Toob – LIVE [Process] May 14, 2009Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Profile.
Toob first released music on Groovetech and Jake’s marvellously off-kilter club label, Flameboy. These were picked up by a wide range of top DJs: Rolando, Andrew Weatherall and Laurent Garnier to name a few. Their acclaimed first album “How to Spell Toob” was released on Lo Recordings in 2005. Continuing to defy the ever-narrowing genres in dance music, the club singles “The Miscreant” and “4 Walls” created quite a stir with DJs across the board in the UK and Europe.
Toob have always been about combining an epic techno sound with their love of afro-beat, dub and real twisted punk funk. The electronic with the organic. Their new album “Push Me, Pull You” sees them take this to a new level and pushing themselves both musically and production-wise. While Rich continues his quest for the perfect live break, Jake found his beaten up old bass, electric guitars… and his voice. In the clubs Jake had been experimenting using his vocals as another texture and a way to make the music a more direct and personal communication. On the record they’ve taken it further – enlisting the help of Alpha’s Wendy Stubbs, her powerful harmonies bringing a new psychedelic gospel dimension to the music.