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Tom Misch

Concerts & MusicThe 21-year-old producer dropped Beat Tape 2 in August 2015, a collection of songs and beat sketches he put together in the first half of that year, and he now has major tastemakers like Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Beats 1s Julie Adenuga queuing up to proclaim him as one of the most exciting new emerging musical talents.While his current career trajectory, (which also includes a flurry of Hype Machine top five entries), might suggest someone with a book-full of career goals that hes meticulously ticking off one by one, in reality - much like the music he makes - the South Londoner is calm, unhurried and softly-spoken, driven more by the desire to constantly make and share his music rather than any of the trappings of success.Toms introduction to music came early on when - from the age of four - hed be taken along to classical concerts by his parents and began to learn the violin. Initially it was a chore, he says, But in the long run, Im definitely glad I did it. I think I picked it up quite easily on the whole.At nine he moved onto guitar and by the age of 11, he was working on his own compositions after acquiring a loop pedal.I spent all of my time jamming over chords and building layers, he says. Thats what gave me the appetite for making beats and music production.While his main musical tastes in his early teens were the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana and John Mayer at the age of 15 he was introduced to the boom bap hip hop stylings of producers like J Dilla and the neo-soul leanings of singers like Erykah Badu through his older sisters boyfriend.I was thrown into the deep end with that and really fell in love with it, he recalls. I got heavily into jazz and hip hop and it opened up this whole new world of soulful electronic music to me.After taking the musical ingredients of J Dilla style beats, John Mayer- esque guitar lines and neo-soul and putting them through his very own musical blender, the then 17-year-old started putting his homemadebeats on his
May 05, 2018
May 05, 2018
Union Transfer 1026 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 United States
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