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Jamie xx

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A forward-thinking beatmaker and producer, Jamie xx has helped shape the sound of the late 2000s and beyond with his Mercury Music Prize-winning group the xx and on his own. The subtle blend of indie, R&B, and dance he crafted with the xx made him a sought-after remixer for artists such as Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Gil Scott-Heron, as on 2011's boundary-breaking We're New Here. As a solo artist, Jamie xx tempered the restraint of his other work with his reverence for dance music's power to move bodies and hearts. On singles like 2014's "Under One Roof Raving" and 2015's full-length In Colour, his artful blend of the kinetic and the atmospheric was equally innovative and evocative. With 2020's hard-edged "Idontknow" and 2022's festival-ready "Let's Do It Again," he proved his music was continuing to evolve.

Born Jamie Smith in Putney, he began his musical career playing the drums, but soon started using an Akai MPC that broadened his music and allowed him to play live as well as in the studio. In 2006, he teamed up with former school friends Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft, and Baria Qureshi to form the xx. By 2009, he was known as Jamie xx, the same year that the band released its acclaimed, Mercury Prize-winning self-titled debut on the XL subsidiary Young Turks. In addition to reworking the xx's tracks, his atmospheric version of Florence + the Machine's "You've Got the Love" sparked the interest of XL boss Richard Russell, who asked him to remix rap pioneer Gil Scott-Heron's I'm New Here. The results were February 2011's We're New Here, which earned praise for the new dimensions it added to the original album.

In 2011 Smith also released his debut solo single, "Far Nearer/Beat For," another acclaimed release that made it to number 128 on the U.K. singles chart. Also in 2011, Smith worked on Drake's album Take Care, producing the Rihanna-featuring title track, and also worked on remixes of Radiohead's "Bloom" and co-produced Alicia Keys' "When It's All Over" for her Girl on Fire album. In 2012, the xx returned with the even more polished and subdued Coexist, and Smith's remixes of "Reconsider," "Sunset," and "Missing" followed in its wake.

Jamie xx returned to his solo career in 2014 with "Girl/Sleep Sound," a sleek, propulsive single released by Young Turks. That year, he also released the "All Under One Roof Raving" single, an homage to rave's heydays of the '90s. In March 2015, Smith issued two singles on the same day: "Loud Places," a smoldering track featuring his xx bandmate Madley Croft, and "Gosh," a hard-hitting instrumental. Both appeared on his debut album, In Colour, which also featured Sim, Four Tet, Young Thug, and Popcaan and arrived in June 2015, reaching number three on the U.K. Albums Chart and hitting number 21 on the Billboard 200. As with his previous work, In Colour earned widespread acclaim that included a nomination for the Mercury Prize, a Brit Award nomination for British Album of the Year and a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Also in 2015, Jamie xx composed the score to Wayne McGregor's Tree of Codes, a ballet inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's novel of the same name.

In 2017, Jamie xx reunited with Sim and Madley Croft for the xx's third album I See You, a more fleshed-out sounding work that reached the top of the U.K. album charts. Following a 2019 live performance with the Avalanches and production work on a mixtape from Headie One and Fred Again, Jamie xx resurfaced in April 2020 with the single "Idontknow," which boasted a faster-paced, more aggressive sound than the In Colour era. Soon after the single's release, he delivered his first Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 in nine years, with tracks by Koreless, Philip Glass and Peter Gabriel in its two-hour set. "Let's Do It Again," a Bobby Barnes-sampling anthem, appeared in April 2022. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi

