Kelela

Tracks of the Week 09.09.17

Laurel Halo – ‘Sophon’   * * * QUIÑ – ‘THE BEGINNING’ * * * dvsn – ‘mood’ * * * Kelela – ‘Frontline’ * * * Yumi Zouma – ‘Persephone’ * * * Beck – ‘Up All Night’ * * * St. Vincent – ‘Los Ageless’ * * * Lil Uzi Vert – ‘XO Tour Llif3’ * * *…

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (August 2017)

Kelela – ‘LMK’ Kelela announced Take Me Apart last month, her upcoming album and a relaunch of sorts as her full-length debut, even though Cut 4 Me, her breakthrough mixtape, and the Hallucinogen EP already firmly established her reputation for cutting edge, sleek and sinewy, menacing through its emotional honesty, beat-driven, minimalist, alternative R&B. The turn of August brought a…

Tracks of the Week 12.08.17

K Á R Y Y N – ‘MOVING MASSES’ * * * Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker – ‘I Heard Them Singing’   * * * Lily & Horn Horse – ‘Next To Me’ * * * QUIÑ – ‘Sticky Situation’ (feat. Syd) * * * Wiz Khalifa – ‘Something New’ (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) * * * Julius Eastman…

Tracks of the Week 05.08.17

A$AP Twelvyy – ‘Hop Out’ (feat. A$AP Ferg) * * * Justine Skye – ‘Back For More’ (feat. Jeremih) * * * Kelela – ‘LMK’ * * * Zola Jesus – ‘Exhumed’ * * * Mozzy – ‘Momma We Made It’ (feat. Jay Rock) * * * Grouper – ‘Children’   * * * Kodie Shane – ‘Full Clip’ (feat….

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (October 2015)

Kelela – ‘Rewind’ Kelela first came to attention in 2012 as the featured vocalist on Teengirl Fantasy’s ‘EFX’, a lilting shanty with scuttering percussion from the duo’s second album Tracer. The following year she released her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me, which showcased the breadth of her R&B stylings over clanging percussion courtesy of the LA-based label Fade To Mind and their London counterparts Night Slugs. Kingdom and Nguzunguzu were…