Mixing up jazz, hip-hop and electronica served Blue Lab Beats (aka producer NK-OK and multi-instrumentalist Mr DM) well on their debut album Xover, as it topped the UK jazz charts and reached the top ten in equivalent charts in 26 other countries. They’ve followed it up by releasing a new single, Hi There, taken from their forthcoming Vibe Central EP which is out June 28th via AllPoints/Blue Adventure.
Its this bubbling electro-jazz-funk (is that a thing?) at the beginning, the dawn back tempo allowing the funk to fill out, before these jazz synth and guitar lines tumble over the top of everything. It has this gooey bounce about the whole thing, which makes it a real sticker (you see what I did there, right?)
Check it out, here