Straight to the Point: Toby Kaar0
Taking it to the TK max...
Toby Kaar is a producer and live performer from Cork at the forefront of Ireland’s exciting electronic music scene.He turned heads with his energetic live sets last summer at Body & Soul festival, the Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes, Ones to Watch and Castlepalooza, as well as tours with Gold Panda and And So I Watch You From Afar.
Although he won’t have any official releases of his own until his college course is completed he has found time to remix Funeral Suits, Nouveaunoise, The Cast of Cheers and Steve Reich for Reich Effect Remix Club. He was recently voted the second Most Exciting New Artist of 2011 in Nialler 9’s Readers Poll, one of Jim Carroll’s 10 Acts to Keep an Eye on in 2012 in the Irish Times and one of State Magazine’s Faces of 2012.
You can get a chance to catch Toby on September 29th when Yard & Bodytonic Live have him headlining the Twisted Pepper with support from Deviant. Tickets are on sale now right here
Have a listen to Toby's awesome remix of Nouveaunoise here while you read through our brief interview encounter
First record bought...
First vinyl? I think it was a 7" of Edan's Sagittarius Rap.
Last record I listened to was...
Ilaiyaraaja - Fire Star: Synth-Pop and Electro Funk from Tamil Films 1985 - 1989
The record I always go back to
One of them would be Why?'s Elephant Eyelash
My biggest musical inspiration is...
Unlicensed sampling of female singers.
My first gigging experience was
Playing the Liquid Lounge nightclub in Cork. I played all my tracks off Reason, so there were these 30 second breaks whenever I changed track. In a nightclub like. Sake.
My worst gigging experience was...
I was supposed to play Feile le Cheile one year. Spent 5 hours getting a lift up to Roscommon, then booted up my laptop on top of a bass bin. The magnets in the speaker destroyed my hard drive, so we just turned around and went home again.
My best gigging experience was
There have been a lot. Playing before Nathan Fake stands out. I was being such a fanboy, the promoters had to tell me to calm down.
The person I would most like to share a stage with would be...
If I wasnt a musician/DJ I would be a...
Miserable film maker.
Favourite YouTube video...
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