Blue Lab Beats have shared the video for their new track, “Blow You Away (Delilah)”, featuring Ghetto Boy. You can check it out below.
The “Blow You Away (Delilah)” video was shot in Jamestown, Accra, Ghana and directed by David Duncan for Crux Global Agency.
“Blow You Away (Delilah)” is also the lead track on Blue Lab Beats’ new EP, ‘We Will Rise’, which is out now on Blue Note Records. The five-track EP is a project from the heart, intended to offer healing and hope to those wearied by racism and prejudice. It’s music that variously celebrates resilience, provides reassurance, and sparks joy. The EP also features guest appearances by Braxton Cook, Kojey Radical, Alex Blake, and DTsoul.
‘We Will Rise’ follows Blue Lab Beats’ appearance on last year’s acclaimed Blue Note Re:imagined project. That release included their sublime take on vibist Bobby Hutcherson’s 1975 classic “Montara”. “To be affiliated with Blue Note, whose artists we’ve grown up with, and whose music and politics have influenced us, was exciting,” says Blue Lab Beats’ Mr DM. “Now we’re releasing our first Blue Note EP, which is really mad.”
Pulsing through a sound that blends boom-bap grooves and jazz-funk hooks are wide-ranging influences inspired by the pioneers of hip-hop and the music of the African diaspora; a sound that tells of London, of today, while hinting at the future.
With a list of collaborators that spans from Dua Lipa and Rag’n’Bone Man to Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd, and with production projects in the works for Angelique Kidjo and Kojey Radical’s new albums, Blue Lab Beats are one of the fastest-rising Jazztronica production duo in the world right now. Sets at Glastonbury and WOMAD have followed support slots for Thundercat and Roy Ayers, as well as being chosen to join the likes of Paul McCartney, FKA twigs, Charli XCX, Stormzy, and Skepta on Apple’s ‘Behind the Music’ ad.