Tune in Tuesday

"Turn on, tune in, drop out"    

 Kelela Mizanekristos




Miles Raymer of Pitchfork on Kelela and her mixtape Cut 4 Me

"Raised in the Maryland suburbs around D.C. on a diet of 1990s pop-R&B divas before relocating to the bustling L.A. bass scene, Kelela is attempting to do what dozens of top-tier singers, songwriters, and producers are also trying, which is to take the moody sounds of the sorts of electronic musicians orbiting club nights/labels/collectives like Night Slugs and Fade to Mind, and give them a more pop-friendly spin that will appeal to listeners who don’t normally go in for severely dark dance music. Unlike other singers working at similar aims, Kelela is tight enough with the Fade to Mind/Night Slugs crews to collaborate with them directly, so her beats come straight from the source: Bok Bok, Nguzunguzu, Girl Unit, FtM founder Kingdom, and other affiliated artists who’ve helped define a booming, severely stripped-down sound pieced together from bits of techno, grime, R&B, drum & bass, and dubstep’s pre-neon days. It’s well-constructed launchpad that she’s acquired for herself, and she doesn’t waste it."



 Check out Kelela interviews with Lily Mercer and Fact TV below and try not to fall in love with this soul sista. She is refreshing, electric, unique and very down to earth. She shines when talking about her role in music especially in the progression of  R & B.  

The Lily Mercer Show



 Kelela has worked with many talented artists, including one of our favorites Solange Knowles, who featured Kelela single All Night on her R&B compilation album St. Heron. The album also features artists  Cassie, Sampha, Jhen√© Aiko, Petite Noir, Jade De La Fleur, Starchild, BC Kingdom, India Shawn, Iman Omari, and Solange herself.

 All Night

We are huge fans of Kelela and we hope that we have made fans of you today.  Thanks for tuning in, we hope your ears enjoyed!

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