Touch of Class Records requires no introduction these days. A collaboration between Los Angeles natives, Michael Tello of PillowTalk and Ray Zuniga. Together they pay homage to their fathers’ businesses and artistic principles by sharing the same musical roots, tastes and creative vision. TOCR is a natural creation, serving as a podium for the founder’s own productions as well as providing an artistic developmental platform for a family of artists compiled through the many travels music has graciously leant.
The common fiber that joins the artists at TOCR surpasses their musical tastes and talents as DJs, producers and artists—what truly binds this collective of creators is tenacity and a common decree of where this music should and can go. The imprint’s sound eludes any specific genre, challenging the confined and sometimes restrictive labels associated with house or techno music. Instead, these artists compose new sounds—a true expression of the times we are all presently living which is one of eclecticism, where most everything is a disparate combination in search for harmony. Inspired by class, which in this case refers not to a perceived social division but to dedication to consistent artistic excellence, executed with style and poise, a common aesthetic and respect for a good party.