London jazz duo Blue Lab Beats is soulful alchemy for your ears
By Sound Check
February 21, 2017
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. The British duo is drawing on the Dilla and neo soul’s legacy of fusing hip hop, jazz and soul, and making a brand of contemporary jazz that would fit equally well at Essence festival as it would in a 90s coffee shop in West Philadelphia. In this video from Jazz FM, you’ll see duo absolutely kill their set, with the ease and poise of veteran performers. Take a look & listen at Blue Lab Beats and get to know them on Twitter & Facebook!
By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor