Thursday, September 8, 2011
Jamie xx proved in 2011, He's one seriously hard working producer/remix artist. Download for free his latest BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, and hours of other mixes right here right now! Did I say free music?
DOWNLOAD THIS NOW: Jamie xx’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
Since the beginning of 2011, Jamie XX has been hard at work. Repeatedly pleasuring my humble, but arrogant ears. He has failed to let me down. After every release I become even more stoked and anxious for whats next.
First it was the 27 minute,"in the mix for Benji B, on BBC Radio 1," released back in January. A little over a month later, on 2/20/2011, he hit us again, with a nearly two hour long, "6 mix" Initially I had little time to enjoy the "6 mix." But eventually I was able to begin soaking it in. I was really enjoying his solo stuff. I was content with what he had already released, still blog months away from wearing out either of the first two mixes. February had came and passed. We were left with, what I call, "the epic success" aka "the sat 2/20/11, 6 mix," and a 13 track remix album.
In late 2010 early 2011, he released two singles. The first, a remix of the song "NY is killing me," and the second, another remix of the song "i'll take care of you," both songs taken from Gil Scott-Herons last album, "i'm new here." The two singles were well received, quickly catching the attention of the public and the blogosphere. The foundation was then set for the 13 track album produced entirely by Jamie XX and credited to both Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX can be found here. "we're new here"
A little further down the calendar he struck again. In April the great folks over at Fact Magazine, released "Fact mix 239" featuring both Jamie XX and Oneman. I didn't get into this one near as much as the others. It begins really mellow, with some disco. It begins to heat up a bit after the four tet "angel echoes" sample. Soon the uk garage/drum n bass sound he's known for appears and he throws in a little dub. Overall a quality mix.
Don't let me sell the 23 year old Londoner short. I'm not done yet. On June 6, 2011 he released a self-produced EP "Far Nearer/Beat For." That brings us to where we are now, or always are. On our computers scouring music blogs, consuming mp3's.
August has past and the long awaited "BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix," is a week old. But you might not have it yet, or any of the other mixes. Here is your chance to download almost all of Jamie XX's material released this year. This young producer has had a busy year. Remixes, BBC mixes, a full length, an EP, singles, and more, are all what was officially released to the people. I'm sure he's sitting on much more un-released material. So, we're ready when you are Jamie.
Oh yeah, and one more thing. Another important piece to add to a musicians resume, at least in the UK. Is being one third of last years recipients of the 2010 Mercury Prize(as a member of the electro band "the XX").