James Blake Confirmed - The Big Chill

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Very special Thursday night performance at The Big Chill

The Big Chill is delighted to announce critically-acclaimed post-dubstep pioneer James Blake will perform on the Deer Park Stage at this year’s festival on Thursday night.

Uber-talented musician, DJ and producer James Blake, who ranked second in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, will play a set of his highly-acclaimed smooth, dubstep-peppered electronic tracks on Thursday night at The Big Chill on the Deer Park Stage.

James Blake ventured to some of London’s cutting edge dubstep clubs; DMZ and FWD>> around 2007 and was truly taken aback by the fresh sounds and atmosphere. Already studying popular music at Goldsmiths, the injection of inspiration from DJs such as Mala, Coki and Digital Mystikz propelled Blake down a path that led to the creation the now distinctive sound, which blended the electronic vibrancy of the emerging dubstep scene with the harmonies found in his teenage Motown-filled record collection.

Plays of his early singles on Rinse FM and feverous blogger attention sent Blake on a course which landed him several accolades. “CMYK” scored a Record of the Week from Nick Grimshaw and Single of the Year (2010) at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, Blake’s reworking of the Feist track “Limit to your Love” was the Hottest Record in the World according to Zane Lowe. Following a year of concentrated recording Blake released his self-titled debut in February 2011 and the record quickly went on to become a top 10 hit, whilst the same year also saw Blake pick up a nomination for the Critics’ Choice category at the Brit Awards.

Published on 07 June 2011 by evlambioub

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