Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New music: James Blake - Limit To Your Love

With the likes of Katy B and Magnetic Man hitting the top 10, Dubstep seems to have come of age. Which means your woofers are going to get the work-out of their lives over the next 12 months (fnar, etc).

The next act on the poise of breaking through is 21-year-old Londoner James Blake. A gifted piano player, raised on gospel and soul, he veers towards the melodic side of Dubstep - using the genre's convulsive basslines as an unsettling counterpoint to his rich, sonorous vocals.

I first mentioned him back in June when he released an ambient dance track based around a sample from Kelis' Caught Out There. Now he's revealed his first "proper" single, a disquieting, stripped-back version of Feist's Limit To Your Love.

It comes with a video by Martin De Thurah (Will Young's Changes, The Editors' Bullets), who is more than a little influenced by the films of Steven Spielberg. Thankfully, this means Close Encounters and Jurassic Park, rather than Hook.

Warning: The crumbling bass on the following video may cause headphone-wearers to involuntarily evacuate their bowels.

James Blake - Limit To Your Love

The single comes out on Atlas Records in November.

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