Tom Misch enters dance music with confident club single

Supershy is the new dance music project from soul/jazz chameleon Tom Misch. And judging by its second outing, it’s one to watch.

Supershy isn’t the first term that came to mind after listening to Tom Misch’s latest set of tracks. Because frankly, there’s nothing shy about coming out. From the assertive and particular production, which somehow manages to capture the magical dust of 70s disco, to the big game, it stinks of confidence.

It only takes a moment while listening to the music of Tom Misch to show your fascination with the music that moves you. His career to date has seen him explore the common territory of jazz, funk, soul and pop – sometimes within the same song.

Image: Supershy/AWAL

Supershy takes that fascination, along with Misch’s musical chops, and concentrates it in a distilled, yet open, take on dance music. Change/Take my time release is a set of singles, suggesting that it belongs on vinyl and deserves to be played hard at the club. And yes, it was most definitely designed to get people moving.

The B-side of Supershy’s version is take my time (feat. Vula) and, as he takes his time building his disco groove, he finally unleashes the undeniable vibe of club euphoria he’s hinted at from the start. It’s dance music for those with a bit of patience and a joint in their back pocket.

Side A is equally impressive, although a significant departure from its sister track. To change features a fantastic vocal performance from Nigerian soul singer Wayne Snow, and Misch wisely leaves plenty of room to let it shine.

There’s a rumbling house beat, accompanied by a thick bassline, that runs through the majority of the track and I sneakily suspect few listeners will be able to tear themselves away from it until it reaches its natural conclusion.

Which, in hindsight, is actually a perfect summary of my feelings about this Supershy release; it’s hard to stop the music when your head keeps nodding in approval.

Change / Take my time is now available through AWAL. Click here to buy/stream the new version of Supershy.

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