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Jamie xx, Sampha preview new tracks

By | Published on Friday 20 December 2013

Jamie xx

So, the team at XL Recordings division Young Turks took over Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 slot for a two-hour show on Wednesday night, as part of the station’s sporadic Label Focus series.

The programme featured live Maida Vale sets by Koreless – who bought a string quintet with him – and Spanish John Talabot collaborator Pional. Most exclusively, though, DJ-to-The-xx Jamie (xx) played a new, recently-leaked track titled ‘Sleep Sound’, which he confirmed on the show will be on his first solo LP, which will be released – and this is an extra revelation – in 2014. Drake’s new bezzie Sampha also played a song no one had previously heard, and its name was ‘Courtesy’.

Listen to the entire Young Turks special, which also features interviews with label head Caius Parson, and Romy xx, who speaks softly for a bit about the band’s present activities, here.