Review: There's much to enjoy on the latest volume in Toy Tonics' ongoing hallucinatory house series, regardless of your psychedelic state of mind. The undoubted standout is Joe Clausell's epic version of Karl Hector and Nicolas Tounga's "Ngunga Yeti Fofa", a feverish, dub-flecked deep house interpretation of a track rich in both African and South American vocals and instrumentation. That said, we're also fans of Vito and Druzzi's "Night Masquerade", where Steve Reich style marimba melodies and fizzing synthesizer solos rise about a jaunty, tropical house groove, while Kapote's "Besamo Fly" is a lolloping, mid-tempo romp full of delay-laden African vocal snippets, jaunty Afro-funk horns and sludgy drumbeats.
Review: Mushroom House is the Toy Tonics series for house and electronic music with a weirdo-afro-psychedelic touch and featuring only exclusive productions. Following up several editions on vinyl that were well received, you can now find all the tracks compiled on this digital compilation. Curated by Berlin by way of Munich duo Munk, you'll hear such 'schatzis' as the Red Axes remix of bossmen Munk's "The Bolero Bunuel" which is totally trippy, local hero Hugo Capablanca with T Keeler on the mariachi vibes of "No Hay Ritmo" and a killer remix by the one and only Joe Claussell - The Joaquin Joe Claussell's Electric Afrika version to be exact - of Karl Hector & Nicolas Tounga's "Ngunga Yeti Fofa".