Playlist: Blue Lab Beats

The Blue Lab Beats album Xover is the Society of Sound release for October. It’s an album that reflects it’s creators, London-based duo NK-OK and Mr DM, shared love of hip hop, jazz and soul and is available for subscribers to download now.

In this blog, NK-OK and Mr DM lift the lid on some of their musical influences, with an eclectic playlist specially created for Bowers & Wilkins:

“This is a very Blue Lab Beats style playlist,” they tell us “a whole lot of different styles but every track is amazing! The list shows the range of styles and sounds that we love and are influenced by.”

Make Me Lovely (Metropole Orkest version)
Laura Mvula

Haven’t You Heard
Patrice Rushen

Electric Relaxation
A Tribe Called Quest

I Love Music
Ahmad Jamal Trio

“The chord progression is insane, no idea how he thought of it, and the movement is beautiful.”

Stevie Wonder

“One of our favourite instrumentals of all time! The time signature is crazy but very natural too.”

Lite Spots

“Listen to the originality of the sample – plus the drop!”

Potatohead People


“The production on this is a madness!”

Straight Outta Compton

Am I Wrong
Anderson Paak, featuring Schoolboy Q

I Luv U
Dizzee Rascal

“Dizzee produced this when he was 16… An amazing track.”


“Released in 2005, this is Grime ahead of its time.”

The World is Yours

Get Em High
Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

“The message in the track is so powerful, one of the best videos too.”

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1 Comment

  • Aldo Pérez says:

    Muy bueno , lo estaré escuchando toda la semana

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