Having originally found its way onto YouTube with a DIY video, Laid Blak’s summer street soul tune It’s A Pity ft. Tanya Lacey, has now received 4.5 million views.
The Laid Blak sound takes massive inspiration from ska and reggae but has often been described as ‘street soul’. Brought together in Bristol by Producer DJ Bunjy (after shows around the world for Kelis, Massive Attack, Public Enemy,Basement Jaxx and Damien Marley) and MC Joe Peng (Founder member). This urban heavyweight has influences that define the eclectic sound of Bristol music; reggae, dancehall, soul, hip hop, funk and jazz, whilst of course never forgetting their jungle heritage. It’s all in the blend and the result is a fun-filled sunshine dance music.
The track is from Laid Blak’s album “About Time” which now gets a release this month on Limited Edition Vinyl via Bristol’s Sugar Shack Records.