Keleketla! started as a musical meeting ground between Ninja Tune cofounders Coldcut and a cadre of South African musicians (introduced by the charity In Place Of War). The final product is a future-facing assemblage of influences, drawing connections between different points in a jazz-tipped, soulfully-minded spectrum; it builds outwards, from the solid musical foundations of those first sessions, featuring the likes of Thabang Tabane, esteemed percussionist and son of the legendary Phillip Tabane.
“Internationa Love Affair” is the new single which is out via Ahead of Our Time. The release includes two remixes by Montreal producer Patrick Holland under his Project Pablo moniker. Originally recorded in Trackside Creative studios in Soweto with vocalists Nono Nkoane and Tubatsi Moloi, with Thabang Tabane, Sibusile Xaba, Gally Ngoveni and Coldcut providing the music. Then with contributions added from Tony Allen, Shabaka Hutchings, Dele Sosimi, Tamar Osborn, Miles James, Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne, Afla Sackey and Antibalas.