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  • Nov 09 2012

    The video for “Breathe” Rowdy Superstar's brand new single produced by Matthew Herbert premiered on Noisey this afternoon. Huge thank you to Chris Shen for his work on the video. 

    You can also download a remix by Raisa K of Micachu and the Shapes here

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  • Nov 28 2011
    [Free Download] Matthew Herbert "August 2010" - Micachu Remix

    We will be releasing a five-track Digital EP of ONE PIG remixes by Micachu on 12 December. It will include the track above “August 2010”, which you can download for free. 

    The release continues a long-standing working relationship between Herbert and Micachu: Herbert produced Micachu’s first album and Micachu co-wrote a track on ONE PIG. 

    The EP also marks the official London launch event for ONE PIG on 15 December, which will combine a live performance of the album with a restaurant pop-up at which pork from the farm where ONE PIG was raised will be served. 

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  • Sep 28 2011
    [Free Download] Matthew Herbert "December" - Micachu Remix

    The release of Matthew Herbert's new album “One Pig” is imminent (thirteen more sleeps to go). In the mean time we have a delightful Micachu remix of one of the tracks on the album called “December” to share with you. Enjoy!  

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Biography

Micachu is the moniker of major new talent, 21 year old songwriter and producer Mica Levi.

Despite her relative youth, Mica arrives as something of a Midas touched, Renaissance artist: equally at home writing and producing stunning, experimental pop with the likes of Matthew Herbert, as MCing with friends in various grime collectives and balancing this with her day time tutorage at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she’s studying composition.

Perhaps the real beauty of Mica’s talent is despite her prodigious musical ability she without fail keeps things rough around the edges: no polished beats when bit fat dirty ones will do, obvious choruses eschewed for intricate yet subtle melodies that grow and grow..

Mica studied violin, viola and composition at the Purcell School of before being offered a scholarship to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study composition. Her talent as a young composer has not gone unnoticed with Mark Anthony Turnage commissioning her to write an orchestral piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra to be performed at the Royal Festival Hall on April 29th.

For live shows Micachu plays with her band the Shapes: a three-piece fronted by Mica (vocals, guitar, electronics and Hoover), Raisa Kahn (keys) and Marc Pell (drums). Armed with just her beat up, half sized guitar and hidden beneath a mop of hair, Mica’s understated appearance belies her startling musical prowess.

Currently doing the rounds is Micachu’s ‘Filthy Friends’ mixtape featuring the likes Man Like Me, Ghost Poet, Kwes, Jack Penate, The Fields, Naked & the Boys, Toddla T, Suicidedogz, Golden Silvers and many more of her friends.

The mixtape is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from www.myspace.com/micayomusic

 

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