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Check Out: James Blake – “Order” & “Pan”

on July 01, 2011, 10:02am

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James Blake is currently on his home continent wrapping up festival dates in Belgium and Denmark, but the 21-year-old dubstep producer turned electro-soul boy wonder will have some new jams with him when he returns stateside later this month. Blake will follow up his critically acclaimed self-titled debut LP with a 12-inch split single set to be released on July 11th via Hemlock Records.

The London-based label is also responsible for releasing the man’s Air & Lack Thereof EP in 2009, and a spin of the two new tracks find Blake flirting with a  return to the vocal-less production of his earlier work. “Order” is a sparse, low-tempo piece, which is built on top of a very simple bass and snare part. There are a few, subtle sonic flourishes, and “Pan” is a little more busy, but detractors of Blake’s “singer-songwriter” work should be pleased with both of the tracks.

Stream both tracks below (via P4k), and find dates for Blake’s upcoming piano recitals below.

James Blake – “Order”

James Blake – “Pan”

James Blake 2011 Tour Dates:
07/02 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/06 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Live
07/13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/29 – Woodforia, AU @ Splendour In The Grass
08/06 – London, UK @ Field Day
08/09 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/11 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
08/12 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/18-20 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
09/16 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
09/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/23 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
09/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/02 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
10/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/05 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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