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Listen: James Blake Debuts New Track During BBC Radio 1 Residency

James Blake via his Facebook page.

Check out British star James Blake’s latest, “40455.”

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James Blake Takes Mercury Prize; Losers Include Bowie, Arctic Monkeys

Photo via Pitchfork.

British electronic musician/singer-songwriter James Blake has won this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize for his 2013 album, Overgrown, beating out David Bowie’s The Next Day, Arctic Monkeys’ AM, Savages’ Silence Yourself and others.

A group of music critics and music industry players choose the winner each year.

Past winners have included Portishead, PJ Harvey and the xx.

Here’s the shortlist of losing nominees:

Arctic Monkeys: AM
David Bowie: The Next Day
Disclosure: Settle
Foals: Holy Fire
Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg
Jon Hopkins: Immunity
Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon
Rudimental: Home
Savages: Silence Yourself
Villagers: Awayland

Watch these videos from Blake’s winning album:

Watch & Listen: James Blake + Chance The Rapper = Very Trippy Track

This remix of British electronic wizard James Blake’s “Life Round Here” features vocals by Chicago hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper. It’s very cool, and the video directed by Nabil is quite good.

Check it out: