Anita Kelsey

Anita Kelsey

Real Name:
Anita Dawn Kelsey
Profile:
Anita burst onto the dance scene with style in 1997 winning the UK's coveted MOBO award for her first album with Sunship, an album on which her vocals were described by 'The Face' magazine as 'soulful and rich'. The second album yielded the massive club hit 'Try Me Out' (another Kelsey vocal & co-write) which was an Agia Napa anthem of 2001 and marked Sunship out as one of the UK's seminal garage acts – culminating in their mix of 'You Bring Me Flowers' reaching #1 in the UK national charts. She collaborated on three of Dorado label-mate Matt Cooper's Outside albums at around the same time, which were much more leftfield albums and offer a much more intimate, deep and ethereal side of her writing and vocal work.

Further commercial success came a year later for Anita's collaboration on D*Note's Shed My Skin (Pete Tong's record of the week) which steamed into the UK & US dance charts at # 7, topping the Belgian danc charts at # 1. The track entered the Belgian national charts, staying for 22 weeks, peaking at # 4 and has so far been featured on more than 38 compilations worldwide.

Other collaborations followed, including the track 'Clouds' with Grammy nominees The Latin Project, Signum with 'Come Around Again', Cor Fijneman with 'Healing' and 'Colourless World', Bluefish (aka Evolution) with 'Been Too Long', Memento's 'New Life' with a Peter Luts remix and various other releases worldwide. Anita is also approached on a regular basis by labels and producers to write for other artists such as recent Virgin signing 'Lost Witness' whose next two singles are co-written by Anita and performed brilliantly by Tiff Lacey (who sang on Oakenfold's Hypnotise).

As well as being a full-time writer (signed to BMG Music Publishing) Anita is also featured on many TV productions, commercials and feature films. Major sci-fi cult blockbuster Dark City sees American actress Jennifer Connelly miming to Anita's voice in 2 prominent scenes as well as the Kelsey rendition of 'Sway' being featured on the end credits. Other major films featuring Anita include Bring Me The Head Of Mavis Davis, Long Time Dead and Merlin.

Her own project ToyShop with partner David Sun gained recognition in 2004 with their single Million Miles being voted Top Tune in IDJ Magazine/Sure Player in DJ Magazine and was supported by prominent DJ's such as Pete Tong, Pete Heller, Timo Maas, Pete Gooding and others. The track is included on Defected's Café Mambo 10th Anniversary compilation. Anita's recent track 'Every Kiss' on Extrema Records also featured a ToyShop mix, and an eclectic mixture of original material is currently being crafted lovingly by the duo into a ToyShop album.

Anita is currently working on new tracks with Signum, has finished two songs with Markus Schulz for his album (including the current single 'First Time'), has just signed a new release with Airwave under the disguise of 'Velvet Girl', a fresh new Trancesetters collaboration and is soon to announce more exciting new material with major trance producers throughout Europe, the US and Canada. She's currently on a new excursion into house with Hardsoul, Rui Da Silva, René Amesz and TDR with an exciting, varied and surprising (not forgetting X-rated in some cases!) new batch of tunes. Be sure to listen out for the new soulful house track 'Good Lovin' by Ashman and Perky with vocals by Anita on Armada's Fame imprint.
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Anita Kelsey Discography

Singles & EPs

MIS 001 About 2 Featuring Anita Kelsey About 2 Featuring Anita Kelsey - Misled(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Promo, Sti) About 2 Records MIS 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
VLMX1611-3 DJ Cor Fijneman* Featuring Anita Kelsey DJ Cor Fijneman* Featuring Anita Kelsey - Healing (Maxi, Single) In Trance We Trust VLMX1611-3 Spain 2004 Sell This Version
ASOT018 Signum Feat. Anita Kelsey Signum Feat. Anita Kelsey - Come Around Again A State Of Trance ASOT018 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
VV001 Innashift feat Anita Kelsey Innashift feat Anita Kelsey - Unknown(12", Promo) Vinyl Vice Ltd. VV001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
YR 0094 Pacific² Featuring Anita Kelsey Pacific² Featuring Anita Kelsey - Have 2B With U (Matthew Dekay Remixes) Yeti Records YR 0094 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
EMP003 Bluefish ft Anita Kelsey Bluefish ft Anita Kelsey - Been Too Long Electric Music People EMP003 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SKR032-d1, SKR // 032D1 Toy Shop Feat. Anita Kelsey Toy Shop Feat. Anita Kelsey - Million Miles Sunkissed Records, Sunkissed Records SKR032-d1, SKR // 032D1 US 2004 Sell This Version
EXTP10 Anita Kelsey Every Kiss(12") Extrema EXTP10 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
23 216 396 Tom Tom Le Chevalier & Anita Kelsey Tom Tom Le Chevalier & Anita Kelsey - Never Ever (Single) Progressions 23 216 396 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
ITWT393-5 First State Featuring Anita Kelsey First State Featuring Anita Kelsey - Falling (Single) In Trance We Trust ITWT393-5 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
CLHR025 Markus Schulz & Departure (3) With Gabriel & Dresden / Markus Schulz Feat. Anita Kelsey Markus Schulz & Departure (3) With Gabriel & Dresden / Markus Schulz Feat. Anita Kelsey - Without You Near / First Time (Single) Coldharbour Recordings CLHR025 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
B2D0019T Perky* & Ashman (3) Featuring Anita Kelsey Perky* & Ashman (3) Featuring Anita Kelsey - Good Lovin' Born To Dance Records B2D0019T UK 2007 Sell This Version
AGR033-6 Duderstadt And Anita Kelsey Duderstadt And Anita Kelsey - Smile Afterglow Records AGR033-6 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
RG 009 Hardsoul Presents Roog & Greg* Feat. Anita Kelsey Hardsoul Presents Roog & Greg* Feat. Anita Kelsey - Wicked World (Single) Roog & Greg Electronics RG 009 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
none Roog* & Erick E Present Housequake & Anita Kelsey Roog* & Erick E Present Housequake & Anita Kelsey - Shed My Skin (Single) Housequake Recordings none Germany 2009 Sell This Version
HK123EP Chris Kaeser, StoneBridge & Anita Kelsey Chris Kaeser, StoneBridge & Anita Kelsey - Rescue Me(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Hed Kandi HK123EP UK 2011

Miscellaneous

EMBAQ002 Arctic Quest feat. Anita Kelsey Arctic Quest feat. Anita Kelsey - Your Smile(3xFile, MP3, 320) Expedition Music EMBAQ002 Netherlands 2008
HCNB029 Memento (3) & Anita Kelsey Memento (3) & Anita Kelsey - Can't Sleep(4xFile, MP3, 320) High Contrast Nu Breed HCNB029 Netherlands 2009
MM11780 First State Feat. Anita Kelsey First State Feat. Anita Kelsey - Falling (Remixes Part 2)(2xFile, MP3, 320) Magik Muzik MM11780 Netherlands 2015