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Toronto rapper Drake gets inspiration from The XX and vice versa

- September 19th, 2012

British minimalist electro-pop trio, The XX, got a visit from Toronto rapper Drake when XX multi-instrumentalist-producer Jamie Smith remixed his track Take Care.
“Drake came to our studio (in North London),” said The XX’s singer-bassist Olive Sim to QMI Agency while in Toronto to promote the band’s second album, Coexist which came out Sept. 11, and has just debuted at No. 2 in Canada in its first week.
“We got to meet him and hang out and kind of exchange music. We went to his concert earlier this year in London and he had said that our first album (2009′s The XX), had influenced him, had inspired him on his second record. And it was nice because we were inspired by him as well. He’s a great artist.”
The XX only has two Canadian dates so far, Oct. 5 in Vancouver and Oct. 24 in Quebec City.
They played earlier club shows in Toronto and Montreal in July.

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