One year on from release of her debut album, Kelela is back with ‘TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES’.
The 20-track release is a compendium of remixes and startling musical mutations. Executive produced by Kelela and long-time collaborator Asma Maroof (aka Asmara of Nguzunguzu), the album was conceived in the adventurous spirit of ‘Take Me Apart’.
Featuring work from Kaytranada, Princess Nokia, GAIKA, Kareem Lofty, Rare Essence and many more, the group of artists involved represents a global diaspora of innovative emerging and established talent.
“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.”