- Words Notion Staff
London-based Jazztronica duo Blue Lab Beats - formed of NK-OK and Mr DM - make an exclusive mix for Notion and demystify music production.
First meeting at art college a decade ago, Blue Lab Beats have since gone on to release three albums – 2018’s ‘Xover’, 2019’s ‘Voyage’, and this year’s ‘The Sounds of Afrotronica’. Prolific collaborators, Mr DM and NK-OK have worked with the likes of Kojey Radical, Adeline, Ghetto Boy, Ruby Francis, and many more.
Their latest track, “Dat It”, sees Blue Lab Beats team up with LA-based artist and Stones Throw affiliate Keifer for a delicious slice of jazztronica. Next Friday, they are set to share a brand new single with Kofi Stone and Tiana Major9. “Labels” combines some of the best UK talent to fuse velvety vocals with rap lines and of course – tasty beats.
Notion caught up with the pair to hear about their dream collaborators, the accessibility of music production, and more. Plus, don’t miss their exclusive mix – the perfect wind-down.
NK-OK: Well with most of them We met them at live music events, jam nights or just simply shooting a DM on Instagram and just arrange a date from there.
Who else is on your bucket list for collabing?
You’ve got an album coming up – what can we expect?
If you could host a dinner party and invite any 3 celebs, who would they be and why (dead or alive)?
What’s one myth you’d like to debunk about music production?
What vibe were you hoping to create with your mix?