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Jamie xx feat. Romy – Loud Places (2015)

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Like Caribou’s Dan Snaith, Jamie Smith is shaped by his experiences a DJ. As Jamie xx, he’s recently released his debut solo album In Colour. The pressing features the single ‘Lost Places’. The song sounds like a section of a club set. Throw in the Idris muhammed sample, the dance rhythm, the skateboards … I am not sure he has reached such heights before.

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Jamie xx and Gil Scott-Heron – I’ll Take Care of U (2011)

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In 2011, Jamie Smith of The xx was given the opportunity to remix Scott-Heron’s comeback long player ‘I’m New Here’ from the year before. Moving away from the lo-fi original, Smith uses his industrial wont to coat the poet’s vocals in electronica. Apparently they never met during the reproduction. However, ‘I’ll Take Care of You’ reveals that these unlikely bedfellows are too far apart – steel drums and magical euphoria ensues.

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