Kelela Returns With Follow Up Release, ‘KAYTRANADA_WAITIN_115 BPM’
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TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES FEAT. PRINCESS NOKIA, RARE ESSENCE, JUNGLEPUSSY & MORE OUT OCT 5TH
Marking one year since the iconic Take Me Apart, Kelela returns with ‘KAYTRANADA_WAITIN_115 BPM’ – yet another release off her forthcoming TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES album due out October 5th. In conjunction with today’s release, Kelela will also be adding some new, special-edition merch items to the remix album bundle package including her graphically deconstructed long-sleeve print tees, all available for PRE-ORDER NOW
‘KAYTRANADA_WAITIN_115 BPM’ follows Kelela’s most recent surprise release, ‘LMK_WHAT’S_REALLY GOOD’ featuring a dream-team of talent (Princess Nokia, JunglePussy, CupcakKe and Ms.Boogie.)
LISTEN TO ‘WAITIN_KAYTRAND_REMIX_115BPM’ HERE.
TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES is a compendium of remixes and startling musical mutations. Executive produced by Kelela and long-time collaborator Asma Maroof (aka Asmara of Nguzunguzu),TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES will be a tenacious collision of pop stature and pure sonic innovation. Conceived in the adventurous spirit of the original album, the group of artists involved represents a global diaspora of innovative emerging and established talent.
When asked what listeners can expect from the forthcoming October 5th release, Kelela notes:
“This project has been evolving in my mind since I was deep in recording Take Me Apart. I obsessed over production choices on the album and my only solace was knowing that the songs would be reimagined in this way. So, it’s not just a bunch of remixes…it’s how my worldwide community of producers and DJs communicate through difference. It’s also about the camaraderie that we experience when we find the overlaps. The same songs get to exist in these alternate realities which means different people get to have a relationship with the music. maybe even with each other.”
Executive produced by Kelela and long-time collaborator Asma Maroof (aka Asmara of Nguzunguzu), TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES is a tenacious collision of pop stature and pure sonic innovation. Conceived in the adventurous spirit of the original album, the group of artists involved represents a global diaspora of innovative emerging and established talent. Here, ‘Waitin’’ gets flipped by none other than KAYTRANADA, with Kelela injecting ever more life into the fan favorite. ‘LMK’ takes a buffer, bossier form, supported by PRINCESS NOKIA, JUNGLEPUSSY, CUPCAKKE and MS. BOOGIE. It is expanded into a ladies-only party full of savage bars and renewed rhythms. Kelela and Warp label-mate GAIKA once again prove to be a formidable duo on ‘Frontline’’ while the quintessential DC Go-Go outfit RARE ESSENCE help her turn ‘Take Me Apart’ into a tender tribute. Never one for half-measures, Kelela has added new vocals to several tracks here helping to create something far more evolved than the average remix collection.
1. SANTA MUERTE_BLUFF_94 BPM
2. KAYTRANADA_WAITIN_115 BPM – LISTEN NOW
3. LSDXOXO_TRUTH OR DARE_123 BPM
4. ETHEREAL_JUPITER_97 BPM
5. DJ LAG_ONANON_127 BPM
6. RARE ESSENCE_TMA_83 BPM
7. JOEY LABEIJA_BETTER_107 BPM
8. SERPENTWITHFEET_ALTADENA _88 BPM
9. LMK_WHAT’S REALLY GOOD REMIX_ FEAT_PRINCESS NOKIA_JUNGLEPUSSY_
CUPCAKKE_MS. BOOGIE_100 BPM – LISTEN NOW
10. TRE OH FIE_WAITIN_150 BPM
11. NÍDIA_BLUE LIGHT_123 BPM
12. DIVOLI S’VERE_TRUTH OR DARE_130 BPM
13. BADSISTA_FEAT_LINN DA QUEBRADA_BETTER_125 BPM
14. MOUNTAIN_LMK_130 BPM
15. GAIKA_FRONTLINE_141 BPM
16. HITMAKERCHINX_BLUE LIGHT_108 BPM
17. SKYSHAKER_ONANON_129 BPM
18. KAREEM LOTFY_TURN TO DUST_NO BPM
19. NATHANIEL W. JAMES & DAVE QUAM_WAITIN_122 BPM
20. AHYA SIMONE_ENOUGH_NO BPM
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