London-based rising producer Alfa Mist Shares New Single ‘Teki’ from Upcoming Album “Bring Backs“
Alfa mist new track is accompanied by the announcement of a full UK tour for November/December 2021, including a very special headline show at The Barbican on December 4th. Full tour dates are listed below, tickets are available to buy.
Alfa will play a free-to-view concert, streamed live on YouTube at 8PM on April 22nd. Recorded in the legendary Metropolis Studios, the stream will see Alfa play through the new album accompanied by a full 12 piece band – a full list of players and guests performing is below.
The album’s nine tracks of groove-based intricacies, lyrical solipsism and meandering fragmentations are tied together by a remarkable poem written by Hilary Thomas expressing the sensuous realities of building community in a new country. Entirely written and produced by Alfa, the album was recorded in London with a core band of longtime collaborators including Jamie Leeming (guitar), Kaya Thomas-Dyke (bass and vocals) and Johnny Woodham (trumpet).
‘Teki’ is the opening track of Bring Backs and the third single to be taken from the album. Last week, Alfa released a solo session version of previous single ‘Organic Rust’ with COLORS, while the album’s first single ‘Run Outs’ earned a B List placement at BBC Radio 6 Music.
Having arrived at jazz in search of samples for his teenage hip-hop productions, Alfa eventually taught himself piano by ear and quickly developed a unique style, with hip-hop rhythms driving throughout the improvisational forms, all bound by a pervasive sense of melody. His first three solo albums ‘Nocturne’ (2015), ‘Antiphon’ (2017) and ‘Structuralism’ (2019) were all released on his own label Sekito, and were interspersed with countless collaborations and side projects, highlighting a prolific work ethic and true versatility across piano, rapping and production that has established Alfa at the centre of an amorphous cohort of talented musicians to emerge from London.
Alfa recently reworked Eddie Henderson’s jazz fusion classic ‘Galaxy’ for the celebrated Blue Note Re:imagined album, as well as collaborating with the London Contemporary Orchestra on a new version of his track ‘Confliction’ as part of a documentary with Spitfire Audio.