One half of leading international breakbeat duo Evil Nine, Tom Beaufoy is soon to release his debut solo album, ‘Absolute Melt’, an intricately crafted opus that’s being released on here on Out Yer Box.

The album distils a wide range Tom’s musical influences including breakbeat, soul, funk, hip-hop, hardcore, house, into a succession of breath-taking widescreen beatscapes.

After the dreamy and innovative debut ’The Heathers’, the second single turns up the energy to deliver a breaks-fuelled, disco-funk opus ‘Give Up (Don’t)’. The depths and breadth of Tom’s production ability really shines through on this diverse album with the release of this supercharged 8.45 mins of super groovy funk, contemporary soul and energetic disco all merged into one track. Primed for the dancefloor, it’s bursting with bright guitar and bass licks – crisp drums, big strings and BV’s all amounting to a truly authentic mix that builds to a crescendo and back again.

EVL Tom was formerly one half of Evil Nine with Pat Pardy, originally signed to Adam Freeland’s label Marine Parade. Their award-winning ‘You Can Be Special Too’ and ‘They Live!’ albums received widespread acclaim and in the process collaborated with such heavy-hitters as El-P from Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, Aesop Rock and Emily Breeze. They were residents at Fabric London, did a BBC Radio One Essential Mix and toured the world several times performing at Fuji Rock Festival, Space in Miami, Twilo in NYC, Coachella and Arcadia at Glastonbury.

They remixed a whole host of acts such as The Temper Trap, UNKLE, Alex Metric, Timo Maas, Gorillaz and a tonne of others. The Evils also turned in compilation mixes for the ‘FabricLive’ and ‘Y4K’ series, establishing their credentials as one of the most sought-after breakbeats acts in the business in the process.

Tom now chiefly DJs and produces solo as EVL Tom, has a monthly radio show The Evil Tom Show, and will be celebrating the launch of the ‘Absolute Melt’ album with a big event in his home city of Brighton towards the end of 2023.

Give Up (Don’t)

Release Date : October 25, 2023
Artist : Evl Tom
Format : Out Yer Box
Catalog ref. : OYB005