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Colonel Red Age Limit: 18+ Colonel Red
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Sounds Like: Prince/DAngelo/MeshelNDegeocello/SlyStone/SaRa
Label: Ink Rebellion
Bio: COLONEL RED’s foray into the music industry began when Epic Record company giant Sylvia Rhone signed the then lead singer, Nikki Romillie, of Pride n’ Politix, to Atlantic Records. An accompanying publishing deal with Warner Bros. established the artiste, now known as Colonel Red, as one of the U...See Full Bio
“Future soul, anyone? Electronic blues? Neo-funkedelic? Whatever label you feel compelled to slap on this sleek, laid-back EP by singer, songwriter and producer Colonel Red, it’s certainly an inviting, hypnotically groovesome proposition. Inspiring comparisons with d’Angelo’s more woozy offerings, the three tracks on this EP occupy an introspective, somewhat anaesthetised space, from the bubbling, loosely multi-tracked funk of “Spaceface”, with its echoing organ fills, to the guitar-assisted slouch of “Sleepers”, whose spoken word intro and trip hop-esque backing evoke Maxi Jazz jamming with Portishead, albeit with more attitude and less doom’n’gloom. These first two tracks are both on a mid-tempo tip, but closer “Soulridin” is more leisurely and low-slung, a mist of echoing wah-wah and what sounds like slap bass slowed down to give it the consistency of whale burp. Throughout the EP, Colonel Red’s voice is effortlessly soulful, sliding smoothly from a cracked c”