Greylist - KALLITECHNIS

Yoni Rekem
July 16, 2021

This piece is part of the Greylists series: communities sharing the music that brings them together.

The first KALLITECHNIS song I ever heard was her 2021 single “GIFTED,” a glowing R&B track featuring laid-back electric guitar, a funky drum groove, and, of course, the distinct warmth of her vocals. I would soon learn that KALLI’s lyrics are always thoughtful and expressive, but they’ve never been truer than they are on “GIFTED.” “Tune in, find out,” she says. Good advice.

KALLITECHNIS emerged onto the Montreal music scene in late 2016 with single “Talk, talk, talk,” introducing the world to her unique voice and musical sensibilities which continue to evolve with every release. Her songs have landed on various Spotify playlists, including “Chilled R&B,” “aloe,” and “Nu-Funk,” and she has appeared on songs alongside artists such as Pusha T, Busty and the Bass, and slchld. As a singer, songwriter, producer, and dancer, KALLI has garnered acclaim from Complex, Highsnobiety, Okayplayer, Vice, and more-- all while never being afraid to speak her mind.

KALLI is prolific as well, with a work ethic that has produced a single nearly every month for the last two years. The latest of these, “2 Cool,” is a woozy collab with Finnish producer Misha and rapper Es.Kay. Other standouts include the head-bobbing “Wake up, Get Down” with Cupidon and Ric Wilson, and the stunning vocal performance of “DIAMOND BABY” off her 2019 EP Chromatic.

For her Greylist, KALLI picked six chilled out songs - perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.

1. “Liz,” Remi Wolf 

2. “Strange Love - Single Edit,” Cautious Clay & Saba

3. “La vie,” Ichon

4. “Don’t Forget,” Blxst 

5. “Nu Beginning,” Devin Morrison 

6. “BILL$,” DESTIN CONRAD

KALLI’s music can be found on your streaming service of choice. Tune in, find out.

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