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Slowthai teams with James Blake, Mount Kimbie for trippy ‘feel away’ music video

Slowthai released the music video for his latest single “feel away,” featuring the vocal musings and production stylings of both James Blake and Mount Kimbie. The normally gritty, raw style of the Northampton rapper is pulled back to showcase a more reflective, peaceful side in memory of his late baby brother, Michael John. Alongside Blake’s […]

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James Blake shares acoustic cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Godspeed’

It’s been a very blonde week for James Blake. In addition to dying his hair platinum, Blake shared a stripped back cover of Frank Ocean‘s Blonde track, “Godspeed.” The original’s soft electric pianos and subtle background elements are ditched for only Blake at his piano, a move that lets the melody and Blake’s stunning vocals […]

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James Blake shares acoustic cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Godspeed’

It’s been a very blonde week for James Blake. In addition to dying his hair platinum, Blake shared a stripped back cover of Frank Ocean‘s Blonde track, “Godspeed.” The original’s soft electric pianos and subtle background elements are ditched for only Blake at his piano, a move that lets the melody and Blake’s stunning vocals […]

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James Blake among first speakers announced for ADE’s digital conference

The first speakers for ADE 2020’s digital conference have been announced. Chief among them is James Blake, who will be chatting with mental health expert Jennie Morton about the pressures of a demanding artistic lifestyle and the latent connections between the creative process and mental health conditions like depression. Other guests among the first wave […]

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James Blake releases first original music in over a year, ‘You’re Too Precious’

James Blake releases, “You’re Too Precious”—his first single since 2019’s Assume Form LP which was released at the beginning of the year and featured the likes of Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, ROSALÍA, and Andre 3000. Soothing piano lays upon hardened bass to accompany an array of vocal offerings ranging from the original underlying warped humming […]

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James Blake releases first original music in over a year, ‘You’re Too Precious’

James Blake releases, “You’re Too Precious”—his first single since 2019’s Assume Form LP which was released at the beginning of the year and featured the likes of Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, ROSALÍA, and Andre 3000. Soothing piano lays upon hardened bass to accompany an array of vocal offerings ranging from the original underlying warped humming […]

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Lightning in a Bottle reveals full 2020 lineup and stage breakdown

Lightning in a Bottle is the place to be this Memorial Day Weekend, returning to its newly found home at Buena Vista Lake, California. Having officially announced its full 2020 lineup, the festival will include a diverse array of sounds and experiences. On top of the three headline stages, including highly anticipated appearances by Kaytranada, […]

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Lightning in a Bottle delivers 2020 lineup topped by Kaytranada, Noisia, James Blake, Bob Moses, and more

Returning to its new home at Buena Vista Lake on Memorial Day Weekend, Lightning in a Bottle is back with an impressive 2020 lineup that’s teeming with talent. Topping this year’s bill is Kaytranada, coming off a stellar sophomore album, BUBBA, along with a DJ set from James Blake, GRiZ, DJ Shadow, a farewell stop […]

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Flume, Kenny Beats, James Blake and more roast JPEGMAFIA in new album announcement [Watch]

JPEGMAFIA‘s profile has shot into the stratosphere this year. He’s establishing himself as one of alternative hip-hop’s brightest prospects, and his creative crossover appeal has allowed him to reach a continually diversifying fanbase year over year. Now, the LA-based rhymer is preparing to deliver his third studio LP, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, on September […]

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Flume, Kenny Beats, James Blake and more roast JPEGMAFIA in new album announcement [Watch]

JPEGMAFIA‘s profile has shot into the stratosphere this year. He’s establishing himself as one of alternative hip-hop’s brightest prospects, and his creative crossover appeal has allowed him to reach a continually diversifying fanbase year over year. Now, the LA-based rhymer is preparing to deliver his third studio LP, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, on September […]

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Bon Iver’s album boasts his third James Blake collaboration

Bon Iver released his album i,i nearly a day early, and the project has already received praise from a large amount of top tier outlets. The 13-piece record has a wide array of all-star collaborators, including a particularly standout number between himself and longtime collaborator, James Blake. Their productive relationship stretches back to 2011’s “Fall […]

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Travis Scott, Anderson .Paak, Kaskade, James Blake lead Made In America lineup

Made in America has festival released its 2019 lineup, featuring headlining acts Travis Scott and Cardi B under the spotlight at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. On the second tier, Kaskade, James Blake, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, Kodak Black, The Free Nationals, Bazzi, Jorja Smith, Blueface, and Pink Sweat$ will […]

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Louis Futon delivers kaleidoscopic debut album, ‘Way Back When’

A cacophony of trumpets coalesces with the warm notes of a saxophone to pierce the silence on “The Beginning,” an attention-grabbing, aptly titled number that opens Louis Futon’s debut album, Way Back When. Inherently dynamic, Futon has long treated listeners to his forward thinking remixes, to place his own idiosyncratic spins on other artists’ offerings, like […]

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Louis Futon serenades with jazzy flip of James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ ahead of debut album release

Louis Futon is releasing his debut album, Way Back When, on Feb. 22. To celebrate the occasion, he produced another fan favorite flip of James Blake‘s crooning “Retrograde.” Through sped-up vocals and a swinging groove, Futon caresses the core of the track with wet chords, guitar riffs, jazz flute, and saucy sax. The funky electro […]

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Watch Travis Scott take the Grammys stage with James Blake, Mike Dean, and more

Travis Scott was electric at 2019’s Grammy Awards, performing a selection of tracks from his latest album Astroworld. To kick things off, the Houston-born phenomenon rattled off “Stop Trying To Be God” with featured artist James Blake. They also had assistance from Earth, Wind & Fire members as well as producer Mike Dean, who aided in […]

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New James Blake album, ‘Assume Form’ purportedly on deck for release this month

Last month, the multi-talented Brit, James Blake, set the scene up in a blaze of intrigue, taunting his crowd with an unreleased André 3000 (of Outkast) collaboration at a Brooklyn DJ set. Now, thanks to the hyper-vigilant Reddit community (specifically user: Misfitxxx) and a leaked Amazon link, all signs point toward a full-length album from the […]

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James Blake previews André 3000 collaboration during DJ set in Brooklyn

James Blake gave fans a taste of some unreleased work on December 8 in Brooklyn, teasing a track featuring the vocals of André 3000. Blake and André 3000 worked together previously on “Look Ma No Hands,” which was released over the summer under André 3000’s name. It was a sublime example of Blake’s versatile and often somber […]

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James Blake previews André 3000 collaboration during DJ set in Brooklyn

James Blake gave fans a taste of some unreleased work on December 8 in Brooklyn, teasing a track featuring the vocals of André 3000. Blake and André 3000 worked together previously on “Look Ma No Hands,” which was released over the summer under André 3000’s name. It was a sublime example of Blake’s versatile and often somber […]

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James Blake opens up about mental health and depression

After speaking out about mental health earlier this year, James Blake recently took part in a panel at the Performing Arts Medicine Association’s annual symposium in Orange County, California. Titled “You Got This: Managing the Suicide Crisis in the Arts Population,” Blake opened up about his personal experiences with depression and suicidal thoughts. Speaking on his […]

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Oneohtrix Point Never releases entrancing new LP, ‘Age Of’

With years of experience under his belt, Oneohtrix Point Never is a mainstay in the world of experimental composition. Following the 2017 soundtrack to the indie film Good Time and his recent Red Bull Music Academy performance, the prolific producer has returned with his new full length LP, Age Of. The album, that spans 13 tracks, stands as […]

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