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August 27, 2011 8:23 AM   Subscribe

Need something to distract you from the howling winds outside? Here's two hours of gorgeous house, techno, disco and garage from Mercury-winner Jamie XX from the XX. (The actual mix starts at around 3:30) Download link here.
posted by empath (22 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
neat, thanks!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:11 AM on August 27, 2011


Download link is down.
posted by codacorolla at 9:23 AM on August 27, 2011


Big up London, Big up the whole UK.
posted by dobie at 9:25 AM on August 27, 2011


The Essential Mix is a great show.

Daft Punk's set from 1997 is the stuff of legends. They did another one in 1999.
posted by schmod at 9:35 AM on August 27, 2011


The xx are fantastic, no howling winds in London but a good listen nevertheless!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:15 AM on August 27, 2011


Any mix that starts with Belfast is a winner in my books!
posted by eendje at 11:13 AM on August 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


lovely !! Thank you.
posted by seawallrunner at 11:44 AM on August 27, 2011


Any mix that starts with Belfast is a winner in my books!

Also, any mix that ends with Belfast or includes Belfast in any way. I love that song so much.
posted by empath at 12:33 PM on August 27, 2011


Thanks. This is good.
posted by Evstar at 2:54 PM on August 27, 2011


Why the hell can't radio be like this in the US?
posted by Thorzdad at 3:22 PM on August 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ugh, I've downloaded this twice and both times it contains an error on unexpanding. Can someone upload this somewhere else or send me a PM and get it to me some other means, please? I really want to hear this.
posted by neuromodulator at 6:40 PM on August 27, 2011


Errr, that would be "expanding", not "unexpanding". You know what I mean.
posted by neuromodulator at 7:00 PM on August 27, 2011


Just stream it from the BBC site.

I'd find you another link, but I have no power and I'm using my phone to post. Try filestube?
posted by empath at 7:14 PM on August 27, 2011


Ugh, I've downloaded this twice and both times it contains an error on unexpanding.

Not surprising when the link is to a skanky site that makes you wait to click regular download, then 20 seconds more for the captcha, just in case you want to register and pay for a 24x download speed. Probably they're not sharing that revenue with the artist. Must be run by the RIAA.
posted by Twang at 8:11 PM on August 27, 2011


Official Soundcloud link here for those of you that want to stream it.
posted by raihan_ at 8:15 PM on August 27, 2011


There is a link to the stream in my post on the BBC site.
posted by empath at 8:17 PM on August 27, 2011


This makes me think the XX's next album is going to be a sonic banquet.
posted by neuromodulator at 9:00 PM on August 27, 2011


Gil!
posted by juv3nal at 11:15 PM on August 27, 2011


Here's another download link.
posted by empath at 9:59 AM on August 28, 2011


found another:

http://hulkshare.com/hbutlp7fd45s
posted by SeƱor Pantalones at 2:33 PM on August 28, 2011


I really love this empath and wanted to thank you. Been listening repeatedly. Cheers.
posted by neuromodulator at 4:53 PM on September 3, 2011


It's quite different but A-Trak's Creamfields mix (rebroadcast on Essential Mix) is also rocking my world.
posted by neuromodulator at 7:10 PM on September 17, 2011


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