18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode [...]


Last week we posted the most excellent Jamie xx Boiler Room Mixtape, which we played on repeat all weekend. Well another mix the Boiler Room crew have in their arsenal is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ back-to-back set with Friendly Fires, all performed at the W Hotel London live on November 14th specifically for Boiler Room TV. [...]


7 Dec
55 minutes of aural goodness from the man behind The xx

Jamie xx joins the league of superlative DJs who’ve graced the decks of one of the underground scene’s most exclusive parties. The Boiler Room are quickstrick events thrown across the world (Los Angeles, Berlin, London and New York) growing in reputation rather quickly for their well curated throwdowns broadcast live to the entire interwebs. Naturally, [...]


4 Sep
Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sim & Jamie xx's sophomore album

We’ve kept close tabs on the hyperly anticipated second album from The xx, and its time has (almost) finally arrived. While you’ll have to wait till next week to purchase Coexist via iTunes or Amazon, the fine and awesome folks at NPR have set up the entire album for streaming. Yaye! We’ve previewed as much [...]


29 Mar
The Weeknd producer Illangelo's latest Toronto crooner

It’s no secret we’re big fans of The Weeknd, so when we heard one of his producers, Illangelo, was working on a new project our ears pricked up. The Toronto producer has teamed up with upcoming post-R&B crooner TALWST (pronounced “Tall Waist”) for a seven-track EP titled Alien Tentacle Sex — an album born of [...]


25 Oct
San Francisco dubstep producer drops some free Tuesday tunes

San Francisco dubstep producer MiM0SA released his debut full length Sanctuary today, where it debuted at #8 on the iTunes Electronic Chart. So to promote the album and accompanying US tour, MiMOSA and his label False Idol Musik are releasing a September 2011 Mix to let y’all know what to expect when he comes to [...]


12 Sep
The xx's Jamie Smith delivers some haunting Monday escapism

Today Jamie xx (aka Jamie Smith) drops a new mix for FACT magazine, mix 282. The Mercury Prize winner puts together a dark, beautiful 30-minute set straight from the soul of the xx’s soundbook — perfect for a little Monday escapism. Stream it below, DOWNLOAD or check out the Soundcloud page if you have any [...]


1 Aug
Quality downtempo to kick off the workweek with

DNTEL joins Nite Jewel in dropping a mixtape for the “Check Yo Ponytail” party. With the various aliases that James Tamborello produces under (including The Postal Service, Strictly Ballroom and Headset), you never quite know what you’re gonna get from the Los Angeles producer, but via his DNTEL moniker you can expect some quality downtempo [...]

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