Review: Ladi6 – Royal Blue 3000 EP

Acclaimed New Zealand band and multi-award winning artists, Ladi6 have just released their impressive new EP Royal Blue 3000. The six track EP is a collection of songs that showcases their trademark electronic neo-soul vibe, that they have now become celebrated for.

Royal Blue 3000 opens with ‘So Beautiful’. A track that showcases their trademark futuristic production techniques, that are not unlike Hiatus Kaiyote. Those production stylings teamed up with Ladi’s incredibly soulful silky smooth vocals are recipe for success. In contrast to the futuristic and cosmic productions on ‘So Beautiful‘,  Royal Blue on the other hand is a blend of contemporary productions combined with the nostalgia of 80s synth , making for dynamic soundscapes that you’d expect to hear off a Ben Khan record.

The EP, which was created in unconventional process, saw Ladi6 partner with Red Bull to set up The Alpha Sessions, in which the band brough their studio set up to stage for live performances around New Zealand. Eventually, it led to an experimental recording process, and essentially the end result of the EP was created off instinct and pure emotions. On this technique, Ladi6 have said that it is “a reminder for ourselves to not take all this music shit too seriously, and to simply trust in our instincts that what we’re doing, is what we’re meant to be doing”. This freestyle approach defines the EP and the listener can definitely feel that passion and ingenuity in each song. Overall, Royal Blue 3000 EP is an impressive soulful collection of songs that is the perfect soundtrack in any occasion.

Ladi6’s Royal Blue 3000 EP is out now

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