Jamie xx Gets Funky on ‘Untitled’ Berlin Set Rip
Hear the opening number from the xx producer's Red Bull Music Academy mix
London’s post-dubstep producers have a thing for enigma, so it’s no surprise that SBTRKT’s title-free A/V experiment should be followed by an unidentified, reportedly new track from Jamie xx. Of course, he hasn’t named the glistening new song “Untitled (Unreleased)” — that was German blog Latenightmix, who obtained a crisp rip from the xx boardsman’s Live at Night + Day Berlin mix, which corresponded with his set for the (enigmatic) festival of the same name and was originally captured by Red Bull Music Academy. The new song fits in well with Rounds-era Four Tet and Caribou’s Daphni-teasing Swim. Zero-gravity harp flutters give way to an upbeat bounce, cut up soul vocals, and inventive percussion.