Tuesday 4 September 2012, 18:36
Next Monday The xx release their sophomore album Coexist, the eagerly awaited follow up to their game changing debut LP.
It's been a crazy 24 months for the band since their eponymous debut won the Mercury Music Prize in September 2010. Their music has become ubiquitous, sound tracking films, TV shows, smokey late-night clubbing sessions and much, much more. In addition Jamie xx has become one of the world's hottest producers, working with Drake and reworking the whole of Gil Scott Heron's final LP.
To celebrate the release of Coexist - which you can stream in full at the xx website - the band have recorded an exclusive session and interview with Steve Lamacq which will be broadcast on Monday September 10. So to get you in the mood, this Sunday on Now Playing @6Music we're asking what would you put on the ultimate xx playlist?
It could be:
* B-sides, rarities or your favourite tracks from the band's debut
* Remixes and samples of xx tracks
* Fellow Elliott School alumni, such Hot Chip, Burial and Four Tet
* Your favourite We're New Here reworks, or indeed Gil-Scott Heron originals
* Non Gil-related Jamie xx remixes, such as Florence and The Machine's You Got The Love or Adele's Rolling in the Deep
* Acts they've inspired, including SBTRKT
* Acts they've toured with, such as Friendly Fires, The Big Pink, and Micachu and The Shapes
As usual you can shape the playlist by leaving a comment on this blog or on Facebook, Tweet us using #xx6Music, e-mail us or drag a track into our collaborative Spotify playlist.
Join the discussion...
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