Detroit’s own, Dwele, on his latest disc, his love for the music, and reflections on the Motor City’s second music coming. Coming up next, on The Pace Report.
Andwele Gardner known to the music world as Dwele grew up on the west side of Detroit. He came up during the time in the “D” when their was a new and raw resurgence of young black talent that put the music on the map again. It also saw some rock and rap groups on the charts as well. From 1996 to 2007 Detroit bred and gave the music world Dwele, Slum Village, Amp Fiddler, Kid Rock, Uncle Cracker, The White Stripes, Kem, D 12, Obie Trice, Moodyman,Black Milk, Fred Hammond. Dwele recalls this glorious time with interviewer Brian Pace.
As a child, Dwele’s father played his music and even began teaching him how to play the organ until an unfortunate incident occurred. His father was shot to death right in front of him while he was only 8 years old.
He was always active musically in high school and he knew God gave him the gift to express himself with music. After completing high school, Dwele attended Michigan State University and decided there that he would pursue music personally and eventually record his debut album “The Rize.” Virgin Records picked up on the soulful stylings his music and released his debut disc “Subject” in 2003 to rave reviews. He then released his second disc “Some Kinda” and also sang back-up and laid vocals for singers like Goapele and Hill St. Soul to MC’s like Common,Kayne West, and J-Live.
The depth of Dwele’s artistry took a turn for the best when the newly reformed Stax Records asked him to record his favorite Earth, Wind and Fire record for the “Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire.” His rendition of “That’s The Way of The World” ended up being well received by both the critics and fans.
His latest disc W.W.W (W.ants. W.World. W.Women) will be released at the end of the month on E1 Music Group.
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