Listen to Róisín Murphy’s new song “Ancora Tu”

Róisín Murphy will release the Mi Senti EP on The Vinyl Factory on May 28. The EP is a collection of six Italian songs – including five covers of classic pop hits from Italian singers and songwriters, and one original song by Murphy.

Róisín recorded the EP over the last year, at home in North London and in Ibiza, with her partner (and Milanese music producer) Sebastiano Properzi, along with producer Eddy Stevens.

Mi Senti is a change from the usual programming for Róisín, whose voice is more familiar on dance floors around the world. She has recently collaborated with the likes of Hot Natured and Freeform Five.

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Introducing… Kelela

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Alternative R&B vocalist and songwriter Kelela was raised in suburban Maryland and didn’t have aspirations as a singer until she started studying jazz. Subsequent obsessions with Amel Larrieux and Little Dragon helped push her toward finding her own style — one she found after she moved to Los Angeles. She connected with Teengirl Fantasy and contributed to the duo’sTracer album on the song “EFX.”

 

This led to meeting the Fade to Mind label’s Prince William, who exposed her to his associates’ lean yet sharp and deep productions. Knocked out by what she heard, she provided vocals forKingdom’s August 2013 single “Bank Head” (taken from the Vertical XL EP). With contributions from Fade to Mind and Night Slugs producers such asKingdom, Bok Bok, Girl Unit, Jam City, and Nguzunguzu, Kelela sought to make a mixtape of tracks that sounded like remixes. The release, titled Cut 4 Me, was issued in October 2013 as a free download through Fade to Mind. It was one of the year’s more striking debuts.