James Blake is a British electronic composer from London, England. James began his final year at Goldsmiths in September 2009 studying popular music while recording songs in his bedroom.
James began by releasing his debut 12" "Air and Lack Thereof" on Hemlock Audio in July 2009. It was a firm favourite with Gilles Peterson from BBC Radio 1. James was invited to do a special mix on Gilles Peterson's worldwide show which included an exclusive Mount Kimbie track.
CMYK was released on R&S Records in 2010 and Nick Grimshaw chose it as his Record of the Week. It was also played by other Radio 1 DJs such as Zane Lowe and also Jo Whiley, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs. On 29 September 2010, Zane Lowe made Blake's cover of "Limit To Your Love" by Feist his "Hottest Record in the World".