Been lovin' Gil Scott-Heron for a long time, since the days of "The Last Poets." He has a beautiful voice and a musically creative mind.... And this is a new discovery for me... Rare, to me! :) Love the affect and the effect. ;)
"Great stuff. Kind of like Burial with Gil's voice above it. I like it." <-----hahaha What?! There really isn't much in common between Burial and Jamie's production. They both create some really interesting music (I would certainly say Burial's is significantly more interesting) however there isn't much similar when it comes to composition, the writing and production of the rhythms, the atmospheres of the songs, the mixing and overall production of the songs themselves, you won't find a whole lot they share. Sorry.
heh, I just realised I'm arguing with a 15yo.
* tuneyards: yeah, I'm a big fan. It's a shame I missed out on catching her in Sydney earlier this year.
* I find Pitchfork to be a bit on the wanky side so avoid them, but they're pushing good music (including Drake I'm fairly certain), so I'm sure they're not all that bad
* For someone so young, I think Jamie XX has some serious talent. How this compares with Drake's left pinky, I'll let you be the judge. I'm sure Drake is a talented guy, I just can't stand his music. Given I like one type of music and not the other, I have a bias. Subjectivity is a beautiful thing
* I couldn't care how popular one artist is compared to another. I'm not sure how it could, unless you somehow equate popularity with talent. In my experience, this is something you might want to avoid
By "these dudes" are you including the late Gil Scott-Heron? Srsly? You'd never have heard of him? You need some musical education sir. Now if you'd said few would have heard of Jamie XX unless he attached his name to a late great, then perhaps you'd have a point, though The XX (of which Jamie XX is a member) are, kinda, y'know... popular