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James Blake artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

James Blake performs live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2013 Watch the singer perform 90 minutes of intense, riveting, emotional music, live in Washington, D.C.

James Blake performs at Stubb's Bar-B-Q at SXSW 2011.

March 16, 2011 The British producer lays heavily processed yet soulful vocals over delicate electronics.

Studio Sessions

James Blake performed live for KCRW at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica.

May 1, 2013 Watch the British wunderkind and his live band perform the brooding "Retrograde" for KCRW.

London electronic producer James Blake performed on World Cafe.

August 22, 2011 Hear the acclaimed London electronic producer perform three cuts from his self-titled debut album.

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London electronic producer James Blake performs live at WFUV.

August 2, 2011 Hear the U.K. dubstep star play low beats and talk about how he continues to discover his sound.

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Discover Songs

Clockwise from top left: First Aid Kit, James Blake, Yuck, Apex Manor.

January 25, 2011 All Songs Considered catches up with Cowboy Junkies and James Blake, while introducing new gems.

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News

Anna Calvi is one of 12 artists nominated for this year's Mercury Prize.

July 20, 2011 Who should win the 2011 Mercury Prize? Give this year's nominees a listen and pick your favorite.

More Stories

Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed.

December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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Clockwise from top: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, Marisa Anderson

November 5, 2013 More unreleased Beatles recordings are on the way. Hear a rare cut and more on this week's mix.

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Khaela Maricich (left) and Melissa Dyne of The Blow.

December 16, 2013 The All Songs Considered host shares an overstuffed list of the albums he loved this year.

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December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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James Blake

February 10, 2013 The video for James Blake's latest song, "Retrograde," imagines a dreamlike world suspended in time.

"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

December 28, 2011 Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.

December 27, 2011 Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?

Diamond Mine by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Bob Boilen's pick for the album of the year.

December 7, 2011 For a year overflowing with wonderful records, a list that refuses to be trimmed down to 10 picks.

Cover art for Frank Ocean.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Frank Ocean and more artists from F to J.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (top), Lisa Hannigan, James Blake, Jesse Sykes (middle row left to right), Neutral Milk Hotel (bottom).

August 30, 2011 Also this week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah readies its first album since 2007.

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Image from James Blake and Bon Iver collaboration

August 24, 2011 Hear "Fall Creek Boys Choir," an unexpected collaboration between two of 2011's biggest artists.

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Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen of NPR's "All Songs Considered" give the thumbs-up, thumbs down.

June 14, 2011 The All Songs gang pauses to look at 2011's biggest surprises, best new artists and more (so far).

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Jill Scott album cover

June 14, 2011 The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year so far includes Jill Scott and more artists F-J.

Seasick Steve performs as part of Third Man Records Rolling Record Store's public debut at SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas.

March 22, 2011 Bob Boilen documented every performer he saw at SXSW by taking a one-minute video clip of each.

James Blake.

February 5, 2011 Listen to the London electronic producer's hotly anticipated debut.

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