The xx’s Jamie Smith To Engineer New Instrument

    Ahead of the September 10 release of his band’s second album, Coexist, the xx’s Jamie Smith has revealed that he is currently engineering a new instrument based on both an MPC sequencer and an iPad. Smith, who also goes by Jamie xx and has worked with Drake, Adele, Florence + the Machine, and others, told the Observer that the device will be see-through and generate music via “colourful graphics conjured with the same finger taps that make his music.” Unfortunately, those are about all the details that the Observer piece divulges, but hopefully more will come soon.