Acapella — The Remixes, an EP of electronic variations of the first single off [artist id="509603"]Kelis[/artist]' forthcoming Flesh Tone album is available digitally Tuesday (April 6), featuring production from a handful of Kelis' apparent favorites from the dance/electronic music world.
The original version of "Acapella" was produced by current dance-music crossover star [article id="1635386"]David Guetta[/article], so it's not surprising he maintains an extended mix on the EP.
Notably, Kelis also teamed up with Grammy Award-winning Italian dance-music producer Benny Benassi recently, the results of which are a Benassi-helmed remix of "Acapella," Benassi's upcoming single "Spaceship" and another song on Flesh Tone.
MTV News caught up with both Kelis and Benassi just before they took the stage to perform both "Acapella (Benny Benassi Remix)" and "Spaceship" at the recent [article id="1634874"]Ultra Music Festival[/article] in Miami for a crowd of close to 100,000 people. The occasion marked the first time the duo performed the song together for a live audience.
"He's amazing," Kelis said. "He's been amazing. He did a remix for me ... that's ridiculous. I just think his take on stuff is very him. You recognize his sound, and that's important for a producer. I love the fact that I can give him a record to remix and it literally sounds like a new song."
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"This was a big opportunity for us," Benassi said. "To work with her ... it's a beautiful experience because we get to put our bass line and our energy for dance music with a beautiful voice."
Other producers included on Acapella — The Remixes EP are L.A. house DJ/producer Dave Audé and U.K.-based dance-music trio Bimbo Jones.
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