Equally influenced by US and Japanese Hip-hop, tigermoth weaves an abstract, instrumental canvas/soundscape, backed by orchestrated beats.
Somewhere in the musical ether that connects all genres you’ll find Tigermoth floating through and feeding off a variety of eras and sounds. A healthy dose of Miles Davis Electric Jazz, NY Boom Bap, Japanese tech hop, Detroit Hip Hop, Jimi Hendrix psych, traditional world musics, movie soundtracks and the modern LA beats scene, all serve towards making up his musical diet.
Born in the Chinese year of the Tiger, Tigermoth’s (a.k.a. TiM Paterson) beats are as much a aural journey as they are a head nodding experience. He is a multi instrumentalist who chooses to express himself live through turntables, samplers and FX. His DJ sets are as much intelligent mixing as they are masterly understated abstract turntabilism. His film background and Jazz leanings allow him to compose sets that provide a narrative of sorts.
A prolific producer, Tigermoth has multiple solo releases and is high demand for his remix and soundtrack work. He has recorded, performed with and/or supported a vast array of both local and international hip hop artists including DJ Krush, DJ Vadim. Jonwayne, MF DOOM, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Del the Funky Homosapien, Oh No, Kool Keith, EL-P, De La Soul, The Opus, Gaslamp Killer, Cut Chemist, and Dizz1.