Jun 2, 2009

Electrik Red

The brain child of producer The-Dream (and Tricky Stewart), Electrik Red is the latest female group out on the scene. Compromised of former dancers and friends Naomi Allen, Sarah Rosete, Binkie Reevey and Leslie Lewis, these 4 have been involved in the entertainment industry for years... most recently as backup dancers for Mariah Carey, Usher and Ciara. Finally able to break out on their own, their debut album "How to be a Lady, Volume 1" features a funky mix of R&B, Electronica and sounds reminiscent of Vanity, or if you let them describe it, "a cornucopia of amazingness in your fucking ears."

Listening to their album you'd hardy be able to tell it was the product of an intense 2-week studio session in Vegas, but the ladies managed to put their game faces on and crank out what I consider to be flavor for your ears.

"Drink in my cup" or "We F*ck You" are sure to get you and your girls ready to ride out to the club or you can slow things down with "Blind" or "So Good"(which also features Lil Wayne on the remix). However, my personal favorite is "Freaky Freaky".

Since the majority (if not all) of the tracks were written by The-Dream (who is an exceptionally talented man himself) it was hard to not love the sound these ladies exude. Basically it's The-Dream's lyrics and production quality presented to us via these fabulous 4 ladies that can not only carry a note but keep our attention with their svelte physiques, vivacious personalities and dime piece looks.

These women are ready to change up the music game and inspire "other women to just for it" says Naomi, the group's lead singer and Toronto native.

I feel like they have the total package and am excited to see what they have in store for us. Their debut album "How to be a Lady, Volume 1" is in stores now. Please go buy it and support these chicks - - the album is hot and a must have for the summer!

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Drink in my Cup


Abina said...

I love them! Muah, 9 to 5, and Freaky Freaky are my shxt!

The Fresh Man said...

I read this review hoping that it was your sarcastic sense of humor but I guess it wasn't.lol

They make my ears bleed but so does The Dream. The only thing different between them and The Dream is they are really nice to look at but their music is worse.

I'm guessing it would be decent for the ladies to get ready to go out to the club though.

South Loop Social Light said...

@The Fresh Man - you're a fan of soulful singers like Patti and Aretha. This is not that...nor is it meant to be. This is funky, hot music to get you ready for the club or just bump while you're driving. Their cd is good (meaning it can be played with minimal "skips") but if you don't like The-Dream (whom I love) then you definitely won't be feeling Electrik Red. Cut them some slack. For the market they're trying to reach I think they do a good job.

ANGELINA said...

Thanks for turning me on to this group. I've been listening to their lineup on Myspace and I like what I hear. It's great 'getting ready' music and I love The Dream so I'm loving this group as well :)

The Fresh Man said...

I love the soul singers but I love music period. I'm no one trick pony unfortunately Electrik Red are.

You know I can't cut anyone slack...I wouldn't be me if I did that.

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