Total plays

1.0 billion
Updated on 2024-07-24

Country

United Kingdom

Social media links

Monthly listeners

4,915,966

Followers

817,543

Top Cities

  1. United Kingdom
    183,105 listeners
  2. Australia
    78,198 listeners
  3. Australia
    68,944 listeners
  4. United States
    59,978 listeners
  5. Netherlands
    63,426 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Loud Places
Loud Places
176,132,031 4:43 2015-06-01
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
167,369,579 3:34 2015-06-01
On Hold - Jamie xx Remix
On Hold - Jamie xx Remix
55,965,189 6:12 2017-09-13
Gosh
Gosh
55,691,566 4:51 2015-06-01
Obvs
Obvs
41,116,135 3:51 2015-06-01
SeeSaw
SeeSaw
39,520,984 4:29 2015-06-01
Girl
Girl
37,395,376 4:02 2014-05-05
Stranger In A Room
Stranger In A Room
33,370,286 2:58 2015-06-01
Stranger in a Room
Stranger in a Room
33,370,286 2:58 2015-07-01
Far Nearer
Far Nearer
27,372,367 6:51 2011-01-01
You've Got The Love - Jamie xx Rework
You've Got The Love - Jamie xx Rework
27,365,927 5:43 2009-09-28
Sleep Sound
Sleep Sound
25,791,196 3:53 2015-06-01
Sleep Sound
Sleep Sound
23,392,026 6:23 2014-05-05
KILL DEM
KILL DEM
22,194,679 3:44 2022-09-20
I'll Take Care of U
I'll Take Care of U
20,423,819 4:43 2011-02-21
All Under One Roof Raving
All Under One Roof Raving
17,481,536 5:60 2014-06-23
LET’S DO IT AGAIN - Radio Edit
LET’S DO IT AGAIN - Radio Edit
16,935,958 3:45 2022-04-12
The Rest Is Noise
The Rest Is Noise
16,934,757 4:58 2015-06-01
Idontknow
Idontknow
14,996,371 5:22 2020-04-15
Hold Tight
Hold Tight
13,795,543 4:03 2015-06-01
Just Saying
Just Saying
13,152,200 1:24 2015-06-01
Baddy On The Floor
Baddy On The Floor
12,447,606 3:42 2024-04-15
NY Is Killing Me
NY Is Killing Me
10,814,790 5:44 2010-11-29
Wherever You Go (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry & CLYPSO)
Wherever You Go (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry & CLYPSO)
8,901,016 5:51 2020-07-22
Tremel - Jamie xx Remix
Tremel - Jamie xx Remix
7,613,875 4:03 2010-03-29
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Skepta Remix
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Skepta Remix
7,112,847 3:44 2015-12-11
It's So Good
It's So Good
6,555,772 4:39 2024-01-09
I'm New Here
I'm New Here
6,277,280 3:27 2011-02-21
SeeSaw - Club Version
SeeSaw - Club Version
5,873,680 5:42 2016-02-05
Life
Life
5,589,071 3:23 2024-06-17
Beat For
Beat For
5,394,570 5:46 2011-01-01
Running
Running
5,334,011 3:32 2011-02-21
My Cloud
My Cloud
5,030,745 4:27 2011-02-21
LET’S DO IT AGAIN
LET’S DO IT AGAIN
4,932,251 7:19 2022-04-12
Smoke (feat. Jamie xx)
Smoke (feat. Jamie xx)
4,705,975 3:49 2020-04-01
GMT - Jamie xx Remix
GMT - Jamie xx Remix
4,340,814 9:32 2022-08-22
Shelter - Live Remix 2017
Shelter - Live Remix 2017
4,293,535 5:16 2022-03-24
Come We Go
Come We Go
3,992,782 5:44 2016-04-29
Lion - Jamie XX Remix
Lion - Jamie XX Remix
3,969,166 7:09 2012-01-01
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Instrumental
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Instrumental
3,922,562 3:39 2015-12-11
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Dre Skull Remix
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Dre Skull Remix
3,258,708 4:32 2015-12-11
Home
Home
2,891,722 3:11 2011-02-21
Bloom - Jamie xx Rework
Bloom - Jamie xx Rework
2,684,593 2:29 2011-10-10
Ur Soul And Mine
Ur Soul And Mine
2,512,285 4:18 2011-02-21
Treat Each Other Right
Treat Each Other Right
2,196,988 4:01 2024-06-04
The Crutch
The Crutch
2,165,189 3:10 2011-02-21
Basic Space - Jamie xx Space Bass Mix
Basic Space - Jamie xx Space Bass Mix
2,115,044 7:13 2009-09-06
Piano Player
Piano Player
2,042,688 1:16 2011-02-21
Jazz (Interlude)
Jazz (Interlude)
1,734,467 0:50 2011-02-21
Loud Places - John Talabot's Loud Synths Reconstruction
Loud Places - John Talabot's Loud Synths Reconstruction
1,443,383 7:15 2015-08-28
Bloom - Jamie xx Rework Part 3
Bloom - Jamie xx Rework Part 3
1,259,861 7:48 2011-11-18
Loud Places - Barnt E-Mix
Loud Places - Barnt E-Mix
1,222,248 7:05 2015-08-28
Rolling in the Deep - Jamie xx Shuffle
Rolling in the Deep - Jamie xx Shuffle
1,102,551 4:18 2011-04-11
I'll Take Care of U - Special DJ Version
I'll Take Care of U - Special DJ Version
762,380 7:11 2011-03-07
Idontknow - 7" Version
Idontknow - 7" Version
733,304 3:44 2020-04-17
Loud Places - Special Request VIP
Loud Places - Special Request VIP
731,558 6:09 2015-08-28
Fog - Jamie XX Remix
Fog - Jamie XX Remix
711,141 4:41 2010-11-02
Pull My Heart Away - Jamie xx Remix
Pull My Heart Away - Jamie xx Remix
519,615 4:48 2009-08-23
GMT - Jamie xx Remix - Edit
GMT - Jamie xx Remix - Edit
438,457 4:38 2022-08-23
Loud Places - Tessela Remix
Loud Places - Tessela Remix
427,578 5:31 2015-08-28
Loud Places - Herbert's Louder Dub
Loud Places - Herbert's Louder Dub
396,352 5:27 2015-08-28
Smoke (feat. Jamie xx) - Mall Grab Remix
Smoke (feat. Jamie xx) - Mall Grab Remix
380,809 4:12 2020-05-01
Lion (Jamie XX Remix) - Mix Cut
Lion (Jamie XX Remix) - Mix Cut
197,714 4:08 2013-11-29
The Afterlife - Jamie xx Remix
The Afterlife - Jamie xx Remix
139,017 3:31 2022-07-15
Parents (Interlude)
Parents (Interlude)
7,265 0:29 2011-02-21
Certain Things (Interlude)
Certain Things (Interlude)
5,552 0:10 2011-02-21
I've Been Me (Interlude)
I've Been Me (Interlude)
3,913 0:28 2011-02-21
Far Nearer
Far Nearer
< 1000 6:49 2017-09-20

