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Video: Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

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Sampha has today revealed the video for his new single ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’. The video – directed by Jamie James Medina and starring Sampha alongside model and activist Adwoa Aboah – comes in two different formats. As well as a traditional music video, viewers can also immerse themselves in a virtual reality version, a product of Sampha’s creative and technological collaboration with YouTube.

Experience the ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ virtual reality video HERE:

Watch the ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ video HERE:

At once both emotionally raw and achingly beautiful, ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ is a tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s south London family home from the age of three – a piano on which he wrote much of his highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Process. Produced by Sampha and Rodaidh McDonald, Process (to be released February 3rd on Young Turks) is set to be Sampha’s defining artist statement. As one of todays most enigmatic young artists, Sampha previously lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and most recently on Solange’s A Seat At The Table album. Now, on Process – which also features previous singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ and ‘Blood On Me’ – it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story.

Meanwhile, Sampha will perform live throughout 2017, with shows across Europe, north America and Australia. These dates will include two hometown shows at London’s legendary 2,500 capacity Roundhouse venue on 29th (sold out) and 30th March before Sampha joins The xx as support on their north American tour through April and May. Sampha has also recently been announced to perform at the Coachella, Primavera Sound and NOS Primavera festivalslater in the year, with all forthcoming live shows listed below and full ticket information from http://sampha.com/#live

Meanwhile, Sampha will be performing live throughout 2017, including a run of US shows (February 6th – 9th) that will include Chicago, DC and New York stops. These dates come before Sampha joins The xx as support on their north American tour through April and May. Sampha has also recently been announced to perform at the Coachella, Primavera Sound and NOS Primavera festivalslater in the year, with all forthcoming live shows listed below and full ticket information from http://sampha.com/#live

Video: Sampha – Blood On Me

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Sampha has released the video for he latest single “Blood On Me”. Directed by Alex Lill, this is Sampha’s first ever solo video and stars the the London vocalist, producer and songwriter front and center. As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha has lent his talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West and, most recently, on Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ release. Now it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story.

Produced by Sampha himself and Rodaidh McDonald, ‘Blood On Me’ builds on the success of acclaimed previous single ‘Timmy’s Prayer’, and is set to feature on his highly-anticipated debut album Process (which will come via Young Turks). Sampha recently made his debut solo TV appearance, performing a stunning rendition of ‘Blood On Me’ with full live band on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Sampha has also announced a series of live dates for October and November, including a
show at Baby’s All Right, a LA show at The Palace Theatre as part of the Red Bull Sound Select series and more (full dates below). Tickets for all shows are on sale from 10am local time today and can be purchased here: sampha.com/#live

Sampha – Blood On Me

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As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha has lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West and most recently on Frank Ocean’s Endless release.

Now it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story. Following the release of acclaimed single ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ earlier this year, he today announces his brand new single ‘Blood On Me’ via Young Turks. Produced by Sampha himself (with co-production from Rodaidh McDonald), ‘Blood On Me’ is set to feature on Process – Sampha’s highly-anticipated debut album.

Meanwhile, Sampha will make his debut solo TV appearance performing live on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.

Sampha – ‘Blood On Me’ is available digitally via Young Turks / Remote Control Records.

Sampha – Timmy’s Prayer

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Sampha has released a brand new song, ‘Timmy’s Prayer’, accompanied by the following words:

Hello,
It’s been a while. I’ve had a lot to process these past couple of years, as we all do, and it’s hard to articulate sometimes.
I wanted to say thank you to all the people who’ve shown me so much love and support.
I’m looking forward to start sharing my music with you again.
Sampha

You can hear ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ below. Out now on Young Turk.

VA: Young Turks – YT14

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YOUNG TURKS are pleased to announce the release of YT2014, a compilation that celebrates the London based independent label’s year of releases. The 5 artist, 5 track CD and download formats feature the best known tracks by the five artists who have released music on Young Turks in 2014 – Jamie xx, FKA twigs, Sampha, SBTRKT and Quirke. The limited edition LP (out 20th January) will also carry an additional selection of rare or unreleased music from all five artists.

2014 began with the release of Sampha’s ‘Too Much / Happens’ 7”. Sampha has been working on new solo material this year, while also working with long time collaborator SBTRKT. SBTRKT himself, released his second album ‘Wonder Where We Land’ in September and is currently taking his acclaimed live show around the world.

Recent Young Turks signing ‘Quirke’ released his ‘Acid Beth EP’ in May. The EP is an insight into the world of Josh Quirke, a London based producer making music that could only exist in the current generation of genre confused electronica.

2014 also marked the return of Jamie xx. The producer released two limited edition singles ‘All Under One Roof Raving’ and the AA-side ‘Girl / Sleepsound’. As well as working on new music with both The xx and his own solo album, Jamie spent much of 2014 playing shows around the world and last month picked up the ‘best video’ Q Award for Girl.

Lastly, 2014 saw the meteoric rise of FKA Twigs. The much talked about singer, producer and director is currently in the middle of her largest tour to date, playing shows across the UK, Europe and North America. Since it’s release in August, her debut album ‘LP1’ has received worldwide critical acclaim and was one of twelve albums to make the shortlist of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize.

CD Format Tracklist:
1. Sampha – Too Much
2. SBTRKT – NEW DORP. NEW YORK
3. Quirke – Break A Mirrored Leg
4. Jamie xx – Girl
5. FKA twigs – Two Weeks

LP Format B-side Tracklist:
1. Sampha – Answer (unreleased instrumental)
2. SBTRKT – Tamagochi (Deluxe LP bonus track)
3. Quirke – Acid Beth (Lizzie Mix) (exclusive new remix)
4. Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
5. FKA twigs – One Time (deluxe LP bonus 7” track)

SBTRKT feat. Sampha – Temporary View

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SBTRKT has shared “Temporary View,” a brand new collaboration with Sampha. SBTRKT’s new LP is expected to drop later this year. Until then, listen to Temporary View below.

Jean Deaux – Find U (with Sampha)

Sampha has teamed up with Chicago-based singer Jean Deaux to produce this great, bouncy, piano-led track, Find U. The song originated as an exclusive track for Kitty Cash‘s curated Love The Free mixtape, which also featured other offerings from Kelela, The GTWSango and many more.

SBTRKT – Runaway

As the masked producer SBTRKT said: "collab with friends jessie ware, tic and a sprinkle of sampha from 2 years back! happy 2014."

Sampha – Can’t Get Close (Jacques Greene Edit)

Montreal dance producer/DJ Jacques Greene returns with a great edit of Sampha‘s “Can’t Get Close”, a track taken from his “Dual” EP for Young Turks. Available for free, as part of Scotland’s LuckyMe annual advent calendar. Download here. Lucky us..

Video: Sampha – Too Much

Drake’s Sampha-featuring ‘Too Much’ was a highlight of his recent full-length Nothing Was The Same, and now Sampha has leaked his own chilling solo version. The Emile Haynie-produced song will be released along with ‘Happens’ on November 12 via Young Turks, and a 7″ version will follow on January 26.