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LISTEN: New Miss Red Single
Christian Eede , May 16th, 2018 11:39

Miss Red previews her upcoming album, due on Kevin Martin's label, with a new single called 'Dagga'

Photo courtesy of Kasia Zacharko

Miss Red will release a new album this July via Kevin Martin's recently launched Pressure label. Premiering below is the album's lead track 'Dagga'. As with a number of past tracks from Miss Red, 'Dagga', as well as the album which is titled K.O., is produced by Kevin Martin, aka The Bug.

"I had no interest in making a record that sounds like everybody else, those types of record disappoint me every time," says Miss Red. "I wanted to make something totally fresh on my terms. What attracted me to old school reggae was the sound of newness, of the future, and then to follow that genre and check its development, and then to find myself in 2018 wanting to evolve a new voice for a new style.

"For me reggae is the foundation of this record, but the album's movement is freer. It mirrors my need to move and keep challenging myself. As a white Israeli girl working as an MC in the music industry, and in particular as a singer, it’s a BIG battle to be taken seriously, and as a woman in the music industry, I am in an obvious minority. The situation is clear, the MAN is still in control - that has got to be addressed, and changed."

Miss Red also names Jamaican reggae DJ Nicodemus as an influence on her work. However, she adds that "as a girl, it wasn't my voice, and it was listening to those '80s dancehall gyals that I gravitated towards, because they were chatting as proud girls, and from a female perspective, so it was vocalists like Sister Nancy and Lady Ann that really made the biggest impression on me".

K.O. is set for release on July 13. It's the second release on Kevin Martin's Pressure label following on from his collaboration with Burial as Flame 1 which was released earlier this year.