photo by Raymond Flotat
The xx continued their run of collaborations during their latest installment of their Brixton residency, “Night + Day.” by bringing out Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) onstage to perform Jamie xx’s 2009 remix of Florence’s version of “You Got the Love,” which features the xx on vocals.
The xx Brixton residency ran from March 8 through March 15 and included sets from a variety of friends and up-and-coming acts. Sampha, Joy Orbison, Kelela, Ben UFO and Beatrice Dillon, Robyn, RMX Live + Benji B, Francis and the Lights + Floating Points (DJ set), Cat Power, Jehnny Beth, Siren DJs, The London Contemporary Orchestra Performs Mica Levi + Daniel Brandt (DJ set), Floating Points and Gilles Peterson all graced the stage and seemed to have a blast doing it.
Below is an Instagram post The xx previously shared of Savages’ Jehnny Beth performing a special rendition of “Infinity” from the xx’s self-titled 2009 debut.
On Monday night we were joined by our dear friend @jehnnybeth from Savages. She told us once that she loved our song 'Infinity' so we thought it would be fun to invite her up to sing it! One thing we aspire to do with Night + Day is to bring people together, from all different types of music, so to have her join us felt very special and it was a lot of fun adding distortion to everything at the end! Thank you so much Jehnny Beth for bringing your energy onstage, we had so much fun with you! xx The xx
Last night marked the final and eighth night of Night + Day Brixton. Thank you SO much for being there. This past week has been a great experience for us all, we've met so many interesting and inspiring people! Growing up in South London and being able to play 7 nights at the Academy, a venue with such a rich musical history, where we saw so many of our heroes play whilst growing up, is something we will never forget. Every single night has been special. We wanted to thank each and everyone involved with the running of this project, as well as all of our incredible special guests for sharing the stage with us. We love you! xx The xx