With the post-BBC Sound of 2011 hype that has pushed Jamie Woon up to the stratosphere you would be forgiven for dismissing him as the umpteenth flash in the pan, rushed into the light of the mainstream to capture a slice of the James Blake led pop-dubstep market. In reality, Jamie has been toiling for years after attending the much maligned BRIT School, developing his sound from raw loop-based soul to the bubbling, none-more-hip electronica that formed his debut full-length 'Mirrorwriting'.
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I saw Jamie Woon play in Leeds in the early 00s, when he'd managed to gain an underground reputation for his one-man Loop Station gigs, layering 8-part harmonies building to massive, beautiful electro-soul crescendos. I was both shocked and pleasantly surprised that he's now signed to Polydor, tipped by the BBC as one of the sounds of 2011 and crafted this stunning, restrained album with help from the likes of Burial.
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