Born in 91, on the last year of the Soviet Union Tommy Cash experienced
a blend of the Baltic ghetto and the lingering Russian heritage whilst
growing up. Turning to art for self expression he experimented across
dancing hip-hop and street-art, finally to arrive to his latest conquest
- music. His creativity derives from the cultural capital of post-Soviet
sceneries and the sounds of leading figures of western rap music.
Unpacking the layers of Tommy Cash you'll find a genuine admiration for art, the iconic three stripes Adidas, equestrianism and Kanye West - all of which construct the conceptual artist who is capable of championing equality and inclusivity, smashing preconceptions and transcending boundaries of sexuality, genres and history.
Since the early stages of his musical career Tommy has been strongly present in the underground rave scene. Pioneering a fresh sound he joins the flow of uncompromising artists of today's musical landscape.
His first release came in the form of 'Euros Dollars Yeniz' mixtape in November 2014, followed by a collaboration with the ultimate Russian villain gang, Little Big. Though it wasn't until the release of 'Winaloto' in the summer of 2016 Tommy's craft was fully introduced to the world. The freakishly hypnotic video of 'Winaloto' produced and art directed by Anna-Lisa Himma and directed by Tommy himself has quickly amassed millions of plays and received heat from the likes of Highsnobiety, NME, and VICE. Gaining critical acclaim, it brought home 'Video of the Year' award at Estonian Music Awards.
With the release of the single 'Surf' the creative duo of Anna-Lisa and Tommy explored a next level of a hyper sexual vision all set in the Eastern reality. Premiering on Highsnobiety the new single reached new highs of fan's support, climbing over a million of views in the first month only.
The next trip in Tommy Cash's world arrived at 'Pussy Money Weed' single -
produced by A. G. Cook, and accompanied by a highly anticipated video -
directed by Tommy, produced, art directed and styled by Anna-Lisa Himma.
The videographic wonderland of 'Pussy Money Weed' takes you to post-apocalyptic sceneries where an otherworldly gang join Tommy's crew and show their swagger in chaotic arrangements. In this dystopian parallel universe "you can still be hot even when you are dancing on blades in a deserted zoo on Mars" as Tommy describes. \0x2028 After the runaway success of 'Pussy Money Weed' Tommy released his newest single 'Little Molly', produced by felicita and A. G. Cook, and released via Cook's PC Music label, premiering via Crack Magazine. Tommy Cash again pushes boundaries and delivers a unique and genre expanding visual alongside a track that is another clear step in the direction of making him into a global phenomenon. His creative output continues to stand second to none and the inclusivity and creative freedom that runs throughout Tommy's work is as important as the physical output itself.
After a string of a full-house tour in spring 2018 with huge sold out dates in London, Budapest, Warsaw and Tallinn, Tommy is hitting festival stages across Europe including at Benicassim, Sziget, Vie Sauvage and many more.
"A legitimate creator" - Paper Magazine
"as inspired and as reverential as the greats before him" - Clash
"a distinct style and powerful stage presence that sets him apart" - i-D
"Cash uses his platform to confront uncomfortable prejudices, and is a champion of inclusivity, sexual freedom and body positivity" - Dazed
"A cross between Eminem in his prime, cult filmmaker John Waters and that kid in your high school class who hid in the corner putting gum under the desk" - Highsnobiety
16 Jan, 2019
The NOS Primavera Sound festival in Porto, Portugal in June, features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists:
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June
...Men I Trust
Saturday 8th June
14 Dec, 2018
NME's 'Albums of the Year 2018', includes a whole host of Primary Talent International artists, including The 1975 at #1.
...01: The 1975 - 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'
...04: Sunflower Bean - 'Twentytwo In Blue'
...25: Tommy Cash - '¥$'
...35: Turnstile - 'Time & Space'
...49: Rejjie Snow - 'Dear Annie'
...53: Pale Waves - 'My Mind Makes Noises'
...61: Agar Agar - 'The Dog & The Future'
...85: Leon Vynehall - 'Nothing Is Still'
22 Nov, 2018
Tommy Cash's new video for 'X-Ray' is premiered in i-D Vice, and taken from his forthcoming album 'YE$', released on 30th November.
31 May, 2018
After the runaway success of previous single 'Pussy Money Weed' today conceptual artist and musician TOMMY CASH announces his brand new single 'LITTLE MOLLY', produced by felicita and A. G. Cook, and released via Cook's PC Music label. The track is now available via all streaming services and originally premiered via Crack Magazine.
Tommy Cash again pushes boundaries and delivers a unique and genre expanding visual alongside a track that is another clear step in the direction of making him into a global phenomenon. His creative output continues to stand second to none and the inclusivity and creative freedom that runs throughout Tommy's work is as important as the physical output itself.
The video employs special effects by Denis Strahhov at Denhov Visuals alongside direction from Tommy and long-time collaborator Anna-Lisa Himma, who also lead the art-direction and styling on the clip.
Describing the thinking and creative behind the video that sees Tommy take inspiration from the likes of Chris Cunningham (Aphex Twin, Autechre) he plays on the concept that "Every child is an artist, the problem is not staying an artist when you grow up" with the imaginary character 'Little Molly'; also nurturing the inclusive attitude he has become known for, working to the thinking that "Imperfection is perfect and we should embrace it."
06 Apr, 2018
Tommy Cash will play at Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin, tonight 6th April.
18 Dec, 2017
Mykki Blanco & Tommy Cash are guests on Charli XCX's new 'Pop 2' mixtape. Featured in i-D.
16 Mar, 2017
Tommy Cash presents his new video for the track 'Surf'.
12 Oct, 2016
Tommy Cash on tour, is featured in the German edition of Noisey.