Alfa Mist

“I’ve been focused on who I am in my music, but now I’m exploring where I am,” Alfa Mist says. “I’m asking: how did I get here?” Since the release of his first full-length project Nocturne in 2015, Alfa has established himself as one of the UK’s most focused and distinct musical voices. He has worked with the likes of Jordan Rakei and Tom Misch, drummer Richard Spaven, producer Lester Duval, and singer Emmavie. Alfa is yet to be boxed into a specific genre as his music spans everything from hip-hop beat-making to producing for artists such as rapper Loyle Carner, composing neo-classical works for the London Contemporary Orchestra, and reworking tracks from composer Ólafur Arnalds and pioneering jazz label Blue Note. Building on the success of 2017’s debut album, Antiphon, which has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube, 2019’s Structuralism and 2021’s debut for ANTI-, Bring Backs, Variables now finds Alfa moving forward with renewed intensity and purpose. Alfa currently heads up his label Sekito, releasing records from Jamie Leeming, trumpeter Jsphynx, and bassist Rudi Creswick, with more slated for 2023. He also hosts the Are We Live podcast with Barney Artist and Jordan Rakei.