Tom Misch, the twenty-year-old South East London based producer, is back with another jazzy hip hop-infused gem.
A multi-talented musician and purveyor of fine J-Dilla-esque beats, Misch teams up with none other then Illa J (Dilla's brother) for new single "Raise Your Hands."
Everything on here from the slick Rhodes chords, snappy snares to the relaxed guitar riff and the jazzy beat is remarkably on point. Not forgetting Illa J who rides the groove nicely.
"It's about the feeling you get from the music that makes it soulful, and for me that comes down to the chords. If it's a nice, soulful chord progression, that's what makes it soulful and gives you that warm feeling. A lot of gospel music, J Dilla, Erykah Badu and jazz – I find that very soulful. That's what I listen to, so I guess that comes out in my music."
As usual, Misch is about the good vibe, this is pure hip-hop permeated with a smooth and head-nodding vibe that the late great Dilla would've been proud to create.
The track is from Beat Tape 2 (Extended Edition) which is out now and available to download on Bandcamp.