NEW MUSIC: Jamie XX – Far Nearer, Beat For

by Winston "Stone" Ford

London’s Jamie xx might end up being more popular than the band where he gets his namesake.

While the other band members are on hiatus (I hope Romy Croft is using her time to make an R&B album), Jamie has quietly come to the forefront, dropping that killer remix for Adele, and working on a full remix album with the late, great Gil Scott-Heron. Having that said, this limited edition vinyl release for “Far Nearer,” and “Beat For,” marks the first time we’ve been able to purchase completely original material for the beatmaker.

The two tracks expand on his production for the Adele single, with chopped and screwed vocals and his calypso style. The tracks will be released on limited edition vinyl through Scottish label Far Nearer or you can (try) and buy via iTunes.