At just 22 years old, London’s Tom Misch releases his largely self-produced debut album, showcasing his suave jazz guitar grooves and lyrics that slip from his delicate, buttery-smooth vocal chords, creating a sound that strikes a perfect balance between danceable energy and subdued chill. Citing J Dilla and Madvillain as early chief influences, Misch was a true-to-the-trope millennial bedroom producer releasing downtempo beats on SoundCloud, but shifted to his current jazz-infused R&B sound after learning his fans like him on the mic too. A bedroom producer no more, Misch’s debut album features a handful of industry notables and icons, including this four-minute treat with De La Soul.
“It Runs Through Me” appears on Geography, out now via Beyond the Groove.
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