Perfect Havoc management artist Tobtok team up with fellow Swedish producers farfetch'd for their debut EP My Friends. A passion project that channels friendship, the EP is an evolution in sound for the trio, taking inspiration from all sides of their musical taste and loves to create modern and fresh dance tunes that showcase their immense production knowledge.
The singles from the EP have received rave rewies from the likes of Mixmag [premiere] and Decoded Magazine [premiere], KISS FM plays and playlisting on KISS Dance and excellent support on from Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud, who added the tracks to their editorial playlists such as Deep House Relax (2.63m listeners), New Music Friday UK, Electronic Rising, Get Your Hits Together, New Music Daily, BELTERS and several more. Over six tracks, the EP is a diverse and exciting body of work that spans disco, breakbeat, drum and bass and house in the flavours of stutter, French and filter. Tobtok and farfetch’d have gone all out with technique for the tracks, playing around with sampling, micro sampling live sounds, and manipulating and pitching vocals.
“The concept was to do something really playful”, Tobtok explains, “We experimented with new ways of thinking. We tried not to think about what’s going to stream or what’s gonna go viral on TikTok, we just wanted to make music that we like.”
With a catalogue of work that precedes them, it’s important to remove all preconceptions of what Tobtok and farfetch’d have done before. Forget their platinum-selling records, streaming numbers and chart positions, just listen to the result of when they start producing for the pure fun of it.
Tobtok has always worked in his own lane, from his early nu disco signings to highly respected French label Kitsuné – who released his only EP to date, ‘Savanna’ – to his more dancefloor-geared signings to Selected as heard on ‘My Carousel’. There have been plenty of nods to the Swede’s talents over the years, from specialist spins from Pete Tong and Zane Lowe, to being asked to curate Toolroom’s Miami Poolside compilation.
Although still early on in their career farfetch’d aka Jerry Sjödin and Johnny Bergström have been making waves of their own. Taking influence from old-time childhood heroes and fusing the feelings of the past with those of today, their music spans genres and is always drenched in love and happiness. Just check out their releases on Spinnin’, Axtone and Soave for evidence.
Tobtok and farfetch’d go way back to when they first bonded over their love of nu disco and French house when meeting at a student club night and have since produced together on singles for Selected and Perfect Havoc.
‘My Friends’ by Tobtok & farfetch’d is released 29th September on Perfect Havoc.