Track: Jamie XX – All Under One Roof Raving

Yeah, it’s been out a while since it came out, well – a couple of weeks or so, but we’re writing about it now. Why? Because, like Jamie XX, I’m away from home, and it was thoughts of home inspired his new track ‘All under one roof raving’. homefor me isnt London but home nevertheless, but and also because his little musical love letter to the city is still tickling our fancy still. As Jamie says of the track “I made All Under One Roof Raving whilst on the tail end of another year on the road with The xx. I was missing life in London and trawling through any music and videos that reminded me of home. One in particular I found very inspiring, Mark Leckey’s ‘Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore’. I made this track in order to play out back home as I knew the year to come would be spent largely in the UK, DJing and making my own album. It serves as a reminder, not to take any time for granted at home or away.”

Jamie XX cuts up snatches of text based on the city, and there’s rumblings of London’s cultural diversity along the way, principally the steel drums, but its punctuated by this deep foot vibrating bass tone. It quietly bleeps and beats it way through, the smooth synths and trickling percussion giving it this sort of sense of emotion. It eventually graduates into this deep, housey electronica, warm and melodic, but still stripped back, almost ambient. It’s a rather beautiful little ode to Jamie XX’s city, his London. I think I might go home now.

All Under One Roof Raving is out now on Young Turks.

Catch Jamie XX at a host of festivals and love dates over the summer. Details below

1st August Dekmantel, Amsterdam, Holland
8th August Way Out West, Gothemburg, Sweden
9th August Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
16th August Festival La Route du Rock, Brittany, France
22nd August 1015, San Francisco, USA
24th August FYF Festival, Los Angeles, USA
27th August The Mohawk, Austin, USA
28th August Bluebird Theater, Denver, USA
29th August Electric Zoo, Long Island City, New York, USA
30th August Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Canada
4th September Union Transfer, Philadelphia, USA
5th September 9:30 Club, Washington, USA
6th September Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh, USA
9th September Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, USA
12th September Unknown Festival, Rovinj, Croatia
10th-12th October iii Points, Miami, USA

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