Named after a female pirate legend, Aruba Red a fresh and rebellious songstress, has achieved impressive heights as an unsigned artist with her unique brand of ‘Rebel Soul’ music; featured by iTunes, reaching the top 10 playlist on Jamaica’s biggest radio station, being selected by Radio 1 as ‘Hottest Homegrown’ and chosen as ‘Alternative Jam’ on BBC 1Xtra. Aruba has collaborated with the award winning Nitin Sawhney, legendary Mad Professor, iconic Badmarsh & Shri, superstar Jah Cure and has toured with Natty, Fat Freddy’s Drop and opened for Soul II Soul. She has also supplied vocals to Riz Mc’s brooding track ‘All of You’ with Plan B. With residencies at London’s Royal Festival Hall and Roundhouse, hosting her own stage at the Big Chill Festival, Miss Red rocks audiences with fiery performances and passionate lyrics. Blending hard-hitting, dub-tripping electronics with mesmerizing vocals and stories, there seems to be no stopping this unique trailblazer.
Her new video – [also her first recorded cover] – Something In The Way (Nirvana) vs Homeless (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) are two songs that she describes as getting her through some difficult nights.
Haunting, melancholy and distinctly Aruba Red, this lady is going from strength to strength. Do keep an eye out for her. Her star is set to shine even brighter.