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If The XX had a cousin it would be Minke. The enigmatic London upstart’s debut single, “Gold Angel” exudes cool ease and nimble, isolated guitar riffs for a unique cocktail of alt-rock/R&B. The song’s poetic sensibilities echo contemporaries such as Lianne La Havas and Jessie Ware, and is inspired by the resilience required of all women when it comes to braving societal pressure – an especially relevant message at this time during Women’s History Month.

British songwriter and producer Henry Green reveals the title track “Real” from his upcoming EP via Akira Records. Fans of The XX and London Grammar will happily lose themselves in the ambient soundscapes and soft, sultry vocals.

Four Tet unleashes a different version of his collaboration with Jamie XX and Romy (of The XX), this is a club version of the “In Colour” album track “Seesaw”. “This is another version I did last year to DJ with… different drums and mix and arrangement”, it’s a warm and uplifting anthem that’s perfect for now when spring is just around the corner.

“I made All Under “One Roof Raving” whilst on the tail end of another year on the road with The xx. I was missing life in London and trawling through any music and videos that reminded me of home. One in particular I found very inspiring, Mark Leckey’s ‘Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore.’

I made this track in order to play out back home as I knew the year to come would be spent largely in the UK, DJing and making my own album. It serves as a reminder, not to take any time for granted at home or away.”

The first in a new series for BBC 6, Jamie XX hands in an eclectic mix that digs through gems of disco, house, soul, funk etc. He showcases tracks done by Pional, Hyetal, Todd Edwards and also his own edits of among others The XX and Four Tet. Towards the end he sneaks in one of his own new tracks for your listening pleasure.