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Michael Kiwanuka Debut Album “Home Again” Out Today via iTunes(Album Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by E.N.

Michael Kiwanuka today released his debut album Home Again in the US exclusively on iTunes through Cherrytree Records. The album will be available digitally elsewhere on May 8, and July 31 will see the physical release of the album. Furthermore, iTunes is making the single “Home Again” their free single of the week starting May 1. You can download the song free at the link HERE

You can watch Michael’s new music video of Home Again’s newest single “I’ll Get Along”
Michael Kiwanuka – I’ll Get Along

Michael Kiwanuka Tour Dates

June 9 — Atlanta, GA Smith Olde Bar
June 10 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
June 13 – New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom*
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park*
June 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (Downstairs)*
June 16 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
June 18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre*
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box (supporting Alabama Shakes)

*with Bahamas

For More check HERE

Michael Kiwanuka Announces July 31 Release of Debut Album “Home Again”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2012 by E.N.

Michael Kiwanuka Announces Release of Debut Album Home Again
Out on July 31 on Cherrytree/Interscope Records


British artist Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to announce July 31 as the US release date for his debut album Home Again. The album will be released through Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Home Again follows Michael’s 2011 EPs ‘Tell Me A Tale’ and ‘I’m Getting Ready’, released on Ben Lovett’s (Mumford and Sons) Communion Records. The album was produced by Paul Butler from The Bees in his home studio on the Isle of Wight. The partnership takes Michael’s effortless melodies, observant lyrics and smooth voice and builds them into timeless and rootsy folk-inflected modern soul recordings. The majority of the instruments played on the record are by Michael and Paul, with the pair inviting other musicians from the island to contribute as well.

Born and raised in North London by Ugandan immigrants, Michael’s ’60s soul and introspective lyrics are drawing comparisons to Otis Redding, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. He topped the BBC Sounds of 2012 list, joining the ranks of previous winners including Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding, and others.

You can watch the music video for “I’m Getting Ready,” one of Home Again’s tracks:

Last December, Michael sold out headlining shows in both Los Angeles and New York City following a run of supporting dates with Adele in the UK and Europe. Time Out NY called his two New York shows the best events in entertainment that week, and The LA Times deemed Michael “underrated,” noting: “What grabs you first is that voice, a delicately sandpapered, yearning instrument that recalls Bill Withers over a shuffling, breezy funk rhythm. Once the Afrobeat horns and “What’s Going On?”-era strings come in, you’re hooked and ready to hear more.” Esquire proclaimed, “This time next year, you’re going to be tired of people telling you about Michael Kiwanuka.”

For more information on Michael Kiwanuka:

www.michaelkiwanuka.com
http://www.cherrytreerecords.com

Verve Records & Rockstar Games Present L.A. Noire / Remixed +Free Download

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Midnight Sun Premieres New Remix From
L.A. Noire Remixed EP, Out Now!
Buy It via iTunes HERE!

Verve Records and Rockstar Games teamed up for the new L.A. Noire Remixed EP, which serves as the soundtrack to the groundbreaking video game, L.A. Noire, both of which were released yesterday. Check Free MP3 of Midnight Sun’s remix of Lionel Hampton’s classic, “Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop.” Midnight Sun is the remix/production guise of Andrew Raposo and Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic and Jessica 6.
 
Download Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Midnight Sun remix) – Lionel Hampton

The six tracks comprising the EP see classic jazz songs getting reworked by some of today’s hottest and most acclaimed DJs, producers and remixers, including David Sitek (TV on the Radio), DJ Premier (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye West), Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Aloe Blacc, Adele), Ticklah (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), Midnight Sun (Midnight Magic) and Detroit techno/house innovator Moodymann.
 L.A. Noire Remixed EP Tracklist:

1. Stone Cold Dead In The Market (Ticklah remix) – Louis Jordan and Ella Fitzgerald
2. Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Midnight Sun remix) – Lionel Hampton
3. Slick Chick (David Andrew Sitek remix) – Dinah Washington
4. Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens (DJ Premier remix) – Louis Jordan
5. Sing Sing Sing (Truth & Soul remix) – Gene Krupa
6. That Ol’ Devil Called Love (Moodymann remix) – Billie Holiday

The latest installment in the Verve Remixed series, the EP was inspired by the timeless songs in the game. L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that follows a young detective in 1947 Los Angeles as solves cases and rises through the ranks of the LAPD in one of the most violent and corrupt years in the city’s history. L.A. Noire released on May 17 for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Hold My Hand’ Single, ‘Michael’ Album Tracklist Announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on November 12, 2010 by E.N.

 

Following the premiere of a controversial new Michael Jackson song, “Breaking News,” earlier this week, it was announced today (Nov. 12) that the lead single from the late King of Pop’s upcoming “Michael” album will be “Hold My Hand,” a duet with Akon.  The song is slated to debut as a stream on michaeljackson.com this coming Monday (Nov. 15), at 12:01 a.m. EST. 

 Written by Akon, “Hold My Hand” was recorded by the Senegalese singer/rapper and Jackson in Las Vegas in 2007. An unfinished version of the song leaked in 2008, but Akon completed the final production of the track after Jackson’s death.

 “The world was not ready to hear ‘Hold My Hand’ when it leaked a couple years ago,” Akon said in a statement. “We were devastated about it. But its time has definitely come; now in its final state, it has become an incredible, beautiful, anthemic song. I’m so proud to have had the chance to work with Michael, one of my all-time idols.”

 According to the release, it was Jackson himself who wanted “Hold My Hand” to be the first single on his next project, as expressed in a handwritten letter that is now is the hands of his estate.

 Akon’s contribution to “Michael” is not the album’s only collaboration. The tracklist reveals that Lenny Kravitz is featured on the song “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day,” while 50 Cent makes an appearance on “Monster.” Jackson served as a co-producer on the album’s ten tracks.

 The tracks on “Michael” were co-produced by Jackson and culled mostly from material recorded in three years leading up the singer’s untimely death in 2009. The first album of original material from Michael Jackson in nine years, “Michael” will be released Dec. 14 on Epic.  

 Here is the album’s tracklist: 

“Hold My Hand” (Featuring Akon)

“Hollywood Tonight”

“Keep Your Head Up”

“(I Like) The Way You Love Me”

“Monster” (Featuring 50 Cent)

“Best of Joy”

“Breaking News”

“(I Can’t Make It) Another Day” (Featuring Lenny Kravitz)

“Behind the Mask”

“Much Too Soon”

(via Billboard)

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