Release Date: 30 March 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|BLUE LAB BEATS XOVER Limited Vinyl LP
Critically acclaimed London Jazz/Hip-hop duo Blue Lab Beats present their debut album 'Xover'.
Co-signed by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Toddla T (BBC Radio 1/1Xtra), Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6Music), The Guardian, Evening Standard, Dazed, i-D and many more, the album is the defining point in the careers of the young duo. Recorded at the legendary Real World studios the album features the best of the new wave of UK Jazz artists and underground UK stars such as Moses Boyd, Kojey Radical, Nubya Garcia, Ruby Francis, Othasoul, Tiana Major9 and many more.
The album is a sonic journey and fusion of stylistic influences that create the band's unique sound. Split into two balanced halves, the album begins with a Jazzier sound and feel, Crossing-over ('Xover') into the reminiscent sounds of 90s soulful hip-hop in the latter half. Intricately put together, the record shows maturity beyond their years and an appreciation for core values of both genres.
After clocking up over 500k video views of their viral Jazz FM live session, achieving 2 playlist additions at the same station and several plaudits for a number of key live dates at Glastonbury, WOMAD, Wilderness, Jazz Cafe and many more, BLB have delivered a well-crafted album full of creativity and character, firmly establishing themselves as a key breakthrough UK act.
2. Tea (Feat. Melo-Zed)
3. Say Yes (ft. Ruby Francis & Ashley Henry)
4. Watch it x Blue Katana (ft NiCe & Femi Koleoso)
1. Dome (ft. OthaSoul & Daniel Taylor)
2. Xover (ft. Moses Boyd)
3. Pineapple (ft. Moses Boyd & N_rija)
4. Pina Colada (ft. Nubya Garcia & Richie Seivwright)
1. "8O8 (ft. Sheldon Aguw, Terry Smiles & Lala &ce)"
2. Run Away (ft Kaidi Akinnibi)
3. "TImeless (ft. Daniel Taylor, Dominic Channing, Dylan Jones & Ashley Henry)"
4. "Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye (ft. Kojey Radical & Tiana Major9)"
1. "Blue Skies (ft Ashley Henry, Piers Haynes, Daniel Casimir, William Francis & Sheila M. Maurice-Grey)"
2. My Dream (ft. James Vickery)
3. Oooo Lala (ft. Kaidi Akinnibi)
4. Outro (ft. Daniel Taylor)