The DJ: Jamie XX
Props: More than just the silent third member of British group The XX, Jamie Smith is responsible for producing a Gil-Scot Heron remix album from which, Drake adapted a track for his seductive hit, “Take Care”. His talents and tastes impressively range from jazz and soul, through hip-hop and DnB, to disco and electro, making his warbling versatility a hot commodity to artists like Adele and Radiohead, whom he has also collaborated with. As a bonus, he went to the same school in the UK that spawned the likes of Hot Chip, Burial and Four Tet, which hints at a glowing career trajectory. For a producer of his own fate, the future only looks promising.
Stand Out Track: “Far Nearer”