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Jamie xx’s BBC Essential Mix

joomplu:318There’s no denying that The xx‘s Jamie xx is an extremely talented solo producer. After producing The xx’s self-titled debut, the Mercury Prize Winner went on to remix the late Gil-Scott Heron on We’re New Here and then released a new single entitled “Far Nearer”. A few days ago, Jamie took over the DJ booth and spun a two-hour mix for the BBC Essential Mix series. You can listen to entire mix in full below, courtesy of Young Turks. There are some great songs included from such artists as Orbital, WileyJames Blake, and ends with Jamie’s own mix of Radiohead‘s “Bloom”.

Full tracklisting for Jamie’s mix is available after the break.


Hoodie Allen Details ‘Leap Year’

New York-based rapper Hoodie Allen has announced that his forthcoming Leap Year mixtape will be released on July 26th. Like his previous mixtape, Pep Rally, Hoodie will be releasing it online for free download.

Hoodie tends to incorporate many indie samples into his work, including the works of The Black Keys, Beach House, and Gil-Scott Heron & Jamie xx in the past (just to name a few). His new work should be no different, as is shown by the brand new Leap Year trailer below. Excited? You should be.

Hit the break to see Hoodie’s upcoming tour dates.


Jamie xx + Gil Scott-Heron = Remix Album

I’m New Here, released in February 2010, was Gil Scott-Heron‘s first album in thirteen years. Jamie of The xx has remixed thirteen tracks from the I’m New Here studio sessions, creating a new album entitled We’re New Here, which is scheduled for a February 21st release. Read more to listen to the tracks “I’ll Take Care Of U” and “NY Is Killing Me,” as well as the tracklisting.

Track Listing

01. I’m New Here
02. Home
03. I’ve Been Me (Interlude)
04. Running
05. My Cloud
06. Certain Things (Interlude)
07. The Crutch
08. Ur Soul and Mine
09. Parents (Interlude)
10. Piano Player
11. NY Is Killing Me
12. Jazz (Interlude)
13. I’ll Take Care Of U