Tonique & Man Deliver funk-fuelled bop ‘Running After Time’

French production / musician duo Tonique & Man (Jean Tonique and Mi Man) welcome the new year in style with a brand new release ‘Running After Time’, lifted from the upcoming debut album ‘Opening Soon’ due later this year via Tonique Records / Idol. 

Channeling a heady dose of 70s tinged nostalgia fused with off-kilter melodies and wry lyricism, ‘Running After Time’ is accompanied by a visually stunning homage to the duo’s favourite form of sustenance, pizza. They say: “Being friends and making music together for a while, we’re super excited to present our first single as a band. This song, about a guy who’s always late, is crafted with our own special recipe – a groovy bassline deglazed with funky guitars, a pinch of moog deep-fried in the TB-303 and a driving clavinet with some silky strings to coat everything. This is the first single of our debut album to be released in September, it comes with a mouth watering music video”.

The duo’s highly anticipated album ‘Opening Soon’ is a culinary buddy movie with a background of gourmet grooves where body tricks at the turntables have been replaced by acrobatic pizza tricks. Filled to the brim with 11 feel-good tracks, it is the perfect soundtrack to accompany the dolce vita 2.0 of this great musical bonding (Mario Bros and Cheech & Chong spring to mind).

They concoct a tasty pop cuisine peppered with smooth, silky arrangements and irreverent humour. Tonique, delivers a masterclass on funk laden guitar work and is accompanied by Man, who brings his own inimitable sweetness and harmony. Together, the music is elevated beyond its various genres.

They go on to add: “If the tablecloths are white and red, we don’t doubt that the inside of the delivery van is lined with silk and velvet of the most beautiful effect to ‘cruise’ the night as in Brooklyn and East Harlem to the rhythm of the songs. Lightness and nonchalance for a songwriting full of coolness and analogical charisma boosted by a Moog which invokes the best of the 70s and 80s. Iconic and timeless, with or without a disco ball, wouldn’t the key word be Pizza-Yolo?”

About Tonique & Man:
On the front of their studio you could read  ‘since 2022′, but it’s been almost 5 years now that Tonique & Man are accomplices, behind the oven as well as behind the console.

Trading their floured aprons and their pizza shovels for guitars and synthesisers during oh so tasty recording sessions. It’s a story of complementarity and friendship above all. After having each worked on their respective projects for several years, Jean Tonique and Mi Man decided to create a joint project – Tonique & Man.

A duo in the form of a small company, a business plan and a lifestyle tinged with red and white that would bring together their common passion for the disco of the Bee Gees, the TB-303 or the nonchalance of Benny Sings. Imbued with a certain 70’s nostalgia, we also find in their music luminous orchestrations and more electronic textures. Influences merge and abound to the rhythm of the orders placed at 0780-940-420, seasoned with their ‘special sauce’.

Their first album ‘Opening Soon’ can be enjoyed à la carte: 11 tracks composed in the energy of intimate and precious moments, in the urgency to seize the day. Because as in the clip of ‘Running After Time’, Tonique & Man have no time and wear many hats. Entrepreneurs, music lovers or fine gourmets songwriters, the borders are thin. The dough is thin and twirls to remind us that between two jokes their music is generous, sincere, and full of dexterity. A stain of tomato sauce in pledge of quality, indissociable of our French Touch since Daft Punk’s Revolution 909.

Jean Tonique is a producer, multi-instrumentalist with several EPs, albums and remixes to his credit. Solar music, sometimes house, always tinged with disco and funk. During live sets or DJ sets, European, Asian or American tours allow him to distill his music throughout the world.

Mi Man is a film music composer and songwriter, trained in orchestration and composition between New York, London and Paris. He shares his life between film music and songwriting. In 2021 he released ‘All day long’, a first EP of 4 tracks full of softness and nonchalance.

Running After Time / 26th January 2023

Call for updates on Tonique & Man: (+33) 0780-940-420