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    Tosca Biography

    Tosca is Austria's Richard Dorfmeister (of Kruder & Dorfmeister fame) and Rupert Huber, two childhood mates with an apparent penchant for designing dense, nuanced compositions perfectly suited for post-clubbing come-down. Dorfmeister's work with fellow Austrian Peter Kruder produced 1996's essential DJ albums, Conversions for Spray/BMG and DJ Kicks for Belgium's Stud!o K7. But, it was 1998's internationally lauded mixed compilation, The K&D Sessions (!K7), that really put him on the map.

    Dorfmeister's symbiotic musical relationship with Rupert Huber yields an entirely unique style. As a classically trained musician, Huber takes Dorfmeister's beat-driven impetus out of the clubs and projects it onto a wall of kaleidoscopic, orchestral sounds. While Tosca's 1996 debut, Opera explored trip-hop, and their 1999 follow-up, Suzuki delved into latin rhythms, The Different Tastes of Honey synthesizes all of the above and then some. An afterthought to the success of Suzuki, the album is built around re-interpretations and remixes of Suzuki's sixth cut, entitled "Honey." Driving, spacious, and alluring, The Different Tastes of Honey is a cohesive journey with textures and grooves inspired by the gooey, slippery, sexy substance itself.

    Boosted by a virtual United Nations of international remixers, Suzuki in Dub is a sonic exploration of Tosca's original masterpiece. Suzuki in Dub promises to both recapture and continue the magic as a unique revival of their now-classic Suzuki, labeled a "beat-head milestone" by CMJ and described as "so consistent and fluid that others will have to use it as a point of reference when approaching this genre" by XLR8R. (Suzuki was originally released in 1999 on Kruder & Dorfmeister's own G-Stone label.)

    Tosca All Music Guide Biography

    Tosca is the partnership between Richard Dorfmeister (of the trip-hop production team Kruder & Dorfmeister) and fellow producer Rupert Huber. Recording for K&D's G-Stone label, the outfit released five lush studio albums between 1997 and 2009, including Opera, Dehli9, and No Hassle (with the exception of No Hassle, all of them featured vocal collaborations), as well as a series of remix compilations. Their 2013 effort Odeon brought vocals back into the mix and was their first album for the K7 label. The duo's sound varied only slightly throughout the years, centered around mellow downtempo rhythms with occasional nods to the dancefloor. ~ John Bush, Rovi


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