The station has announced the line-up for its weekly late-night show
The xx‘s Jamie xx will join BBC 6 Music this week as part of the station’s Friday 6 Mix series.
He will feature as part of a six-strong team of DJs playing back-to-back on Friday (October 25) which includes 6 Mix regulars Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall, alongside other new additions Goldie and Derrick May.
The DJs will then all play separate shows, with Jamie xx’s set taking place on December 6.
The Friday 6 Mix series is as follows:
All DJs back to back, 10pm – midnight, (October 25)
Goldie, 10pm – midnight, (November 1),
Derrick May, 10pm – midnight, (November 8)
Erol Alkan, 10pm – midnight, (November 15)
Groove Armada, 10pm – midnight, (November 22)
Andrew Weatherall, 10pm – midnight, (November 29)
Jamie xx, 10pm-midnight, (December 6)
The xx recently announced that they will release a limited-edition split 12-inch single later this month.
Just 750 copies of the split single will be released on October 28 and pre-orders are being taken now on the Young Turks website. The single will pair ‘Without’, a track from Sampha’s recent ‘Dual’ EP, with ‘Reconsider’, a bonus track from The xx’s 2012 album ‘Coexist’.
In September, The xx revealed they have “just begun” their new album, the follow-up to last year’s ‘Coexist’, and said they are “feeling inspired and ready to go”. ‘Coexist’ recently won the Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album Prize at the AIM Independent Music Awards.