Tosca (band)

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Tosca
Origin Vienna, Austria
Genres Electronic, downtempo
Years active 1994–present
Labels Studio !K7, G Stone Recordings
Associated acts Kruder & Dorfmeister
Website www.toscamusic.com
Members Richard Dorfmeister
Rupert Huber

Tosca is an electronic music project of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber formed 1994 in Vienna. It is Dorfmeister's second such project, the first being Kruder & Dorfmeister. Tosca's first album, Opera, was released in 1997 by G-Stone Recordings.

History[edit]

Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber first met in school, and began experimenting with tape machines, Indian music, and poetry lyrics, under the name of Dehli9. After school, Dorfmeister and Huber went their separate ways: Dorfmeister began producing and DJing with Peter Kruder, and Huber worked in the experimental music scene. His compositions were featured by Wiener Festwochen (Private Exile, 2004), Centre Pompidou (Sonic Process, 2002) and Ars Electronica (Radiotopia, 2002) as well as in TV series (C.S.I. Miami, Sex and the City) and radio (signations for the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company).

In 1994, Dorfmeister and Huber released their first 12", entitled "Chocolate Elvis", on Kruder & Dorfmeister's G-Stone Recordings. A string of critically acclaimed albums and remix collections followed - "Opera“ (1996), „Suzuki“ (1999) „Dehli 9“ (2002) “JAC" (2005) and "No Hassle" (2009) are considered milestones of the downtempo genre.[1] The musical trademark of Tosca is a cheerful laid-back feel that emanate a warm, and occasionally melancholic atmosphere. The music of Tosca is played in clubs and living rooms, boutiques and wineries alike.

Lots of the singles and their ensuing remixes were released as remix albums - i.e. Souvenirs - The J.A.C. Remixes, Suzuki In Dub, Chocolate Elvis Dubs or the Fuck Dub remix collection - and featured on countless compilations. Tosca has performed in live shows in the USA, South America and Europe, including such prominent festivals as Coachella[2] (Palm Springs, USA) and the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria). In 2001, Tosca was honored with Austria’s Amadeus Music Award as best Pop/Rock group. In 2009 the release of "No Hassle" saw Tosca move into more ambient soundscapes and the world of live instrumentation.[3] In 2013 their sixth studio album "Odeon" featuring vocalists Sarah Callier, Rodney Hunter and JJ Jones was released on their longtime home of !K7 Records.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Remix albums[edit]

  • Fuck Dub Remixes (1997)
  • Chocolate Elvis Dubs (1999)
  • Suzuki in Dub (2000)
  • Different Tastes of Honey (2001)
  • Souvenirs (2006)
  • Pony (No Hassle Versions) (2010)
  • "Tlapa: The Odeon Remixes" (2013)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 1994 - Chocolate Elvis (G-Stone Recordings)
  • 1995 - Favourite Chocolate (G-Stone Recordings)
  • 1996 - Fuck Dub (G-Stone Recordings)
  • 1997 - Buona Sarah (G-Stone Recordings)
  • 1997 - Fuck Dub Remixes Vol. 1-3 (G-Stone Recordings)
  • 1999 - Chicken Chiefly / Chocolate Elvis Dub (Pork Recordings)
  • 1999 - Chocolate Elvis (G-Stone Recordings)
  • 1999 - Suzuki EP (G-Stone Recordings)
  • 2003 - Wonderful (Studio !K7)
  • 2005 - Damentag (Studio !K7)
  • 2005 - Heidi Bruehl (Studio !K7)
  • 2006 - Souvenirs EP (G-Stone Recordings)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
AUT GER SWI US F NED NZ
2000 Suzuki
24
48
29
2002 Different Tastes of Honey
47
2003 Dehli 9
14
59
97
8
64
78
2005 J.A.C.
28
92
12
130

Music awards[edit]

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