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Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on February 20, 2012 by dk

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Michael Kiwanuka wins BBC Sound of 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2012 by dk

Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka has come top of the BBC Sound of 2012 list, which aims to showcase the best rising music stars for the year ahead.

With a voice that has won comparisons to Bill Withers, the 24-year-old has already supported Adele on tour.

The Sound of 2012 list was compiled using tips from 184 key UK-based music critics, broadcasters and bloggers.

Now in its tenth year, previous winners include Jessie J, Adele, Mika, Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae and Keane.

Kiwanuka, from London, cites influences ranging from Otis Redding and Bob Dylan to Miles Davis.

He started out as a session guitarist, working with Tinie Tempah’s producer Labrinth, before stepping in front of the microphone and signing to the Communion label, which was set up by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett.

He said: “I never expected to be recognised in this way.

“It’s a great surprise and it means a lot that people are accepting the music they’ve heard so far, and it will bring the music to many more people, which for any musician is a great privilege.”

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Kiwanuka came ahead of US R&B singer Frank Ocean (Listen), who has worked with Kanye West and Jay-Z and was at number two on the list.

New York rapper Azealia Banks was in third place, followed by high-octane dance DJ and producer Skrillex at four and Swedish electronic duo Niki & The Dove in fifth place.

The list was compiled using tips from 184 influential tastemakers, who each named their favourite three new acts.

The other previous winners are: Ellie Goulding (Sound of 2010), Little Boots (Sound of 2009), Adele (Sound of 2008), Mika (Sound of 2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (Sound of 2006), The Bravery (Sound of 2005), Keane (Sound of 2004) and 50 Cent (Sound of 2003).
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BBC Sound of 2012 list revealed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by dk

Fifteen rising stars have been named on the BBC Sound of 2012 longlist, which aims to highlight music’s most exciting new artists for the year ahead.

The list, now in its 10th year, was compiled using tips from more than 180 influential UK tastemakers, who were asked to name their favourite new acts.

The Sound of 2012 winner and top five will be unveiled in January.

Jessie J topped last year’s list. Other previous winners include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae and Keane.

SOUND OF 2012 LONGLIST

A$AP Rocky
Azealia Banks
Dot Rotten
Dry The River
Flux Pavilion
Frank Ocean
Friends
Jamie N Commons
Lianne La Havas
Michael Kiwanuka
Niki & The Dove
Ren Harvieu
Skrillex
Spector
Stooshe

No Lana Del Rey??????!!!!!

The other previous winners are: Ellie Goulding (Sound of 2010), Little Boots (Sound of 2009), Adele (Sound of 2008), Mika (Sound of 2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (Sound of 2006), The Bravery (Sound of 2005), Keane (Sound of 2004) and 50 Cent (Sound of 2003).
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AZEALIA BANKS – 212 FT. LAZY JAY

Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon (Official Video)

First Of The Year (Equinox) – Skrillex [OFFICIAL]

Dot Rotten – Show Me Respect [Music Video]

Frank Ocean – Swim Good

Jamie N Commons – The Preacher Official Video

ASAP Rocky “Peso”

Lianne La Havas ft. Willy Mason – No Room For Doubt (Official Video)

Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

Niki & The Dove – The Drummer

Ren Harvieu – Through The Night

Dry The River – OFF GUARD at Bestival, Isle of Wight, 2011

Spector perfom on BBC Introducing Stage Reading 2011

Stooshe -Betty Woz Gone (Official Lyric Video)