After “You Even Real?” and the recent collaboration with slowthai, James Blake has released his new EP called Before. He joined Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 to premiere the title track as ‘Hottest Record In The World’, and has also confirmed details of an exclusive Boiler Room DJ set on October 16th. His first appearance here since 2013, tune in on Friday at 10PM BST via, YouTube or

According to the press release, the new EP sees Blake returns to his roots whilst showcasing the evolution of his music. For James, the EP is the expression of “a yearning for dancefloor elation”, a reminder that he has continued to be a DJ and continued to be plugged into underground club culture all this time, but also a statement of “finally having confidence to put my own voice on dancefloor rhythms”.

Listen below.