The debut album plus unreleased remixes pressed on triple LP and double CD for the first time
By Abdullah Al-wali on February 19th 2015
Kelela first caught our attention when she released her strong debut Cut 4 Me back in 2013. The combination of her luscious R&B vocals and melodic, grimey club music production from the Fade To Mind and Night Slugs crew sounded effortless and fresh.
Two years later and Fade To Mind have announced that they will be releasing a deluxe edition of the album on April 6th internationally and April 7th for North America. There will be eight brand new remixes from the likes of Jam City, Girl Unit, Kingdom, MikeQ, NA, Neana, Rizzla & Massaacooramaan, plus it will be available on triple LP and double CD for the very first time. Fade to Mind co-founder Kingdom has premiered his new remix of 'Enemy' and you can listen to in the gallery above.
01 Guns & Synths
03 Floor Show
04 Do It Again
05 Go All Night (Let Me Roll)
06 Bank Head (Extended)
07 Cut 4 Me
08 Keep It Cool
09 Send Me Out
10 Go All Night (Let It Burn)
11 Something Else
12 A Lie
13 Cherry Coffee
15 Keep It Cool (Jam City Destruction Before Paradise Remix)
16 Enemy (Kingdom Destruction Before Paradise Mix)
17 Send Me Out (Girl Unit Remix)
18 Send Me Out (Nguzunguzu Remix)
19 Keep It Cool (Rizzla Remix)
20 Cherry Coffee (MikeQ’s Almighty Remix)
21 Go All Night (Neana Remix)
22 Go All Night (Massacooramaan Remix)
[UPDATE - 3rd March 2015] Kelela has now announced a brand new six track EP entitled Hallucinogen. Watch the music video for A Message below, which was co-written with Arca. Here's what Kelela had to say about working with Arca:
I met Alejandro [Arca] on a boat in August of 2012. We sought one another out across a dance floor and within 5 minutes agreed to meet each other as soon as possible to collaborate. I had one song released to my name and had just heard one of his mixes, but we knew we'd found something in one another. We spent the next three days, 14 hours a day talking about our artistic visions and how it intersected with our personal lives, making songs that reflected that while dancing around the room to let it all out. About 5 or 6 demos were born out of these three days.
"A Message" is one of the demos that came from those sessions and it speaks to the despair that I was experiencing at the time. The initial version of the song spilled out of us in about 25 minutes. Since then, it's been like a sculpture that I've come to and refined over time, adding a lyric here, refining a melody there, adding a bridge, etc. It's a process that is now finally complete with its release and I'm so happy that I finally get to share it with all of you.