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Divus Julius Bonasera presents: Jamie xx

As if the trip he made into the depths of the history of electronic music with In Colour in 2015 had not been one of the most important albums of the decade. As if his role in The xx had not acquired a fundamental weight over the years, gradually making him the backbone of the trio on I See You. As if We’re New Here, the album of remixes with Gil-Scott Heron, was not one of the best gifts that could be given to the Chicago icon in his last few months of life. As if, after the release of his solo album, he had not revealed himself to be a versatile DJ able to bring any dance floor to life, as he did at the last minute at Primavera Sound Barcelona 2017 with that Stop Bajon by Following the release of ‘Idontknow’, Jamie xx has returned with a new single ‘LET’S DO IT AGAIN’.

Hit of The Week: Oliver Sim ‘Romance With A Memory’

The xx bassist and vocalist Oliver Sim has shared his debut solo single – listen to ‘Romance With A Memory’ below.

Sim is the last of the trio to go solo, with Jamie xx – who produced Sim’s new track – having a long solo career which includes 2015 LP ‘In Colour’, and guitarist/vocalist Romy Madley-Croft going solo last year as Romy with the single ‘Lifetime’.

Hit of the week: Emotional Oranges ‘Motion’

Forward-thinking alternative pop Emotional Oranges have released their debut single ‘Motion‘.

The new track, which sits somewhere betweenAnderson .Paak and The xx, is crammed with addictive bassy grooves, tantalizing vocals and a beat that will make your head nod uncontrollably. watch the Amber Mark-directed video for ‘Motion‘ below.

Hit of the week: Hot Chip “Hungry Child”

Hot Chip have announced a new album, called A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, that will be out in June. It’s their first album since 2015’s Why Make Sense?, and it’s their first album that they recruited outside producers to work with them, namely Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix) and Rodaidh McDonald (the XX, David Byrne, Sampha).

They’ve dropped a music video for lead single “Hungry Child,” which was directed by Saman Kesh and stars Freaks And Geeks’ Martin Starr and This Is Us’ Milana Vayntrub as a couple having a spat before getting entranced by the new Hot Chip single. It turns out that “Hungry Child” has taken over the whole world, and no one can stop hearing it.

Hit of the week: The xx ‘I Dare You’

UK three-piece indie outfit The xx have shared the music video for their track ‘I Dare You’ which stars a collection of well known models and Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things.

Helmed by Raf Simons, chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, as well as photographer Alasdair McLellan and fashion editor/stylist Ellie Grace Cumming, the music video possesses a unique and trendy retro style.

Adding to the video’s visual aesthetic, Simons helped cast a number of respected models and actors, including the co-star of Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders and Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson.

‘I Dare You’ is found on the third album from The xx titled ‘I See You’, released in January 2017.

Ville à Dômat #187: ‘Good Vibes’

Últim programa de la temporada! Tanquem per vacances fins el 4 de setembre. Divus Julius Bonasera, el mestre Bergman i La Musa acomiadaran aquesta 5na temporada amb “good vibes”.
Entrevistarem a la gent del Festival’Era. Punxarem molta música: el més nou de Kodaline, Warhaus, The xx, Wolf Alice, Rhye, Monarchy o Phoenix. A més, descobrirem a nous artistes i bandes com Felix Pallas, Sheer Mag, Zola Blood, Rat Boy, The Night Café o Hero Fisher. Parlarem també del FIB Benicàssim Festival i del BAU Talent Visions a Palo Alto.
Dilluns 10 de juliol 19h 100.5 FM Radio Ciutat Vella
Ville à Dômat: Good Vibes

Primavera Sound 2017: Divendres 2

La segona jornada d’una de les edicions més eclèctiques del Primavera Sound la tornen a protagonitzar la varietat i el bon gust de noms com el trio britànic The xx, amb Jamie xx entre les seves files, que en els últims anys han vist pujar la seva fama fins ben amunt i que presenten el seu esperat tercer disc, ‘I see you’ (2017); Stephin Merritt i els seus The Magnetic Fields, que tornen aquest 2017 amb el conceptual, ’50 Song Memoir’ (2017), que com indica el títol, inclou cinquanta cançons, una espècie de diari per cada any del cantant i compositor nord-americà; el retorn als escenaris del soul punk dels clàssics The Make-Up; el sempre efectiu pop cada cop menys lo-fi del canadenc Mac DeMarco; la electrónica experimental de Flying Lotus; el retorn dels clàssics de l’indie californià Grandaddy, que publiquen per fi nou disc després de la seva reunió el 2012, ‘Last place’ (2017); el  supergrup de hip hop Run The Jewels, format per El-P i Killer Mike; o bandes de casa tan allunyades estilísticament com són el rock basc dels clàssics Berri Txarrak, It’s Not Not o la trobada entre Kepa Junkera i Los Hermanos Cubero.