Event Time Fri 13th Dec at 7:00pm-Fri 13th Dec at 10:00pm
Event Location The Deaf Institute, Manchester
The Deaf Institute


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D.C.-born singer Kanii is focused on the future. Though he’s just graduated high school, he’s

looking ahead to where his boundary-pushing music is taking him next with a fearless proclivity

for new sounds and styles he might conquer. In doing so, Kanii continues to create energetic

anthems like “I Know” from his debut EP exiit via Masked Records / Warner Records which

became a cultural phenomenon amongst young people all over the world and is now RIAA

Certified Gold status. On his new EP, it was nice knowing u, Kanii trades in dancefloor-ready beats

and dynamic synth melodies to create addictive refractions of R&B. Kanii may still be a teenager,

but he already displays the songwriting chops of a seasoned veteran. It’s a blend of old-school

wisdom and new- school ingenuity, informed by the music he grew up listening to plus the digital

recording software he taught himself to use. Kanii acknowledges his influences but refuses to be

pigeonholed: He wants to be boundless. Throughout it was nice knowing u, Kanii shows he isn’t

willing to rein himself in or commit to any one musical subgenre. His brilliance as a songwriter lies

in his ability to fuse strands of pop, R&B, and jersey club—and all sorts of otherworldly sounds

beyond that— into a style that feels informed by just about everything you can think of, while

never sounding like any one thing in particular. He takes the familiar and makes it sound wholly



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