We are extremely happy to announce the first artists for The Universal Playground Festival 2018!
These two London youngsters are beyond wonderful and talented. Their production style is raw but sophisticated. Musical but not introvert. They combine jazz with hip-hop and neo-soul creating vibes on top of the vibes.
We are giving you NK-OK and Mr. D.M as Blue Lab Beats, that will bless us with their sound on Saturday’s Universal Playground LIVE. ?

Blue Lab Beats is a breath of fresh air breathing new life into todays Hi- p Hop and Jazz scenes. TWISTED SOUL MUSIC.com

Blue Lab Beats is the brainchild of NK-OK and Mr. D.M – The pair are the production engine room behind many of todays freshest new acts – Age Of Luna, Ruby Francis , Louis VI . Their production style is also sort after by many of todays top stars – Blue Lab Beats have become sort after remixers Emelie Sande , Laura Mvula, Dua Lipa and Rag n Bone man to name a few. The production style is raw but sophisticated – musical but not introvert , so understandably their remixes have spawned stream hits into the millions . Their recent Jazz FM performance caught the attention of the music world, clocking up over 500K+ views in just over a month sparking worldwide bookings at Glastonbury Festival , Latitude, Wilderness, Womad ,The Great Escape, Blue Note Jazz Festival Paris , a sold out debut headline show at Ronnies Scotts and a sold out Mau Mau Bar with Jazz Refreshed as well as support slots in Italy Milan/Rome and Belgium with the Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke .

“Jazz and Hip-Hop have always been closely aligned but Blue Lab Beats are carving out their own fresh, unique sound combining two genres.” – SONIC SELECTS

Blue Skies and Freedom EP’s are out on Believe Recordings Freedom EP available on vinyl from August and at our festival.