With “Tunity” the Cologne based duo CTO and Jabul has produced an album that skilfully transcends both genre and generational boundaries. The tracklist combines 80s disco with hip-hop and house and also picks up some elements from Jazz and Latin American percussion to create an album that, despite its diversity, reveals a coherent sound. What all songs have in common is that they are all suitable for the dance floor, because in spite of differences they all share a groove that runs through the entire project. But even though the intention to create a dance album is quite obvious, the Cologne residents do not lose sight of detailed production and meaningful lyrics, so that "Tunity" in face of its playful sound comes across as a well thought-out and unique album.
Testify is a fun and bouncy introduction to the album with vibrant dance elements filling the track with beautiful retro sounds
CTO Calling addresses the uncertainty in the current state of the world while continuing the theme of dance and electronic sounds
The pace of the album slows down with Regardless, introducing a slow tempo melodic breakdown throughout the track; later picking up a fast paced dance energy that makes you want to move your body
Need a Reaction
Need A Reaction immediately demands your attention in the introduction with a spacey and anticipatory build up. this track will fill your headphones front to back, left to right with angelic background vocals that cut off into the hook of the song. the spacey instrumentals and bouncy drums continue throughout the song making for a full and consistent listen
Mr. Big Shot
Mr.Big Shot smacks you in the face with loud, crisp, and sweet horns that pair perfectly with Cage’s soulful vocals. the fun dance energy continues in this track making you want to move as the music fills your room
Time is a Lie
Time is a Lie continues the theme of self awareness throughout the track. focusing on the present moment of time. enjoying the present, while not shying away from self reflection. the sounds of dance continue in this track, making for a fun but thought provoking experience
Das Motiv’s paces the album, implementing a slow tempo lounge like listening experience. a perfect song to relax and take some time for.
Main Creator revisits the theme of self reflection and self awareness. similar to time is a lie, maintaining a thought provoking listening experience while providing a fun and energetic musical landscape
Above Waterr is filled with keys throughout the song that compliment the harmonizing and continue the space-like instrumentals. a head bobbing track that continues the theme of dance and electronic sounds
I’ma Boss opens with bouncy and electronic drum sounds that have many house elements while not being overwhelming. a song that can be heard in a packed night club.
Hide Nothin’ is the track to listen to if you’ve ever wanted to visit space without actually going. this track is a window into seeing the stars and planets up close. it is something from both the past and the future.
recorded, mixed and mastered by CTO
artwork by: Arian Ghorbani
Camilo Vilallon: bass on regardless
Hendrik Smock: drums on Mr.Big Shot & hihat on Tunity
Roland Peil: percussions
Cage: lead vocals on Mr.Big Shot
Philipp Brämswig: guitar
special thanks to "The Miracle Horns"