London’s Bok Bok, one of the producers associated with the forward-thinking dance label Night Slugs, was one of the many collaborators on Kelela’s great futuristic R&B mixtape Cut 4 Me. And now Kelela has returned the favor, linking up with Bok Bok on the new single “Melba’s Call.” Bok Bok’s track is a hard, jittery, stop-starting post-grime update of the squelchy Minneapolis funk that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis once made for Janet Jackson. And Kelela sounds absolutely at home on this sort of thing. Listen to the track below.
The “Melba’s Call” single is out 3/31 on Night Slugs.