This year’s Øya Festival crashes down in Oslo, Norway August 10-14. And here’s another list of bands that’ll make you want to book a flight to Europe ASAP: M.I.A., Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, Panda Bear, the Stooges, Big Boi, the xx, Air, Jónsi, Raekwon, Girls, Robyn, Major Lazer, Sleigh Bells, Surfer Blood, Converge, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Fucked Up, the Gaslight Anthem, tUnE-YarDs, and Local Natives. And that’s not all. Check out the fest’s official site for all the details.
Posted by Ryan Dombal on April 30, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.
More free music! We’ve scoured the Web for the ten best free MP3 downloads this week and have delivered them straight to your computers. Enjoy!
1. The xx – ‘Shelter (Death To The Throne Remix)’ This has certainly been a big year for The xx, so it’s no surprise remixes are filtering in left and right. Here’s one of our favourites: a thumping dancefloor tune that still manages to showcase Romy’s stunning vocals.
Xfm can exclusively reveal that The xx are the latest act to be added to the line-up for this year’s iTunes Festival.
The London trio, who walked away with Xfm’s New Music Award for 2010 for their debut album ‘xx’ will perform at London’s Roundhouse on July 12.
The show is part of the annual month-long festival, which is free to competition winners. Xfm will once again be at the shows and we’ll be giving away stacks of tickets nearer the time… stay tuned to Xfm and www.xfm.co.uk for more details!
DJ Wait What - Notorious B.I.G. vs. The xx Mashtape
1. Dead Wrong Intro 2. Juicy-R 3. It’s All About the Crystalizabeths 4. Islands is the Limit 5. One More Chance for a Heart to Skip a Beat 6. Suicidal Fantasy 7. Everyday Shelter 8. Basic Hypnosis 9. Infinite Victory 10. The Curious Incident of Big Poppa in the Nighttime 11. Mo Stars Mo Problems
The XX’s startlingly self-assured debut album started off a quiet revolution last year, and the band’s Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith feature as the stars on Dazed April issue’s unique ‘video cover’. Shot as a film by Pierre Debusschere and styled by Dazed menswear editor Robbie Spencer, the striking film stills introduce the ‘Music x Fashion’ issue and you can see his short fashion film with the band in full here, made exclusively for Dazed Digital. “Working on this shoot with the XX was great, they played some amazing tracks from an instrumental album,” says Debusschere. “It is always a pleasure to work with Robbie, and to shoot in Brussels. Afterwards, I went to see them live – I love those days when everything goes well and I can finish with a perfect night out. It was kind of strange to see them during the day and then on stage later on. They gave so much and looked really happy with their performance.”
Dazed & Confused unveils a new look for its April ‘Music x Fashion’ special, featuring the hottest band of the last 12 months The xx as a unique ‘video cover’ (with accompanying fashion film coming to DazedDigital soon), charting their rise since they first appeared as ones to watch in the magazine a year ago. Pierre Debusschere’s dramatic film stills introduce the new visual direction for the title, following the appointment of Christopher Simmonds as art director.
“I want to focus on great photography, whether through established names, or new talent such as Pierre,” says Simmonds. “When I think back, I remember so many great covers from Terry Richardson’s blood donor shoot, to Eminem smoking a bong, to the amazing Alexander McQueen-edited issue. I see this cover with The xx as being the first of many iconic images taking the title into the next decade.”
Some more info on this song, which was provided by Glitchup
many many thx for this:
“the guy who posted this remix is a journalist and i believe he receives promo cds from Young Turks label.Because he was the same person who posted the ”Insects” song by the XX here: http://soundcloud.com/boringbythesea/the-xx-insectsand someone ‘ripped’ the stream and posted the song available for illegal download on Hype Machine which i think it isn’t correct.”
In an interview with BBC 6 Music, beat-maker/producer Jamie Smith stated “Richard, the head of XL [Recordings], who produced the album, asked me to do it because I had just finished the Florence remix and that went down pretty well.” Since then Jamie Smith has been re-mixing his boyhood heroes newest release. According to Smith, he has been his laptop to re-mix Heron’s vocals over his own music while touring. As Scott-Heron’s vocals consist primarily of spoken work, and half-sung blues verses, Smith states “it’s easy to fit other music around it.” Smith admits re-mixing an entire album has been challenging, but after taking on primary producing responsibilities for the xx he isn’t feeling too much pressure.While no release date has been released, hopefully some of the new material can be heard during the continuation of their tour.
“In other YACHTing news, the pair will be releasing a new single, ‘The Afterlife’ on 19 April.
The track is originally from last year’s album See Mystery Light, but this picture disc 12” will come packaged with remixes by the xx, Joy Electric, Andrew WK (yes! Andrew WK), Mai Ling and Dat Politics.”