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The xx: 'On Hold' (Jamie xx Remix)

Last week Jamie xx revealed his remix for the song 'On Hold'.  It comes from the album I See You by the xx, and the video revisits the original video from when the song was released last year.  You can see the original here, directed by Alasdair McLellan and filmed in Marfa, Texas.  Check the remix below!


The XX: 'On Hold'

It's no big secret that the XX have been in the studio recently.  They've shared some images on their Instagram as they work on the new project, as well as updating their 'In The Studio' playlist on Spotify.  Recently that list included a few short, untitled clips that appear to be samples from the upcoming third record 'I See You'.

Early this morning 'On Hold' was released, and the next chapter in one of the most influential bands' history  begins.  It's the first time since Jamie XX' 'In Colour' that we've heard all three band members performing together, and it is a very welcome return.  The song begins gently and ends on a high note with the sound of early hip hop and electro making it's way into the mix.  With each release the XX have explored new aspects of their sound, and that's an exciting prospect as their third record approaches.



Jamie XX ft. Romy: 'SeeSaw' (Nic Fanciulli Remix)

Jamie XX has one of the stand out albums of the last few years with 'In Colour' and it's no surprise that some of the biggest tunes are the ones with his partners from the XX.  'SeeSaw' the collaboration with Romy has just reached an exciting new stage in its evolution with the remix from Nic Fanciulli.  This version clocks in at eight and a half minutes, remains true to the original and yet becomes an expansive new dance floor masterpiece.  It's no surprise that this has been dubbed 'the hottest record in the world' by Annie Mac.  Get the Beatport exclusive here



Jamie xx + Four Tet + Romy - Seesaw (club version)

Jamie XX has one of the stand out albums of 2015.  'In Colour' is both a continuation of the work he's done with the XX, all the while moving in it's own distinct direction.  The collaborations with his fellow members of the XX are very special moments contained within a masterpiece.  'Seesaw' features Romy, and now they've released a new club version in collaboration with Four Tet.  The minimalist groove builds onto the beauty of this song and only serves to make it more powerful...

We love it. 


The 10 Things About Governors Ball 2016 That Set The Bar High For Every Other Festival

Governors Ball has fast become the quintessential New York music festival.  Much like Lollapalooza in Chicago, Governors Ball selects a unique lineup, and embraces the city's eclectic musical legacy.  For years it's been a favourite of ours, and the 2016 lineup reminds us why.  The list combines older favourites, bright new artists, classic hip hop, standard bearing dj's and just about anything else you can imagine.  We selected 10 stand out acts that make Governors Ball the most promising festival of 2016. Get your tickets here!

1. Thundercat: Whoever thought we might want to enjoy the brilliant funked out future jazz bass insanity that is Thundercat was exactly right. Nice one, Governors Ball!

2. De La Soul: The hip hop legends will performing in their own back yard.  Governors Ball always brings both classic hip hop and some serious local talent to their stages, and they accomplish both with De La Soul in the mix.  

3. Bat For Lashes: Last time we had her blow our minds was about 5 years ago. We are do for another round of her greatness.

4. Beck: The mysterious, irreverent Beck spoke about releasing 2 albums within a year.  We can only hope he's following up 'Morning Phase' with it's "sonically dangerous" counterpart.  Whether it's his hits from the 90's or something brand new, Beck will no doubt steal the show.

5. Robyn: In a near headline spot, means we get to see the energetic legend either at night, or at sundown. Last time we saw Robyn was years ago at Sasquatch and she puts on one of the best shows imaginable.

6. Years & Years: After the release of 'Communion' you can expect just about every festival out there wants Years & Years on their lineup.  This is an innovative young band that sounds better live than on their record.

7. Two Door Cinema Club: These guys can do no wrong. Their songs are perfect. Their live show is an exercise in dance rock greatness. You need to check them out.

8. Galantis: This duo have made an international name for themselves in a hurry with a series of amazing singles that grew into the album 'Pharmacy'.  Their live shows have had an incredible reputation since their Coachella 2015 appearance.

9. Miike Snow: They are back. And it's going to be oh. So. Good.

10. Jamie XX: 'In Colour' translates into a brilliant dj set.  Last summer at Bestival in Toronto, Jamie XX captivated his audience on a foggy afternoon, and we've been wanting more ever since.