Verge Magazine has another exclusive – we got to chat to Blue Lab Beats ahead of their show “Blue Lab Beats presents Blue Adventure”. Blue Lab Beats are a duo who are at the forefront of the new reinvigorated London contemporary jazz scene, and are curating this evening called Blue Lab Adventure. The band are critically acclaimed by the likes of theLondon Evening Standard, Clash and Fader to name a few. So we sunk our teeth in asking all the questions we know you want to know!
Can you tell us how it all began for Blue Lab Beats?
We have been making music for 4 years, working with a bunch of singers and rappers and 2 years we decided to release music and start this project out
Your sound is a fusion of many different styles. How would you describe it?
Jazztronica, a fusion of R&B, Soul, Jazz and hiphop
What is the main message of your music? You talked about music having an effect on the environment ?
Our message is about being honest with yourself, being free with music and not to be afraid to experiment with different sounds and genres. We done this with our album where you can hear different styles in our approach
You have a show coming up in October at London’s Oval Space entitled The Blue adventure. What can we expect?
It going to be Jam packed night, with amazing opening acts and a lil jam session at the end. Don’t miss out!
We have to ask who the special guests are at the show? Or is it top secret?
Jaz Karis, Project Karnak, Tiana Major 9, James Vickery to name a few.
What do you think sets you aside from other acts currently in the industry?
Our unique sound, the use of Mixing musical styles from the 90s, hip hop & jazz.
What advice would you give to fellow musicians just starting out?
Practice, don’t be afraid to experiment, be consistent, be open different genres.
What inspires you?
Music, listening to a wide range of music of different genres and practicing along to it, travelling to different countries, listening to their music and trying to understand the culture.
And finally what are the plans for the future?
Making more music, working out different concepts and working with other vocalists and musicians for collaborations
Tickets available now at Livenation.co.uk