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It’s weird that James Blake, considering the style on his latest album, was first compartmentalized as a dubstep artist.

Have you heard Overgrown? No? “Save yourself first.”

The remix of “Life Round Here” is an interesting track. Blake’s voice floats over a beautiful electronic atmosphere of blossoming synthesizers and light drums until Chano (Chance the Rapper) jumps on the track out of nowhere in the same fierce way that Andre 3000 leaps on “Do Ya Thang,” the surprisingly slamming song Andre teamed with the Gorillaz and James Murphy to produce for Converse sneakers.

You have to love it when a talented producer and a skilled rapper collaborate, and that’s exactly what happens here.