With Venus X (DJ), Shayne HBA (DJ)
Kelela Mizanekristos is a Los Angeles-based vocalist and songwriter. Born and raised outside Washington DC, Kelela never received formal vocal training in her youth. Instead, she experimented with a range of vocal styles and writing before finding her sound in the street music emerging out of LA’s underground, most notably the producers of the Fade To Mind crew. Kelela brings forward-thinking and experimental songwriting into a prismatic context that fuses popular and club music. While anticipation grows for her debut mixtape, her already legendary performances question the boundary between the concert hall and the club, captivating crowds within intimate, unaffected moments.
Inspired to move into songwriting by a chance meeting with Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano, her love for unconventional pop songs led to an array of collaborative projects that often incorporated odd meter and interesting chord changes. Her breakout recording with Teengirl Fantasy, EFX, caught the attention of LA-based producer and Fade to Mind label boss Kingdom, leading to their underground anthem “Bank Head.”
Event Category: Live Music
When: April 4, 2014
Where: Rough Trade NYC
More Info: http://www.roughtradenyc.com/