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Jamie xx – In Colour LP

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Jamie xx‘s debut full-length is called “In Colour” and it will drop in June on Young Turks. Among the tracks featured on the new record are previously released 12″ singles “Sleep Sound” and “Girl“, as well as new songs “Gosh“, “Loud Places“ (with Jamie’s xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft which can be previewd here), and “Seesaw“ (with Four Tet).

If you stay around long enough on jamiexx.com, you can preview some of the tracks from the new album now.

Jessie Ware – Share It All

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Jessie Ware is set to release her new album, Tough Love, later this year. She’s now shared “Share It All”, which was co-written with the xx‘s Romy Madley-Croft and produced by Julio Bashmore. It will also appear on the deluxe edition of Tough Love.

Andrea – Reconsider (The XX Cover)

Up-and-coming French producer Andrea Moonchild did a little cover of Jamie XX’s edit of Reconsider for fun on a lazy saturday morning. This Burial-like edit is available for free here. Check here for more.

The xx – Hivern Remixes (HVNXX) EP [2013]

John Talabot‘s Hivern Discs contributes four remixes from The xx’s 2012 album Coexist, that will be treated as an EP set for release next month. Marc Piñol, Mistakes Are Ok, New Jackson and new signing Round all contribute their own versions of, respectively, ‘Fiction’, ‘Reunion’, ‘Swept Away’ and ’Missing’, adding a Hivern-esque touch of hazy Mediterranean warmth while protecting the subtle, shadowy vibes of the original tracks. The HVNXX EP is out on November 11. Hear the ‘Fiction’ and ‘Reunion’ remixes below.

Video: Martina Topley-Bird feat. Mark Lanegan – Crystalised (The xx Cover)

Here’s a downtempo excellence from No. 19 Music‘s next release, Art Department presents Martina Topley-Bird featuring Mark Lanegan & Warpaint in ‘Crystalised’. The track is a complete re-imagining of The xx’s modern classic of the same name. Here though, it is masterfully re-built from the bottom up with Warpaint’s instrumentation and vocals from Martina Topley Bird and celebrated American singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan. To accompany the release, there is a fantastic video (produced by Los Angeles’s 1/60 STUDIO, directed by Javier Badet) that pairs the singing-heads of Lanegan and Topley Bird with hi-budget animation and suitably overcast imagery. The release will also include a series of remixes, including one by Directors Cut (a.k.a. Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper), plus ones by Agoria, Deniz Kurtel, and Tone of Arc. Check out the tracklist below the video and preview here.

Tracklist:
01 Crystalised
02 Crystalised [Directors Cut Signature Mix]
03 Crystalised [Directors Cut Unmarked Dub]
04 Crystalised [Agoria Remix]
05 Crystalised [Deniz Kurtel Remix]
06 Crystalised [Tone of Arc Remix]

Video: The xx – Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)

Jamie xx‘s remix of his band’s hit-single “Sunset” has now a video, featuring vintage clips by oldies French TV channel Melody.

Video: The xx – Fiction

Here’s the shadowy video for The xx‘s new single “Fiction”, one of the standout tracks from their latest album “Coexist”. Directed by Young Replicant. In case you missed it, check out Maya Jane Coles‘ chilled version of the track here.

The XX – Fiction (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

Another remix to add to your list of The xx remixes. Much like the video that accompanies the track, Maya Jane Coles‘ remix of ‘Fiction’ by is a thoroughly hypnotising affair.