Ladi6 is an r’n’b, electronic neo soul band. Ladi the front woman and Parks the producer grew up in Christchurch New Zealand and fast became friends straight out of high school. Ladi was then a rapper for the only all-female nz hiphop crew Sheelahroc, and Parks was a bass player for his high school ska band Yakka Yo and Christchurch pioneer Polynesian music band, Pacific Underground.
In New Zealand 2013, writing their wish list of producers to work with for their third full-length, Waajeed sat at the top of that list. With no connection to him, they reached out through a mutual colleague in the United States and were happily astonished to get a response. On Waajeeds insistence
Parks and Ladi flew to work with him in Detroit after completing the song, Shine On, long distance. They recorded and wrote their third record, Automatic, in
Studio A Dearborn Detroit Michigan, which went on to be released later that same year.
This most recent exciting and soon to be released ep, Royal Blue 3000,is their first and only musical project completely produced by the band, and in that
way is something utterly unique in their careers. Created completely by improvised winter parties called the Alpha Sessions with the support of Red bull
studio they have added for themselves yet another layer to their ever growing musical evolution. Royal Blue 3000 is still undeniably in the same building as
previous releases just obviously more hanging outside the building than riding the elevator to get to the top floor. Ladi6 is fast becoming recognizable for their
reframing of a 90s/early 2000s neo-soul and hip-hop style their early music was built on mix-matched with a minimal futuristic electronic sound, creating these
new songs with the intention to move the masses with feel-style over everything. This, combined with a renewed focus on live performance and production they
continue to keep this band relevant in a modern ever-changing music industry.