Oliver Sim and Jamie xx – producer of Sim’s highly anticipated debut solo album Hideous Bastard – continue their longstanding creative partnership with the release of a rare Jamie xx remix. Jamie has only ever released a handful of official remixes (for the likes of Radiohead, Adele, Four Tet and Florence and The Machine) and, on his first remix in over five years, he stretches the Brian Wilson-sampling original into a near ten minute dancefloor epic. Featuring additional production from Floating Points, it’s been a highlight of Jamie’s recent shows around the world.
Hideous Bastard is a collection of songs inspired by Sim’s love of horror movies and his own life experience, is set for release September 9. Music from the album will also soundtrack the forthcoming queer horror short film ‘Hideous’ starring Sim and directed by Yann Gonzalez, which made its world premiere as part of the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival.