Featuring the vocals of Fela Kuti at his most potent, ‘Unravelling’ also includes a featured performance from Eric Leeds, the American saxophone player most noted for his work with Prince, both in the studio and as part of the Purple One’s touring band.
Ada Kaleh constructs a hypnotising and minimalistic rhythm, reminiscent of Tony Allen's drumming style, speckled with dubbed out complexions and kaleidoscopic sonics that provide the perfect bed for Fela Kuti’s distinguished vocal delivery and conscientious lyric. The illustrious jazz musician Eric Leeds lends his prowess to the main mix here, as his smoky saxophone tones glide across ‘Unravelling’ with pure professional class!
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: R&S' new star signing Ada Kaleh drops some shimmering excellence here. Hard to categorize, its live drum loop and Fela Kuti vox almost have you imagining some lost Tony Allen colab, but the electronics lean into something altogether more otherworldly and surreal. It's a head turning track that'll stand proud amongst other genres and styles, making it a very versatile piece of music for both club and radio DJs alike.
A. Unravelling Ft. Eric Leeds