Videos: Michael Kiwanuka – “I’m Getting Ready” + Bonus

 

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This guy is bananas. Sounding like a cross between Bill Withers and Terry Callier, Michael Kiwanuka will be opening up for Adele on her U.S. tour. The North London singer-songwriter of Ugandan heritage is a diamond, with vocals that warm your earbuds and subsequently send chills up and down your whole body.

Above is an acoustic video for “I’m Getting Ready,” which was released a couple weeks ago and it’s beautifully soothing. And below, you must absolutely check out the immaculately produced, richly sung instant classic “Tell Me A Tale” (we hear a little Marvin in there).

The I’m Getting Ready EP will be available September 18th. Yes, please.

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GPWW 4/27/11: The First ‘All Winners’ of 2011

This is a massive 60-track collection of the best Gilles Peterson approved music released so far in 2011 – from heavy modal jazz, to indie hip-hop, to the new wave of electronic production, on which we don’t want to slap a label yet. Only the best in this edition, as every ‘Worldwide Winners’ show goes. The first hour includes an Jamie XX Remix of Adele, FaltyDL, Addison Groove, Thom Yorke with Burial & Four Tet, Dimlite. Gilles gives the Best Album of the Year title to James Blake. Later he pulls out some more GPWW staples: Jamie Woon, The Stepkids, Prommer & Barck, Cubic Zirconia, and somehow he moves from Radiohead into Chris Brown. It’s another not-to-be-missed episode of the worldwide show, All Winners 2011 special.

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Adele – 21 In Stores Now + Enter to Win CD

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If you haven’t seen the adoring press on Adele‘s booming sophomore album 21, we regret to inform you that you might be living under a rock. Following the build-up of live performances and interview videos (archived here), we’ve been waiting for this day: 21 is now available on the web and all fine retailers in your area.

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Adele on VH1′s Unplugged, Covers “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin

On a yet-to-be-aired VH1 Unplugged episode, Adele gave a stunning version of Aretha Franklin‘s classic song “Natural Woman.” Any music fan knows that to cover Aretha is a bold move. But Adele pulled it off beautifully, and this video is making the rounds on the web as we wait for the new album 21. Don’t forget to visit the ’21 Days of Adele’ site for exclusive video interviews, performances and other goodies.

GPWW 2/9/11 Worldwide Family Mixtape: Brandt Brauer Frick, Germany

In this Gilles Peterson episode, we get a Worldwide Family Mixtape from Brandt Brauer Frick of Berlin, Germany. But first Gilles pays his respects to J Dilla with Pharoah Sanders‘ “Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt,” Yun Gun, Al Quetz, and new music from J Rocc. After the mix from German trio Brandt Brauer Frick, Gilles shows himself as an Adele fan, playing his favorite track from her new album, “Lovesong.”

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