Posts tagged "James Blake"

James Blake Confirms Justin Vernon, Kanye West Appearances on ‘Radio Silence’

James Blake has confirmed what we've already sort of known for a year: his forthcoming third album, Radio Silence, will feature Justin Vernon and Kanye West. According to…
Harley Brown / July 22, 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 Live Stream: The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Thurston Moore, and More

This year's iteration of Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival starts today. The stacked lineup totally merits a trek to Spain, but if you're stuck at home,…
Colin Joyce / May 28, 2015

Rick Rubin Joins Genius to Annotate Lyrics By Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and More

It's rumored that Rick Rubin is currently in the studio with Justin Bieber working on the follow-up to the pint-sized star's... well, we're not sure…
Brennan Carley / February 3, 2015

Stream James Blake’s Ultra-Brief ‘200 Press’ EP

Shortly after announcing that the follow-up to 2013's Overgrown is "70 percent done" — and that it will feature a collaboration with Yeezus himself — James…
Rachel Brodsky / December 10, 2014

James Blake’s New LP Will Be Out in ‘About Five Months,’ Could Feature Kanye West

Back in June at Governors Ball, James Blake let slip that his next album was about halfway done, and it seems like all's proceeding smoothly…
Colin Joyce / November 23, 2014

Q&A: Idris Elba Talks ‘Mi Mandela’ And Collaborating With James Blake, Mumford & Sons

Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor, Pacific Rim) releases his first full-length album, Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela, next week. The LP is…
Dan Weiss / November 21, 2014

James Blake Reveals New Track ‘Building It Still’

Last night, James Blake once again filled his seat as a guest DJ for BBC Radio 1 and the beat-savvy singer-songwriter took the opportunity to debut a new…
Matthew Levine / October 17, 2014

James Blake Debuts Moody Untitled Track on BBC Radio

At Governor's Ball last month, James Blake let the news slip that he's already about halfway done with his next record. The U.K. producer returned…
Colin Joyce / July 19, 2014

James Blake Is Working With Kanye and Justin Vernon, New Album Halfway Complete

The British beatsmith James Blake is deep in the midst of a set of international festival dates, the most recent of which brought him to…
Colin Joyce / June 15, 2014

Watch James Blake’s Stately Cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Hope She’ll Be Happier’

James Blake has never been afraid to take on a classic. His laid-back, mealy-mouthed cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You" is evidence of…
Colin Joyce / June 10, 2014

Rhythm & Snooze: From Sohn to Chet Faker, A Global Group of Artists Explore the EDM-R&B Axis

Look, I hate to do it, I don't want to do it, but I have to do it. Reader, it's my job: I have to…
Garrett Kamps / April 17, 2014

Stream James Blake’s BBC Radio Mix Featuring, um, Simon Tallywhacker

Last month, James Blake returned to BBC Radio 1 for his occasional Residency hosting gig, which is less a traditional DJ set and more a blank canvas…
Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: James Blake’s Trippy Remix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘m.A.A.d city’

DENA, "Bad Timing"Bulgarian rapper and singer DENA is a faux-naive chanteuse, like Nico if she were raised on the conversational, occasionally bleating bombast of M.I.A.
Brandon Soderberg / March 3, 2014

Hear James Blake’s Dewy Harmonimix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘m.A.A.d. city’

A Kendrick Lamar song with barely any rapping doesn't make a whole lot of sense in theory, but James Blake knows how to weave disembodied…
Marc Hogan / February 21, 2014

Ellie Goulding and Angel Haze Seize James Blake’s ‘Life Round Here’

James Blake's "Life Round Here" is enjoying a pretty decent hip-hop afterlife. The Timbaland-ticking Overgrown track already gave rise to a remix featuring a rap verse…
Marc Hogan / February 3, 2014

Lorde Age-Truthers Surface 17-Year-Old’s Birth Certificate

Lorde had a helluva run at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, but the widening spotlight surrounding the New Zealand star brings with it some unwanted…
Chris Martins / January 30, 2014

James Blake Drops New Song ‘40455,’ Remixes Beyonce for BBC Radio Session

James Blake took over the BBC Radio 1 airwaves for a two-hour Residency on January 16, and the Mercury Prize winner/Grammy nominee took the opportunity…
Kyle McGovern / January 17, 2014

Hear James Blake’s Beyoncé Impression on Rare Destiny’s Child ‘Bills’ Remix

Every once in awhile, a remix comes along that is oh-so-much more than your standard promotional fare and when it does, there's a good chance…
Chris Martins / November 26, 2013

James Blake Wins the 2013 Mercury Prize

James Blake won the U.K.'s distinguished Barclaycard Mercury Prize on October 30, collecting the honor on the strength of his sophomore album, Overgrown. The dubstepper beat out a…
Kyle McGovern / October 30, 2013

Chance the Rapper Lends (More) Genius to James Blake’s ‘Life Round Here’

In our review of James Blake's latest album, Overgrown, Andy Beta made specific note of "Life Round Here," writing, "Blake the drum programmer appears to accentuate…
Chris Martins / September 17, 2013
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