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Album Reviews 09.02.23

Kelela: Raven review

…a remix project co-helmed by Nguzunguzu’s Asmara, who steps back into the producer role for Kelela’s hotly anticipated second full-length, Raven. During her time away, Kelela has studiously avoided the…

News 12.09.22

Kelela is teasing something

…where Kelela has been in recent years.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by KELELA (@kelela) Kelela brokethrough in 2013 with the release of her Cut…

Red lit photo of Kelela with short hair
News 15.11.22

Kelela announces new album, Raven, and shares single On The Run

The new record is slated for release via Warp on 10 February next year. Following on from a string of new singles, Kelela has announced details of her long-awaited new…

News 13.09.22

Kelela returns with new single Washed Away

…release – Take Me Apart in 2017. Kelela had spent the weekend teasing her comeback via a series of amusing videos referencing her “disappearance” from the music industry. Kelela has…

News 07.12.23

Kelela shares RAVE:N, The Remixes tracklist, with Shygirl, Yaeji and more

…review. Raven was included in our Albums of the Year 2023 roundup. See the full list here.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by KELELA (@kelela)…

News 19.10.22

Kelela shares new single, Happy Ending

The club-ready track is produced by LSDXOXO, with additional production from Bambii. Kelela has shared a new single entitled Happy Ending. It was produced by LSDXOXO and Bambii, and landed…

News 10.11.23

PinkPantheress releases debut album, Heaven knows, featuring Kelela, Central Cee and Rema

…cover stars with Rema on album opener Another life and Kelela and Central Cee on other album tracks. It also features PinkPantheress’ 2022 hit with Bronx rapper Ice Spice –…

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News 24.01.23

Aphex Twin, Arca and Kelela to play Field Day 2023

…the artist will join forces with longtime creative collaborator Weirdcore for the audiovisual show. Field Day has also revealed that Kelela, Arca, Fever Ray and Sudan Archives – all of…

News 23.11.22

Rewire announces first artists for 2023 edition

Kelela, Fever Ray and more are all set to play the Dutch festival’s 12th edition. Rewire has announced the first artists for its forthcoming edition. Coinciding with the Easter holiday,…

Live Reviews 16.08.23

A slick celebration of long-established and cutting-edge: Flow Festival 2023 through five standout shows

Flow thrives in the liminal space between some absolutes that have come to define the leading Helsinki festival over the past two decades. The event’s charm lies somewhere between its…

list article 04.12.23

The Top 50 Albums of 2023

Rewire 2023 © Parcifal Werkman
Live Reviews 12.05.23

Rewire Festival 2023: A euphoric and contemplative edition

News 25.08.22

aya, Blackhaine and FAUZIA to play Mucho Flow 2022

…artist Yaya Bey, who has collaborated with the likes of Kelela and George Riley. Amongst the first wave of artists announced, there’s also Portuguese producer Luís Fernandes and Berlin techno…

News 27.10.22

Jam City is reissuing Classical Curves featuring unreleased new tracks

The influential producer is set to re-release his seminal debut album on 4 November via his own label Earthly. Jam City – who has worked with the likes of Kelela,…

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News 29.11.22

Primavera Sound reveals first names for 2023

…names confirmed for Primavera Sound 2023. Other acts include FKA twigs, Gilla Band, Christine and the Queens, Jockstrap, Drain Gang and Kelela. There’s also Death Grips, Pet Shop Boys, Ezra…

Club to Club
News 01.02.23

Rewire completes line-up for 2023

…performances join Rewire’s previously announced lineup, which includes Fever Ray, Kelela, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Rainy Miller, Rachika Nayar, and more. Rewire 2022 saw performances from former Crack Magazine’s former…

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News 13.02.23

Jeff Mills, Klein, Space Afrika and more to play Dweller Festival this month

…AceMo – all of whom produced on Kelela’s hotly anticipated and recently released second album, Raven. Dweller Festival 2023 will also feature live performances from Detroit harpist Ahya Simone and…

News 13.04.23

Italy’s Terraforma Festival announces more names for 2023

…recently served as co-executive producer on Kelela’s latest album Raven – was also announced alongside Salò, Scotch Rolex and Shackleton, and OKO DJ and Nosedrip. Actress has also been confirmed…

Mixes 25.10.23

From Highlife to Hiplife: Mixed by Karen Nyame KG

A mid-week treat from Karen Nyame KG, the artist, broadcaster and Rhythm In The City label head whose seductive amapiano remix of Kelela’s Contact has been completely etched in our…

Long Reads 23.10.23

Delve into the musical mind of Charisse C with a new playlist

Kelela, Hagan and her own project The Ascension – her playlist moves back and forth between music she’s currently listening to and playing, songs from this aforementioned era in her…

Live Reviews 24.08.23

A full-scale spectacle: Highlights from Field Day 2023

…a thundering show at the festival back in 2017, as well as genre-crossing appearances from multidisciplinary experimentalist Arca, DJs Actress and Jon Hopkins, and R&B dancefloor specialist Kelela. The diversity…

News 01.12.20

Warp Records are now on Bandcamp

…Warp have brought with them. Former Crack Magazine cover stars like Hudson Mohawke, Aphex Twin, Kelela, Flying Lotus and Danny Brown now have records available to stream and purchase…

Profiles 06.04.23

Jam City is living 3 a.m. eternal

News 19.01.23

Björk announces remix featuring Shygirl and Sega Bodega out at midnight

…I listen to Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kelela, you know, all that lot all the time. Like Shygirl – obsessed – Rosalía, all that lot, and SZA. If you come to my…

Feature Lists 04.12.20

The Top 25 Tracks of 2020

With the clubs shut and parties called off, this year saw music fans denied of the ritual thrill of anointing the year’s club banger or song of the summer –…

Profiles 28.07.21

How pop producer Ariel Rechtshaid composed the score for Gossip Girl

list article 02.06.23

Crack Magazine’s Festival Guide 2023

A rolling, regularly-updated directory of essential events in the UK, Europe and beyond – handpicked by Crack Magazine. Check back in monthly for new line-ups, eye-opening curation, stunning locations and…

Long Reads 16.05.23

Listen to an atmospheric new playlist from Daria Kolosova and Etapp Kyle

…tracks, shared here as a collaborative list built from music old and new by the likes of The Bug, Robert Leiner, Squarepusher, Skee Mask and Kelela – whose sultry Sorbet,…

Profiles 17.07.23

Bambii is moving free

Mixes 26.04.24


Philadelphia-based artist estoc weaves experimental electronic, industrial, ambient, and even elements of hip-hop and metal into this fifty-plus minute mix. With atmospheric builds, gritty intersections and instrumental breaks, this mix…