Electro-R&B artist Kelela has had one hell of a year. Rising to serious attention with her EP Hallucinogen, she made her way to the top of many end-of-year lists, collaborated with artists including Arca and Obey City, and is set to touch down in Australia next month.
Not quite done with her musical offerings for 2015, Kelela has now announced that a Hallucinogen remix EP will be coming out this Friday, Christmas Day. The eclectic selection of producers come from all over the musical (and geographical) map, with remixes from Ratking-producers Sporting Life, Brazil’s MC Bin Laden, DJ Spinn and more, including Australia’s own Air Max ’97.
Here’s the first remix to enjoy, courtesy of Kahn:
Kelela is performing at Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne on January 23, and a special one-off headline show at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on January 22, with support from Banoffee. Tickets here.
Hallucinogen Remixes: track listing
- A Message (DJ Spinn Teklife Remix)
- Rewind (MC Bin Laden Remix)
- Rewind (Sporting Life Remix)
- All The Way Down (Kahn Remix feat. GAIKA)
- All The Way Down (Air Max ’97 Remix)
- The High (Mike Q Divoli S’vere Remix)
- The High (Heavee & DJ Spinn Teklife Remix)
Earlier this year Howl & Echoes wrote a lot about the purpose and validity of remixes this year. While we’re admittedly wary of them on occasion, we have a feeling this set is going to be pretty damn special.