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The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make sure that their song is the one that comes out on top, but it’s still an imprecise science. It means different things to different people, certain niches will gravitate toward… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

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Hear Jamie xx’s Beats 1 Radio Mix

Jamie xx gets played a whole lot on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio; the internet radio station treats him the way most pop radio stations treat Katy Perry. That’s a good thing, especially when it means we get a whole new Jamie xx DJ mix out of it. This past weekend, the same weekend Jamie xx… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2015 - 9:32 am

Preview Jamie xx’s Soundscapes Composition “Ultramarine”

Earlier this month, we found out that Jamie xx was commissioned to create a composition for the National Gallery’s latest Soundscapes exhibition in London, where musicians and sound artists create sound instillations based on a selected painting from the museum. Jamie chose Théo van Rysselberghe’s painting Coastal Scene and responded with “Ultramarine,” grabbing inspiration from… More »

By: Lisa Brown / July 21, 2015 - 11:46 am

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you’re not a teenager anymore. And the third day of this year’s Pitchfork Festival started like that, with the great Waxahatchee playing a warm, pretty set that never quite achieved liftoff. (It wasn’t their fault. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

Jamie xx – “Loud Places (John Talabot Remix)”

Last month, Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space WNYU radio show shared a brand new John Talabot remix of Jamie xx’s “Loud Places.” The song premiered at the end of Swedish house music DJ Axel Boman’s BIS mix. Romy Madley-Croft’s haunting vocals remain a core component of Talabot’s remix; hear it below. More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 9, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Jamie xx Creates “Ultramarine” Installation For National Gallery’s Soundscapes Exhibition

Jamie xx was commissioned to create a composition for the National Gallery’s new Soundscapes exhibition, which opens tomorrow in London. The aim of the exhibit is to “encourage visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.” Each artist got to pick a piece to go along with their composition, and Jamei xx chose Théo… More »

By: James Rettig / July 7, 2015 - 10:36 am

Watch Clips Of The Tree Of Codes Ballet Scored By Jamie xx

Jamie xx wrote the score to a new ballet, Tree Of Codes, which premiered at the Manchester International Festival this past Friday. This marks the festival’s first major dance commission, and Jamie xx worked on the project alongside the Paris Opera Ballet’s choreographer Wayne McGregor and the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, who arranged all of… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 6, 2015 - 9:55 am

Is Noel Gallagher Working With Jamie xx?

Yesterday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headlined Best Kept Secret Festival in the Netherlands. Dutch site 3voor12 got a chance to speak to him while he was there, and in the interview, he dropped a few major hints about a forthcoming album with a “mystery producer.” He seemed pretty reluctant to talk about it “i… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

Watch Jamie xx Play Seth Meyers With Romy, Jehnny Beth, Caroline Polachek, More

Jamie xx released his solo masterpiece In Colour earlier this month, and one of its high points is “Loud Places,” the bittersweet disco banger that features a lovely, longing vocal from Jamie’s xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. Earlier this month, he performed “Loud Places” on the French show Le Grand Journal with Croft, fellow xx… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 8:49 am

Preview Jamie xx’s Tree Of Codes Ballet Track “Pianna”

Jamie xx just released his debut solo LP In Colour, and it’s one of the year’s best albums. As an encore, he’s also composed the score for a new contemporary ballet. Tree Of Codes, inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, is set to be part of this year’s Manchester International Festival, and it will debut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2015 - 11:01 am

Watch Jamie xx Perform “Loud Places” With A Choir On Le Grand Journal

Jamie xx’s dark horse of an electronic pop album, In Colour, drops today — in fact, it’s our Album Of The Week! — and today he made an appearance on France’s nightly news and talk show, Le Grand Journal. He was joined by his xx bandmates Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim, Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 2, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour

When Jamie xx played Coachella, people danced. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising; Jamie xx is, at least on the face of it, a famous dance music producer who made a Drake/Rihanna hit once. But Jamie xx makes wallflower music, and a festival like Coachella is not traditionally kind to people who make wallflower music. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Hear Alternate Versions Of Jamie xx’s In Colour Tracks

Jamie xx’s gorgeous, incandescent solo debut In Colour comes out next week, and it’s the sort of album we’re going to be talking about for a while. He’s been working on the album for a long time, tinkering with different versions of the tracks that ended up on the album. And last night, he wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 9:30 am

Stream Jamie xx In Colour

We’ve been telling you for a while that Jamie xx’s understated rave-pop opus In Colour is one of the best albums of the year; now you can hear it for yourself. After sharing the immensely promising advance singles “Gosh,” “Loud Places,” and “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” the xx’s sonic mastermind is streaming… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Persuasions Leader On Jamie xx Sample: “I Was Told About It But Forgot”

UPDATE: A rep for Jamie xx says “the sample has been cleared.”

UPDATE 2: Hayes retracted his statements to Billboard: “I was told about it but forgot.”


Jamie xx’s full-length debut In Colour is one of the finest albums of the year so far, and the Young Thug/Popcaa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2015 - 12:49 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Jamie xx – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” (Feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)

Early next month, Jamie xx will release In Colour, his first real solo LP, and please believe me when I tell you that it’s an absolute fucking stunner, a beautiful meditation on club music that, at certain points, works as straight-up club music. We’ve heard the early tracks “Gosh” and “Loud Places,” the latter of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2015 - 9:25 am

Jamie xx – “Gosh” Video

Last month, when the xx’s production mastermind Jamie xx announced his debut solo album In Colour, he shared a couple of new tracks: “Loud Places,” a lovely collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft, and the impressionistic dancefloor banger “Gosh.” “Loud Places” already got a video, and now “Gosh” has one, too. For the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 10:15 am
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