Premiere: Blue Lab Beats connects with Sampa The Great for the jazzy oeuvre ‘Next (Wake Up)’

Denzil Bell

4 months ago

By Denzil Bell

UK jazz is having a renaissance at the moment, with the likes of Bradley Zero, Greentea Peng and Swindle all adding to the gumbo pot of sounds that are currently cooking.

London’s own Blue Lab Beats are a duo who are also heading the UK jazz movement and today they have released the jazzy single, ‘Next (Wake Up)’, featuring the lyrically astute Sampa The Great.

Speaking on the track, Blue Lab Beats tells RWD, “This was probably one of the most fun tracks we made for the album. Sampa has such amazing energy in the studio and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her on this track. Definitely one of our favourite sessions we ever had…..”.

Watch the video directed by Liam Woolmer-Thompson above and go check out Blue Lab Beats’ latest project Voyage.

Words by Denzil Bell @akadiddz