Essential New Artist - Tom Misch / by Eric Lum

This week’s New Artist is a multi-instrumentalist/producer hailing from the creative mecca of South East London named Tom Misch. Tom was introduced, thankfully, by our Tastemaker Ellen Hahm.

Highly active on SoundCloud, Tom is constantly putting out instrumentals that are beautifully complex with a wide array of instruments that can only amaze a listener. His sound is light and airy, yet jazzy with subtle hip-hop influences as well.

Tom has said that one of his biggest influences has been the legendary producer J.Dilla. Other big names like Soulection and Dummy Magazine have also made this connection saying that if you like Dilla, you will like Tom Misch. Tom was even tweeted about by Dilla’s mom directing everyone to check out Tom’s track ‘Dilla Love.’

Other influences of Tom include groups like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, but ironically, Tom makes it clear in his SoundCloud bio that he is “not looking to work with rappers.” Instead, on his most recent installment of his ‘Beat Tape’ series, Tom enlists a lot of talented soulful, jazzy vocalists to accompany his complex production including fellow Artist Zak Abel.

‘Beat Tape 2’ was released late August and is definitely something that will please your ears and put a spring in your step. Praise to Ellen for this discovery and introduction to!


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