K+Lab aka Captain K+lab has been rocking dance floors and bringing the beats to the masses since he first burst onto the scene with his debut album "Spacedirt" in 2013. K+Lab's sound draws from a seemingly endless array of influences blending the dark with the light, the soul with the heavy and the funk with the furious. Unlike anything else occupying the sonic landscape today, Armed with his signature keytar K+Lab's incredible live performances has seen him conquer dancefloors across the globe including the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, UK, South America and his native New Zealand. With 4 full length albums including "The Worldly's" (2016) "The Booty Galactic" (2018) and his latest “Beasts” (2022) + a steady release schedule w releases on Wakaan, Westwood recordings, Lowtemp and more the sound of K+Lab has truly spread globally.
In a bold artistic departure, K+Lab delivers his fourth studio album, Beasts. Featuring four singles, the 13-track LP explores a heavier bass sound from the New Zealand-born artist in a tradeoff of funk for darker inhibitions. With features including PAV4N, Cleva Thoughts, FarfetchD and more, K+Lab shares a spectrum of production shades that pay respect to the electronic underground and breakbeat era from eerie beats on “Quitter” to Def3-equipped hiphop weapon “Games,” and bass house warper “Swamps” with Canosis.
Written and conceived during the Covid-19 pandemic, Beasts became a form of creative catharsis for K+Lab, who simultaneously navigated change and challenges throughout the lockdown. Coming in full force, K+Lab redefines his funky signature as he looks to integrate his own original artwork into an exciting, immersive live show and visuals. On the album, K+Lab says,
"As we navigated the last few years through the pandemic my goal was to not be the same person and artist I was pre-Covid. I figured being forced to pause was a great opportunity to really think about what K+Lab means going forward thus Beasts was created. I forced myself to stop and look the beasts in the eye; they’re all my fears, worries and anxieties in musical and artistic form. The process was a massive release."