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ARTIST
TOBY TOBIAS
TITLE
PATHFINDER EP
LABEL
Delusions Of Grandeur
CATALOGUE
DOG029
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
    2013/01/21
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
GENRE
ALL ARTISTS
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DESCRIPTION

Toby Tobias joins the D.O.G crew for release no. 29 and fits like the proverbial
glove with an incredible EP which truly lives up to itʼs name. Itʼs probably fair to
say that Toby is one of the unsung heroes of the UK scene having played a pivotal
part in developing the underground disco scene of the late noughties. His Late
Night Audio parties alongside releases on Rekids, Letʼs Play House, Nang and
Quintessentials speak volumes as to the mans skills and fastidious nature and
here he delivers what weʼd be so bold as to say his best work yet with the
Pathfinder EP.

The title track kicks off and instantly you know youʼre in for a joyous ride with the
rawest house-not-house beats, p-funk bass and echoing stabs. Toby has a way of
mixing up the sounds and vibes to bring a fresh and original sound but with plenty
of depth and drive. Next up Fabrizio Mammarella gets stuck into Pathfinder
reworking the original into a slightly straighter, bass-heavy monster of a track which
keeps the dubbed out chords but totally wreaks havoc on the bottom end when the
bassline drops.

Flipping over weʼre treated to the slower paced Backbeat which builds around
floating chords, chopped vocals and a boogie-inspired bassline. A true Balearic
beauty!

Finally we have a stunning little number called Abregon which completely defies
categorization but manages to successfully fuse elements of jazz, fusion, hi life and
house into a brilliantly quirky track which we challenge you not to want to do some
freaky-deaky dance to.

Published: January 4, 2013