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Listen to an ambient-heavy new mix from Kelela

The r'n'b star sings over tracks from Aphex Twin and Autechre, among others

  • Jemima Skala
  • 2 July 2019
Listen to an ambient-heavy new mix from Kelela

Kelela has contributed a mix for the Warp takeover of NTS that celebrates the record label’s 30th anniversary.

Working with her long-time collaborator Asmara, Kelela has released an hour-long mix that sees her singing over tracks by a range of artists including Aphex Twin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Susuma Yokota and Visible Cloaks.

Entitled ‘Aquaphoria’, this mix is characteristically ethereal and experimental for Kelela, pushing boundaries at every turn.

Kelela has commented on the mix, saying, “Aquaphoria is both an exploratory, healing conversation with myself and a very political, niche-filling project that has been expansive and magical to create.

“I’ve always used my voice to dismantle, deconstruct and traverse genre, but this time instead of a turn up, it’s for solitude, intimacy and quiet time. This one is for my people to feel whole when they are alone.”

Aquaphoria is available to listen to on Soundcloud. Find the track list below.


小久保隆 - 01
Susumu Yokota - Hagoromo
Marc Cary - Rhodes Ahead Intro
Autechre - Altibzz
Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft - Beluga's Song
Aphex Twin - Untitled
Oneohtrix Point Never - Physical Memory
Kareem Lotfy - FR3SH
Biosphere - Chukhung
Leila - Underwaters
OCA - Heaven Cent
Visible Cloaks - Screen
Jaco Pastorius solo (live w/ Joni Mitchell, 1977)
Iury Lech - Barreras
Cliffdiver - Digital Dreams

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