Kiyomi Yamashita

Also known as Yamashita
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Discography of Kiyomi:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Set Your Soul Free 4 Audio 2011-10-02 Kiyomi Yamashita

Kiyomi was born and grew up in Tokyo. She started to sing at early age and joined a classic choir at primary school. She continued to develop her singing skills in a band at high school. Her love of music began with Classical and later evolved to Soul, Jazz, Blues and 60's and 70's music.

In 1992 Kiyomi moved to London where she studied Music at the University Of Westminster. During her first year she got a record deal with a Japanese independent label and released her first record 'Phantom Power' under the alias of 'Mighty Atom'. The track was heavily influenced by the UK 1990's club scene - notably she drew her inspiration from Break Beats, Trip Hop and the underground Bristol sound. The EP reached No.1 in Shibuya and Ikebukuro HMV shops (Japan). After her success in Japan Kiyomi began a collaboration with Andrew Sharply (Stock Hawsen & Walkman), and later went on to tour France.

She has also drawn influences from going to club nights such as Giles Peterson 'That's How It Is' at Bar Rhumba, Drum & Bass parties: Metalheaz-Sunday Session at Blue Note(Hoxton Square), DJ Fabio - Swerve, Movement at Bar Rhumba, Progression Sessions at Ministry of Sound. Through frequenting the London club scene she began to collaborate with the producers and DJs she met.

In 2004, Drum & Bass Producer Klute and Calibre featured KIYOMI on their collaboration track 'Losing you' which hit No.1 in the Drum and Bass Arena chart for a month. 'Losing You' got plays on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Fabio.

Klute's album 'No One's Listening Any More' (released Jan 2005). 'Don't Wanna Be Alone' is the second big tune from Klute feature Kiyomi's vocal. Goldie heard this track and it was subsequently released in March 2005 on Metalheadz Platinum.

KIYOMI's vocals were featured on various producers such as Paradox, Alaska, Naibu.

Her single "Set Your Soul Free" will be out on online stores on 2nd Oct 2011, featuring various artists from Jazz fields such as Robert Mitchel(Winner of Best Jazz Album 2009 by Giles Peterson), Richard Spaven (Cinematic Orchestra, Jose James, 4hero).

KIYOMI is Currently working on her first album which will be out early next year 2012.

Releases :

"Losing you" by Klute & Calibre Featuring Kiyomi from Commercial Suicide

"Give me your faith", "Adult", Does the darkness makes you sad?" "Losing you" on Klute's LP "No one listening any more"

"Don't wanna be alone" by Klute Featuring Kiyomi. on Metalheaz Platinum

"What I see" (Advanced) Stress Level&TC1

"Labyrinthine" (Esoteric) Paradox&Nucleus

"8th Sense"/"Criterion" on Alaska's album "Ellusion Theme" by Paradox&Nucleus.

"Fireflies" from Naibu's first EP. Feb '09

"Burning Up" by The Insiders on Aerosoul's compilation LP "Soul Control"

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