If you’re in desperate need of an xx fix while the band work on their new album, try these long-promised tracks from drummer and producer Jamie Smith. Continuing a fine year for him (he’s already remixed the late, great Gil Scott Heron’s ‘I’m New Here’ and THAT Adele track), they showcase his ability to pick vocal samples and uncluttered forward-thinking beats that still have a strong, dancefloor ready side. Janet Jackson even makes an appearance in amongst the steel pans, so see if you can spot her.

Jamie xx

The label, Glasgow’s Numbers, is also worth checking out if you fancy buying some new UK dance music but don’t know where to start.

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