Blue Lab Beats
Blue Lab Beats are a North London-based jazztronica duo comprised of producer NK-OK (Namali Kwaten) and multi-instrumentalist Mr DM (David Mrakpor). The pair are an integral part of the city's diverse modern scene that integrates musicians from the worlds of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and electronica. Since issuing Blue Skies, their four-track debut in 2016, they have released dozens of EPs, singles, and remixes on their own and in collaboration with artists ranging from Dua Lipa to Nubya Garcia. 2018's acclaimed debut long-player Xover was recorded at Real World Studios. In 2020, the duo were featured on the Blue Note Re:Imagined sampler, and a year later issued their own Blue Note debut on the five-track EP We Will Rise. Motherland Journey, the duo's star studded longplayer, was issued in February 2022.