Kelela - Cut 4 Me - 2013 Grime Bass R + B Deluxe Edition 3LP

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Kelela - Cut 4 Me

Label: Fade To Mind
Cat#: FADELP002
Format: 3 × Vinyl, 12", Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue
Country: US
In glossy three-panel gatefold sleeve with black inner sleeves and download coupon.
Released: 06 Apr 2015
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Contemporary R&B, Bass Music


Cut 4 Me

A1 Guns & Synths
Producer – Bok Bok, Garfield, Napolian, Tariq
A2 Enemy
Producer – Nguzunguzu
A3 Floor Show
Producer – Girl Unit
A4 Do It Again
Producer – Na

B1 Go All Night (Let Me Roll)
Producer – MORRI$
B2 Bank Head (Extended)
Producer – Kingdom
B3 Cut 4 Me
Producer – Kingdom

C1 Keep It Cool
Producer – Jam City
C2 Send Me Out
Producer – Kingdom
C3 Go All Night (Let It Burn)

D1 Something Else
Producer – Nguzunguzu
D2 A Lie
Producer – Bok Bok
D3 Cherry Coffee
Producer – Jam City

E1 Fade To Mind (Interlude)
E2 Keep It Cool (Jam City Remix)
Remix – Jam City
E3 Enemy (Kingdom's Destruction Before Paradise Mix)
Remix – Kingdom (6)
E4 Send Me Out (Girl Unit Remix)
Remix – Girl Unit
E5 Send Me Out (Nguzunguzu Remix)
Remix – Nguzunguzu

F1 Keep It Cool (Rizzla Remix)
Remix – Rizzla (2)
F2 Cherry Coffee (Mike Q's Almighty Mix)
Remix – Mike Q
F3 Go All Night (Neana Remix)
Remix – Neana
F4 Go All Night (Massacooramaan Remix)
Remix – Massacooramaan
Companies, etc.
Copyright (c) – Cherry Coffee Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cherry Coffee Music
Licensed To – Fade To Mind
Mastered At – Precise Mastering
Art Direction – Ezra Rubin
Artwork [3D] – Nic Hamilton
Layout, Typography – Buddy Bojorquez
Mastered By – Sam - Precise Mastering

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Kelela Mizanekristos (born 1983), known as Kelela, is an American singer and songwriter. Her 2013 debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me, earned praise from music critics and contemporaries such as Solange Knowles and Björk, and was listed in various publication's year-end lists. Seeking to make the mixtape sound like a remix album,[3] Kelela added her own vocals over instrumental tracks by DJs from Fade to Mind and Night Slugs.

Kelela’s excellent 2013 mixtape Cut 4 Me receives the felicitous deluxe edition treatment and will be available on triple LP for the very first time. Fade to Mind and Night Slugs regulars who produced the instrumentals on the debut release return to provide eight new unreleased remixes. The reworks include the work of newcomers such as MikeQ, Massacooramaan, Rizzla and Neana, along with the wizardry of Jam City who transforms the already catchy ‘Keep It Cool’ into a more accentuated, tidier hit with airy chords and deep sub features. Kingdom takes Nguzunguzu’s original production of Enemy and puts the spotlight on the fifth chord, filling up the lead synths harmony with the extra notes, highlighting the song’s grime-leaning beat.

Y'all know what the sublime original sounds like so let's skip fwd: Jam City entirely overhauls 'Keep It Cool' with a smoother sorta tension; Kingdom resets 'Enemy' with a low-riding ballroom swagger; Mike Q ramps the spare Jam City mix of 'Cherry Coffee' with flash and bolshy ballroom flair; 'Go All Night' gets a kick drum reinforcement from Neana, contrasting sharply with the tessellating prisms of Massacooramaan's crystalline render. A worthwhile refreshment.

Beginning with the impetuous to create something like UK garage and grime remixes of American R&B, Kelela met the Fade to Mind/Night Slugs crew of producers and established a working relationship. During her time and experience digesting and deciphering their brand of cyber sounds, she began tightening her ability to ride their video game bleeps, synthetic sonics, futuristic funk, and often quite seductive rhythm with ease and assurance, frequently accompanying them live during DJ sets. The first vocalist to be fully embraced by this family of imaginative beat makers, her voice, delivery, style, and approach was a perfect fit.

The two labels have established an original and vibrant discography, with tracks that take their influences from '70s horror and sci-fi film scores, '80s boogie, '90s R&B and trip-hop, '00s trap, footwork, ballroom, and bass, with '10s minimalistic grime attitude. Mainly produced by Fade to Mind founder Kingdom, with pairs of songs by Jam City, Nguzunguzu, Girl Unit, NA, Morri$, and Night Slugs label head Bok Bok, together they create a world of sound that feels fresh and inviting yet agitated, alien, and tweaked in all the right places. Overall these soulful songs are catchy enough to give it equal possibilities for dance-floor fodder, bedroom seduction, or midday traffic jam sing-alongs. Throughout the 13 cuts, Kelela sculpts an album of solid new-school R&B, bringing to mind the futuristic bent of Aaliyah, Brandy's sweetness, or Amel Larrieux's jazzy realness, yet it's all weird enough and molded for the club generation. There are lots of great tracks on the album, and having had a good length of time with it, Cut 4 Me has become one of those records I keep coming back to. Unlike many of the disposable divas of late, Kelela has found her niche and is an integral part of the process.

Kelela - Keep It Cool [Prod. Jam City]

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Kelela - Keep It Cool (Rizzla remix)

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Kelela - Enemy [Prod. Nguzunguzu]

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More Information
Condition New
Format 3LP
Label Fade To Mind
Color Black