“Close” by Ela Minus (Buscabulla remix)

"Close" by Ela Minus Buscabulla remix featuring Helado Negro is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"Close" by Ela Minus Buscabulla remix featuring Helado Negro is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Ela Minus has shared a remix of “close” (feat. Helado Negro) by Buscabulla, plus a live performance of the otherworldly Liminal Spaces version of the song. Ela and Buscabulla have previously worked together, namely on Ela’s remix of their song “Vámono.” The “close” remix features vocal contributions from Buscabulla’s Raquel Berrios and expands the playful original into a murky and dreamy dance track. The “close” (Liminal Spaces Version) live performance was filmed in the Centro Historico district in Mexico City earlier this spring and marks the first time Ela performed the song live.

Ela Minus on working with Buscabulla and Helado Negro

“‘close’ is different from the rest of the songs on my album in many ways, including that it’s the only one with a collaboration, Helado Negro. My approach to sharing this song has been different; when I imagined how to approach new versions of it, I imagined them very distinctly. I came across the concept of liminal spaces, which inspired the improvisation of this version – in one take. I always imagined hearing Raquel’s vocals on this song, so I asked Buscabulla to rework it.”

Ela Minus
North American Dates

Fri. Sept. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Sat. Sept. 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time ∞ 21
Sun. Sept. 12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Wed. Sept. 15 – Washington, DC @ Flash
Fri. Sept. 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Wed. Oct. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Fri. Oct. 22 – Sat. Oct. 23 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
Sun. Oct. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
Thu. Feb. 10, 2022 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
Fri. Feb. 11, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater ^
Sat. Feb. 12, 2022 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ ^
Mon. Feb. 14, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren ^
Wed. Feb. 16, 2022 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ^
Fri. Feb. 18, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ^
Sat. Feb. 19, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ^
Sun. Feb. 20, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^
Mon. Feb. 21, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^
Fri. June 10, 2022 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound

^ = supporting Caribou

Ela Minus’ debut album acts of rebellion, released last October and now available via Domino Records


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