GDD™ Morning Update: Jamie xx, Panda Bear, How to Dress Well


Jamie xx drops his “favourite tunes of 2014” in new two-hour mix
• Watch a New Video from Panda Bear
• Download an Unreleased Track from How to Dress Well


Jamie xx drops his “favourite tunes of 2014” in new two-hour mix

British auteur Jamie xx’s BBC 6 Music residency has delivered some absolute gems so far this year, from his two-hour session for 1Xtra back in July that featured unreleased material from James Blake and John Talabot, amongst others; then there was the time back in February when Jamie xx and Four Tet stopped by Sydney’s FBi Radio to play an hour of back-to-back exclusives back in February.

For the third session in his 6 Mix residency last Friday night, the taste-making producer took a look back at the tunes that inspired him in 2014. “I’m gonna be playing my favourite tunes from the last year,” he says in the intro, “and some forthcoming tunes from 2015. I let the music do the talking as much as possible.” As expected, it’s a typically expansive selection ranging from releases on his new label 1-800 Dinosaur to ambient minimalism, deep techno from the likes of Mathew Jonson and syrup-soaked rap anthems like Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan’s Lifestyle. You can listen to the full two hour mix below.

Outside of his radio duties, Jamie xx has been busy recording this past year as well, working on the next album for The xx, as well as a string of original releases like All Under One Roof Raving, one of our favourite tracks of the year. Happily he’s also headed back to our shores for the second time this year, hitting the new year’s circuit of Falls Festival, Southbound and Sydney’s Field Day. [Photo by Jamie-James Medina]



1. Wiki – Living With My Mom (feat. Nasty Nigel)
2. Hodge – Flashback
3. Ajukaja & Andrevski – Looking For Something Thats Not There
4. Trevino – To the Core
5. Mattheis – Blablavism
6. Claude Speeed – R U Sorry
7. Max Cooper – Woven Ancestry (Lusine Remix)
8. Akwaaba – Mumunde
9. Balla et ses Balladins – Samba
10. Mr Assister – Bala
11. Jack J – Take It To The Edge
12. Mathew Jonson – Automation
13. Floating Points – Nuits Sonores
14. Alland Byallo – Dead Ringer (Mosca Remix) (feat. Aquarius Heaven)
15. Fight For This Love (Unknown Remix)
16. Ray Hurley – Just Yourself
17. James Blake – 200 Press
18. Chance the Rapper & Lucki Eck$ – Stevie Wonder
19. Rich Gang – Lifestyle (feat. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan)
20. DeJ Loaf – Me U & Hennessy
21. OKAYKAYA – I’m Stupid But I Love You
22. Sun Kil Moon – Dogs
23. Liquid Liquid – Bellhead
24. Josh Powell – Unknown Track
25. Kowton – Glock & Roll
26. ID
27. Mr Beatnick – Ice Cream Strut
28. MFSB – Mysteries Of The World (Edit)
29. Richard Adams – Your Love Is (Ecstacy)

(via inthemix)


Watch a New Video from Panda Bear

Panda Bear—the solo project of Animal Collective member Noah Lennox—has unveiled a striking, 3D-animated video for “Boys Latin.” Taken from his forthcoming Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper LP, which arrives midway through January via Domino, the video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch of San Francisco-based animation studio Encyclopedia Pictura, and reportedly tells the story of a young woman whose hike along a coastal tide pool “turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction.”

“We tried hard to bring out the vibe of that alternating melody that Noah is singing,” Saxon says. “We wondered what that should look and feel like from a synesthesia perspective. We’ve always believed that shapes and forms themselves have emotional meaning. For example, round things are often cute and non-threatening, while spiky things usually seem dangerous. We ran with that idea by creating these dynamic forms that grow out of our characters as they deal with their emotions.”

Further details of Panda Bear’s forthcoming Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper album can be found here, and the video for “Boys Latin” can be watched above.

(via XLR8R)


Download an Unreleased Track from How to Dress Well


How to Dress Well (a.k.a. Tom Krell) has provided the latest entry into LuckyMe‘s advent calendar, for which the Glasgow label and collective is giving away a different track each day leading up to Christmas. Following previous offerings from Hudson Mohawke (remixing Four Tet), Jacques Greene, and Claude Speeed, among others, Krell’s “Tomb for Anatole” was recorded during the sessions that led to his 2012 album Total Loss, but never saw an official release. (From his more recent LP, Krell’s “Repeat Pleasure” single was recently highlighted last week as one of our top 50 tracks of 2014). In keeping with his melancholic, R&B-influenced signature, the track is built around shimmering synths and Krell’s somewhat nostalgic falsetto, and can be streamed and downloaded below, while all the other tracks shared by LuckyMe so far this season can be grabbed for free here.

(via XLR8R)