kelela

Music

kelela on her forthcoming album and using her platform for good

As she plots her move from LA to London, Kelela discusses grime collaborations and what she plans to do with her growing frustration with racism and sexism.
Francesca Dunn
5.10.16
summer

5 things to do in ny this week: from kelela to kill city

Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in NYC this week.
Courtney Iseman
7.13.15
Music

shamir, kelela and novelist: meet the sound of 2015

Alasdair McLellan shoots three of today's most visionary musicians for our 35th Birthday Issue.
i-D Staff
6.3.15
videos

watch the video for kelela's new single, 'a message,' premiering here

Kelela is the LA-based singer with waist length dreads (watch her cut them off here) who we first heard on poptronica duo Teengirl Fantasy’s EFX and hailed as the future of music when we met her at the beginning of last year. We’re going back to the...
i-D Team
3.3.15
Playlists

The Best Tracks Of 2014

2014 in music looked something like this...
i-D Team
12.24.14
Music

p. morris is putting kansas goombawave on the map

Understated but stunning, sensual but not sleazy, suggestive never crude, Kelela, Feist and LE1F have all enlisted the help of P. Morris to add drops of his dreamy, synth layered, warped Trap music to their own already popular, powerful and unique...
Milly McMahon
7.3.14
Music

quick as a tink - the chicago rapper races ahead in the hip hop scene

If you stumbled upon Chicago-born Tink’s tracks like Bonnie a couple of years back and felt blissfully transported back to a 90s R&B moment, it’s not without reason. The 19-year-old, who recorded her mixtapes Winter’s Diary 1 & 2 in her basement with...
Stuart Brumfitt
6.24.14
Interviews

the future of R&B sounds like kelela la la!

Kelela is the future. And the future is now.
Jeremy Abbott
4.18.14
Music

little simz, space age babe

Where were you in 94? Little Simz was busy being born. The young’un is one of a handful of serious new music talents that the UK has been raising on the down low, preparing to release them into the big, wild world.
Francesca Dunn
2.6.14
Music

i-D february mixtape 2014

This February mixtape will be the last from our music editor Milly Mcmahon. ;( We've built up such a fanbase from the mixtapes and can't wait to go further this year with more music mixes and premieres.
i-D Team
2.3.14
Music

i-D October mixtape 2013

October has been one hell of a sexy month. The worlds smoothest, Miguel, teams up with steaming hot sensation Jonelle Monae for Octobers mixtape opener. Beibs, new Top Dawg signing Isiah Rashad, R. Kelly, Jeremih, Moko, Kelela then all follow suit...
i-D Team
10.1.13