Single Review: “Gotta Go Fast” Blue Lab Beats X Poppy Daniels

Gotta Go Fast – Blue Lab Beats 

Blue Lab Beats are back with more fire following up the monster of a track from 2021 “Motherland Journey” with “Gotta Go Fast”. 

Listening to this I ask myself can these two talented individuals do any wrong?

Probobly not. It’s hit 10,000+ – yes let me lay it down again TEN THOUSAND PLUS streams in its first day of release. 

So these are doing something special. 

This track full of slick synths sounds – Herbie, George… 

Guitar solo giving me George Benson callbacks… 

The guest trumpet playing from Poppy Daniels is smooth and sultry, chromatic notes that give you the goosebumps. Wow she can PLAY! 

The drums are mad. Really tight, the hi hats are off the chain the way that they come out in 16ths as well as rolls in some place but it all fits nicely!

I could hear this being played with a live band and everyone having the time of their lives both on the stage and in the audience. 

*picks up phone and calls Jazz Cafe” hey are you planning on having Blue Lab Beats?? Have a listen to THIS!

Blue Lab Beats are a multi instrumentalist duo from London NKOK and Mr. DM. They are already causing havoc on the airwaves by having been played by Tom Robinson on the BBC Introducing Mixtape recently with “Motherland Journey” using Godfather of afrobeat Mr. Fela Kuta’s vocals (Not an easy feat as his estate don’t usually allow this to happen… but they did…) 

Poppy is no slouch when it comes to musicianship. She started playing the trumpet when she was 10-years-old, when her grandad bought a cornet from a charity shop for her. 14 years on, she has established herself as one of the most respected trumpeters in the country, collaborating with the likes of Nix Northwest, Bel Cobain, Celeste, B.Ahwe, The Silhouettes Project, Colectiva, Arlo Parks, Pyjaen, Roella Oloro, Raquel Martins and Barry Harris.

They have remixed tracks for Rag n Bone Man, Due Lipa and so many more. 

This track is from their forthcoming album “Motherland Journey”. 

One last thing on this, if this is the quality of track coming out of the Blue Lab Beats camp the album is going to bring FIRE! 

Do not fall asleep on them.

You will regret it if you do. Check out my interview with them here.

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