Jamie xx Bottles Rave Nostalgia on “All Under One Roof Raving”

The xx’s resident rave head samples Mark Leckey and makes a hit.

June 23, 2014

There's nothing more evocative on record than crowd noise, a reminder of the flesh-and-blood community beyond the musical object. On Jamie xx's new single "All Under One Roof Raving," the roar of a thousand sweaty bodies in motion bubbles underneath vocal snippets of UK artist Mark Leckey's rave found footage film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore. Everyone's in the music, says one raver. We're all under one roof raving, laughing and joking, y'know what I mean? says another. Apparently Jamie xx made the record when he was on tour with The xx and missing home. Along with Jamie's now-signature steel drums, that longing for another time and place runs through the song, nailing the power that the UK's rich dance music history wields —especially for those that never experienced it first time around.

Catch Jamie xx on the Young Turks takeover on Boiler Room this afternoon from 3pm EST, or on tour in Europe and the US this summer.

Tour dates:
6/27 - Glastonbury Festival, UK
6/28 - Glastonbury Festival, UK
7/2 Opener Festival, Poland
7/4 - Astropolis, Brest, France
7/5 - YoYo, Paris, France
7/10 - Optimus Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
8/1 - Dekmantel, Amsterdam, Holland
8/8 - Way Out West, Gothemburg, Sweden
8/9 - Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
8/16 - Festival La Route du Rock, Brittany, France
8/22 - 1015, San Francisco, USA (w/ Four tet)
8/24 - FYF Festival, Los Angeles, CA
8/27 - The Mohawk, Austin, TX
8/28 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
8/29 - Electric Zoo, Long Island City, NY
8/30 - Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Canada
9/4 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
9/5 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
9/6 - Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh, NC
9/9 - Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
9/12 - Unknown Festival, Rovinj, Croatia
10/10-12 - iiiPoints, Miami, FL

Jamie xx Bottles Rave Nostalgia on “All Under One Roof Raving”