BY JORDAN COMMANDEUR • OCTOBER 11, 2018
The eclectic Hip-Hop vets known as De La Soul have done some unexpected, yet outstanding collaborations in the last two decades. From their various cuts with the Gorillaz, to lesser-known ditties with Yo La Tengo, Propellerheads, and Oliver, to their own tracks with amazing vocalists like Chaka Khan, Little Dragon, and David Byrne, they seem to be able to gel with any sound. In fact, it seems like they pride themselves on it at this point in their careers.
Considering how popular he is these days, it may be hard for some to believe guitarist/vocalist Tom Misch started by just releasing tunes on Soundcloud in 2012. After a couple of years, this UK phenom not only gained a following but also got the attention of a number of established artists and media outlets. His COLORS performance has 3.2 million views, his NPR Tiny Desk is at 2.6 million, and his jam session with FKJ has a whopping 16 million. And at the height of this buzz, he dropped his debut album Geography earlier this year.