New York producer Photay (Evan Shornstein) released his self-titled debut album about a year back (pick it up for free!) and was barely noticed. It was a compilation of the work he’s produced over the period of 2010-2012. Following a trip to West Africa, the album was heavily influenced by African natural sounds. Interesting as it was, it definitely put him on the radar for me.
So when he released No Sass I (with the internet) welcomed his new sonic palette of glitzy horns, staccato-ed beats resulting in equal parts jazz, hip-hop, funk and well, awesome.
His new self-titled album is due later this month on the 26th and from the sound of it (get it?), he’s definitely worked it out this time.
Fans of Aphex Twin, Tennyson, and Capital Cities will love his sound.
Show him some well-deserved love at this facebook and souncloud page.
Jazz / Hip-Hop / Alternative Blues / Electronic / Downtempo / Synth
Credit: Part Time Wizards
I’ve been waiting forever to share this guy and pretty much everything he’s done with the world ! 18 year old composer/songwriter/beatmaker/violinist/singer/prodigy TomMisch may be new but he’s definitely here to stay. I’d love to say he’s fresh out and has lots to learn but he’s already been featured on Soulectionas well as on a few other keen music blogs. Rhythmic stand-off hip-hop beats and silky warm instrumentals (often synths, violin, sax and the piano), he’s created a recipe for success and all-around great soundtracks for lounging around. If you’re into the feline lifestyle (who isn’t?) then this stuff is for you. Fans of André 3000 and Mr. Carmack or those Majestic vibesshould be getting all sorts of déja-vu goosebumps to this stuff.
Here is like, all his stuff so far. In case you can’t tell. I’m a bit of a fan.
Follow him at his soundcloud here as well as his facebook. Lotta free DLs/name yo prices, go cray.
He’s currently working with Carmody on a collab EP, stay on top of it at her soundcloud here.
P.S.: Exams coming up, shall become quite scarce for a bit ❤