Jamie XX is a dumb name. OK, he isn't really calling himself "Jamie XX" just yet, but the beatsmith from The XX made a song on the side, and it is more or less what you'd expect from a guy with the stage presence of Ethan Frome (Edith SNOREton). Also: sorry.
Check out "Far Nearer":
Great! I give it a solid meh out of 10. The track will be released as a 12" at some point.
The Mercury Prize winning XX IS pretty great though, so check it out if you haven't already had it thrust upon you by someone who reads a lot of blogs. -joe puglisi