Jamie xx to have a “big presence” on Drake’s third album

By , Mar 29 2012

Jamie xx to have a "big presence" on Drake's third album

It’s been less than six months since the release of his sophomore album Take Care, but in a new interview with Kiss FM, Toronto hip-hop pin-up Drake has openly talked about the third.

Exciting for fans of UK dance music will be the fact that he’s continuing to work with Jamie xx [above], who revisited his remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘I’ll Take Care of You’ for Take Care‘s Rihanna-featuring title track. This time around, he wants Jamie – the percussionist and the producer in Mercury Prize winners the xx and an acclaimed solo artist in his own right – to “have a big presence on this next album … I’d rather get with someone like Jamie xx and bring that soul and island feel to it [in reference to not working with David Guetta].”

Drake goes on to say that he wants to “take [his work with Jamie xx] further” than ‘Take Care’ this time around, and will also be working with Atlanta’s 2 Chainz, as well as his regular collaborator Noah ’40’ Shebib. Oh, and Justin Bieber – but on Bieber’s album, rather than Drake’s.

You can watch the full interview below and stream Jamie xx’s 2011 FACT mix here.

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