I did this edit in 2003, that time even Tiefschwarz played "The Paddle". Difficult to imagine when you see what they do now. Not so difficult to imagine though what Touché does now, but for those of you who lack imagination, i'll give you something to chew on.
That guy Touché came a long way. First he appeared on my radar when doing downbeat & big beat as Wiseguys with DJ Regal in the mid 90ies, being responsible for "The Sound You Hear" and the legendary/annoying "Ooh La La". There were a lot of rumors back then that, because of "forgetting" to clear some samples, they didn't earn anything on that project. I have no idea if that's the case, but I do know that I loved their "Cowboy '78" track. After the second album they split and around 2000 Wiseguys was over. Till then Touché did some tracks on his own under this moniker.
Finshed with Wiseguys Touché releases under exaclty that name + DJ and got more into house. "Good looking" in 2002 released on Defected was no doubt the biggest success of this more disco housy (in a good way... I know you can't imagine disco house being good.. well try to!) period. His stuff on Heat didn't sound that genius to me.
"The Paddle" was his first release on Southern Fried in 2003 and different from the usual house in many ways. Same time Touché started his own label Body Clap that only survived a few realeses. Here's where he put out the first stuff of foster-son Boy 8-Bit.
Getting a bit tired of producing club stuff all day (I assume) he formed the Black Ghosts in 2006 with the singer of "We Are Your Friends"-Simian. Now you take a look at who remixed their great "Any Way...", listen careflully to all the mixes, compare 'em to my "Paddle" Re-Edit and you'll know what Touché does today, apart from Black Ghosts I mean....
Yes right he's the drummer of Metallica. So don't download anything here go buy DJ Touché stuff on beatport or juno if you're into vinyl.
DJ Touché - The Paddle (Malente Re-Edit)