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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music-related video this week may have been something that didn't have any music. I'm talking about Hannibal Buress consuming Justin Bieber's soul. There are days when I want to turn this entire column into a tribute to Buress, who is not a musician in any way. (Proof.) Nevertheless, there were a bunch of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2015 - 10:53 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Spring! Finally! It's above 45 degrees here in New York, and though it's a tad rainy, color is slowly creeping back into the world. The music realm seems to be doing the same, with irresistible, colorful dance tracks beginning to blossom and populate pre-summer playlists (the almighty Song Of The Summer approaches!). Of course, it'… More »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Jamie xx – “Loud Places” (Feat. Romy) Video

Jamie xx's "Loud Places," the first single from his first-ever solo album In Colour, teams the xx's production mastermind with his bandmate Romy Madley Croft for a soft, murmuring, beautiful house track. And in its brand-new video, from directors Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger, the two bandmates skateboard across a nighttime London cityscape. It's a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015 - 8:48 am

Jamie xx – “Loud Places” (Feat. The xx’s Romy Madley Croft) + “Gosh”

After cranking out occasional solo tracks for a few years, the xx's production mastermind Jamie xx announced plans to release his first solo album In Colour earlier this week. And today, he's shared the new song "Loud Places," a collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. You might expect a song that features two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Jamie xx’s Debut Album In Colour Out In June

Jamie xx has been teasing a debut album with a series of singles and 7-inches for the past few years, but it looks like it is finally on its way. According to a new Mixmag cover story (via Pitchfork), the DJ's first album is called In Colour and will be out in June via Young… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2015 - 8:55 am

Jamie xx – “Alba”

UPDATE: As it turns out, "Alba" is the same song as "Sunrise," the track for that Continuum short film. Whoops. When last we heard from the xx's production mastermind Jamie xx, he'd recorded "Sunrise," a track for the soundtrack of the experimental short film Continuum. And while Jamie doesn't seem any closer to dropping hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 10:29 am

Download New Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless, & John Talabot Tracks From Sofia Mattioli’s Continuum Score

Earlier this year, the British artist Sofi Mattioli worked with Jamie xx to make a conceptual music video for his "Sleep Sound" single, filming people dancing to the song at the Manchester Deaf Centre. Mattioli, along with her longtime collaborator Rebecca Salvadori, has just made a new short film called Continuum, and she's called o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2014 - 9:00 am

Watch SBTRKT, Jamie xx, and Jessie Ware’s Full Sets From iTunes Festival London

Since the beginning of September, Apple's iTunes Festival has had a new show each night. The past two nights have seen Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, and Jamie xx take the stage. Both Ware and SBTRKT performed new songs from their respective upcoming albums. All of the performances are available to stream on iTunes for a limited… More »

By: James Rettig / September 20, 2014 - 11:18 am

Hear New James Blake & John Talabot Tracks On Benji B’s Radio 1 Show Guest Hosted By Jamie XX

Benji B wasn't around to host his Radio 1 show this week, so Jamie XX came to fill in, and he brought with him some very nice things. If you head over to Radio 1 and listen through the most recent broadcast, you'll find a brand new untitled song by James Blake, followed immediately by… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 17, 2014 - 11:28 am

Watch Jamie xx’s Boiler Room DJ Set

Jamie xx has been making the media rounds lately, and his latest stop was the top of Young Turks headquarters in London for a Boiler Room DJ set. Boiler Room describes the mix as "A homage to London... an honorary whip through the nostalgic touchstones of UK club music, dashed also with some new material."… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 26, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Jamie xx – “All Under One Roof Raving”

In addition to recording with the xx, Jamie xx is working on a solo album, and he just shared another song from it. The new tune is called "All Under One Roof Raving," and it features the producer's signature steel drums matched against ominous fart bass and some confrontational spoken-word samples (including material from Mark… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 20, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Jamie xx – “Girl”

Every month or so, James Blake shows up on BBC Radio 1 to host his Residency show, where he debuts new songs and remixes and does some interviews and talks a lot. Last month, he played "Bloke," which he said was a new track from the mysterious "Simon Tallywhacker," an artist who had no internet… More »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Jamie xx – “Sleep Sound” Video

In making a video for Jamie xx's new single "Sleep Sound," the artist Sofia Mattioli visited the Manchester Deaf Centre and filmed the hearing-impaired people there dancing to the track. They couldn't hear it, of course, but they could feel the vibrations. All the dancers Mattioli filmed are young, including a five-year-old boy, and there'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 9:32 am

Jamie xx – “Sleep Sound”

UPDATE: You may have already heard this song when it appeared untitled on a Pional mix last year. More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 27, 2014 - 11:25 am

Four Tet & Jamie xx – “Seesaw”

Last night, a mob of artists associated with London's beyond-cool Young Turks label, and their various friends and contemporaries, took over the Sydney radio statio FBi 94.5, all of them playing new music. That means we suddenly have a ton of new tracks to pick through. Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis played a short DJ… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014 - 10:40 am

Hear A Previously Unreleased Jamie xx Song

Fact Magazine's FACT mix series recently featured a mix from Pional, a singer and DJ best known for his work with John Talabot. Right in the center of that mix were were two tracks with both artist and title listened as "UNKNOWN." Now it turns out one of those tracks was in fact an unreleased… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 18, 2013 - 6:11 pm

The xx – “Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)” Video

In the wake of celebrating Oli's birthday rather sexily down at Bonnaroo, the xx are releasing this promotional video for their "Sunset" self-remix. Here, the Jamie xx "Edit"'s dusky thump is affixed to archival, Everything Is Terrible-type footage, featuring a dead-serious girl dancing around in a jacket that just happens to have an "x" o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 10, 2013 - 12:26 pm

The xx – “Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)”

Jamie xx already produced the xx's "Sunset," the most dance-informed song on his band's 2012 sophomore album Coexist. But now he's gone and remixed his own track, turning up the thump and converting it into a six-minute floor-filler, albeit one with a ton of negative space. It's a great example of a remix that keep'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2013 - 11:32 am

Four Tet – “Lion (Jamie xx Remix)”

Earlier this year, the great British electronic producer Four Tet released Pink, an excellent and somewhat underrated collection of dance singles. In the past, Four Tet has remixed the xx's "VCR" and "Angels," and now the xx's production mastermind Jamie xx returns the favor, reworking the Pink track "Lion." Jamie xx's version of the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2012 - 9:25 am

Jamie xx – “Touch Me”

At about 49 minutes on the embed below, the xx's sonic architect, Jamie, shares the latest iteration of his by now practically patented steel-drummed/florid-house dance music. There's a disassociated vocal sample offering instruction in rhythm, there's the reverberating sounds of an island getaway and tropical cocktails, and there's the underbelly of a mid-tempo beat for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 1, 2012 - 10:34 am
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