1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
One of the biggest influences on Tom Misch's sound has long been jazz. With a degree in jazz guitar, Misch is an avid listener of Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Cory Henry, and jazz-influenced songwriters like D'Angelo and Erykah Badu. In the making of his debut album Geography, he's also been drawing on inspiration from disco, house, and techno, discovered through the portal of producers like Kaytranada and Motor City Drum Ensemble. The euphoric feel of 1970s and '80s disco (think Earth Wind and Fire or Gwen McCrae), and the thump of nightclubs like Fabric or Corsica, inspired him to bring more movement into his songs. Misch's sound is true to its roots - he still makes his tracks in the same bedroom studio in his parents' house, and his mum produces his artwork. But he's never afraid to explore new territory.