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James Blake

James Blake is a dubstep, electronic musician from London, England, United Kingdom. James began his finalyear atGoldsmiths in September 2009 studying popular music while recording songs in his bedroom. Blake attendedThe Latymer Schooland released his debut 12” “Air and Lack Thereof” on Hemlock Audio in July 2009. It was a firmfavourite with Gilles Petersonfrom BBC Radio 1. James was invited to do a special mix on Gilles Peterson’s worldwideshow which included an exclusive MountKimbie track.

CMYK was released on R&S Records in 2010 and Nick Grimshaw chose it as his Rec ...read more

James Blake is a dubstep, electronic musician from London, England, United Kingdom. James began his finalyear atGoldsmiths in September 2009 studying popular music while recording songs in his bedroom. Blake attendedThe Latymer Schooland released his debut 12” “Air and Lack Thereof” on Hemlock Audio in July 2009. It was a firmfavourite with Gilles Petersonfrom BBC Radio 1. James was invited to do a special mix on Gilles Peterson’s worldwideshow which included an exclusive MountKimbie track.

CMYK was released on R&S Records in 2010 and Nick Grimshaw chose it as his Record of the Week. It was alsoplayed byvariousBBC Radio 1 DJs . On 29 September 2010, Zane Lowe made Blake’s cover of “Limit To Your Love” byFeist his “HottestRecord inthe World”. On 6 December 2010, the BBC announced that Blake had been nominated forthe BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll.On 15December 2010, Blake made the runner up behind Jessie J at the Critics’ Choicefor the Brit Awards 2011.

Blake’s work found itself on numerous 2010 year-end best-of lists, with “CMYK” ranking 24th on Frontier Psychiatrist’s top40songs of the year and the Bells Sketch/CMYK/Klavierwerke EPs ranking 8th on Pitchfork’s top 50albums of 2010. « hide

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LPs
Overgrown
04/08/2013

3.9
597 Votes
James Blake
2011

3.8
924 Votes
EPs
Love What Happened Here
2011

3.2
69 Votes
Enough Thunder
2011

3.5
188 Votes
Order/Pan
2011

2.5
30 Votes
Klavierwerke
2010

3.6
155 Votes
CMYK
2010

3.7
148 Votes
The Bells Sketch
2010

3.5
64 Votes
Air & Lack Thereof
2009

3.5
26 Votes

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