It’s hard to believe this project has is approaching 7-years of age, but this collaborative album with the late Gil Scott-Heron helped stamp Jamie xx on the map and it’s been all good times ever since. Excuse the pun.
One of our favourite cuts from ‘We’re New Here’ is ‘NY Is Killing Me’; a clubby, dub-influenced jam that is as intense as it is enjoyable.
Known for his soothing electronica, Jamie xx took a far more brooding approach to this track, pairing Gil’s morbid lyrics with an equally as dark instrumental cluster-fuck that become an instant club hit. Pure genius.
Listen to ‘NY Is Killing Me’ below and revisit the full album here.