Toby Kaar is an electronic musician from Cork who up until quite recently had successfully evaded my attention. His cover was well and truly blown following a series of outstanding reports of his show at Whelan’s Ones to Watch back in January.
Up till now he’s been busy making music, gigging around his native Cork and beyond, including support slots with Nathan Fake and Ben Frost and remixing. Kaar’s music is hard to box off into a genre, basically a mixture of fresh beats and ambient electronic grooves which is perhaps best described as somewhere between Caribou and Mount Kimbie.
This is definitely a guy to keep an eye on throughout this year and the next, the future looks bright.
Kaar is playing Upstairs in Whelan’s this Saturday March 5th w/ Coherx and Junior85.