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Tuff City Kids is a duo consisting of Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer.

Ordinarily, you would put J before L to preserve alphabetical order, but in this case the amount of work done by Lauer necessitates some sort of nod – rhetorically or otherwise.

Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer are creatures of habit. Every week, the two club veterans meet up at Phillipʼs studio and spend an entire day making tunes. And while Gerd often likes to joke that his role in the arrangement is limited to making coffee and looking at his cell phone, itʼs clear that the two men have forged a potent partnership, one thatʼs been responsible for an astonishing amount of dancefloor heat over the past few years.

Incredibly, this German pair has managed to maintain a relatively low profile, despite the steady stream of music theyʼve released via well-respected labels like Unterton, Delsin, Internasjonal, Permanent Vacation and Live at Robert Johnson.
And then there are the remixes—Azari & III, Scuba, The Juan Maclean, Fort Romeau, Avalon Emerson, Massimiliano Pagliara and Sinkane are just a small sampling of the artists whoʼve enlisted Tuff City Kids to work their studio magic.

Janson and Lauer live in and around Frankfurt and can often be found at the city’s finest club, Robert Johnson.

2016 will see the release of the debut album from Tuff City Kids; "Adoldesscent" will be released on Permanent Vacation in October 2016.

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02.12.2017
Manchester
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Talamanca System announce first album on International Feel

Talamanca System announce first album on International Feel
21.03.2017

The LP, from the trio of Gerd Janson, Phillip Lauer and Mark Barrott, will be preceded by an EP in April. Full article here.

21.03.2017

The LP, from the trio of Gerd Janson, Phillip Lauer and Mark Barrott, will be preceded by an EP in April. Full article here.

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Talamanca System announce first album on International Feel
21.03.2017

The LP, from the trio of Gerd Janson, Phillip Lauer and Mark Barrott, will be preceded by an EP in April. Full article here.

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Tuff City Kids Remix for Hercules & Love Affair

Tuff City Kids Remix for Hercules & Love Affair
15.03.2017

Hercules & Love Affair have drafted in remixes from New Jersey's finest, Mike Simonetti and German dream team Tuff City Kids. Raw, acid-drenched breaks or 80's synth sonics. Choose your weapon. Here is the link.

15.03.2017

Hercules & Love Affair have drafted in remixes from New Jersey's finest, Mike Simonetti and German dream team Tuff City Kids. Raw, acid-drenched breaks or 80's synth sonics. Choose your weapon....

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Tuff City Kids Remix for Hercules & Love Affair
15.03.2017

Hercules & Love Affair have drafted in remixes from New Jersey's finest, Mike Simonetti and German dream team Tuff City Kids. Raw, acid-drenched breaks or 80's synth sonics. Choose your weapon. Here is the link.

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RA.552 Tuff City Kids

RA.552 Tuff City Kids
05.01.2017

Throwback party bombs from Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer. An upbeat selection of their favourite "'80s and not '80s songs," RA.552 is stacked with catchy vocals, booming drums and soaring melodies—the kind of mix you can trust to do the job. You can download the podcast here.

05.01.2017

Throwback party bombs from Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer. An upbeat selection of their favourite "'80s and not '80s songs," RA.552 is stacked with catchy vocals, booming drums and soaring melodies—the kind of mix you can trust to do the...

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RA.552 Tuff City Kids
05.01.2017

Throwback party bombs from Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer. An upbeat selection of their favourite "'80s and not '80s songs," RA.552 is stacked with catchy vocals, booming drums and soaring melodies—the kind of mix you can trust to do the job. You can download the podcast here.

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Tuff City Kids reveal details of new album

Tuff City Kids reveal details of new album
01.09.2016

Tuff City Kids reveal details of new album, Adoldesscent. Read the full article on Resident Advisor here.

01.09.2016

Tuff City Kids reveal details of new album, Adoldesscent. Read the full article on Resident Advisor here.

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Tuff City Kids reveal details of new album
01.09.2016

Tuff City Kids reveal details of new album, Adoldesscent. Read the full article on Resident Advisor here.

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Gerd Janson and Lauer will release a Tuff City Kids album...

