Tosca (band)

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Tosca
Tosca (band) - Performing 'No Hassle' at Minoritenkirche, Vienna. 2009
Tosca (band) - Performing 'No Hassle' at Minoritenkirche, Vienna. 2009
Background information
OriginVienna, Austria
GenresElectronica, trip hop[1]
Years active1994–present
LabelsStudio !K7, G Stone Recordings
MembersRichard Dorfmeister
Rupert Huber
Websitewww.toscamusic.com

Tosca are an Austrian music group consisting of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber. This 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 and Dorfmeister's G-Stone label. A string of critically acclaimed albums and remix collections followed – Opera (1996), Suzuki (1999), Dehli9 (2003) J.A.C. (2005) and No Hassle (2009) are considered milestones of the downtempo genre.[2] The musical trademark of Tosca is a cheerful laid-back feel that emanates a warm, sexy, and occasionally melancholic atmosphere.

Their singles and its 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 US, South America and Europe, including such prominent festivals as Coachella[3] (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.[4] 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.[5]

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)
  • Shopsca: The Outta Here versions (2015)
  • Boom Boom Boom: The Going Going Going Remixes (2018)

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 FRA GER NL NZ SWI US
2000 Suzuki
24
48
29
2002 Different Tastes of Honey
47
2003 Dehli 9
14
64
59
78
97
8
2005 J.A.C.
28
130
92
12
2009 No Hassle
27
81
2013 Odeon
38
2017 Going Going Going
68
91

Music awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Rita M. (1 November 1998). "Tosca". Wired. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  2. ^ "| ARTISTdirect".
  3. ^ Coachella Festival line-ups
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-02-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. Retrieved 2016-01-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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