In January 2011, Blake was awarded Single of the Year (2010) for "CMYK" at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards.Blake's work found itself on numerous 2010 year-end best-of lists, with "CMYK" ranking 24th on Frontier Psychiatrist Blake debuted a collaboration with Bon Iver called "Fall Creek Boys Choir" in August 2011 and during the next month, the BBC released an exclusive mix by Blake, which included 10 of his unreleased songs.The single was released in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2010, he was eventually placed second, ahead of fellow shortlisted acts; The Vaccines, Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire.
While at school, Blake and friends hosted a series of "Bass Society" music nights that featured UK artists such as Distance, Skream and Benga.
Blake began his music career by releasing his debut 12" record, entitled "Air & Lack Thereof" in the United Kingdom during July 2009, while being persistent in recording songs in his bedroom.
“I’d be less happy if people weren’t doing that, and my copyright was intact ...
I love it when people remix my tunes, it’s a huge form of flattery.” Although Blake also goes by the alter-ego Harmonix, especially when releasing mixes, he compares most DJ work with performing live as “boring as fuck.” “DJing has gone through a metamorphosis recently, and in my opinion, not a good one.
While a handful of tracks and b-sides have emerged in the last few weeks, it was the news that Blake collaborated with the legendary Brian Eno and the equally legendary RZA that had Hive the most intrigued. “I’m king of the judge, jury and executioner of the record for the entire time, which is kind of a painful process," Black told Hive at a listening party for last week in Austin, Texas.
"I needed to talk to somebody, and Brian was really good for justifying the direction it was going in, and saying ‘No, no, you don’t need to change anything.’” This back-and-forth collaboration largely took place in Eno’s home and cafes in the area.Some reviewers expressed doubt about Blake's stylistic movement, with Pitchfork's Larry Fitzmaurice saying that "[his] reliance on piano-based singer/songwriter electro-soul perhaps played it a bit too safe, prompting comparisons to the once-outré, now-gear spinning career of fellow avant-crooner Jamie Lidell". Later that year, Blake announced a new collaborative non-single release under the moniker Harmonimix with British rapper Trim; the single "Confidence Boost/Saying" was released on 24 September 2012.Also in 2012, Blake and friends (including Foat, Nick Sigsworth, and touring musicians Rob Mc Andrews and Ben Assiter) secured a residency at the club Plastic People as the collective 1–800 Dinosaur, hosting a series of impromptu dance nights.known as James Blake, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from London.He first received recognition in 2010 for a trio of dubstep-influenced EPs, and the following year his self-titled debut album was released in the United Kingdom to critical praise.The judges at the event described his album as "..night music for the digital age.