After months of anticipation, Jamie xx finally releases his first debut solo single on none other than Bleep's Best Label of 2010 - Glasgow's Numbers label. 'Far Nearer' is released on limited edition 12". The hi-spec 12" comes complete with heavyweight vinyl housed in a fluorescent inner and die cut outer sleeve and when purchased on Bleep comes with an instant MP3 download of the release delivered straight to your account.
The boy with the midas touch has worked with artists such as The xx, the late great Gil Scott-Heron, Florence and the Machine, Adele and is soon to be in the studio with rap superstar Drake. Forget the hype / commercial success though, Jamie xx is an incredible producer and seems appropriate to release on a label whose integrity cannot be questioned.
The lead track is an understated yet powerful production, its ecstatic, steel drum-driven rhythm merging beautifully with its pitch bent and re-interpreted vocal phrase "I Feel Better When I Have You Near Me". Countering the sweetness of Far Nearer is B-side track 'Beat For', a dark and brooding beast blending half-remembered rave hooks with the same sense of rhythm and space that characterizes Jamie's work with The xx.
A beautifully presented first solo release from one of the hottest producers on the planet, make sure you get your copy or forever regret it.
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