James Blake took on the role of DJ last night on BBC Radio, as part of his residency with the program. He used his time to play some unreleased music, including his new song, “40455.” Dark and somber, “40455” creates feelings of foreboding and darkness in a delicate way that only James Blake can pull off. The funniest part is the end of the song, when all of the radio announcers struggle for words. Finally someone breaks the silence and sarcastically says, “…it’s ok.” Stream “40455” below, and catch two new James Blake remixes after the break.
Australian production duo Flight Facilities first grabbed our attention with their remix of the Walter Murphy classic, “A Fifth Of Beethoven.” Recently, they got back on the map with a new EP based around different versions of their catchy, whistling single, “Stand Still.” The EP features remixes from Com Truise, Mario Basanov, and Wave Racer. Stream . . .
And the daily award for “most unexpected collaboration” goes to none other than James Blake and Chance The Rapper, thanks to their remix of the ethereal, pulsating “Life Round Here.” Chance absolutely spazzes on this track, backed by Blake’s instrumentation, which he manipulated to match Chance’s powerful performance. With inclusion of two innovative artists such . . .