New Video: Alfa Mist Teams Up with Kaya Thomas-Dyke on Soulful and CInematic “Aged Eyes”

Throughout the London-based producer, composer, musician and Sekito Records head Alfa Mist’s career, he has steadfastly refused to be boxed into a specific genre or style: his work has spanned everything from hip-hop beatmaking to producing for rappers like Loyle Carner, composing neo-classical works for the London Contemporary Orchestra and reworking tracks for Ólafur Arnalds and legendary jazz label Blue Note. He also hosts the Are We Live podcast with Barney Artist and Jordan Rakei

Since the release of his full-length debut, 2015’s the London-based multi-hyphenate has also quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most focused and distinct contemporary musical voices while also working with Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch, Richard Spaven, Lester Duval and Emmavie.

Building upon the success of 2017’s Antiphon, which has amassed over 10 million streams of YouTube, 2019’s Structuralism and 2021’s ANTI- Records debut, Bring Backs, the forthcoming Variables finds Alfa Mist moving forward with a renewed intensity and purpose. “The whole album is more uptempo and influenced by the freedom of returning to gigs,” Alfa Mist explains. “It feels like I’m coming back to my early days of making grime beats and creating tracks that make me want to bop my head fast.” 

Variables‘ latest single “Aged Eyes” featuring longtime collaborator Kaya Thomas-Dyke is a gorgeous bit of trip hop-inspired neo-soul built around a finger-plucked guitar melody by Jamie Leeming, a swelling string-driven, cinematic chorus from Peggy Nolan (cello), twinkling keys from Alfa Mist paired with Thomas Dyke’s expressive, gossamer vocal. The arrangement and Thomas Dyke’s vocal express a yearning sense of hope.

The accompanying video by SPOD features some gorgeously animated watercolor paintings reminiscent of Van Gogh and the Dutch masters.

Alfa Mist recently returned to the road for an extensive series of tour dates across the UK. European Union and the US this spring and fall. The tour includes two New York area dates — April 29, 2023 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 30, 2023 at Racket NYC. Tour dates and ticket information is below.


Apr 01 Utrecht, Netherlands – Transition Festival

Apr 27 Philadelphia, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall

Apr 29 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apr 30 New York, NY – Racket

May 02 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

May 04 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre

May 05 San Francisco, CA – August Hall

May 13 Berlin, Germany – XJAZZ! Festival

May 20 Norfolk, UK – Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich

May 25 – 28 Liège, Belgium – Jazz a Liege Festival

May 28 London, UK – Cross The Tracks Festival

Oct 04 Paris, France – La Cigale

Oct 09 The Hague, Netherlands – Paard Van Stal

Oct 10 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje

Oct 11 Groningen, Netherlands – Spot

Oct 27 Budapest, Hungary – House of Music

Oct 28 Prague, Czech Republic – Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival

Nov 16 Dublin, Ireland – Opium Rooms

Nov 18 Glasgow, UK – BAaD

Nov 19 Manchester, UK – RNCM Concert Hall

Nov 20 Bristol, UK – Trinity

Nov 22 London, UK – Outernet

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