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Interview // Michael Kiwanuka // Inspirational heroes, festival touring and Willie Nelson’s ranch!

If anyone hasn’t listened to Michael Kiwanuka’s Home Again – pick it up now! After a year that saw Kiwanuka win BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, the Brit quickly took both sides of the ocean by storm with the 70’s steeped sound of his debut. Weekly Feed caught up with him in the woods of Willie Nelson’s ranch (seriously) right before his set at the Heartbreaker Banquet to reflect on the past few months, his rise to fame, and the heroes that have inspired him.

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Exclusive: Artists To Look Out For in 2013!

 

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  • Laura Mvula
  • A*M*E
  • Chloe Howl
  • Krewella
  • Kat Dahlia
  • Noora Noor
  • Elliphant
  • Ayah Marar
  • Josephine
  • Nikki Williams
  • Natalie Duncan
  • Ms. Mr.
  • Ntjam Rose
  • Maria Minerva
  • New Navy
  • D.D. Fox
  • Karima Francis
  • Catcall
  • Mary Epworth
  • Maya Von Doll
  • Wild Belle
  • Angel Haze
  • Arlissa
  • AlunaGeorge
  • HAIM
  • Cosmo Jarvis
  • The Weeknd
  • Janet Devlin
  • Olof Arnalds
  • Young Wonder

 

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Exclusive: LOFT965.com’s Best 120 Songs of 2012!

best songs 2012

  1. “All I Got” by Erik Hassle
  2. “Stimela” by Wynter Gordon
  3. “Ice” by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne
  4. “Mira” by Melody Gardot
  5. “Girl Gone Wild” by Madonna
  6. “Sister Wife” by Alex Winston
  7. “Love You So” by Delilah
  8. “With You” by Flight Facilities
  9. “Live Your Life” by Yuna
  10. “Let’s Have A Kiki” by Scissor Sisters
  11. “Heaven” by Emelie Sande
  12. “Losing You” by Solange Knowles
  13. “Wings” by Little Mix
  14. “Timebomb” by Kylie Minogue
  15. “Diet Mountain Dew” by Lana Del Rey
  16. “110%” by Jessie Ware
  17. “Tonight” by Karima Francis
  18. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
  19. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
  20. “Lemanja” by Melody Gardot
  21. “212” by Azealia Banks
  22. “Petition” by Tennis
  23. “Zimbabwe” by New Navy
  24. “Heartbeats In The Sand” by Erik Hassle
  25. “Bucket List” by Nelly Furtado
  26. “Woman Down” by Alanis Morissette
  27. “Forget” by Lianne La Havas
  28. “Love This” by Cosmo Jarvis
  29. “Every Single Night” by Fiona Apple
  30. “Call My Name” by Cheryl Cole
  31. “Something More Beautiful” by Beth Orton
  32. “Spectrum” by Florence + The Machine
  33. “Famous” by Selah Sue
  34. “Refill” by Elle Varner
  35. “Love Spent” by Madonna
  36. “Lullabies” by Yuna
  37. “Drag U Theme (Show Remix)” by RuPaul
  38. “Forever” by Medina
  39. “The Beat Goes On” by Alphabeat
  40. “On The Metro” by Girls Aloud
  41. “Through The Night” by Ren Harvieu
  42. “Under The Sun” by Cheryl Cole
  43. “Sexify” by Leah LaBelle
  44. “Half Time” by Amy Winehouse
  45. “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey
  46. “I Fink U Freeky” by Die Antwoord
  47. “Mariachi” by Ani DiFranco
  48. “Enough Said” by Aaliyah
  49. “While You’re Out Looking For Sugar” by Joss Stone
  50. “Hot Knife” by Fiona Apple
  51. “Origins” by Tennis
  52. “Tears Dry On Their Own” by Karima Francis
  53. “Say Watcha Wanna” by Sabrina Starke
  54. “Gangnam Style” by Psy
  55. “Waiting For The Night” by Nelly Furtado
  56. “Let There Be Love” by Christina Aguilera
  57. “”Is Your Love Big Enough?” by Lianne La Havas
  58. “Disparate Youth” by Santigold
  59. “Running” by Jessie Ware
  60. “I Feel Better” by Gotye
  61. “Which Side Are You On?” by Ani DiFranco
  62. “Moon To Let” by Tina Dico
  63. “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka
  64. “Next To Me” by Emelie Sande
  65. “Sexy Den A Mutha” by Cheryl Cole
  66. “No Hush” by Wynter Gordon
  67. “Good Morning To The Night” by Elton John v. Pnau
  68. “Young” by Tulisa
  69. “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say” by Julia Stone
  70. “Shine” by Finley Quaye
  71. “Receive” by Alanis Morissette
  72. “I’ll Get Along” by Michael Kiwanuka
  73. “Sun Settle Down” by Sabrina Starke
  74. “We Dance” by Erik Hassle
  75. “Turn Up The Radio” by Madonna
  76. “Bad Girls” by M.I.A.
  77. “Happiness” by Sam Sparro
  78. “Jump” by Rihanna
  79. “True Love” by Pink featuring Lily Allen
  80. “Really Want To See You Again” by Sneaky Sound System
  81. “Wildest Dreams” by Brandy
  82. “Unstoppable” by Ayah Marar
  83. “Empathy” by Alanis Morissette
  84. “Red Hot Kinda Love” by Christina Aguilera
  85. “Free” by the Noisettes
  86. “Be My Guest” by Gaitana
  87. “21” by Delilah
  88. “Diamonds” by Rihanna
  89. “Wrap Me ‘Round My Finger” by Bertine Zetlitz
  90. “You And I” by Anjulie
  91. “Emily” by MIKA
  92. “Brand New Me” by Alicia Keys
  93. “Scream & Shout” by Will.I.Am featuring Britney Spears
  94. “I Belong In Your Arms” by Chairlift
  95. “30 Minute Love Affair” by Paloma Faith
  96. “Gods And Monsters” by Lana Del Rey
  97. “Hot Right Now” by DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora
  98. “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding
  99. “Sunrise” by Melanie C
  100. “It All Belongs To Me” by Brandy and Monica
  101. “Helsinki” by Ines Talbi
  102. “Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work” by Solange
  103. “Self Control” by Scissor Sisters
  104. “Bones” by Michael Kiwanuka
  105. “Candy” by Robbie Williams
  106. “Featherlight” by Skye
  107. “Flower” by Kylie Minogue
  108. “Cola” by Lana Fel Rey
  109. “Lately” by Anita Baker
  110. “I Don’t Care” by Elle Varner
  111. “I Heart You” by Toni Braxton
  112. “Fuck Me” by Stooshe
  113. “Don’t Stop” by Miss Lawrence
  114. “Am I Forgiven” by Rumer
  115. “Fuck U Betta” by Neon Hitch
  116. “Explanations” by Selah Sue
  117. “Magpie” by Beth Orton
  118. “The Silicone Veil” by Susanne Sundfor
  119. “Enough Thunder” by James Blake
  120. “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow” by Soko