BLUE LAB BEATS
BLUE LAB BEATS ARE #CASIOPRO
‘WHEN I USE THE EP SOUNDS ON THE PX-560, IT FILLS MY MIND WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS AND ALLOWS ME TO EXPRESS MYSELF.’ MR-DM
Blue Lab Beats is the brainchild of NK-OK and Mr. D.M – the production engine room behind the UK’s freshest new acts, Age Of Luna and Ruby Francis and also celebrated remixers of Dua Lipa, Rag n Bone Man and Laura Mvula. The production style is raw but also sophisticated, musical but not introvert. Their recent Jazz FM performance clocking up over 400k+ views in a month.
Hailed as the One’s To Watch by many, Blue Lab Beats have already featured on the front cover of the esteemed Blues and Soul Magazine and seen support from Dazed, Clash and Afropunk.
The duo site the following as influences: Mad Lib, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Knxwledge, J Dilla, Milt Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Stevie Wonder. Tribe Called Quest.
NK-OK’s production journey started with Grime. He learnt to programme at age 12 against a background of UK Grime. Kano,Ghetts, Wiley & Wretch 32 all played a huge part in his musical upbringing. The Jazz came later. It's this musical mish mash of Mr DM's multi-instrumental wizardry and a whole lotta NK-OK bottom end and programming know how that gives Blue Lab Beats the edge and takes their music out of straight Jazz format whilst paying full respect to the art-form.