Jamie xx, recently ended months of speculation about exactly who created one of the year’s biggest club tracks with the release of “Idontknow”. Available, today via Young Turks. Today sees the premiere of the accompanying ‘Idontknow’ video. The video stars Belfast dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty , who co-directed the film with Luca Truffarelli . The pair filmed the video in Belfast in March 2020, the night before Northern Ireland went into lockdown. Jamie and Oona had originally connected during the making of ‘Idontknow’, with Oona and her friends responding to the track with a series of clips of them dancing to the track (which in turn inspired a host of dance-based responses from fans).
“I don’t know”
Boiling up inside ya, Like a kettle
Like a frying pan spitting hot oil out.
Roaming, soaking, empty streets
Blue tv light beaming out
A dirty beat
Our stamping feet
Don’t know whear to put it
Some times you just need a hug”
– Oona Doherty, May 2020
The track has taken on a life of its own in clubs and on dancefloors around the world, garnering huge support from the likes of Ben UFO , Four Tet, Caribou, HAAi and Bicep, or via Jamie’s own residency on NTS Radio and the series of last minute, word-of- mouth parties he threw in aid of the MIND and CALM charities at north London’s the Cause (where he was joined by the likes of Four Tet, HAAi and Koreless) and beyond.
With an official release, ‘Idontknow’ continues its journey into people’s homes around the world. Jamie xx recently made his third appearance on BBC Radio 1’s legendary Essential Mix to celebrate the release of “Idontknow” The mix, which features a host of unreleased music, is available to stream HERE, and follows appearances in 2011 and 2015 (where he shared the turntables with Four Tet). Jamie also recently collaborated with Headie One and Fred again.. on “Smoke” from their GANG mixtape.
“Idontknow” by Jamie xx
Director: Luca Truffarelli / Oona Doherty
Choreographer: Oona Doherty
Performers: Oona and Janie Doherty
DOP / Editor: Luca Truffarelli
Focus Puller: Mike Lockhart
Camera Assistant: Alex Hutchinson