Kelela’s ‘Cut 4 Me’ Mixtape Heads to Vinyl

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 02.17.15 in News

Those anticipating new music from Kelela will have to content themselves with owning the old music in a physical format. Also, remixes. The Los Angeles-based R&B innovator was one of our 14 to Watch in 2014, but her most substantial release remains 2013′s head-turning Cut 4 Me mixtape. Now, she’s issuing the previously digital-only set on vinyl and CD, including eight new remixes. (Standout track “Bank Head,” incidentally, has already been available on wax as part of the 2013-ending Saint Heron compilation.)

Here’s hoping the re-release helps set up a proper debut album from Kelela. She performed her first U.S. headlining dates last year, shared non-album track “The High,” lent a guest vocal to Bok Bok’s “Melba’s Call,” teamed with Chicago’s own ascendant Tink for one-off collaboration “Want It” and swapped backing vocals with ex-Amy Winehouse associate Ade Omotayo on Kindness’s “World Restart.” With any luck, there’s another collection worthy of Cut 4 Me waiting in Kelela’s vault; in the meantime, listen to Kingdom’s twitchy, abstracted “Enemy” remix over at Pitchfork.

Cut 4 Me (Deluxe Edition) (March 24, Fade to Mind)

Disc One:
1. Guns & Synths
2. Enemy
3. Floor Show
4. Do It Again
5. Go All Night (Let Me Roll)
6. Bank Head (Extended)
7. Cut 4 Me
8. Keep It Cool
9. Send Me Out
10. Go All Night (Let It Burn)
11. Something Else
12. A Lie
13. Cherry Coffee

Disc Two:
1. Interlude
2. Keep It Cool (Jam City Remix)
3. Enemy (Kingdom Remix)
4. Send Me Out (Girl Unit Remix)
5. Send Me Out (Nguzunguzu Remix)
6. Scene Girl (Rizzla Remix)
7. Cherry Coffee (MikeQ Almighty Remix)
8. Go All Night (Neana Remix)
9. Go All Night (Massacooramaan Remix)