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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 dk

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

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

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

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.”

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James Blake vs Gilles Peterson Live on Radio 1 -19.05.2010

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by dk

James Blake joines Gilles live in the studio, listen to him talking about performing live, playing the piano and find out his secret behind making such cool tunes.

He also plays a great mix with tracks from Mount Kimbie, Otis Redding & Joanna Newsom.

Gilles also gets through a whole stack of brand new music including Donaeo, Paul Weller, Hubert Daviz, Janelle Monae, Jyoti, The Stepkids, James Pants, Waffa, Dynamite MC & more.

Download James Blake vs Gilles Peterson live on radio 1 -19.05.2010

Music played

Janelle Monáe — 57821 Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Records
James Blake — Air & Lack Thereof Hemlock
Jyoti — Thread’s First Stitches SomeOthaShip Connect
John Blake Jr — Motherless Child Arc
Nick Rosen — For People Porter Records
Gang Colours — Untitled White
ames Blake — Cmyk R&S
James Blake — Untitled Improv 1 White
Joanna Newsom — Baby Birch Drag City
Mount Kimbie — Bave’s Chords Hotflush
Otis Redding — When A Man Loves A Woman
James Blake — I Only Know What I Know Now
James Blake — Untitled Improv 2 White
James Blake — Footnotes R&S
Jyoti — Ocotea SomeOthaShip Connect
Lokkhiterra — Harmoniuzinho Funkiwala
Sofrito — Cumbia Colombiana Sofrito Specials
DJ Mujava — Pleaze Mugwanti N.E.W.S.
Donae’o — I’m Fly Zephron/My Ish
Wafa — Kanga White
Doble Filo — Beny More White
Dynamite MC — Doh Ray Mee White
Jay Electronica — Ghost of Christopher Wallace ft P.Diddy White Mongaliso Asi — Whispers of Revolution White
Chima Anya — New Day Feat. Soweto Kinch Gold Suite
James Pants — Diamond Head White
Blundetto — Cuban Shirt Heavenly Sweetness
Hubert Daviz — Pe Vale Prima Parte
The Stepkids — Shadows On Behalf Stepkids
Paul Weller — Aim High Island
Tuung — Sashimi Full Time Hobby
Akale Wube — Ayalqem Tedengo (Intro) Mosaic Music
Akale Wube — Ayalqem Tedengo Mosaic Music
Rocket Number Nine — Rocket Number Nine RSR

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