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Songs We Love: Ladi6, 'Royal Blue'

Ladi6 takes everything that was great about '90s soul music and updates it, sprinkling cosmic effects and big synths throughout.
Ladi6's Royal Blue 3000 EP comes out June 2. Source: Courtesy of the artist

Formed in the early 2000s, New Zealand-borne electro-soul purveyor Ladi6 is slowly and surely building a reputation by taking everything that was (and remains) great about '90s

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