Kelela is adding new dimension to "LMK," a single from her debut album Take Me Apart, with a new rap remix. Great new verses come from Princess Nokia, CupcakKe, Junglepussy, and Ms. Boogie, plus a smoother beat and vocals from Kelela herself. It's the first track from TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES, a revised version of Take Me Apart, due out October 5.
The 20 track project features songs from Kaytranada, LSDXOXO, Serpentwithfeet, Gaika, Rare Essence, and many more. But it's bigger than a mere remix project, Kelela insisted in a statement: “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.”
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