NOW PLAYING: Jamie xx – “Gosh”
You might know Jamie xx (Jamie Smith) as a member of The xx and for his Gil-Scott Heron sampling album (2011’s excellent ‘We’re New Here’). But today Jamie has finally released a proper solo album (‘In Colour’), and “Gosh” is the obvious highlight. It’s a strange summer anthem if there ever was one. It begins like any typical electro-pop song via Caribou or Disclosure, but at the 2min mark it turns into something special. It’s hard to describe, but to me it’s like hearing LCD Soundsystem for the first time and realizing that electronic music can offer so much more than just a beat or a drop. Expect this song (and this album) to be on my best-of-2015 list.
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