The huge Strawberry Fields lineup has been announced and Astral People are proud to present producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Alfa Mist. The East London artist is well known from his early hip-hop and grime works, but has progressed to a new sound that blends melancholic jazz harmony with alternative hip-hop and soul. Alfa Mist's sound is influenced by his childhood growing up in Newham, there’s a real sense of place in Mist’s moody music. “There’s something very distinctively London about the stuff I’m making now,” he says. “It’s to do with where I grew up. It’s not like LA; all sunny, crazy and happy.” As well as falling head over heels for the visionary work of Miles Davis, Alfa Mist became obsessed with the atmospheric film scores of German composer Hans Zimmer. His own work is similarly soundtrack-worthy, creating a soulful vibe packed with heady emotion.
His recently released second album ‘Antiphon’ has pushed him forward in the new jazz scene as one to watch following the warm reception of his first record ‘Nocturne’ which featured the likes of Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei. Alfa Mist is laying himself bare on Antiphon. Based on an insightful conversation he and his brothers had about mental health and relationships, it feels like a record of firsts for this young British musician, once and for all freeing himself creatively to explore his jazz affinities.
Don't miss the opportunity to see Alfa Mist play in the scenic region of Tocumwal at Strawberry Fields Festival.
Tickets Available HERE