SINGLE: BUILT LIKE AN AMPLIFIERRelease Date: 29TH June
Label: 100% Records
Being one of the best beatboxers on the planet, Killa Kela knows a couple of things about conjuring up whole songs, entire mini symphonies using just the tools at his immediate disposal. In Kela’s case his mouth. He has learnt how to take his finely tuned beatbox techniques and apply them to his singing voice, to weave them in and out of live instrumentation and to let producers dip into the vast sound library, which exists in his head.
Killa Kela’s diversity as an artist has evolved over the last year to encompass an electrifying all consuming new live band concept that synergizes his spell binding live performances with his dizzying array of talents and offers a genre bending unconventional band set-up like no other which in turn has resulted in him working solidly in the studio with the likes of Wiley, Alan Brax and Hadouken!, amongst others for his highly anticipated new forthcoming album ‘Amplified’ due for release on 100% Records at the end of the Summer.
‘Built Like An Amplifier’ is his debut single which will be available to download on Monday 29th June. The track perfectly showcases Kela’s new multi faceted fierce, relentless ear-frazzling band tour de force. With Kela at the helm working closely with producer James Rushent (of ‘Does It Offend You Yeah?’ co producer of The Prodigy’s ‘Invaders must Die’) ‘Built Like An Amplifier’ is a debut single packed with a spell inducing punch. The result is a confrontational Kamikaze punctuating whirlwind of a track. Heavy riffs, interspersed with injections of Killa Kela’s infamous musical mash up magic draw us in, whilst like a ringmaster of Mayhem - Kela takes us on a Rollercoaster ride into the darkest depths of his mind splicing, dicing, teasing and prodding us along the ride with his energetic and captivating demands.
Forthcoming remixes come from some of the UK’s most in-demand talent including rub downs from Sway and Dave Spoon which will also be available on the digital single bundle. Expect to see more of the same infectious and impulsive new material on Killa Kela’s forthcoming August Album ‘Amplified’, which is already being touted as The Prodigy meets Daft Punk for the Electro rock generation.
Killa Kela was born to perform for the masses and has one of the most progressive and exciting live shows the UK has to offer. Having performed with the likes of Prince and Snoop Dog and toured alongside Jurassic 5 as well as serving time with Scratch Perverts, DJ Vadim and Rocksteady Crew amongst many others, he now unleashes his new twisted sound on every corner of the land this summer taking in the UK’s most credible parties, Festivals, as well as shows in Ibiza and dates further a field-prepare to be entwined and enthralled at his riotous live band gigs. As Killa Kela fires up to press the fully charged button, jump on board, take the plunge, there is no looking back…
Killa Kela Live are:
Killa Kela - Vocals
Andy Knowles - Drums (Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs, The Fiery Furnaces)
Spider J - Bass (UK Apache, Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor)
DJ Skeletrik - DJ
Killa Kela’s full UK tour will be announced shortly.
Please check out www.killakela.com all the latest news and live announcements.
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