Ladi6 is an r’n’b electronic neo soul band with Hip Hop roots
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 hip-hop crew Sheelah
roc, and Parks was a bass player for his high school ska band Yakka Yo and Christchurch pioneer Polynesian music band, Pacific Underground.
Encouraged by Parks to sing, Ladi took up singing duties alongside Parks to form their first band together, Verse Two. During that time, they met their drummer Julien Dyne, and years later went on to meet their keyboardist/co- producer, Brandon Haru to form the current line-up of, Ladi6.
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.