Roodie is the ﬁrst single to be lifted from Laid Blak’s new album to be released in the spring of 2021. A live favourite with the fans, this track always gets the crowd jumping. Lets hope we can see the band live again in 2021.
Laid Blak was brought together after producer DJ Bunjy (who has thrilled crowds on the dance floors around the world including after parties for the likes of: Kelis, Massive Attack, Public Enemy, Basement Jaxx, and Damien Marley) joined forces with MC Joe Peng (who travelled Europe with Smith and Mighty and was a regular at all rave events such as Universe, Fantasia and Dreamscape) to conquer the 90’s jungle and rave scenes. The duo’s musical direction took a course that has led them to seek out some of Bristol’s finest musicians: Flex on vocals, Lui the bass player, Stacy on drums, Tim the guitarist, Sam on keys and Tita a vocalist. What started as a studio project evolved into this acclaimed live act – Laid Blak.
Their first 12” record “Scream and Shout” went bouncing up the playlists on BBC 1 Xtra, Kiss FM and Choice FM. More recently released was the Chasing Shadows remix of ‘Red’, with over 2,031,076 YouTube views, it has proved to be an obvious favourite when performed live!
Laid Blak was signed to Brown Punk Records, a new record label set up by Tricky and Chris Blackwell (who founded Island Records and introduced the world to Bob Marley). The band then released their album Red & Blak with one of Bristol’s hottest labels: Reel Me Records.
Already legends in their hometown, New York’s Village Voice, DJ and Touch magazine have zoned in on the band, giving them excellent reviews. Laid Blak have won an army of local and international support. They gained a coveted Rototom award for Best Northern European Reggae Band and have played alongside big guns such as Aswad, The Wailers, Nitin Sawhney, Toots and Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Lee Scratch Perry, Reef, John Legend, Luciano, Easy Allstars, McFly, Julian Marley and Ed Sheeran.