MIX: Jamie XX In The Mix for Benji B
by Winston "Stone" Ford
Much has been been made of Jamie xx, the quiet, sometimes too quiet backbone of London threesome The xx. The dude is making a name for himself not by creating original work, but remixing the work of others. As the latest issue of FADER points out, it’s an intriguing marketing strategy. His first album is his take on Gil Scott Herons’ I’m New Here, and his follow-up remix of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep is stellar.
As with many acts in the UK, Jamie was invited to curate a half hour mix for Benji B’s new show on Radio 1, and the result is rather impressive. Starting off with Timmy Thomas’ Why Can’t We Live Together (a song that is VERY far ahead of its time), and ending with the Gil Scott Heron refix, “One Take,” the mix is 30 mix of pure genius. Check it.
And don’t sleep on this Adele remix. (via PMA)