New releases

Life
Life
2024-06-17
[Young]
Treat Each Other Right
Treat Each Other Right
2024-06-04
[Young]
Baddy On The Floor
Baddy On The Floor
2024-04-15
[Young]
It's So Good
It's So Good
2024-01-09
[Young]
KILL DEM
KILL DEM
2022-09-20
[Young]
GMT (Jamie xx Remix - Edit)
GMT (Jamie xx Remix - Edit)
2022-08-23
[Young]
GMT (Jamie xx Remix)
GMT (Jamie xx Remix)
2022-08-22
[Young]
LET'S DO IT AGAIN
LET'S DO IT AGAIN
2022-04-12
[Young]
Shelter (Live Remix 2017)
Shelter (Live Remix 2017)
2022-03-24
[Young]
Idontknow
Idontknow
2020-04-17
[Young]
Idontknow
Idontknow
2020-04-15
[Young]
Smoke (feat. Jamie xx)
Smoke (feat. Jamie xx)
2020-04-01
[Relentless Records]
SeeSaw (Club Version)
SeeSaw (Club Version)
2016-02-05
[Young]
SeeSaw (Club Version)
SeeSaw (Club Version)
2016-02-05
[Young]
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) [Remixes]
I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) [Remixes]
2015-12-11
[Young]
Loud Places (Remixes)
Loud Places (Remixes)
2015-08-28
[Young]
In Colour
In Colour
2015-07-01
[Young]
In Colour
In Colour
2015-06-02
[Young]
In Colour
In Colour
2015-06-01
[Young]
All Under One Roof Raving
All Under One Roof Raving
2014-06-23
[Young]
Girl/Sleep Sound
Girl/Sleep Sound
2014-05-05
[Young]
I'll Take Care of U
I'll Take Care of U
2011-03-07
[XL Recordings]
We're New Here
We're New Here
2011-02-21
[XL Recordings]
Far Nearer
Far Nearer
2011-01-01
[Young]
NY Is Killing Me
NY Is Killing Me
2010-11-29
[XL Recordings]
You've Got The Love (Jamie xx Rework)
You've Got The Love (Jamie xx Rework)
2009-09-28
[Universal-Island Records Ltd.]