Jamie xx Talks Working With Gil Scott-Heron + More With The Creators Project
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:05:16
Jamie xx is not only in The xx but is also the mastermind behind the production of the band's brilliant debut album xx. The album received huge acclaim world-wide including picking up 2010's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Yeah, that's a big deal.
At the same time, Jamie's reputation as a producer and mixer grew exponentially through, in particular, the joint album We Were Here with Gil Scott-Heron; his remix of Florence + the Machine's "You've Got The Love"; and more recently his remix of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." These only strengthened the notion that Jamie xx's mixes are going to define dancefloors in 2012.
Jamie xx recently went into the studio with Drake, who told the BBC "The praises I'll sing the most is definitely The xx and Jamie Smith, and we're working on my upcoming second album, Take Care, together. Jamie is probably one of the most exciting producers I've ever heard." Florence, Gil Scott-Heron, Adele and Drake. Not a bad track record but who's keeping score, right?
The Creators Project recently caught up with Jamie xx to talk about his DJ sets, Coachella performance, The xx and his famous collaborations. Watch the video here here.
Did you dig Jamie xx's chat with The Creators Project? You planning to dance to Jamie xx remixes in 2012?