Berlin-based German / UK production duo TONI&MASH are poised to release their debut single with the arrival of ‘LTGFU’ out through Black Diamonds Records this summer. Drawing on a myriad of influences from 80s new wave, electro and R&B, it highlights female empowerment and looks destined for some heavy club floor rotation this summer.

They say: ” ‘LTGFU’ ia a battle cry for everyone who lives for the weekend, it’s a pop anthem for ravers. Spelled out, the song’s title is ‘Love to Get Fucked Up’. We think it’s pretty self explanatory.”

TONI&MASH started making music in late 2015 after meeting at Berlin’s infamous Mauer Park flea market. Although they both had solo projects at the time, once they got in the studio, it was like they’d been making music together for years. Their unique style of alternative R&B combines synth pop with reverbed vocals, harmonic hooks, and rhythmic drum patterns.

Dubbed ‘music with meaning’, their catchy singalong lyrics are peppered with rich messages. With influences ranging from Abra to Patti Smith and Grace Jones to The Sugarbabes, they’ve been active on the DIY music collective circuit in Berlin for the last few years. In addition to TONI&MASH, the duo are involved in a multitude of projects, including directing, shooting and editing videos for themselves and other artists in Berlin’s hip hop and R&B scene. You can also catch their monthly radio residency on Bristol’s independent radio station, Noods Radio.

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.