Azekel

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Azekel
Azekel performing at "British Summertime" in 2016.jpg
Azekel performing at Hyde Park in 2016
Background information
Birth nameAzekel Adesuyi
OriginLondon, United Kingdom
GenresSoul, R&B, Electronic, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, producer, musician,
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboard, bass, guitar
Years active2013–present
Associated acts
Websiteazekel.com

Azekel Adesuyi, who uses the mononymous stage name Azekel, is a Nigerian born singer, songwriter, and record producer, from London.[1] Azekel has released three solo EPs: Circa, (2013),[2] Raw, Vol. 1, (2015) [3] and Raw, Vol. 2, (2016).[4]

Career[edit]

2013- 2014: Circa EP[edit]

On 28 October 2013, "Circa EP" was released digitally, on Thunderlightning Recordings.[5] The EP, again was received well and gained positive reviews from various music publications, such as Pitchfork,[6] and was scored 9/10 by Canada's leading source for new music Exclaim!.[7]

2015: Raw, Vol. 1[edit]

Raw, Vol. 1 was released digitally on iTunes via Thunderlightning Recordings on 21 June 2015. It includes the lead singles New Romance, Mad About The Boy, & Chronophobia, and can be downloaded on iTunes and Amazon. New Romance gained national wide radio play, and has been supported by a variety of blogs and Artists, most notably Prince (musician).[8]

2016: Collaboration with Massive Attack[edit]

Azekel collaborated with the Bristol trip hop group Massive Attack, as he is featured on the title track of their EP, Ritual Spirit released on 28 January 2016.[9]

2017: Collaboration with Gorillaz[edit]

Azekel collaborated with the British virtual band Gorillaz, as he is contributed on their fifth studio album Humanz on the track Momentz featuring De La Soul , and featured on the super deluxe version of the album on the track Midnite Float. The album was released on 28 April 2017 via Parlophone and Warner Bros. Records.[10]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
Circa EP
  • Released: 21 June 2013[11]
  • Label: Thunderlightning Recordings
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Raw, Vol. 1
  • Released: 15 June 2015[12]
  • Label: Thunderlightning Recordings
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Raw, Vol. 2
  • Released: 11 August 2016[13]
  • Label: Thunderlightning Recordings
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Ritual Spirit"[14] 2016 Massive Attack Ritual Spirit EP
"Momentz" 2017 Gorillaz, De La Soul Humanz
"Midnite Float" Gorillaz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Band of the Day – Azekel". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Azekel – Circa EP". Thunderlightning Recordings. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Azekel – Raw, Vol. 1". Thunderlightning Recordings. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Azekel – Raw, Vol. 2". iTunes. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  5. ^ iTunes. "iTunes – Music – Circa EP". Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media. "Azekel Forthcoming Circa EP". Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  7. ^ Exclaim!. "Circa EP Review". Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  8. ^ Prince. "Prince's twitter". Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Massive Attack unveil Ritual Spirit EP". Fact. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  10. ^ Phillips, Amy; Monroe, Jazz (23 March 2017). "Gorillaz Announce New Album Humanz Featuring Grace Jones, Danny Brown, Mavis Staples, More". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Azekel – Circa EP". Thunderlightning Recordings. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Azekel – Raw, Vol. 1". Thunderlightning Recordings. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Azekel – Raw, Vol. 2". Thunderlightning Recordings. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Ritual Spirit by Massive Attack". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 10 January 2016.

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