As the end of year lists start rolling in and bombarding our news feeds, the producer of the year accolades is one award that is often overlooked. Today, SPIN named Jamie xx as their pick, after he released his critically acclaimed and kick-ass record In Colour this year.
The album can lay claim to being one of the most beloved electronic albums of the year, and one of the best albums of the year generally – one that has been featuring near the top of every end of year list.
Jamie xx first tasted success as drummer and producer in The xx, but has really bloomed into his own as a solo artist. Since marking his own path, he has been gaining popularity and chart success left, right and centre, thanks to hisseamless synth creations, genre-bending productions which blend soaring vocals, hip-hop, a myriad instruments and synths into neat and compelling packages. Few can deny the explosiveness of the runaway track I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) ft. Young Thug and Popcaan.
Luckily for us, Jamie xx is headed our way for the Aussie summer, with a string of festivals and sideshows to wrap our ears around.
Jamie xx Tour Dates
29 Dec – 1 Jan: Beyond The Valley, Gippsland VIC – Tickets
29 Dec – 1 Jan: Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley NSW – Tickets
Fri 2 Jan: Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Tickets
Sat 3 Jan: Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth – With Four Tet – Tickets
Wed 6 Jan: Forum Theatre, Melbourne (sold out)
Thurs 7 Jan: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – Tickets
Sat 9 Jan: FOMO, Brisbane QLD – Tickets
Sun 10 Jan: Forum Theatre, Melbourne (sold out)