Jeremy Toy

Without a doubt, Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club has been one of the most highly anticipated local releases of the last few years. Across the 8 tracks on the album, the depth and maturity of Tom Scott’s songwriting reaffirms just how much of a master storyteller he has become. The credit list of musicians who […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: ANDREW SPRAGGON aka SOLA ROSA Featured release: OPENSOULS ‘Kaleidoscope’ Featured track #1: OPTIMIST Featured track #2: LATIN JOINT Featured track #3: IN YOUR HANDS SOLA ROSA is one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary […]

Dropping a couple of weeks before Christmas, Leonard Charles unveiled his latest single which features Detroit MC Guilty Simpson. Leonard Charles is the most recent musical project from Jeremy Toy, who has forged a long-lasting production and performance career with the likes of Opensouls, Hollie Smith, The Tornadoes, She’s So Rad, Aaradhna etc. Leonard Charles […]

Base FM caught up with Jeremy Toy, founder / producer / guitarist of Opensouls ahead of the bands reunion at The Kings Arms for Red Bull Sound Select. Jeremy spoke openly about how the various members of the band came together between 2001 and 2004, the recording process of both albums ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Standing In The Rain’, some […]

For this year’s annual celebration of the life and music of  James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla, Leonard Charles aka Jeremy Toy recorded the ultimate tribute to the producer. Tucked inside a small basement studio here in Auckland, Leonard Charles and his friends re-recorded the all 31-tracks off Dilla classic DONUTS on live instruments. Charles gives […]

Earlier this year Base FM featured the title tune from Jellphonic’s “Jell-O-Phone” EP, which was released exclusively on vinyl with no digital options to buy at all. Info on that EP here. 4 months later…. ‘Due to a complete lack of interest in my 12″ I got the hottest hotshots in show business to remix […]

Forthcoming on the Breakout Remix EP, She’s So Rad has drafted in a steller cast of vocalists for the rap remix of ‘Breakout’ – a track which appeared in it’s original form back in 2013. The remix of the disco/boogie tune now features hiphop pioneer Grandmaster Caz, active as both an DJ and MC since the […]

March 3rd saw the release of the much anticipated debut release from soul vocalist Tyra Hammond. The 6 track EP goes from soul through to full-wall noise to afrobeat, and is produced by long time collaborator Jeremy Toy (She’s So Rad, Opensouls, Leonard Charles). ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’ is a cover version of […]

Until now, She’s So Rad have been synonymous with post/punk, shoegaze music. With the ‘Last Dance E.P.’ producer Jeremy Toy has dug deep in his knowledge of disco and boogie to create a ‘special disco version’ release for the band. The result is a 6 track E.P. full of disco/boogie heat. Last Dance E.P. has […]

After a very long wait we’re excited to finally hear some fresh material from ex-Opensouls member Bjorn Petersen (MC Bjorn). ‘Money Bags’ is the first outing as a solo artist and the beat was produced by old bandmate Jeremy Toy (Opensouls / She’s So Rad). Here’s hoping there’ll be more new songs dropping soon. BANDCAMP […]

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