Blue Lab Beats Freedom EP on vinyl

by NK-OK in London, Greater London, England

Blue Lab Beats fans you have been asking for our music to come out on vinyl-please help us make it happen!

by NK-OK in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 16th July 2017 we successfully raised £1,615 with 49 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

If we go over our target we will carry on making the vinyl 12's so that we can buy enough stock to sell them on our website we can also then produce CD's to sell.

Thanks for your help!


 

Hello People!! Blue Lab Beats here :) 

On June 17th we released our 2nd EP ‘Freedom’. Part of British underground music, ‘Freedom’ is a unified blend of traditional jazz instrumentation underpinned by understated hip-hop production.

We have had masses of requests from fans to release our music on vinyl and thats what we want to do for you with this EP!

Our duo is made up of producer NK-OK and multi-instrumentalist Mr DM. (He's learning clarinet at the moment by the way!)

Blue Lab Beats was born out of a desire to create a sample-free sound.  Beats are born in the tiny North West London bedroon studio, the ‘Blue Lab’  and musicians, rappers and singers drop in there apart from when we have been lucky enough to record at Real World Studio  in Bath and Livingstone Studio in Wood Green.

 Freedom offers a snapshot into our Blue Lab World. This 5-part EP is interwoven with features from an eclectic range of emerging UK talent including Kojey Radical, Tiana Major9, Nubya Garcia and Louis VI.

Stand-out tracks  for some are Keep Moving, Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye as well as title track Freedom but fans are already choosing their personal favourites. We have  broad range of influences from Hip Hop greats such as A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock, Knxwlege, grime artists Wiley, Wretch 32 and Kano through to jazz legends Milt Jackson and Oscar Peterson

Freedom follows the success of our debut EP ‘Blue Skies’ which brought widespread critical acclaim; peaking in the top 10 in the jazz charts both in UK, across Europe and in Japan. Our session for Jazz FM got over 500k views on the Jazz Fm Facebook page in a week and we seem to have caught the attention of prominent tastemakers Afropunk, who love our music! Blue Lab Beats has been described as an undeniable force of the new emerging London jazz sound.

Jazz Standard's review of FREEDOM; 

http://thisisjazzstandard.com/blue-lab-beats-review-freedom-ep-isnt-new-astonishingly-assured 

Pledge here to help us bring you vinyl for the first time!

Hear the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/blue-lab-beats/sets/freedomep 

 FREEDOM TRACK LISTING:

  1. Intro
  2. Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye (Feat. Kojey Radical & Tiana Major9)
  3. Keep Moving
  4. Freedom (Feat. Louis VI)
  5. Journey

“What do you get when you combine electric guitar, synth bass, a hip hop sensibility and two young musicians with a world imagination? The answer is Blue Lab Beats”

Afro-punk

 “Hip-hop grooves and interwoven hooks that nodded to the late J Dilla and to Robert Glasper, as well as influences from London’s booming young jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul-steeped underground”

The Guardian

CATCH US LIVE:

 Glastonbury Festival - 23rd June

Love Supreme - 2nd July

Latitude Festival – 13th July

Portobello Rising Festival - 15th July (postponed as the space is being used by the Grenfell community)

WOMAD – 27th July

Wilderness Festival – 3rd August

Together Festival - 5th August

DISCO LOCO in the Park - 12th August Springfield Park London E5 (Free event)

Wood Burner  London- 22nd August

Cambridge Jazz Festival - November 17th

Blue Note Jazz Festival Paris - November 18th

Jazz;Refound Turin - December 

If your reward  contains a T Shirt this is the design below. Design by legend Jules Mann www.julesmann.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/JazzFMmusic/videos/10155062711679329/ 

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Have a SKYPE session with NK-OK for half an hour -ask me anything you need to know about production/hair dye/my favourite new acts or you can play me your own productions and i can give you advice! I'll need your SKYPE address.

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LONDON and 60 mile radius only - Blue Lab Beats will perform a 45 minute set at your party / for your friends in your front room/ for your Nan in her garden / for your wedding / for your graduation / your 21st / your Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah / Nine Night / New Years party/ baby shower / your gold fish's birthday - whatever reason you have to celebrate we'll be there! Plus a vinyl signed vinyl EP and T shirt.

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