Friday, January 7, 2011

Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX Shuffle)

So, my favorite track of 2011 is...this one. Well, 2011 is only 10 days old, so it kinda wins by default. Jamie of The XX fame takes Adele soulful voice and mends it to an absolutely infectious drum groove. The influence of the New Orleans Second Line band sound is strong in this track with a prominent 6/8 signature beat slowed down to accommodate Adele's soulful voice.

I'm a beathead, so I love any track that has an inventive beat. I also love Jazz and this track's creative use of essentially a jazz shuffle is extremely interesting to me. But I digress. Listen for yourself.

Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX Remix) by