Mr Jukes & Barney Artist announced their collaborative album, The Locket, out July 2nd via their own label The Locket Records / Virgin Music. The pair–who were instantly bonded by a mutual love of the ever-changing landscape of modern hip-hop–also just shared their new single “Vibrate” along with a video that sees them take over UK amusement park Alton Towers. Stream the track HERE and watch the video HERE.
“Vibrate” is a playful introduction to the world Jukes (Jack Steadman) and Barney have created, built on a mutual love of A Tribe Called Quest and J Dilla, alongside contemporary heavyweights like Kendrick Lamar, Kano and Ghostpoet. Its breezy, laid back energy is purpose-built for summer listening and soundtracking moments as the world reopens. “Vibrate was the very last song we made for the album,” Barney explains. “It really summarizes mine and Jack’s relationship which is great vibes with a meaningful message.”
Its accompanying video sees Mr Jukes and Barney take a trip to an empty Alton Towers, breathing life back into a space that’s been deserted for too long. The pair initially asked permission to film on a rollercoaster to help Barney conquer his crippling phobia of roller coasters but, when Alton Towers instead offered them private access to the whole theme park, they knew they had to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.