The Goethe-Institut pres. P.Toile (Berlin) at The Basmenet

Location: The Basement- Saifi Beirut

< About P.Toile >

P.toile is a Berlin based DJ and producer, very active and respected on the local scene, as well as on an international level. Much thanks to the consistent quality of her productions.
She was first introduced to electronic music in 1993 and shortly after that she opened her own record store, “Starbeat”, in her hometown Kiel. Parallel to that, she started dj-ing and organizing events on a regular basis. Groove Complex“, the first one, gave her the chance to train her DJ skills, playing alongside international DJ’s in front of big crowds. This experience was important for her national as well as international recognition.
When moving to Paris in 2001 she started working for the record distributor “Discograph” as well as promoting the club-bar “Lizard Lounge” in the heart of Paris. There she met Reynold, who was promoting international artists through his party “Minimal Dancin” at the well known club “Nouveau Casino” in Paris and through his record label “Trenton”, where P.toile soon got involved.

Her first releases on Trenton led her to broader recognition and to many contacts with international artists from France, Japan, Canada, Poland, Russia and the USA. In the beginning of 2006 her heart led her to a more surprising destination: The troubled Lebanon and more precisely Beirut. There she was, and still is, regularly dj-ing. Together with local DJ Jade, owner of the Club “The Basement”, she created a series of Red Cross charity events called “To Beirut“. Among the clubs that have hosted this special event are: Berlin’s Watergate, Paris’ Rex Club and London’s The Key. The project has also been supported by artists like: Craig Richards, Tiefschwarz, DJ Hell, Mr. C, M.A.N.D.Y., Oliver Koletzki, Ewan Pearson, Tobi Neumann and other international DJ’s.

Through the years, P.toile’s sound has developed from French house to
techno house, while funk and soul of the seventies, her main musical roots, still can be heard in her DJ-sets. P.Toile released on Trenton, Gold & Liebe, Channels Recordings, Two Faces, Ostwind, Ostwind Ltd., Mothership, Kina Rec, and Moodmusic. Her productions are especially speaking to a more mature and music conscious audience, with productions ranging from down-tempo, to up-lifting house – minimal – techno, via airy emotional house, always spiced up with some funk.
Her debut “Sticklip EP“ with remixes of pan/tone and Frank Martiniq immediately reached the top 50 of Groove Magazine. The EP, ”Migration”, on Channels Recordings, containing remixes by Koljah and Marcin Czubala, was released in the fall of 2008. As well there was a remix for the Dubai label Fantasize in cooperation with her production partner Tigerskin and her
Beirut-friends Jade & Diamond Setter.

At the moment she is preparing her release on the Cosmic Cowboy Label:
Kina with a Remix of the US based Producer Tanner Ross (Voodeux/Mothership) and Sergio Santos and Danish Producer Kasper

Along with her work as producer and DJ, P.toile is having a monthly
residency on Proton Radio, an L.A. based webradio station for quality
underground music. On Proton’s Radio show “Noice!”, she’s also hosting a
podcast series called “The Perfect Circle”. Beside her own contributions to
this series she’s inviting guest artists on a regular basis. To check on the
podcast and the radio show visit
Check out her videos, made by the video artist Kama, for the tracks: Tigre
della Stella, Piano Piano and Migration on myspace: