Q&A with refined disco producer Sleepy Tom

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Attracted to the rhythm and uplifting mood of the disco era, Sleepy Tom has shared his feel-good dancefloor heater ‘Call My Name’. Released via MNRK, the producer is known for his noteworthy remixing and collaborating, but finds his niche with this retro-infused track and we are hooked on it. Cam Tatham a.k.a. Sleepy Tom, is in tune with the world around him and tries to keep things as simplistic and unified as possible as this interview suggests. Simple and refined, Sleepy Tom has cracked the code of light and danceable beats with “effortless” class and charisma.

Stream / Download: ‘Call My Name’

 ‘Call My Name’ was created with the desire to create more uplifting music. What made you decide to shift your sound with this idea?

I think I need to feel like the music I create has a purpose, so I can feel more of a responsibility to create it. I think the world could use a little uplifting, don’t you agree?

Which albums changed your perspective on the music you make?

We Will Always Love You by The Avalanches.

What is your go-to method for when you need to boost your creativity?

Breathwork and yoga.

Describe what makes your day a successful one.

Depends upon how well my espresso was poured.

Describe your studio space in three words

Less is more.

What do you think is the recipe for a great song?

Getting out of its way.

Did you always see yourself pursuing music as a career, or did you have other plans for the future?

Yes, I always wanted to make music since I was 10.

What advice can you give to artists that are struggling to make their name known?

Keep refining your craft and believe in yourself!

 Your latest single sees you dabble with disco beats. Do you think disco music will always remain a popular genre of music?

Absolutely! I loved it as a kid in the ‘90s, and still love it now. Music trends change, but disco will never die.

What are the biggest challenges you have discovered thus far as a musician/producer?

Navigating expectations vs. reality. Always trying to remain present.

What can we expect from you in the months to come?

More fun music!

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