Consisting of groundbreaking producer, NK-OK and the formidable multi-instrumentalist, Mr. DM, Blue Lab Beats is one of the fastest-rising production duos in the world right now. The pair seamlessly fuse Jazz, Hip-hop, Afrobeats, Soul and Electronica genres whilst representing a talented generation of musicians coming out of the United Kingdom. The young friends started out as bedroom producers, remixing tracks from A-listers such as Dua Lipa and Rag’N’Bone Man. Fully immersed in their art, they grew into something far more potent – crafting a supple, wide-ranging sound inspired by pioneers of Jazz and Hip-hop, and the music of the African diaspora while staying true to their London roots.
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. With over 50 million streams, Blue Lab Beats also won the Jazz FM Innovation Award and have a MOBO nomination under their belt. In April ‘22, Blue Lab they performed a sold out show at the Elgar Room in The Royal Albert Hall
Live performances with Blue Lab Beats are fully immersive, always featuring live horns and usually a guest vocalist. At this show, Natalie Lindi will be on vocals, Poppy Daniels on Trumpet and Ben Vize on sax
2022 was a staggeringly career-defining year for the groundbreaking London-based duo – with selling out the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, performing with 12 string players, a full band and guest vocalists, being a real standout. In the summer they supported Rober Glasper at Jazz A Vienne, played Montreux Jazz Festival and Montreal Jazz Festival – back to back in three days and ended the year playing in Tokyo.
In 2023 they headed back to Japan, playing at Love Supreme and Blue Note Tokyo, played 3 sets at Glastonbury Festival, We Out Here Festival and 3 sets at Donostiako Jazzaldia Festival in Spain. At the same time they are in the studio non stop finishing off their next album.