Over the past year, Jamie xx and James Blake have seemingly taken turns in previewing each other’s music via BBC radio residencies. The first play of the former’s ‘Girl’ was aired under a pseudonym by Blake, and in an instalment of Benji B’s Radio 1 show last night, Jamie xx took over as host.
As well as presenting a guest mix by John Talabot (consisting entirely of new music), he invited James Blake into the studio to preview a new track (as yet ‘Untitled’).
There was also time for Young Turks offshoot Whities head Nick Tasker to preview new, unreleased tracks. So there’s plenty to dig into.
More like this
James Blake, Kamasi Washington and Princess Nokia also impress on a not-so-sleepy Sunday.
This follows a seven-song session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic program.
The singer/producer teamed up with the streaming service for a fancy new piano session.
‘Assume Form’ comes to the singer’s home town for the first time in a celebration of new beginnings and silver linings.