Du Tonc is a partnership between producer Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie, who founded and plays with the Australian band that took his name - Van She. Together they are releasing this new single for Eskimo Recordings, Animal.
Having first made an impact back in 2013, Du Tonc's first single for Eskimo, Every Song, hit the top of the Hype Machine chart. Busy at work on their debut album, which is due this year, Animals was created between San Francisco and LA, with the California experience impacting their music.
Animals packs a lovingly sun-bleached sound, and it is Eskimo at their most blissfully laid back. The influence of Van Schie (and therefore Van She) is audible in the melodic synths and vocal hooks, if not the subtle animal samples the guys snuck in there on this track!
Animals is a warm, blissful trip of a record - both Eskimo's best output for some time and an exciting preview of the Du Tonc album.