From Michelle at Audible Treats:
MP3: Kero One - "When the Sunshine Comes" 03.26.2009
The summer is here / The drama's clear / It's time to call the girls / Bring the boys and beers
Whether our weatherman corroborates or not, spring has already officially arrived, just in time for Kero One to lace us with the perfect soundtrack for long summer days filled with sun, good friends, and good fun. Roll back the drop top and cue your warm weather playlist, which will undoubtedly include Kero One's "When the Sunshine Comes." Featuring the smooth vocals of Britain’s Ben Westbeech over improvisational guitar, syncopated keyboard rhythms, and a soulful bass line, Kero One tells of the relief the summer brings. After heartbreaks and baby daddy blues, the sunshine is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Former web designer by day and rapper/producer/DJ by night, Kero One, stands as a true testament to the do-it-yourself success story. His early career was marked by endless hours of researching, cold calling, and networking to gain exposure for his debut, self produced project Windmills of the Soul. Persistence paid off with a little help from fate when one of the 50 copies of his album was picked up in a tiny record store in Tokyo, Japan. Success was immediate, as Windmills of the Soul became a hit overnight, which opened the floodgates for international touring and performance opportunities. Three years later, after a Best Hip Hop Album of 2006 award and collabos with Talib Kweli and Mark Farina, Kero One is back with his sophomore album entitled Early Believers, via his label, Plug Label. Modulating from soulful jazz tinged tracks to upbeat synth-driven party bangers, Kero One features some his favorite vocalists such as Giles Peterson protégé UK singer Ben Westbeech, Finland's own modern day "Stevie Wonder," and Portland's Ohmega Watts. Early Believers will be released in April 2009, just in time for spring cleaning and summer fun.
"When the Sunshine Comes"
* http://media.audibletreats.com/Kero_One-When_The_Sunshine_Comes.mp3 *
Will.i.am Give props to Kero
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD_M395n1f8 *
"Welcome to the Bay"
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY39XNcXFKM *
* http://media.audibletreats.com/KERO_ONE-Welcome_to_the_Bay.mp3 *
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/download/KeroOne/ .
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/keroone .
Label Site: http://www.pluglabel.com .
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