Gerd Janson and Lauer will release a Tuff City Kids album through Permanent Vacation in the coming months
16.08.2016

Gerd Janson and Lauer will release a Tuff City Kids album through Permanent Vacation in the coming months. Read the full article here

16.08.2016

Gerd Janson and Lauer will release a Tuff City Kids album through Permanent Vacation in the coming months. Read the full article here

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Gerd Janson and Lauer will release a Tuff City Kids album through Permanent Vacation in the coming months
16.08.2016

Gerd Janson and Lauer will release a Tuff City Kids album through Permanent Vacation in the coming months. Read the full article here

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Gerd Janson & Phillipp Lauer aka The Tuff City Kids...

Gerd Janson & Phillipp Lauer aka The Tuff City Kids delivering a Rocker mix for Alter Ego.
30.05.2016

Who would have thought that Gerd Janson and Phillipp Lauer, aka The Tuff City Kids, delivering a Rocker mix for Alter Ego. Grab your copy at here

30.05.2016

Who would have thought that Gerd Janson and Phillipp Lauer, aka The Tuff City Kids, delivering a Rocker mix for Alter Ego. Grab your copy at here

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Gerd Janson & Phillipp Lauer aka The Tuff City Kids delivering a Rocker mix for Alter Ego.
30.05.2016

Who would have thought that Gerd Janson and Phillipp Lauer, aka The Tuff City Kids, delivering a Rocker mix for Alter Ego. Grab your copy at here

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The Release 'vinyl essentials‘ with Tuff City Kids and...

The Release 'vinyl essentials‘ with Tuff City Kids and Julius Steinhoff remix on it is out now!!
08.03.2016

Get your copy of "vinyl essentials" - Hafendisko here

08.03.2016

Get your copy of "vinyl essentials" - Hafendisko here

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The Release 'vinyl essentials‘ with Tuff City Kids and Julius Steinhoff remix on it is out now!!
08.03.2016

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Drones Club - Telescope Lover (Tuff City Kids remix)

Drones Club - Telescope Lover (Tuff City Kids remix)
18.01.2016

Hear Gerd Janson and Lauer's rework of "Telescope Lover".

18.01.2016

Hear Gerd Janson and Lauer's rework of "Telescope Lover".

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Drones Club - Telescope Lover (Tuff City Kids remix)
18.01.2016

Hear Gerd Janson and Lauer's rework of "Telescope Lover".

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New TCK Remix of Jacob Bellens

New TCK Remix of Jacob Bellens
11.12.2015

Get your copy of the new remix from TCK of Jacob Bellens Polyester Skin here And listen to the Snippet on Soundcloud

11.12.2015

Get your copy of the new remix from TCK of Jacob Bellens Polyester Skin here And listen to the Snippet on...

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New TCK Remix of Jacob Bellens
11.12.2015

Get your copy of the new remix from TCK of Jacob Bellens Polyester Skin here And listen to the Snippet on Soundcloud

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Listen to a new track from TCK

Listen to a new track from TCK
29.06.2015

Deephouseamsterdam.com premiered a new track from Tuff City Kids aka Lauer and Gerd Janson; 'Murphy’s Lawyer' was released on Berlin based imprint Suol's annual "Summer Daze" compilation series just last week.

Get the compilation here
Listen to 'Murphy's Lawyer' here

29.06.2015

Deephouseamsterdam.com premiered a new track from Tuff City Kids aka Lauer and Gerd Janson; 'Murphy’s Lawyer' was released on Berlin based imprint Suol's annual "Summer Daze" compilation series just last week.

Get the compilation...

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Listen to a new track from TCK
29.06.2015

Deephouseamsterdam.com premiered a new track from Tuff City Kids aka Lauer and Gerd Janson; 'Murphy’s Lawyer' was released on Berlin based imprint Suol's annual "Summer Daze" compilation series just last week.

Get the compilation here
Listen to 'Murphy's Lawyer' here

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Roman Flügel and TCK remixes Fort Romeau

Roman Flügel and TCK remixes Fort Romeau
12.06.2015

Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids has remixed tracks from Fort Romeau's forthcoming EP on Spectral Sound. The EP is entitled "Frankfurt Versions", which it indeed is, also holding remixes from Massimiliano Pagliara and Orson Wells.

The EP will be out on July 6. 2015.

Pre-listen to Roman Flügel's remix of 'Insides' here
Purchase "Frankfurt Versions" at The Ghostly Store.

12.06.2015

Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids has remixed tracks from Fort Romeau's forthcoming EP on Spectral Sound. The EP is entitled "Frankfurt Versions", which it indeed is, also holding remixes from Massimiliano Pagliara and Orson Wells.

