This mix has been on constant repeat for the last week. I've found it oddly appropriate for almost any occasion; from waiting for a bus, to getting ready to go out, to laying on the beach, to going home drunk at 4am. It's Jamie xx's latest mix for BBC Radio 1. Something that struck me about this mixtape was it's fluidity. It's brilliant. It's seamless. One reason why it's been on constant repeat is that this 27 and a half minute mix is like the symbol for infinity; you can't tell where it ends and begins, so I find myself midway through it once more before I realise that it's playing over.
The transitions in Jamie xx's mixes are virtually undetectable, the beats from one track just glide into the next to deliver a whole experience. A real journey, without any annoying stop offs along the way. Excellent. And like others who love this mix, I just died upon hearing Lumidee's 'Never Leave You' resurrected in such a fashion. Get it. Tracklist below the mp3.
Timmy Thomas — Why Can’t We Live Together
Zomby — Tarantula
Jamie Woon — Night Air – Becoming Real Remix
Koreless — M.T.I.
James Blake — I Mind
Cassie — Must Be Love – Jacques Greene’s Marriage Proposal Mix
Mount Kimbie — Before I Move Off
Rui Da Silva — Touch Me – Chopped and Screwed
DJ Choko — Stealth Drums
Jamie xx — Far Nearer – The Knife Bootleg
Beach House — 10 Mile Stereo
Crazy Cousinz — Inflation – Chopped and Screwed
Tanya Stephens — Can’t Touch Me No More
Dj A B — Darbuka
Harmonic 313 — Problem 7
Lumidee — Never Leave You
Adele — Rolling In The Deep – Jamie XX Shuffle
Gil Scott Heron and Jamie XX — One Take