 2015

I had the pleasure of catching Du Tonc dropping some hot beats not too long ago in San Francisco, and this new track they just released has me hungering for them to return. The Australian electronic duo made up of much respected members Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie put a contemporary disco spin on Aaliyah classic Rock The Boat, creating a chill, luxurious treat far removed from that original. To be fair, it’s a full re-imagining of the track that entrancingly, repetitively samples Aaliyah’s sensual chorus. Both seductively sexy and airily enchanting, the rework is a refreshing and hypnotizing dance jam. Earlier this year, there was a moment when we were hearing a constant stream of Aaliyah remixes or edits. After awhile, most of those summery house edits were bleeding into each other, nearly indiscernible from one another. Du Tonc’s smoothly grooving, laid back rendition rocks my boat in a fresh new way. The waves here are gently congenial, the weather even-tempered, and the waters crystal clear, like the piano weightlessly flitting across the track. Du Tonc’s Rock The Boat is a free must download on Soundcloud.

June 6, 2015

It’s quite fortunate I encountered this brand new music video (below) for Tear Council’s second single My Car, because the song is far too tasty to have missed out on for much too longer. As previously featured and mentioned, Tear Council is the latest project conceived by Matt Van Schie, who you might also recognize from superb projects Van She and Du Tonc. As Tear Council, he collaborates with Touch Sensitive’s Michael Di Francesco, and it’s quite the heavenly union, as you can hear on wonderfully hooking and entrancing My Car. It’s a synthpop song with a touch of 80′s throwback flavor and plenty of moody exuberance. My Car is a smooth and dreamy gem that can be described as both warm and cool. It’s out now on iTunes.

May 9, 2015

I’m a big Pixies fan, but I have never ever experienced their classic song Monkeys Gone To Heaven, or any Pixies song, quite this way. Du Tonc brilliantly transforms it into a summery disco groover, light years away from the original. Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie re-creates a new Pixies, one that’s still surfy, but tropical surfy, with cool shades, endless swag, and a dreamy sleekness which has utterly obliterated the PIxies’ usual alternative grit and grunge. Consider me mind blown.