A lot has changed for James Blake since he dropped his debut EP The Bells Sketch only last year. In addition to dropping two more EP's, a highly celebrated debut full length, and swarms of remixes and B-sides, the young British producer has been dubbed as one of the virtuosos of post-dubstep, with his abilities to merge heartbreaking soul with heavy samples and Burial style beats.
The label that fronted said debut EP, Hessle Audio, is putting out a new compilation called 116 and Rising, which will feature tracks from DJ's like Blawan and Ramadanman, as well as revamped version of Blake's “Give A Man A Rod.” The new edition is more immediate than the original, and a tad more in your face, certainly not evocative of Blake's signature subtle production. Check it out below. Updated with DJ-free audio
James Blake - "Give A Man A Rod" (Second Version)