September 7, 2021

Roots to Grooves – Alfa Mist

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

This week musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley discuss the career and creative approaches of London Jazz/Hip Hop artist “Alfa Mist“.

Alfa Mist” is a British Jazz pianist, producer and rapper based in London.

Growing up in the London borough of Newham to a single immigrant mother, Alfa’s love of music originally led him to start producing beats in the vein of J Dilla. His curiosity in how hip-hop found it’s roots led him to discover the original Jazz records that these producers were sampling from. His discovery of old jazz evolved into Alfa wanting to self-teach himself piano at the age of 17, so that he could bring the chords and harmonies to life in his own compositions. Alfa has gone on to release multiple albums and EP’s, often featuring conversations with his brothers and sisters on themes of mental health and self-image. As usual, there is much more to know. Jay and Jesse dive into Alfa’s history, his career, and spin a few of their favorite tracks.

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