GRAMMY-award winning producers Blue Lab Beats announce their UK and European tour for September and October 2022, hot on the heels of the release of their acclaimed third studio album, Motherland Journey. The renowned duo recently won a GRAMMY for their production on Angelique Kidjo's track 'Fired Up' on her Mother Nature LP, which won Best Global Music Album, and also performed a sold out show at the Elgar Room in The Royal Albert Hall.
One of the fastest-rising production duos in the world right now, expertly and fluidly fusing jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat, soul and electronica, whilst representing a hungry and endlessly talented generation inspired by the forebearers of jazz and the pioneers of hip-hop’s golden age, where musicality was a primary principle, Blue Lab Beats consists of groundbreaking producer NK-OK and the formidable multi-instrumentalist Mr DM. Starting out as bedroom producers, remixing tracks from A-listers such as Dua Lipa and Rag’N’Bone Man, the pair quickly grew into something far more potent - crafting a supple, wide-ranging sound inspired by the pioneers of hip-hop and the music of the African diaspora while staying true to their London roots.
With over 40 million streams, now with a GRAMMY Award and a MOBO nomination under their belt, as well as productions and remix credits with Angelique Kidjo, Rag N Bone Man, Dua Lipa, Kojey Radical (having produced ‘Silk’ on his latest album), Jaz Karis, Joe Hertz, FloFilz, Sampa The Great, Amp Fiddler, and having played Glastonbury and supported the likes of Roy Ayers and Thundercat, Blue Lab Beats are just getting started. Their 2018 debut album ‘XOver’ is brimming with hits, and boasts 10 million streams on the acclaimed track ‘Pineapple’. Features like stand out track ‘Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye’ with Kojey Radical and Tiana Major9 on 2017’s EP Freedom, as well as GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter Theo Croker on 2019’s EP Vibe Central, and statement track ‘Hi There’, a soulful instrumental sermon on Blue Lab’s 2020 album Voyage have brought them further, well-deserved success.
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