...Read more
Roman Flügel and TCK remixes Fort Romeau
12.06.2015

Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids has remixed tracks from Fort Romeau's forthcoming EP on Spectral Sound. The EP is entitled "Frankfurt Versions", which it indeed is, also holding remixes from Massimiliano Pagliara and Orson Wells.

The EP will be out on July 6. 2015.

Pre-listen to Roman Flügel's remix of 'Insides' here
Purchase "Frankfurt Versions" at The Ghostly Store.

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New recording from Tuff City Kids

New recording from Tuff City Kids
19.05.2015

The recording of Tuff City Kids' set at Closure, Amsterdam on April 26. is now online. A rarity!

Listen to it here.

19.05.2015

The recording of Tuff City Kids' set at Closure, Amsterdam on April 26. is now online. A rarity!

Listen to it here.

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New recording from Tuff City Kids
19.05.2015

The recording of Tuff City Kids' set at Closure, Amsterdam on April 26. is now online. A rarity!

Listen to it here.

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Tuff City Kids remix Victor Shan

Tuff City Kids remix Victor Shan
25.06.2014

Tuff City Kids has remixed 'How You Want It' by Victor Shan.

Listen to it on Youtube.
The remix is out now and you can get it at Clone.

25.06.2014

Tuff City Kids has remixed 'How You Want It' by Victor Shan.

Listen to it on Youtube.
The remix is out now and you can get it at...

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Tuff City Kids remix Victor Shan
25.06.2014

Tuff City Kids has remixed 'How You Want It' by Victor Shan.

Listen to it on Youtube.
The remix is out now and you can get it at Clone.

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Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids remixes Dinky

Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids remixes Dinky
07.02.2014

Both Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids (aka Gerd Janson + Lauer) did a remix for Dinky on her latest release 'Xanex'. The release is out now on Visionquest.

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Get it on Decks.

07.02.2014

Both Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids (aka Gerd Janson + Lauer) did a remix for Dinky on her latest release 'Xanex'. The release is out now on Visionquest.

Get it on Clone.
Get...

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Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids remixes Dinky
07.02.2014

Both Roman Flügel and Tuff City Kids (aka Gerd Janson + Lauer) did a remix for Dinky on her latest release 'Xanex'. The release is out now on Visionquest.

Get it on Clone.
Get it on Decks.

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The Skinny talks to Gerd Janson

The Skinny talks to Gerd Janson
05.12.2013

Ahead of his date at The Warehouse Project in Manchester this weekend, Running Back boss Gerd Janson talks to The Skinny about Tuff City Kids, American culture, and cutting off his own hands.

Read the interview here.

05.12.2013

Ahead of his date at The Warehouse Project in Manchester this weekend, Running Back boss Gerd Janson talks to The Skinny about Tuff City Kids, American culture, and cutting off his own hands.

...

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The Skinny talks to Gerd Janson
05.12.2013

Ahead of his date at The Warehouse Project in Manchester this weekend, Running Back boss Gerd Janson talks to The Skinny about Tuff City Kids, American culture, and cutting off his own hands.

Read the interview here.

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Pre-listen to new EP from Tuff City Kids

Pre-listen to new EP from Tuff City Kids
17.10.2013

The second EP from Tuff City Kids aka Lauer and Running Back-boss Gerd Janson will be released on Dutch label Delsin in a few weeks. Their only previous EP was released on Ostgut sub-label Unterton and the tracks they offer up here continue in a similarly raw and analogue house vein.

The "Roby Tease EP" will be released on both vinyl and digital on October 21. 2013.

Listen to the EP here.
Pre-order the release here.

17.10.2013

The second EP from Tuff City Kids aka Lauer and Running Back-boss Gerd Janson will be released on Dutch label Delsin in a few weeks. Their only previous EP was released on Ostgut sub-label Unterton and the tracks they offer up here...

Read more
Pre-listen to new EP from Tuff City Kids
17.10.2013

The second EP from Tuff City Kids aka Lauer and Running Back-boss Gerd Janson will be released on Dutch label Delsin in a few weeks. Their only previous EP was released on Ostgut sub-label Unterton and the tracks they offer up here continue in a similarly raw and analogue house vein.

The "Roby Tease EP" will be released on both vinyl and digital on October 21. 2013.

Listen to the EP here.
Pre-order the release here.

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