Truancy Volume 139: Hi Tom

Hi Tom may not be a name a lot of our readers know immediately off the bat but he’s fast becoming one of our favourite DJs and producers. Residing in Trondheim, Norway, he joins a long list of producers and collectives such as Drippin, Cashmere Cat, Niilas, Lido and KOSO, all making R&B leaning club music with gentle pop sensibilities. Also from Norway are Henrik The Artist, DJ Karaoke and Torjus, who along with himself make up the Norwegian four piece and live club act, Rytmeklubben. Think of a more Nordic version of Club Cheval and you’re almost there. Having formed together after a mixtape idea involving producers from Norway turned into a live act project to play those productions, the group soon found themselves exploring more club-orientated sounds as their own solo productions also kicked off. Inspired by a local but now defunct club called SUPA and a night called Raw Juice, headed by Eirik Tillerli and Alexander Nerayo, they slowly drifted into DJ territory. Having flown in many Truants’ favourites such as Eclair Fifi, DJ Slow and Dubbel Dutch, they’ve since become close friends with the Raw Juice guys and consolidated Rytmeklubben and Raw Juice as a club night together.

As bookings for their live show flew in around the festival circuit in Noway, their own solo productions gathered attention. A penchant for remixing and doing edits of R&B and rap anthems from people such as Usher, Tinashe, Migos, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, Hi Tom obviously struck a chord with us at Truants. Having also lent his productions abilities to Cosmic Midnight, Thast and Yung Skrtt as well as contributing to Activia Benz’s I Love Singles Club series, we thought we’d approach him for a Truancy Volume. What he’s delivered is 42 tracks in just under an hour spanning all amalgamations of contemporary club music and a host of fresh Hi Tom edits. Fans of the Rook Milo and Ryan Hemsworth mixes from a couple of years back should be all over this one.

Tracklist:

ht10TV Hi Tom DJbboy – MATA
Kaydy Cain – Muevelo x hi tom – say
Nkisi – Blacked out
JB – luv urself X wwings – signal
MC Erikinha – Nessa Levada
ZUT ZUT – Metele
hi tom – Sticky Club
sentinel – freak
uli k – coco.ro
Dj Karaoke – Lazer Riddim
Drippin – dont stop tool
hi tom – ht11
ty $ – feithfyl
hi tom – ht12
WolfCrazy97 – DJ SOUND EFFECTS FREE!!!
Quest?onmarc – STARSHOWER HA
Obey City – The Motion Blurs (hi tom remix)
Bobbtraxx – Ricochet no melo
lil b – stephen hawking
Constance Demby – Formless Presence
hi tom – what do, u mean
hi tom – rituals
hi tom – work
dj karaoke – work
hi tom – glowing
DJ Nedwytfox – Dama Misia
MC Magrinho e MC MM – Mídia
MC 2K – Vai Cavalgar no Caralho
DJ Shawtyrock feat. TK N Cash & Que – On My Mind (hi toms unstable fix)
Mobilegirl – Hygiene
A.B.E – IMA BEAT THAT #AMG
DJ Vone Ft. A.B.E – Arch That Back
noctilucents – 哀
Future Daughter – Adam Levines new Girlfriend
DJ Karaoke – A/B Til Infinity x Lil Jon
Sicko Mobb – Digits
dj lostboi☆ – digits on my phone
AbaddoNN – AE86
ht 13
T2 – Heartbroken
Various Artists – Desert Wind

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