MUSIC VIBES WITH TORO Y MOIJanuary 4, 2013
Toro Y Moi, translated as “Bull and I” from three different languages (fierce). Is the musical project of producer and instrumentalist Chaz Bundick. We get all up and personal with Chaz with an exclusive interview, UO Spotify playlist, and a few music videos to boot! Go on… have a scroll down!
Hailing from America, Toro has been a well known figure since his days riding the Chillwave scene back in 2010. Three years on, he has morphed into all that is right with electronic music this new year. To put Toro’s sound into many words, we’d say house beats, hip hop tones, Metronomy-like vocals, and chilled out ambient noise all rolled into one glorious pigeon hole!
Check out singles “Say That” and “So Many Details” from forthcoming album “Anything in Return” (Carpark Records)
Not just happy with one name or musical genre, Toro Y Moi is also works under the name Les Sins. Back in 2012 (five days ago) Chaz picked up a release on Caribou’s label Jiaolong with track “Youth Gone”. More for the dance kids out there, Toro is rollin’ deep!
Chaz was kind enough to exchange a few words with us. Here’s what went down…
What’s your name?
Of course…And what do you do?
Make viral masterpieces.
Is it fun?
But seriously…how did you get started?
I got a four track when I was fifteen and started writing pop punk songs.
What’s the one thing you couldn’t do your job without?
Standard. What’s the maddest thing that’s ever happened on tour?
Maddest? Like something that made me mad? I guess it was when we went to Europe and we didn’t make money.
What other musicians do you love?
I like Yo La Tengo a lot, they’re all so talented.
What song can’t you help dancing to?
DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter – Together
Any musical guilty pleasures?
Nope I like it all and I’m proud.
How many instruments do you play?
keys, drums, guitar, bass…
What’s gonna be big for 2013?
Hopefully the new MBV album…
Do you have any party tricks?
Yeah. Showing up super early and having dinner with the host is always fun.
Nice! Check out Chaz Zonday… err… Budnick’s exclusive UO Spotify playlist.
Here’s a few more gems Toro Y Moi wanted to drop into the playlist mix!
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