Archive | June, 2011

New Music // Jamie XX – Far Nearer

6 Jun

 

Jamie XX is the stage name for Jamie Smith who, along with Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, make up the London-based band The XX. If you’re not yet familiar with them yet do yourself the favour, you won’t be dissapointed.

On the side Jamie has been releasing a prolific string of remixes, each track filtered through his own unique brand of Dubstep.

Working with artists like Florence + The Machine, Glasser, and most notably the late Gil Scott-Heron, he’s making distinct ripples in the musical ether, proving he’s a genuine talent and not just the beatmaster at the back of the stage during XX shows.

And now, just in time for summer, Jamie’s kettle drum infused jam that’s been floating around the internet for a while has received a proper iTunes release. While his musical style as part of The XX is dark, brooding, melancholic, and beautiful this track shows that he can do sunny days just as well as any chillwave artist.