Tom Showtime’s – The Jam Thief is an eclectic fusion of jazzy hip-hop, down tempo beats and nu-funk. The explosive leadoff single Spaces & Places featured the international input of legendary US rapper Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), UK ex-pat Lotek and Ash.One (AUS).
Evidently, this multifaceted talent did not plateau there; the lead single was merely a taste of his stellar album a year in the crafting. With a range of standout tracks including Nature Horn Killer (Tom’s tribute to Charlie Parker), Jazz Biscuits and The Every Sound Track, The Jam Thief takes the listener on a sample heavy journey displaying an array of Tom’s favourite sounds. With distinctive cover design by RekaOne of Melbourne’s legendary Everfresh crew, the artwork is an essential counterpart to The Jam Thief’s music perfection.
Siting inspirations such as DJ Shadow, Mr. Scruff, Quantic and Bonobo as well as a fervent obsession with sampling old funk, latin and jazz – there was no doubt that Tom Showtime was soon to be heard. This dexterous character also claims the labels Saxophonist, Cafe Owner and Gramophone Enthusiast.
Tom’s earnest aspiration has seen him generate some stellar opportunities in his music career to date; supporting such acts as Bonobo, Urthboy and The Bamboos. Making his debut as the warm up DJ for The Nextmen at their highly regarded Friends and Family night, Tom Showtime’s career is proving to be a burgeoning one. The Jam Thief is ‘jam’ packed with premium head nodding tracks fueled with infectious funk and baseline grooves highlighted with Showtime’s signature trip-hop foundation. This album is truly unique and spectacular.
Tom Showtime – The Jam Thief is available April 13.