Posts tagged James Blake
[Listen] James Blake - "40455"

After announcing in December that the likes of James Blake and Steve Angello will have shows on the BBC Radio One's Residency programme this month. Last night  Blake was on the other side of the desk and on his show he debuted a new track of his titled "40455" and it is everything we've come to expect from him. Swooning, sweeping, soaring and all round staggering. I honestly don't think I'll ever get bored of his style and music. It's perfect to pass the time on a hectic Friday morning in the office. It's helping me fight off the caffeine shakes at least so why don't you all just take a break and enjoy. The weekend is nigh. 

You can re-listen to the entire show over here, on which he also dropped a remix of Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love". Alternatively, you can jump to the aforementioned tidbits by listening to a radio rip of both below. 

[Watch] Check Out James Blake's Full Set at Glastonbury 2013

The Glastonbury 2013 footage keeps piling up. We've already seen Arctic Monkeys' full set, and now it's time for an hour-long performance from James Blake. During his set at the Pilton, UK festival, he tore through his sophmore album Overgrown while also throwing in highlights from throughout his career. Blake proves that his minimalist tones can work in any setting. Check it out below.

[Watch] James Blake's Full Set from the 9:30 Club, Washington

Seeing James Blake live with a band is an experience. Something that stays with you for days afterwards. Weeks in fact. Hearing him on record is spine chillingly great, but seeing him in the flesh, recreating these songs with ease along with the bass rattling through to your bones, it's just mind melting. Recently he performed at the 9:30 Club in Washington and NPR were there to record the entire thing. Performing tracks from from his ever growing back catalogue, you can check out the entire 90 minute set above via NPR.

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[Watch] James Blake's KEXP Session

James Blake's new album Overgrown is a wonder to behold and he's currently showing his live chops across the US. While in Seattle recently, he stopped by KEXP radio station to perform some spine chillingly good renditions of tracks from the aforementioned album. The session is 30 minutes of pure brilliance from young Blake who is accompanied by a backing live band as you may have seen before if you've seen him live. Check it out above.

[Watch] James Blake Performs "Retrograde" on Letterman

In the midst of a tour supporting his sophomore album Overgrown, James Blake was invited to the Late Show with David Letterman. During his visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater, Blake performed his gorgeous Overgrown single "Retrograde," showcasing his ability to masterfully loop his voice amidst haunting intsumentation. This is just a taste of what Blake's live performance is like, and if you get the chance to catch him on the road don't pass it up. Check out the performance below, and peep his full tour schedule here.

[Watch] RZA Joins James Blake On Stage at Coachella

While weekend two of Coachella winded down without much noise, there was one moment that stood out. During his performance last night James Blake was joined by RZA, where the two performed their collaborative cut from Overgrown. While RZA hadn't fully memorized the lyrics to "Take a Fall for Me" (and really, can we fault him for that?), it was still fantastic to see the two on stage together. Check out the performance below.

[Coachella 2013] Watch Full Sets from The xx, Blur, Vampire Weekend and Earl Sweatshirt, Highlights from Many More

The first weekend of Coachella flew by, and there were lots of memorable moments. Hell, R. Kelly joined Phoenix onstage in a surprise moment of the festival. Given the nature of the festival, with its well-established live streaming and eager fans with cameras in hand, it wasn't long before a decent amount of videos hit the web. After the jump, you can check out a whole swath of these uploaded videos, including full sets from The xx, Earl Sweatshirt, Blur and Vampire Weekend along with shorter clips from so many more. The joys of technology.

The xx (Full Set):

Earl Sweatshirt (Full Set):

Blur (Full Set):

Vampire Weekend (Full Set):


Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Performing "Maps"/"Heads Will Roll"):

Beach House (Performing "Zebra"/"Wishes"):

James Blake (Performing "Voyeur" and "Digital Lion"):

Tame Impala (Performing "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" and "Elephant"):

Modest Mouse (Performing "Be Brave" and "Dramamine"):

Alt-J (Performing "Fitzpleasure" and "Breezeblocks"):

Major Lazer (Performing "Get Free" with Amber Coffman):

Hot Chip (Performing "Ready for the Floor"):

Wu-Tang Clan (Performing "Protect Ya Neck"):


Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck (Live @ Coachella) by ffraudio

Disclosure (Performing "Running" with Jessie Ware):

Franz Ferdinand (Performing "Take Me Out" and "No You Girls"):


[Watch] James Blake - "Overgrown" (Official Video)

At the start of this week James Blake released his highly anticipated second album Overgrown and he's been keeping the momentum going prior to the release with numerous track streams and a video for "Voyeur". Now the album is out in the open he's not slowing down either and has now released a video for the album's titled track which can be enjoyed above. I'm sure I'll be spinning this album full  for months to come. 

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