English musician and producer Tom Misch is coming to Melbourne for two shows at the Palais Theatre on July 25 and 26.
As part of Splendour’s official sideshow, the South London multi-instrumentalist is bringing his low slung hop-hop beats, glittering disco and noodling jazz instrumentation for two nights on the St Kilda foreshore.
What you need to know
- South London multi-instrumentalist Tom Misch is coming to Melbourne
- He’s playing at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on July 25 and 26
- His latest album, What Kinda Music, was released in 2020 in collaboration with jazz drummer Yussef Davis
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After rising to fame on Souncloud where he released homemade samples and mixes, he was discovered by label Soulection – now the artist has 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify and 1 billion streams across his catalogue. Known for his distinct blend of jazz, electronic and hip hop, he releases tracks on his own label, Beyond the Groove.
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Characterised by sleek electronica and progressive jazz, his second studio album What Kinda Music (2020) is a mostly improvised and beautifully collaborative album, created with English jazz drummer Yussef Dayes. A masterful collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines, What Kinda Music is a surprising and spontaneous musical journey.
“Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas,” says Misch. “I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and I have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible.”
“Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this – they now see each other more than we do,” says Dayes. “I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realize it doesn’t have to be that way”.
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