Jamie xx Closes Out AMF With An Amazing Set CLICK HERE to Watch Highlights Of Jamie xx's All My Friends Performance Here!
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Working without his established, award winning group the xx, James Thomas Smith p/k/a “Jamie xx” has carved out a rather impressive solo career spinning record and producing for others.
Known for giving music, preexisting or not, an atmospheric, almost haunting quality, Jamie xx’s AMF set seemed to embody that ethos. With a fog machine drenching the stage with a thick mist, Jamie opened his set with a noble tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. The name of the song escapes me at the moment, but for all of those in the know, it was truly a special moment.
Jamie xx’s performance at AMF was the first time I’ve caught the artist spinning records (and he actually spins REAL vinyl records), and what I took away from the performance was that he truly haa breath of knowledge in music of all genres. The tribute to Aretha was one thing, but I could hear throughout his performance familiar snippets and hints of both modern songs and classic gems that other DJs couldn’t possibly fit together. Jamie xx breathes life into the music that he plays, and that life is sparked with not only the selections he chooses, but the way in which he’s able to seamlessly mix them all together …”
Video clips shot and produced by @GlenJamn. Used with permission.