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14 Reasons You Need To Get To Know James Blake Right Now

This young Brit and Best New Artist nominee combines electronic and soul in a way that's liable to melt your face. Long live the king.

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3. His dad tried to teach him guitar, but once young James touched the piano, there was no looking back.

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He's said that he could never visualize the guitar as effortlessly as he could the piano. His dad got over it.

6. He also has an alias: Harmonimix. He uses it to release things like this Destiny's Child "Bills Bills Bills" remix.

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10. According to James, the song that changed his life was "Trouble Blues" by Sam Cooke. If you listen to it, you'll clearly hear how Sam influenced James.

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The influence is particularly clear on this track, "Retrograde," off of Blake's Overgrown.

13. Yes, 2014 is going to be a big year for our James. In the meantime, listen to this Harmonimix remix of Drake's "Come Thru," and rejoice.