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Kelela offers-up first single “LMK” from her debut album Take Me Apart

Tackling heteronormative notions on femininity head-on in her new single “LMK,” alt-R&B virtuoso Kelela imbues a restless sensuality into the first taste of her debut album Take Me Apart. An anthem of empowerment that uses the singer’s love of immersively voluptuous and dance-floor ready beats as her kinetic momentum, Kelela strips the track down to the barest […]

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Photos: FYF Fest with Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Air, Grimes and more

With little fanfare or hurrah, FYF 2016 began without a hitch and under blissfully temperate weather for a Los Angeles summer. No longer contained within the small confines of Exposition Park, the festival has made its home around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum quite cozily, utilizing the structures’ bathrooms (no porta-potties, hurray!) and elliptical map […]

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Stream Kelela’s new song “Rewind” off forthcoming Hallucinogen EP

Experimental R&B songstress, Kelela has shared a sultry new song titled “Rewind.” The bass heavy track is illuminated by Kelela’s siren-like vocals, jumping from enchanting to highs to the slightest of breathy whispers. Co-produced by Kelela, Kingdom and Nugget, “Rewind” is a lovelorn track that we can all relate to. With a tight production, boot-shakin’ […]

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Win Tickets to Kelela at Jewels Catch One

L.A. based R&B singer, Kelela wowed fans at last year’s FYF Fest with her infectious sexy grooves. Now she’s back to debut her new EP, Hallucinogen (out this May) at the Jewels Catch One on Friday, April 10th! Its exciting to hear her release new material after we covered her debut performance of her debut album, Cut 4 Me […]

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8 Los Angeles Bands To Watch At SXSW 2015

At South By Southwest (SXSW), thousands of musicians from all over the world travel to take part in the most expansive festival around. It only makes sense that the best up-and-coming talents from Los Angeles would take part — and here we’ve got the creme de la creme of southern California headed to Austin. Words: […]

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The 20 Hottest Women in Indie Music (and then some)

As we noted in our 20 Hottest Men in Indie Music feature last month, it’s hard not to fall in love with a talented musician when they’re on stage giving you a memorable performance. Now it’s time to give the accomplished ladies their shine. From their extraordinary talents, to the way they own the stage, and […]

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Fans couldn’t help but spark joints and grind to Kelela’s sexy grooves at FYF Fest

“I was working at a call center in the valley a year and a half ago,” said a gracious and beaming Kelela on Sunday afternoon midway through her FYF Fest inside The Arena. The DC-born and Los Angeles-based R&B singer gave people an enjoyable ride as they escaped the heat for a half-hour. The coolness […]

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Hot New Artist Alert: Kelela adds second performance date at the Echo

If you missed the jump on Kelela’s upcoming April 2nd performance at the Echo, you best hop on her second newly announced show at the Echo. The Los Angeles songbird fuses R&B with electronic beats and it sounds something fierce. Similar to the trip-hop sounds of Portishead, Tricky and Massive Attack — Kelela has a promising […]

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