Killa Kela – Amplified! (5/10)


Beatboxer and multivocalist Killa Kela continues to move further away from his hip hop roots towards an upbeat radio-friendly rock-dance crossover sound. If that sounds bad, it is. Witness the vacuous Rage Against the Machine gone drum’n’bass angst of Get A Rise, and Kela’s almost comically lightweight rhymes (‘I listen closely to the times that you speak/it’s like a jigsaw I can’t complete’).

To be fair though, this is really all about big dumb hooks and production chops. To that end, Alan Braxe’s disco gloss on Crouch Touch Pause Engage and Everyday provide the highlights here.