Following the announcement of the partnership with the legendary 100 Club in London, Converse continues its commitment to being a catalyst for freedom of expression and celebrating the UK music scene by launching a new music effort featuring today’s most exciting emerging UK artists. Starting today, Converse is releasing two artist short-films, one featuring Jamie xx (of the Mercury Prize winning group The xx) and the second featuring Fantastic Mr. Fox. In addition, Converse has partnered with The FADER to release a one-of-a-kind DJ Mix by Dusk + Blackdown and two original tracks by Jamie xx and Fantastic Mr. Fox (respectively) which will be released NOW exclusively via www.thefader.com as a free download.
These short films follow Converse’s “Live From London” exclusive series of after party events that brought the London bass music culture – Dubstep, Garage, Funky among others – stateside. Following select shows on the bands US tour, three special guest DJ’s tapped by Jamie xx (all hailing from the UK) took the decks before Jamie xx spun the final set of the night. The event series gave fans in the U.S. the unique opportunity to experience the sounds of the vibrant, constantly shifting UK dance music scene that was an ever-present influence on Jamie and the rest of the band during the recording of their debut album.
Fantastic Mr. Fox