Kelela the new Katy B? Or Better?
So who's team are you on? Team Katy B or the new girl on the block Kelela? Both have crisp vocals, swag and an array of ridiculously good producers behind them. Kelela recently released her mix tape 'CUT 4 ME' for free via Fade To Mind that shines with productions from the likes of Bok Bok, Girl Unit, Kingdom, Morri$ and Jam City. A mix tape of beats from those producers is crazy enough but to have her delicate vocals on top creates a more finished article feel. After previously singing on Kingdom's 'Bank Head' it seems the rest of the Nightslugs/Fade To Mind crew were more than impressed and have jumped at the chance to mix her R&Bish vocals with their raw bass beats. The result is ... quality music. It is early days and 'CUT 4 ME' is only Kelela's first official release but going by its stature combined with the strong production team behind her .... the only way is up. Listen to the track 'Guns & Synths' from her mix tape below and judge for yourself.