Friday, January 7, 2011

Jamie XX

The new year is only a week old, but Jamie XX is already well on his way towards owning it with his brilliant production skills. The beat guru/drummer/knob-twister/resident genius/sage sampler of The XX basically ruled the blogosphere yesterday, with Pinglewood premiering a mix Jamie made for BBC Radio 1 and umpteen blogs posting the freshest track from Jamie's Gil Scott-Heron remix album. If Jamie's production work has yet to blip your radar screen, I've done my best to compile new and old, original and remix, which you can peep below. If you like dance music in general and that UK sound in particular, you simply can't miss this.

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - "I'll Take Care Of U"

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - "NY Is Killing Me"

From We're New Here, where Jamie XX remixes and reenvisions Gil Scott-Heron's I'm New Here album. Available February 21 (UK) and February 22 (US) on CD, MP3 and limited-edition vinyl box set. Pre-order here.

Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" (Jamie XX Shuffle)

Out soon digitally and on vinyl through XL Recordings.

Jamie XX - Far Nearer

From Jamie XX's debut 12", out sometime in the near future on Numbers Records. The release is supposedly held up because of an unauthorized Janet Jackson sample. And no one wants to piss off the Jacksons. Especially Joe.


Jamie XX - In The Mix for BBC Radio 1
Nosaj Thing - Fog (Jamie XX Remix)
Florence and the Machine - You Got The Love (Jamie XX Remix) [feat. The XX]
Jack Penate - Pull My Heart Away (Jamie XX Remix)

Best hope/most anticipated/producer of the year?  It's early, but I'm thinkin' so.

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