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Interview: Hiatus Kaiyote

posted May 4, 2015, 6:33 am by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, Interviews, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment


As we head into the first week of May and Star Wars fans all over the world yell “May the 4th be with you”, one of my top anticipated releases of the year drops TODAY, beginning the month with a bang. Grammy nominated foursome Hiatus Kaiyote’s sophomore album ‘Choose Your Weapon’ is available everywhere in the U.S., providing more airport dancing jams for all (including me who’s previously danced in several terminals to ‘The World It Softly Lulls’ blasting from my headphones). Stumbling upon this Melbourne, Australia based group when they were scheduled to open for D’Angelo and Busta Rhymes at The Summer Spirit Festival in 2013, I’ve loved their unique blend of electro future soul/ jazz with world music influences ever since.

Luckily grabbing a few minutes with them at 2015’s SXSW Festival, I tried not to geek out too hard asking Hiatus Kaiyote about the Summer Spirit Fest(which brought me to them and inadvertently yielded a funny experience when D’Angelo unexpectedly canceled), their red carpet Grammy experience with Pharrell (after a hectic pre-telecast performance), sessions with Madlib , WTF moments shooting their “Nakamarra” video in the desert and the crazy past two years. They’re currently on the road so visit their site to get tix and more album release deets!


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