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Contemporary Jazz - Released April 24, 2020 | Beyond The Groove - Blue Note Records

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It’s a well-known cliché: two heads are better than one. Two years after his debut album, the 24-year-old London multi-instrumentalist Tom Misch (who has a distinctly Jamiroquai-esque sound) has partnered up with 27-year-old drummer/producer Yussef Dayes (the brain behind United Vibrations and one half of the electro-jazz duo Yussef Kamaal) for this irresistible album What Kinda Music. Up until now, Misch has cooked up a gourmet mix of smooth jazz syrup, funky foam, droplets of soul, hip-hop spices and a pinch of velvety pop, inviting along a star-studded line-up including De La Soul, GoldLink, Loyle Carner and Poppy Ajudha while sampling from the likes of Roy Hargrove, The Crusaders, Stevie Wonder and Patrick Watson. All these flavours and sounds form the foundation of this 2020 vintage, making the rhythmic side even more solid. Yussef Dayes jazzes up his interventions and makes his improvisations even more sophisticated. Each artist brings their own contribution to this truly collaborative work and the record strikes a perfect balance of voice and instrumentals. Both artists grew up in Peckham in South London and Tom Misch even saw Dayes play drums in the school talent show when he was 9! “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. 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.” It’s this perfect symbiosis between accessibility and refined genre fluidity that makes What Kinda Music sound like a laidback trip - perfect record for electro-jazz geeks. Plus, there’s another reason for Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes to bulge their chests with pride: their album has been released on the prestigious label Blue Note, confirming that they embody a certain contemporary jazz sound. “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.” As for the featuring artists, the duo invited along Freddie Gibbs (who raps on Nightrider), Rocca Palladino (son of the illustrious bassist Pino Palladino who often practices with Alfa Mist) and the saxophonist Kaidi Akinnibi. An immediate Qobuzissime, this record is the umpteenth proof that the London jazz scene is alive and kicking… and now showing its funky side! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Soul - Released April 6, 2018 | Beyond The Groove 4

A cloud of smooth jazz, a foam of funk, droplets of soul, a few hip-hop scratches, a velvet layer of pop and boatloads of groove. Tom Misch’s universe holds all of these features at once. With Geography, the young artist from London is releasing a hedonist album oscillating between D’Angelo style (sort of 2010s Jamiroquai) and Calvin Harris or John Mayer’s. In case a few deaf ears have missed to clearly identify his interests, Misch inserts right in the middle of his album a small instrumental cover of Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely… In any case, the young man already possesses his own sound, voice and style, this little something that makes him an artist to follow very closely indeed. Finally the contribution of De La Soul, GoldLink, Lloyle Carner and Poppy Ajudha to this final product is a true testament to his talent’s power of attraction. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released August 28, 2015 | Beyond The Groove 3

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released March 14, 2014 | Beyond The Groove

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 12, 2020 | Beyond The Groove - Blue Note Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released July 15, 2016 | Beyond The Groove 4

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Alternative & Indie - Released March 31, 2017 | Beyond The Groove 4

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International Pop - Released May 23, 2016 | Beyond The Groove 4

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 24, 2020 | Beyond The Groove - Blue Note Records

"‘What Kinda Music’ is a slow-burning beginning, Yussef’s drums setting the tone while Misch creates an eerie mood with a reverb-heavy bassline that sits perfectly behind his vocals." © TiVo
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Alternative & Indie - Released July 4, 2017 | Beyond The Groove 4

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R&B - Released March 1, 2018 | Beyond The Groove 4

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Alternative & Indie - Released March 25, 2020 | Beyond The Groove - Blue Note Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 16, 2020 | Beyond The Groove - Blue Note Records

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International Pop - Released June 8, 2016 | Beyond The Groove 4

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Alternative & Indie - Released December 8, 2014 | Beyond The Groove 2

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 12, 2020 | Beyond The Groove - Blue Note Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released March 11, 2020 | Beyond The Groove - Blue Note Records

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R&B - Released November 2, 2017 | Beyond The Groove 4

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International Pop - Released June 16, 2015 | Beyond The Groove 3

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R&B - Released April 3, 2018 | Beyond The Groove 4