Welcome to the hazy world of London’s Nima and Charlie AKA Whilk & Misky.
Nima likes cold industrial techno whilst Charlie likes angst infused soul which places them in a mystical highway somewhere between Chet Faker and Flume.
From a chance meeting at a restaurant where Charlie was working to posting demos online to finally causing a budding war between a gaggle of labels – the duo have just glazed the finishing touches over the debut EP, The First Sip.
Following their Next Hype kudos from Zane Lowe for their debut single Clap Your Hands and the release of its sublime Miami-backlit video last week, Whilk & Miksy have now revealed the next track from the EP – the stripped back deep-electronica slab that is Darklands. The track first surfaced online last year as a demo and now the final edit can be heard for the first time.
Get a job waiting tables. Find a kindred spirit in one of the customers. Move into a one bed flat. Sleep on the sofa. Make music in the kitchen. Post some demos on line. Get fans in high places. Release debut EP.
Welcome to the world of Whilk & Misky.
Whilk & Misky
Whilk & Misky are Nima (who produces) and Charlie (on vocals). Nima likes cold industrial techno whilst Charlie likes angst infused soul, which places them in a mystical highway somewhere between Chet Faker and Flume.
Charlie was working in a restaurant a year ago when he met Nima on one of his shifts. The bond was instant and they soon found themselves rolling around London in a haze of drinks, girls and parties. Charlie was essentially homeless and would sleep on Nima’s sofa which paved the way to numerous 4am jamming sessions. Within months they had posted some demos online, including covers as diverse as Mans World and So Good to Me, earning them fans in the likes of Rob Da Bank and Zane Lowe.
A label race began with serious interest from the majors (despite the fact they had never even played a gig together). However, the boys wanted to do things their own way. Cue Dirty Charm Records, their brand new imprint and home to their debut release, in the form of the sublime The First Sip EP.