Jamie XX’s Favorite Songs

Jamie XX links up with Complex to give a themed favorite tracks playlist. You get a sense of the broad range of influences that goes into his own music, from the lo-fi electric blues of Love Sculpture’s “Blues Helping” to the skeletal proto-dubstep of Buriel’s “Forgive.” The Walls and Steel An’ Skin tracks are simply sublime (Jamie samples the latter on his own “Sleep Sounds”).

Songs to Relax To: Love Sculpture, “Blues Helping”
Songs Most Proud of Making: Radiohead, “Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3)”
Album that Made Him Want to Start Producing: Burial, Burial
Favorite Song With Steel Drums: Steel An’ Skin “Afro Punk Reggae Dub”
UK Garage Track He Can’t Stop Playing: DJ Zinc “138 Trek”
Album that Inspired Him While Recording In Colour: Walls, Walls
Track that Encompasses Everything He Loves About U.K. Rave Culture: Jamie XX, “All Under One Roof Raving”
Favorite song from his label, XL Recordings: Roy Davis Jr. f/ Peven Everett “Gabriel”
Go-to song for DJing: Bileo, “You Can Win”
Song that makes Him Excited About Dance Music: C.P.I., “Proceso (Barnt Remix)”


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