Red Ninja is the latest project from multi-instrumentalist Brian Nelson. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Nelson found his musical voice within the reggae and world music genres through studies with percussionist Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon) as well as via his role as an original member of Boston-based rock reggae outfit Spiritual Rez. Red Ninja finds Nelson taking on a more electronic approach to song writing, with an emphasis on live dub production, synth-based soundscapes, and memorable melodies combining to define his distinct brand of electronic reggae music.
“I think that is what gets me most excited about the sub-genre of Loop-based dub that Red Ninja is part of… it’s all within the producer’s control. His/her individual actions determine the outcome in real time. The artist is the pilot, the music is the plane.”-Seth Herman, founder of Rootfire
July 2016 marks the release of Red Ninja’s debut album Posidub. Working with recording engineer and producer Toft Willingham (Spiritual Rez) and mixing engineer Matthew Saccuccimorano (John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad) this debut full-length ventures in to a new sub-genre of uplifting, listener accessible loop-based dub reggae music: Posidub.