Coby Sey’s music sounds particularly special in winter. The Lewisham musician, producer, vocalist and DJ’s frosty, nocturnal sound envelopes its listeners like a thick fog; rays of dewy melody beam through like city street lights, while disjointed beats growl like the sounds of distant buses and night trains. His intimate, introspective music has been released on labels such as AD 93 and CURL, the collective he co-founded with Mica Levi and Brother May, and his collaborative spirit has been demonstrated in his work with artists such as Tirzah, Klein, Babyfather, Kwes, and others.
2021 saw Coby Sey working as a co-producer alongside Mica Levi on Tirzah’s landmark album, ‘Colourgrade’, as well as collaborating with the likes of Cosha, Leifur James, Kelly Lee Owens, Infinite Coles, Lafawndah and Galya Bisengalieva on a string of singles, remixes and reworks.
Coby Sey will close out his busy 2021 this Wednesday (8th December) at the Southbank Centre, collaborating with the London Contemporary Orchestra for a special live performance as part of the venue’s Purcell Sessions. Tickets for the event are still available here.
In the meantime, Coby Sey has shared some of his favourite recent musical discoveries as part of DJ Mag’s Selections series, all of which embody the intimate, experimental quality of his own music, as well as the sounds that appear in his monthly show on NTS. Dig in below.