“Listening to music that reminded me of home was a good way to feel happy about feeling sad.”

Jamie XX interview with Pitchfork (Great read!)

Jamiexx-InColour

London Producer and DJ Jamie Smith A.K.A. Jamie XX started his career back in 2009, adding collaborations with the late Gil Scott-Heron and remixing stunning touches to Adele, Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, and Four Tet’s work to his quality portfolio. After partnering with female vocalist Romy Craft, he crafted The XX which garnered major attention from those that appreciate dark, chilled out and sensual electronica.

At the early age of 10, Jamie XX learned how to DJ after being gifted an odd pair of old family turntables and a mixer which he practiced everyday until he ingrained it into his memory. Being a bit introverted, music was how he connected to people and through it, his creativity quickly began to soar.

On June 1, 2015, Jamie XX will be officially releasing his debut album “In Colour”. The first single “Sleep Sound” was shared last year as a fun and mysterious sample of what to expect. A few preview tracks were released on Spotify providing a vibe of UK dance music and reggae including the “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” featuring Young Thug & Popcaan which is expected to be a favorite song this summer.  Plus single “Loud Places” featuring the dreamy guest vocals of Romy, embodies an originality that not only showcases exquisite beauty but allows all the space needed to watch Jamie XX mature into a true gifted Genius of sound.

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Bonus:

Jamie xx – Loud Places Feat. Romy (Eekkoo Edit)

Canadian producer Eekkoo has created his own re-edit to Jamie XX’s Loud Places. Enjoy!

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