The Highsnobiety Soundsystem Curator Series invites metropolitan DJs, curators and musicians to guide us through the unmissable sights, sounds, stores, and food spots of their city – each time with an exclusively curated playlist. Subscribe to Highsnobiety Music on Spotify and Apple Music now, and get on the list to see Tommy Gold and Skinny Macho of Bone Soda, and multi-hyphenate ‘it girls’ BossyLDN, at our Highsnobiety Soundsystem event on September 21; check here for ticket info.
British politics are going to continue to be in a state of general election-fueled uproar for the next few weeks, but (as Americans who can attest to this with a great deal of experience) this is often the best time to let loose and party. London’s Phonox – the Brixton venue offering lineups reliably international in scope – is playing host to an excellent slew of upcoming talent that will take over Saturday nights this fall.
Titled Mantra, the project will span nine weeks and put a focus on emerging hip-hop talent from both Britain and countries spanning the globe. It all kicks off at our Highsnobiety Soundsystem event on September 21, which will see a stellar appearance, among others, from Bone Soda’s Tommy Gold.
Together with fellow musical mavens Skinny Macho and Truce Susan, Tommy Gold has solidified the label and club night Bone Soda as shorthand for a club sound that exemplifies international fusion at its best. Ahead of the launch of Mantra, we caught up with Tommy as the latest entry in our Soundsystem Curator series to get a glimpse of his multifaceted London (along with a truly excellent playlist to match to soundtrack it). Take a look and listen below.
I’m a West London native and I move from party to party to make people dance.
There’s nothing like a London party, they’re unbeatable.
It depends who I’m trying to impress but for good food, Koya in Soho is always the one.
Jay Dee’s on Lancaster Road.