Jamie xx

Jamie Smith, better known to you and me as Jamie xx, released his debut album today: a compete remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s 2010 album I’m New Here. The re-fixed version, We’re New Here, is a journey through the minds of two people separated not only by age – 39 years to be precise – but stylistically too. Gil, a modern jazz and blues legend; Jamie, one of the best young electronic producers around.

The pair have only met briefly and have exchanged thoughts on the project by handwritten letter; a surprising, yet revealing, departure from Jamie’s usually electronic approach to his work.

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx – I’ll Take Care Of U

Aside from working on his first solo LP, Jamie xx has been busy delivering separate remixes for a number of top acts including Adele, Falty DL, Florence and the Machine, Glasser and Jack Penate. He’s released original material too, just the other day we were treated to a new track called ‘Beat For’. In short, the young man is prolific.

Remember, it was only in 2009 that The xx burst onto the scene with their Mercury Prize-winning debut album.

Jamie xx – Beat For

Thanks to Vinyl and Vodka for this one.

On Sunday, BBC 6 Music broadcast a two hour mix where he played the likes of Burial, RJD2, Floating Points and some of his own productions. Listen to it here.


One Response to “Jamie xx”

  1. I’ll take care of U is amazing! can’t wait to listen to the rest of the album!

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