We are all well aware of the dramatic changes the music industry has gone through over the last several years. The old model is dead and a new way to reach the fans and make a profit must be realized. An artist with a fresh take on getting his music out there is the next successful one. A good example is Mr. Kito.

Mr. Kito

Mr. Kito is the brainchild and solo project of Eric Michot. Eric is a French multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Cape Town since 1996. He has been around the local indie music scene for years but only began writing and recording his own songs back in 2012. Instead of the standard tactics of searching for a record label and trying to make money right off the bat with his music Mr, Kito chose an alternate route. He pushed his music out there for free on as many online platforms as he could find. Sales were an afterthought. The plan has worked as he has been gaining fans at a rapid pace worldwide. His music is now playlisting on 4 Japanese FM radios, 5 French FM radios, Sweden’s alternative station, Radio Andra, Network Radio and Assembly Radio in South Africa, and NETRADIO Radio from France, Russia and Belgium.

On February 24th, 2014 Mr Kito released his 7th album Where Are The Lizards? through Presence Records. On the 6 track EP he shows off his skills on many different instruments and his ability to create a groove. Right from the opener “In The Colour Of Your Eyes” sets the tone that this is a record very different from what is on popular radio today. The seemingly random noises all find their spot in the musical landscape to please the ears. On the title track “Where Are The Lizards?” Mr Kito’s haunting vocal style seeps into your brain as the minimalistic yet difficult drum beat powers the song forward. The experimental “All Is Near” again throws noise at the listener from all angles filling the soundscape with an eclectic mix. This is an album for people who can appreciate music made in an innovative way. These fans are ravenous for more. Keep up with Mr. Kito at: http://www.mrkito.co.za/

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21 comments

  1. MR KITO

    Hello, i wish to thank you all very much for your support and kindness, i am truly blessed! And thanks to the Indie Band Guru Magazine for a great review!

  2. Keshia Mcdonald

    you are very talented musician ,,and best wishes for you

  3. Lisa Torres

    you have magic in your music ..and lovely lyrics

  4. Patricia Lamons

    its really nice know more about you

  5. Amrin Kimiko

    i am follower of you from the first album

  6. Asma Ama

    for me you are one of the finest musician

  7. Reese Franklin

    your music is very innovative ,and creative

  8. Elizabeth Carl

    really happy to know about you

  9. Daisy Crosby

    you are living legend

  10. Clara Wiggins

    i am one of your big fan

  11. Geradine Glass

    your every song is special

  12. Harly River

    you have special talent in music dear

  13. Emily Bhote

    i always connected with your song

  14. Marry Lia

    Mr kito you are outstanding

  15. Amanda Olson

    Really love Mr Kito’s music! even more so since i met him in South Africa! It was wonderful! <3 πŸ™‚

    • MR KITO

      Hi Amanda, until we meet again! Thank you!

  16. Florence Binder

    Love his music, the content of Mr Kito’s song is really special, we need more of it actually,thanks for sharing!

  17. Elaine Kennedy

    Great review for a great artist! My favorite track is “embrace Carelessness” really enjoy the lyrics of this one, and the music of course….thanks for the review!

  18. Kathleen Ralston

    i love MR KITO’s new album so much! i connect with it deeply! I cannot explain, but only know how i feel <3 <3 <3 Thank you!

  19. Kirsten Maldonado

    MR KITO strikes again! Much love, here for support!

  20. Dominique Nicholes

    Absolutely love Mr Kito’s music! I can’t get enough of it, love the new EP very much! Thanks for the great review πŸ™‚