Written by Sophie Wyatt
Meet self-taught, South London music producer, Mom Tudie. At 23 he has emerged with his own combination of genres, which he describes as ‘DIY Jazz R&B‘, to create effortlessly charming tunes. After the release of the latest edit of his song Heavey, which was produced in his front room, we got the chance to ask him a couple of questions about his music, collaborations and what his future plans are, other than selling cacti on Oxford street.
With such a broad knowledge of music as well as being a talented musician, Mom Tudie explained to us the first time he really felt inspired by a piece of music;
‘My mate showed me Christian Scott’s cover of Thom Yorke’s ‘the eraser’ at the back of our music class. It’s a crazy track, and was a lot funnier to listen to than Beethoven’s plagal cadences over and over again. That song influenced the first track I properly made, a huge amount. I stole the whole chord progression.’
Being within a vastly musically talented friendship group, Tudie decided to put out a ‘Front-Room Edit‘ of his song Heavey (which is pretty self-explanatory but if you need more explaining watch the video for it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg96-oLaGt0&feature=youtu.be).
‘I wanted to show a different side to my sound. I came from playing and watching music live, and then that morphed into production later on. So I kind of wanted to go back to basics and get that live sound. It was also a good excuse to have a jam with a load of wicked players, and bring some friends together that I thought should meet each other.‘
Mom Tudie has continued, over the past few months to work with a number of different, and equally up-and-coming artists and producers, including, Blake, Sophie Faith and Tom Misch.