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Blue Lab Beats + Tiana Major9 + Project Karnak

  • Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane London E8 3DF UK (map)


Every Tuesday at the beautiful Curve Garden, from June to September with 3 amazing musical acts, delicious Latto's pizza and the incredible Curve Garden atmosphere. 


Blue Lab Beats is the brainchild of NK-OK and Mr D.M - The pair are the engine room behind many of the freshest new acts - Age Of Luna , Ruby Francis , Louis VI and also remixers for Jodie Abacus, Dua Lipa, Rag n Bone man to name a few. The production style is raw but also sophisticated - musical but not introvert. Their recent Blue Skies EP intro video caught the attention of Dazed and Confused Magazine and has been clocking up views ever since.

With all this music happening they decided to make their own album. Their journey began at a weekend arts club - WAC in Belsize Park. NK-OK met Mr DM  invited him back to the studio and from there the two started making music in the now Infamous Blue Lab Studios.

Many production rooms that produce a lot of good music historically are tiny - Motown in Detroit was one - Sun studios was another such studio and Blue Lab boasts a shortage of space that would leave scratch marks on many an elbow. Still the music is hot - and that's what counts.

The duo cite the following as influences: Mad Lib, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Knxwledge, J Dilla, Milt Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson. Tribe called Quest. But the interesting part comes from the fact that NK- OK's production journey started with Grime. He learnt to programme at age 12 against a background of UK Grime - Kano - Ghetts - Wiley - Wretch 32 all played a huge part in his musical upbringing. The Jazz came later. It's this musical mishmash of Mr DM's music instrumental wizardry and a whole lotta NK-OK bottom end and programming know how that gives Blue Lab Beats the edge and takes it out of straight Jazz format whilst paying full respect to the artform.


Hotly tipped by the trendsetters and tastemakers of the music scene, Tiana Major9 is due to make a colossal impact with her own music as well as the music she composes for others.

Jazz is her heart. Although Tiana Major9 fell in love with R&B and Hip-Hop first, her fascination with their origins had quickly turned from curiosity to a genuine obsession for this style of music. ‘Jazz is as free and uncompromising’ - Two of many words which can also be used to describe the East London born Empress and her music.

Tiana released her debut single ‘Merry Go’ earlier this year and it has been very well received by people across the UK, Europe and the US. ‘Merry Go’ been supported across many national radio stations. It has surpassed 250,000 streams on Spotify alone and doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon,

Tiana Major9 is backed as ‘One to Watch’ by many as she effortlessly belts her flawless vocals and deep lyrics striving to reach her goal of making Jazz popular again.


High energy drums combined with the mercurial Jazz Progressions following by strong guitar and bass accompaniment to create an explosive unique sound forged in South London. Having only been together for less than 6 months, this new outfit has attracted the attention of Stamp The Wax, Worldwide Fm an Djs all over the world. Following their debut release “Fellowship,” their EP was released in May 2017. 


£5 advance

£7 on the door


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