Listening to Kelela takes me back to the days when artists like Ghost Town DJ and INOJ were booming in my stereo speakers. I was about ten or eleven when these groups infiltrated the air waves, so I was too young to enjoy them at a house party or club. Regardless, tracks like “My Boo” and “Shorty Swing My Way” are still in heavy rotation for me almost two decades later. Kelela’s newest mixtape Cut 4 Me conjures up that nostalgic feeling I get from 90’s R&B but also makes a sound of her own. She has a smoother, abmient way about her but it still has that bounce that I love. The slower tempo of her songs won’t stop DJ’s worldwide from having a field day making them into more up tempo party-ready tracks. Stream and download Cut 4 Me below.