So, It Turns Out Jamie xx is Behind the Massive Club Smash ‘idontknow’
For months now, the mysterious track “idontknow” has been lighting up dancefloors across international clubland—without anyone actually knowing who was behind it. And considering it is nigh impossible to keep anything a secret these days, it was a particular achievement.
Now the cat’s been let out of quarantine (please excuse the gallows humor)…and it turns out the track is by none other than Jamie xx—and it finds him decisively departing from the open-spaces minimalism that has been his stock in trade. Rather, we get retro-jungle beats that gradually speed up to heart-racing levels, punctuated with shrill synth bleeps, and layered with eerily indecipherable vocals. It was officially and finally released today via Young Turks.
Now, if sheltering-in finds you cooped up in a relatively small space, just a warning that “idontknow” may just send you bouncing off the walls. If you’ve got the room, however, we highly recommend cranking it up for a private pandemic dance party. The sweat will do you good, no doubt.