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Man vs. Video: James Blake & Chance The Rapper – Life Round Here

Artwork by Jimmy Wragg (@Sui42) There are moments in popular music history that, due to their seismic impact, will never be forgotten. Elvis joining the army. The Beatles’ first tour of America. Grandmaster Flash releasing ‘The Message’. The list goes on… Well, let me be the first to tell you that James Blake and Chance […]

I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: Our picks of 2k13

We had a cute little idea at CitR Towers (that’s not really a thing, though would that it were) a few weeks back that, like the real music websites, we’d each do a little list of our favourite songs and albums of the year thus far. You people like lists, right? The team being the […]

New: James Blake – Digital Lion (Ft. Brian Eno)

Buzz tracks are like busses, you wait for one and…..anyway. James Blake has dropped the 3rd leak from his new record after the radio rip of Voyeur that went live yesterday. This sports a featuring credit from Brian Eno no less. It’s certainly less ‘live ready’ than something like Retrograde, however it has a similarly […]


By Joel Chima
on 8th Mar 2013
in Music

New: James Blake – Retrograde

After James Blake’s rather unfortunate collaboration with Bon Iver and the subsequent EP that followed, Enough Thunder, you’d be forgiven for losing more than a little faith in the beat maker come soul artist that for so long had given us hope for the future of music. If Blake was involved, it was likely that […]


By Joel Chima
on 8th Feb 2013
in Music

Albums of the Year 2011 (#40-31)

We’re out of the blocks. Having been through the first ten in our Albums of 2011 before the Christmas break, it’s my pleasure to be able to bring you the second part of the series – #40 – 31. Enjoy. #40 Elite Gymnastics – RUIN As well as providing several of the best remixes of […]

Video: James Blake – A Case Of You (Feat. Rebecca Hall)

It’s been a bizarre year for James Blake, having been named amongst the infamous BBC Sound of… list at the tail end of last year, his debut album fell rather flat, and failed to make the impression many had predicted it would. His major downfall was his decision to ditch the experimental side to his […]


By Josh
on 19th Dec 2011
in Music

New: James Blake – Curbside

With an EP and an LP already released in 2011, James Blake is set to end the year with one final release. His latest effort, Curbside, is taken from Love What Happened Here, due out on R&S on December 11. The track itself sees Blake reform back to the sounds so many were excited by […]


By Joel Chima
on 18th Nov 2011
in Music

Listen: James Blake’s BBC Essential Mix

It’s been a busy week for James Blake. As well as premiering a new track from his highly anticipated new EP, Enough Thunder, he also played a high profile slot at the infamous LA club Low End Theory. To end the week in style he spun a mix in the early hours of yesterday morning […]


By Joel Chima
on 18th Sep 2011
in Music

New: James Blake: Not Long Enough

Let’s face it; the collaboration between Bon Iver and James Blake was awful.  CITR’s Nick Law summed it up in a tweet, “who knew that Blake and Iver could cancel each other out so spectacularly”, a harsh but justified way of looking at it. There’s still a lot to look forward to when it comes […]


By Joel Chima
on 14th Sep 2011
in Music

New: James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir

Last week a seemingly innocuous tweet from the world’s second favourite JB set the blogging community into meltdown. London dubstep producer James Blake simply wrote ‘’24 August 2011 – James Blake & Bon Iver – “Fall Creek Boys Choir”‘. With anticipation at an all time high, Fall Creek Boys Choir received it’s first play, courtesy […]


By Josh
on 24th Aug 2011
in Music

News: James Blake And Bon Iver To Release Collaboration Album?

Update: You can hear the track via this link. A mysterious tweet from UK dubstep evangelist James Blake has taken the internet by storm. Just under half an hour ago, the London producer and song-writer announced ’24 August 2011 – James Blake & Bon Iver – “Fall Creek Boys Choir”‘ on his Facebook and Twitter […]


By Josh
on 17th Aug 2011
in Music

Review: James Blake – James Blake

In this years annual tipping bun fight one name has been commonplace, that of 21 year old virtuoso producer and singer songwriter James Blake.


By Martyn Young
on 8th Feb 2011
in Music

New: James Blake – CMYK

Over the past year or so, James Blake has quickly become a real head turner within the UK underground dubstep scene, with a series of impressive releases on fashionable labels, Brain Math, Hessle Audio and Hemlock. The 22 year old music student will soon drop a new EP on influential label R&S. The title track […]


By Daniel Barker-Wyatt
on 1st May 2010
in Music