Ever striving for higher heights and more profound musical experiences, Ladi6 has once again flipped the script to create the “Royal Blue 3000” EP. After the Top 5 success of 2013’s “Automatic” recorded in Detroit with celebrated Hip Hop producer Waajeed, it would have been easy to hit rinse and repeat. Instead Ladi, partner Parks and band members Julien Dyne and Brandon Haru instigated “The Alpha Sessions”.
This involved partnering with Red Bull to take their studio setup on stage to improvise on new material and deconstruct catalogue classics in a nation wide series of shows, performed with no musical safety net, in 2015 and then again in 2016. High risk and high reward, the instinctual naturality and unconventional opportunities offered in improvisation have inevitably, and joyfully, infected the recording process of “Royal Blue 3000”.
The result is an adventurous vivid wash of copacetic synaesthesthetics, that revels in process disruption without sacrificing scrupulous song craft. Six tracks deep and unfathomably wide, perhaps it’s best left to Ladi and Parks to elaborate.