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is anyone else REALLY excited about this?
if not, listen to this and you will be
the drums dont quite fit, those snare hits sound so lame and rinsed out, the way he chopped the vocals is kind of rinsed too. No groove to them at all it ruins the flow of the rest of the track, which is alright oin the whole. So yeah its a miss for me. I like a bit more flex in my rhythms. Plus that Gil-Scott album was pretty boring so I'm not hopeful he can bring much else to it, hopefuly there is the odd gem on it.
I'm not down on him as a whole though his up coming single on Numbers has grown on me since I first heard it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBdYnqvnawE this is a nice summery little anthem in the making.
He's still a little way off the likes of Hackman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkkLs0cy_b4 / Hypno: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Um_IQIS5c / Deadboy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVVKh0faaYw / Julio Bashmore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeBmP-hTxQU / Mosca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlZQ3C2ASgo who all hit simular sounds but with loads more flex and style right now. Jamie XX will prob come into his own at some point though and I can't wait to hear that.
the Gil Scott-Heron record was boring? So, so very wrong...
but the music behind it didn't stand out at all, it just didn't work for me. The potential for instrumentals behind him is immense but they just failed big time to make anything remotly memorable. Its a half formed album to me.
but I think this one's a definite success
not looking good is it, the only ones I was feeling where the remix of Basic Space from ages ago and the forthcoming Numbers, which is kinda fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkOUIGzVJZA Even then Pariah's remix is still the best version of Basic Space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXS3n94XPjI
He'll get a push way more than anyone else making this kind of music which is kind of a shame but what can you do. I still think he's got a load of talent I just don't think he's shown it yet with this stuff and I don't think the hype will help with him finding his voice more either.
http://chriscunningham.com/ has an amazing remix of NY is killing Me.
as you would imagine Jamie XX remixing Gl Scott Heron. I.e. DREADFUL.
Timmy Thomas — Why Can’t We Live Together
Zomby — Tarantula
Jamie Woon — Night Air – Becoming Real Remix
Koreless — M.T.I.
James Blake — I Mind
Cassie — Must Be Love – Jacques Greene’s Marriage Proposal Mix
Mount Kimbie — Before I Move Off
Rui Da Silva — Touch Me – Chopped and Screwed
DJ Choko — Stealth Drums
Jamie xx — Far Nearer – The Knife Bootleg
Beach House — 10 Mile Stereo
Crazy Cousinz — Inflation – Chopped and Screwed
Tanya Stephens — Can’t Touch Me No More
Dj A B — Darbuka
Harmonic 313 — Problem 7
Lumidee — Never Leave You
Adele — Rolling In The Deep – Jamie XX Shuffle
Gil Scott Heron and Jamie XX — One Take
I'll listen laters
seems like maybe I misjudged this one..
he could a good gateway into other simular stuff for people as well. Listening to him and his mixes you could prob be led on to some cool stuff from Zomby, Doc Daneeka, Harmonic 313... any of those people I mentioned in my first post too, pretty sweet.
Gonna give it a good go, see if he can win me over. His remix of FaltyDL on Ramp recently is making me want to give him another go.
So many producers could have done a better job than that with the material...
Totally did justice to the material.
this is an improvment but still not to hot in my opinion. Both artsist have done way better else where.
My fave thing from him outside The xx by far I think.
NY Is Killing Me, which has grown on me a little since I heard it above in this thread... but not by that much, its still a highlight to the album though. I'll Take Care Of U is pretty nice and one part of Running just before the drop, but not after the drop lol.
The original at least had the good sense to take some deeply dark lyrics and make something fits underneath it. Someone like Shackleton could have done something incredible with the material. This just sounds like a record produced for a completely different singer...
I think he's made the vocals work well enough, he's just done his own thing with them instead of playing to GSH's legendery status to much. I kinda dig that. I'm just not feelin the tracks that much really. Still wanna give this dude a load of time though, I dig a few bits he does. He's right on the edge of being really onto something good things to come from him I'm sure.
Don't think Shackleton needs GSH when he has Vengeance Tenfold. He's way more contempery and on it lyricaly than GSH is nowadays.
but in that vein of skeletal, dark dubstep I think you could have had something special. Shack's just an example but there's obviously plenty more who could have done something better with it as well. An old man facing his mortality just doesn't stack up well with bright synths to me.
I think the contrast could work pretty well, light/dark and all that. But yeah I don't think it works that well here unfortunatly.
#44 YOUNG TURKS VALENTINES DAY TAKEOVER/ JAMIE XX B2B YASMIN, JESSIE WARE & SAMPHA LIVE, BLACKTRONICA, THE SHINING & A VERY SPECIAL GUEST
It was mostly Jamie xx & Yasmin playin cheesey dance/garage. I didn't even know it was on or who was playin I thought it was always tuseday nights.
Interesting read, wish I dug the music more mind... I was suprised DiS gave it such a high mark 8/10 I think...
It helps that the original is so gooooooood but he does well here.
Still looking forward to the Numbers 12" I think he had to re-record it a bit cos the sample was to obvious.
Heard one other dubstepish one and didn't like it at all.
Its been floating around forever but its here now. Best bit by him by some way I reckon. Summer vibes.
He's gonna be on Rinse on the Numbers show tomorow too w/ Jackmaster & Spencer 11pm till 1am.
internet being almost unusable
than his previous stuff.
won an great producer.
remix album is awesome and flows great, i don't know what is going on here with the haters and the peeps saying its not fitting. Its clearly ace in the same way i fell for Prefuse 73's Extinguished Outtakes back in the day. It has Radiohead qualities to it, the things i miss about them. It is indeed all personal taste in which case this is the style of post dubstep whatevers that rubs me right, dark, soulful, heavy on moody chord progression, rhythmic as fuck whilst staying really minimal. Use of noise and static in grooves too - absolute win. I know its nothing amazingly original in the world of dubstep but its done so well.
"To me, though, it's a bloodless, funkless, grooveless and completely sexless version of the UK's current spectrum of garage-indebted dance music. A somnambulant beat and an awkwardly butchered vocal sample floats in from the fog of hesitant and blurred chords. The unnecessary and bizarre pitch-shifting—also heard on his Adele remix—feels like an awkward attempt at what producers like Burial do so easily. The track's array of steel pan drums push it over the edge from innocuous hedging to disastrous misstep, the sound of someone attempting wide-eyed anthemia and crash-landing somewhere closer to limp-wristed anaemia."
You want every track in a dance to be, what, completely sexual?
I thought it was going to make great lawnmowing music, but it didn't.