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