Hailing from Manchester, Tom Leah’s blend of house, soul and jazz first caught the ears of global tastemaker Gilles Peterson following his first EP back in 2012. The Radio 6 host duly featured him on one of his Brownswood Bubblers compilations the following year and it eventually led to him being signed up by the mighty Tru Thoughts label last year for the release of his excellent debut album Colours of a Red Brick Raft.
Tom will be flying over to Croatia in August to play at Soundwave alongside the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Fatima and the Eglo Live Band and Jordan Rakei, and the festival has just announced a delicious sounding range of boat parties with the likes of Eglo Records, Soundcrash and Tru Thoughts all helming their own vessels to set sail into the Croatian sea.
To honour the occasion, he’s put together a mix for us to get you prepared for the madness that’s to come:
Flamingosis – Midnight In Montreal
Quadron – LFT
Julien Dyne feat. Mara TK – Layer
The Chakachas – Stories
Skyy – First Time Around
Floating Points – Marilyn
Harvey Sutherland – Oscillate
Light Of The World – Time (KOKO Paradisco Re-Edit)
Jean-Pierre Mirouze – Sexopolis
Flying Lotus – 01. Untitled [Raw Cartoons]
Roman GianArthur – I-69
Werkha plays at Soundwave Festival in August. Tickets are available here.