SOUND SPOT: NECO REDD
Detroit has been putting it down for decades when it comes to music. Our music scene has always been influenced by just about every genre from around the globe (post the Motown era) so most of the local artists have a pretty diverse musical sound. Many have taken the best parts of the music from different regions and have reworked those sounds and ideas into something uniquely new, which several have labeled as the “Detroit Sound!” Some of the pioneers of this recognized sound are katz like Jay Dee, Karriem Wiggins and Waajeed. The Detroit hip-hop scene has been getting worldwide recognition as of late. With local hip-hop artists like Black Milk, Buff 1 and Dilla dropping dope albums, and indie new comers like Guilty Simpson, Finale', Invincible and Illa J putting it down that's understandable. Coincidently, most outsiders have been completely sleeping on the Detroit soul music scene, except for Dwele's music. Honestly, many local Detroiters have been napping on our soul scene as well, except for Dwele's dope music. Hopefully, that will be changing soon with many of our local soul artists coming out with new music.
Today, I’d like to shine some light on one of my favorite soul singers reppin’ the D. Her name is Neco Redd and she’s been putting it down for a minute. She’s a soulful sista with a lot to say. Neco has already worked with a few of my favorite artists like the Platinum Pied Pipers, Amp Fiddler & DJ Mitsu. Musically her sound has been influenced by artists like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Syleena Johnson, Raphael Saadiq, and Chaka Khan just to name a few. Finally, my girl Neco is about to release her first album entitled “No Discipline” real soon, so hopefully other folks can get on the bandwagon like I’ve been for years. After hearing a few joints off of her new album, I think that true soul fans are going to be in for a real treat when it finally drops!
Since, Neco's new album is not available just yet, I have decided to pay a little homage to my homegirl by putting together some of my favorites by this singer for you to hear. It's a musical sampler of some of her new and older tracks, so check it out and get a taste of her soulful flavor. I'm definitely diggin' the voice!
Clink these links before you leave...
Neco Redd's Myspace Page here
SoundNexx DJ feat. Neco Redd Sampler here
SOUNDNEXX DJ FEAT. NECO REDD TRACK LIST:
02. 1 Luv 2 U
03. No Discipline
04. Better Days
05. Phase The World
06. Right There
07. Southern Lovin