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Jon Hopkins – “We Disappear” (Feat. Lulu James) Video

Jon Hopkins’ Immunity gave us some of the most taut and explorative electronic music of 2013. Now he’s surprising us again by reworking some of those tracks with vocalists. After a new collaboration with Bat For Lashes, Hopkins added a Purity Ring guest spot to “Breathe This Air” and a soulful Lulu James performance to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 16, 2014 - 11:03 am

Jon Hopkins – “We Disappear” (New Version Feat. Lulu James)

The instrumental track “We Disappear” was the first song on Immunity, the album of conceptual, leftfield dance music that the British producer (and Brian Eno buddy) Jon Hopkins released last year. He’s just put together a new version of the song, and this one features an airy vocal from the spirited British soul singer Lulu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Lulu James – “Sweetest Thing” Video

Lulu James has released a video for her most recent single “Sweetest Thing.” Like her clips for “Closer” and “Step By Step” before this, the video features James in different avant garde costuming, solo-dancing throughout. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 7, 2013 - 10:34 am

Lulu James – “Sweetest Thing”

Lulu James continues to release one-off singles with “Sweetest Thing.” It’s a straightforward R&B cut, but still has flourishes of her brand of futurism, sounding like creatures from another planet are on backing vocals. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 16, 2013 - 11:28 am

Lulu James – “Step By Step” Video

Last week, one of our favorite songs was “Step By Step,” the lush but hard-pounding diva-house anthem from the Tanzanian-born, UK-based singer Lulu James. The song’s brand-new video is top-shelf dance-hedonism absurdity, with James playing a priestess in a tribal disco cathedral, with lasers shooting everywhere and near-naked dudes dancing all around her. Check it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2013 - 11:03 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Welcome to the second installment of The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, a new column where we spotlight the tracks in the conversation this week that we liked the most. The last seven days have been enormously weighty with stuff to consume, especially when a lot of favorites (including Disclosure’s “F For You,” Yeah… More »

By: Stereogum / June 28, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Lulu James – “Step By Step”

Tanzania-born, British siren of esoteric soul Lulu James is back with “Step By Step.” There’s little word on when a full-length release from the young singer will arrive, but between this and “Closer,” it’s clear there’s a dynamic force at work here. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 25, 2013 - 4:24 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Yesterday, Beach House and Phoenix both dropped mindbending, huge-budgeted videos at basically the exact same moment; as soon as I got done writing up one of them, I had to launch into the next one right away. So, big indie artists: Pace your shit out a little bit better! Don’t drown us in interesting music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 8, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Lulu James – “Closer” Video

British soul-force Lulu James knows how to do simplicity with a ton of panache. In the sparse black-and-white video for her electro-soul track “Closer,” she shows that gyrating in front of the camera is heightened not only by knowing how to move, but when adorned in a fur and studs. Check out the video below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 6, 2013 - 11:47 am

Lulu James – “Closer (12″ Mix)”

Following the release of her Be Safe/Stuck EP in 2012, English songstress Lulu James has been hailed a visionary of 21st century soul. James’s sound is indebted to an array of genres that span generations; in “Closer,” hesitant early-techno synth lines introduce the song and carry James’s voice into the explosive, danceable chorus. The new… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 20, 2013 - 4:13 pm